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Summary

• Accomplished researcher and interviewer
• Clear, succinct and detail-oriented writer and editor
• Expert in Adobe In Design and Microsoft Office Suite
• Excellent fact-checker, proofreader and copy-editor
• Strong, conceptual thinker with thorough understanding of marketing campaigns
• Flexible writer with styles to address varied audiences 
• Capable technical writer of digestible, user-friendly concepts and stories
• Punctual deliverer of copy to meet tight deadlines
• Effective worker with other team members
• Proactive manager of multiple projects 
• Eloquent collaborator with department heads, executives and clients
• Experienced content developer in WordPress

Work History

2013Present

Marketing Writer 

Perfect Commerce

• Design, layout and write content for print and online marketing collateral while maintaining a consistent voice across touch points with varied audiences

• Create original content for marketing initiatives: brochures, sell sheets, social media campaigns, partner collaborations, and more

• Interview clients to produce high-quality case studies and compelling press releases about company products and business growth

• Engage external marketing partner to creatively script, design and edit video campaign

• Provide benefits-focused editing to support development of technical product materials and white papers for website and media campaigns

• Edit technical information into digestible, user-friendly concepts in response to RFP/RFIs in collaboration with Product Management and Sales

• Create, layout and develop content for web-based, monthly company newsletter

• Engage industry professionals through weekly Blog posts and discussions

May 2001Present

Journalist 

Freelance

• Research, write and edit engaging news stories and features covering many topics, including news, politics, culture, sport and science, local and national events, entertainment, lifestyle and human interest stories

• Interview subjects, either in person or remotely, in a range of different circumstances

• Attend press conferences and a variety of other events, from launch parties or premieres to sports events and industry briefings

• Respond to breaking news stories and generate ideas for stories

• Create, upload content and source images to complete written pieces for newspaper/ magazine or website ensuring work is well written, accurate and submitted by deadline

• Collaborate with colleagues on content of current issue and character of publication

• Maintain contacts, awareness of trends and developments relating to publication’s subject matter

Portfolio

Press Releases            Blogs               Case Studies              Brochures            Videos

Education

19911995

Print Journalism /  Broadcast Communications 

Elon University

Bachelor of Arts

Skills

Marketing

Strategic Communications                           Web Editing

Social Media Marketing                                 Digital Marketing

Content Management                                   Leadership  

Social Networking                                          Online Journalism

Editing

Copy Editing

Proofreading

WordPress

Content Strategy

SEO

Writing

Journalism                                                         Content Writing

Blogging                                                             Grammar

Freelance Writing                                            Proposal Writing

Press Releases                                                  Research

Public Releases                                                Content Development

Storytelling                                                       Publications

AP Style                                                              Internal Newsletters