Resume

PROFILE

Writer/Editor with experience in online and print media: Articles, blogs, website content, marketing collateral, and social media. Increased social media engagement. Researched and wrote content & meta-descriptions to keyword-density specifications to drive online traffic. Built contact database; designed/managed email campaigns to C-Suite contacts.

WRITING SKILLS

  • Blogging/researching
  • Proofreading/editing
  • Creative writing/ghostwriting
  • Business writing/marketing
  • Academic research and analysis
  • Web content creation/SEO
  • Journalism/press releases

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Microsoft Office Suite, iLife Suite
  • Windows 7, Mac OS X
  • CMS platforms (WordPress, Joomla, etc…)
  • Learning Management Systems (Moodle 2.0 Administrator, Blackboard user)
  • Social Media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube)

EDUCATION

Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH Masters in English and Creative Writing, expected 2015 — GPA 4.0

  • Graduate Studies in English Language
  • Graduate Studies in Literary Theory
  • Graduate Studies in American Literature
  • Fiction Fundamentals
  • Graduate Studies in Medieval Literature (Current)
  • Studies in Place and Setting (Current)

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CTBA Art History, 2007 — GPA 3.08

  • Reported for Southern News fall semester, 2006

WRITING AND EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Special Education Instructional Paraprofessional, Madison Public Schools; 2013-Present

  • Guides students in drafting and revising academic papers and assignments.
  • Coordinates with classroom teachers to plan lessons, set goals, and deliver learning.
  • Develops study guide materials and coaches students to build study skills.

Marketing Associate, Sales Innovation, LLC— 2011-2013

  • Wrote/Edited/Formatted B2B and B2C collateral material, articles, and white papers.
  • Assisted with development and maintenance of website to drive traffic and provide collateral resource library.
  • Supported end-users and uploaded/maintained client courses via Moodle.

Freelance Writer and Editor — 2006-2014

  • Wrote/edited keyword-optimized website and blog content designed to drive traffic.
  • Designed and implemented social media campaigns; researched patterns in social reach to determine both the nature of content and timing for 75-125% average growth.
  • Edited/ghostwrote website content, marketing collateral, news articles, and a novella.
  • Reported on local events, entertainment, and government proceedings.

INDUSTRY WRITING EXPERIENCE

  • Education
  • Legal and accounting
  • Insurance (both private and business lines)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation
  • Business services and consulting
  • Hospitals and healthcare
  • Internet publishing
  • Property management
  • Travel and leisure
  • Martial Arts
  • Print publishing
  • Automotive

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

  • 1998-1999: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Docent
  • 2003-2005: USA Kempo Martial Arts Instructor
  • 2009-2012: National Novel Writing Month Municipal Liaison
  • 2012-2013: Chinese Kempo Academy Martial Arts Instructor (Employee since 2013)
  • 2013-Present: JuNoWriMo Volunteer (Social Media, Author PepTalks)