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Work experience

May 2015Present

Freelance Copywriter & Editor and Web Wordsmith

- Freelance

As a copywriter and editor, I make sure that a text is readable, accurate and ready for publication. I have worked on publications of all kinds, including blogs, websites, social media, literary magazines and newspapers.

The Nitty Gritty:

I check text to ensure it is well written and logically structured correct grammar and spelling, ensure the text is in line with the publisher's 'house style' check facts and raise queries with the author, look out for potential legal problems and discuss them with the publisher, and ensure illustrations and captions are correct.

As a Web Wordsmith, I do the following:

  • research, write and edit web and intranet content from scratch
  • write web content based on material supplied by client or employer
  • edit print documents for publication online
  • edit web pages for on-screen readability
  • proofread final draft of web pages
  • write titles
  • write content for meta keyword and description tags
  • write alt-text for images
  • test and edit forms for usability
  • evaluate web sites for strategy, readability, legibility, findability, usability, interactivity and credibility
  • optimize web pages for search engines
Aug 2013May 2015

English Graduate Assistant Instructor

St. Cloud State University
  • Direct students and help them explore cultural and disciplinary representations of social inquiry, literacy, application, and knowledge while writing definition, causal, evaluation, and proposal arguments about current and controversial topics through the use of social media 
  • Foster critical thinking through the use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, Reddit, Google platforms, blogs, and other social mediums. 
  • Illustrate rhetoric to help students evaluate strategies to cultivate audience awareness in their writing and online portfolios 
  • Demonstrate scaffolding to teach students concepts and creating the opportunity for students to apply the concept to his or her writing in both academic and social media settings 
  • Design interactive online lesson plans and syllabi that fulfill department student outcomes
  • Cultivate lasting relationships between students through an open, honest, and respectful classroom community 
May 2010May 2015

Office Manager

Sis Upholstery
  • Manage and maintain social media outlets to uphold business marketing (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Increase customer base by advertising products and services through email, Facebook and Twitter 
  • Write integrated messages for all brands and products through email and web design (Outlook and Sytek Communications)
  • Analyze data from Google Analytics 
  • Monitor customer satisfaction by listening, communicating and responding in a timely manner to customers’ needs and requests daily 
  • Provide fast, effective resolution to opportunities provided by customers
  • Update new and existing customer accounts 
  • Manage accounting responsibilities such as; A/R and A/P, reconciling credit card payments, month end accounting. 
  • Filing, reports and other office related document retention needs
Aug 2013May 2014

Graduate Writing Consultant 

St. Cloud State University
  • Format and edit written and visual material for grammar, accuracy and consistency 
  • Communicate with clients from over 15 diverse countries, including Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Korea, Russia, India, etc. 
  • Use rhetoric to help clients identify audience, logos, pathos, and ethos in their writing both academically and personally 
  • Advise and assist students in writing and revising papers
  • Provide knowledge about citations, syntax, copyediting issues, grammar, punctuation, etc. in all levels of writing, across all academic disciplines
  • Lead workshops and presentations on APA, MLA, Concise Writing, etc. 
  • Help develop and maintain semester tutoring schedule using WConline scheduler


Aug 2013May 2015

Master of Arts

St. Cloud State University

I specialized in the mechanics of the English language, the persuasion and rhetoric of the English language, English literature, British Literature, and poetry. 

Sep 2007May 2010

Bachelor of Arts

St. Cloud State University

I majored in Creative Writing with a minor in Journalism. 


  • Copywriting
  • Copy Editing
  • Web Content Development
  • SEO
  • Analytics 
  • Customer Service
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research
  • Grant Writing
  • Grammar
  • English
  • Poetry
  • Office Management
  • English Literature
  • Facebook, Twitter, Google +
  • Instagram, Vine, Foursquare
  • Pinterest, Tumblr, Blogging
  • Social Media
  • Social Networking
  • Public Speaking
  • Microsoft Office
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Event Planning
  • Creative Writing
  • Higher Education

Editing experience and publications

Web Content Developer | Blackflag Photography | 2015


Web Content Developer and Editor | Movemint, LLC. | 2015


General Editor and Judge of Submissions | Kaleidoscope Multicultural Magazine |

St. Cloud State University 2014-2015 | 2013-2014


Poetry Head Editor | Media Head Editor | The Upper Mississippi Harvest Magazine |

St. Cloud State University | 2013-2014 | 2009-2010


Creative Publication | “Strawberry Agate” | Lake Country Journal | 2015


Creative Publications | “Polaroid Memoir” “Boys will be Boys” | Kaleidoscope Multicultural Magazine | St. Cloud State University | 2014-2015


Creative Publications | “Flannel” “Frank Sinatra’s 1939 Chrysler” “Burn” | The Upper Mississippi Harvest Magazine | St. Cloud State University | 2014-2015


Creative Publication | “Imagination” | St. Cloud Community Arts: Sidewalk Poems | St. Cloud | 2014


Creative Publication | “Woman” | Kaleidoscope Multicultural Magazine |

St. Cloud State University | 2013-2014


Creative Publications | “Blueberry Lake” “Willows” | Minnesota Monthly Magazine | 2012


Creative Publication | “Blueberry Lake” | Lake Country Journal | 2010


Creative Publications | “Welcome To My Box” “Perceptions of a Soldier” | Kaleidoscope Multicultural Magazine | St. Cloud State University | 2009-2010


Creative Publications | “Racism Behind Doors” | Kaleidoscope Multicultural Magazine |

St. Cloud State University | 2008-2009


Opinion Publication | “Moose Hunting” | Whitetail’s Unlimited Magazine | 2008


St. Cloud Times Opinion Writer | “Young Guns” Column | 2007-2009