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Andi Graham

Freelance Document Designer & Proposal Writer

1376
Location:Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Phone: 434-942-5427
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/andigraham
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4.5
2 Skills
$50
Rate/Hr
HONEST, HARD-WORKER:

SKILLS

DESKTOP PUBLISHING: Proposals, 100+ page documents, Business Documents and Publications, Manuals, Books, Flyers, Brochures, Advertisements, Business Cards

TEXT EDITING: Edit text for typos, grammar, and word usage in accordance with The Chicago Manual of Style

WRITING: Proposals and Bid Responses, Manuals, Resumes, Blogs, Website Material, Comedy/Satire, Short Stories, Persuasive, Advertisement

PHOTO EDITING: Enhancements to photos of any kind, make a nose a little smaller, fix a wild hair, cover a bald spot, add colors, filters, special effects, etc.

RATES:
$50/hour is typical, however I am open to different arrangements to meet individual needs.
I am flexible and easy to get along with.

RESUME:
Andi is a uniquely qualified proposal specialist with experience ranging from proposal production manager to proposal coordinator. As a proposal production manager and desktop publisher, Andi has honed skills such as creating custom color palettes, styles, headers and footers, graphic design, and layout and design of contract, technical, and cost volumes. Her specialized coordination skills include file management, proposal security, graphics tracking and proposal layout, RFP compliance, editing, and acting as single POC for authors, contributors, and production staff. Andi’s demeanor allows her to stay calm in the sometimes high pressure situations brought on by the tight schedules and high priority of proposal work. She has successfully contributed in every area of proposal development and production and is well suited for proposal production and coordination for any size proposal.

APPLICABLE EXPERIENCE:

2013

Proposal Editor and Desktop Publisher
Ongoing remote proposal editing and desktop publishing projects through Organizational Communications, Inc. in Reston, Virginia

Manual Writer
PDM Corporation, Woodlands, TX
-Learned how to use Interview Tracker Software, created two entire manuals using MS Word and converted to PDF
-Created a manual for the system admin and also for the general user

2012

Production Manager
Department of Energy, NNSA and Oak Ridge Office
NNSA Pantex/Y-12 National Security Complex and DOE Oak Ridge Office Consolidated Protective Force Services Contract
- Worked closely with the proposal coordinator to create the overall design and layout of all 3 volumes
- Created headers, footers, styles and custom Word templates for authors
- Format, layout and design of the technical volume – over 250 pages
- Responsible for the collection of the contracts volume, obtaining signatures and tracked progress through completion
- Worked extended hours and weekends to ensure crucial deadlines were met

2011

Proposal Coordinator and Production Manager
Department of Energy
Security Protective Force and Systems Services for the Nevada Site Office Contract
- Worked closely with proposal management, writers and clients to coordinate entire proposal effort
- Created and maintained proposal file structures on SharePoint
- Responsible for the collection of the contracts volume, obtaining signatures and tracked progress through completion
- POC for graphics coordinator and tracked graphics from initial drawing through final design
- Stepped in to perform all desktop publishing and production when resources became unavailable
- Worked through the night and 30+ hours straight to successfully meet deadlines
- Lead layout, design, and overall RFP compliance of all 3 volumes
- Created and uploaded final electronic proposal files for submission

Production Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Border Police Company HQ Contract, Qala Shoghnan, Badakshan Province, Afghanistan
Darulaman Garrison Renovations Contract
Los Alamos National Security, LLC
LANL Protective Force Operations Contract
- Remotely performed all formatting, layout, design and editing for these 2 volume proposals
- Created a custom Word template along with headers and footers
- Successfully merged multiple files of text and graphics together to create over 100 page final proposal ready for submission
- Ensured overall compliance with RFP
- Coordinated with graphics staff and proposal management to successfully create a final product to all parties satisfaction
- Routinely worked through the night supporting the proposal working in other time zones
- Ensure projects were completed on schedule

2009-2010

Production Assistant
Department of Energy
Savannah River Protective Force Security Services Contract
Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project Contract
- Provided technical computer support to authors and proposal management
- Assisted with the layout, design, and compliance of the contract and cost volumes
- Created user friendly templates for use by authors
- Provided Word, Excel, and general support on multi-million dollar proposals
- Proofed/edited proposal text and graphics, using Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat Reader, InDesign, and PhotoShop, ensuring all files followed government specifications
- Supported the team through 40-70 hour weeks, including weekends, in order to successfully meet deadlines
- Printed and bound proposal drafts for administrative review, as well as final proposals for submission
- Created and uploaded final electronic proposal files for submission

2008

Word Processor/Production Assistant
NASA
Manufacturing Support and Facilities Operations - Michoud Assembly Facility Contract
Department of Energy
Yucca Mountain Management and Operations Contract
- Supported a team of 70 writers and editors through 40-70 hour weeks, including weekends, in order to successfully meet crucial deadlines for two simultaneous, multi-million dollar proposals
- Performed hyperlinking, created tables of contents, burned files to cd-roms, and formatted documents according to government specification
- Proofed/edited proposal text and graphics, using Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat Reader, InDesign, and PhotoShop, ensuring all files followed government specifications
- Printed and binded proposal drafts for administrative review, as well as final proposals for submission
- Assisted with the design and layout of 6,000 pages of Excel cost files to comply with RFP requirements

2007

Parker Hannifin Integrated Sealing Systems, Lynchburg Virginia
Human Resources Assistant (Temporary position through Kelly Services)
-Tracked employee attendance, absences, and other occasions
-Prepared orientation materials for newly hired employees
-Assisted employees with benefit claims & concerns, and processed requests for FMLA & Worker’s Compensation

2005-2007

Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, VA
Financial Aid Counselor
-Responsible for all aspects of the student work study program (over 400 students); placed students in appropriate positions, trained supervisors, processed timecards for payroll, and completely revised the work study manual
-Completed federal verification and financial aid awards for current and returning students
-Met with students and families to assist with questions, concerns, and financial aid applications

2001-2005

Danville Regional Medical Center School of Nursing, Danville, VA
Financial Aid Officer / Department Secretary
-Administered all components of the financial aid program; created financial aid packages for over 100 students, processed student loans, counseled students/families, calculated and processed refunds
-Maintained complete, accurate, and detailed documentation resulting in audits with zero findings
-Provided computer and office support for approximately 30 faculty/staff members
-Graded classroom tests/exams and reported grades to instructors
-Maintained accurate and complete attendance records for all students
-Handled phone calls to the school and assisted visitors
-Created classroom evaluations for the end of each semester, calculated and reported results to faculty and administration

2000-2001

Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute, Danville, VA
Administrative Assistant to the Head Nurse
-Scheduled appointments for patients to meet with the mental health team
-Maintained payroll records for staff and nurses on the unit
-Assisted the head nurse in various duties as needed

1998-2000

Virginia Bank and Trust Company, Danville, VA
Systems Operator/Data Processing
-Processed and balanced all bank transactions and corrected teller errors
-Assisted with the upkeep of all computers and terminals on the AS-400 system
-Performed the duties of bookkeeping, customer service, check returns and proof dept. during employee absences and vacations

1996-1998

Danville Cablevision (CVI), Danville, VA
Video Connection Network Production Assistant
-Graphic design of computer generated business ads purchased by area businesses to broadcast on local cable television channel
-Broadcasted pre-recorded segments such as church services and local commercials in the event of the operator’s absence
-Operated video camera for local studio broadcasts as needed

EDUCATION
- Averett University, 2005—Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
- Danville Community College, 1999—Associate Degree in Applied Science Information Systems Technology
Skills (2) Rating
Document Design
Proposal Writing