Stephanie Secrist

Freelance Editor & Business Writer

Location:Provo, Utah, United States
2 Skills

Dec. 2011–Present Imagine Learning, Inc., Sales Writer Provo, Utah
• Design, write, and edit sales, marketing, and technical documents for educational software
• Leverage Excel, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat X Pro, and Word to write, design, and edit
customer-facing documents, including RFPs, templates, applications, and proposals
• Ensure professional clarity, consistency, branding, tone, voice, grammar, and presentation
of all documents
• Support sales through creating tailored data, reports, documents, etc., on short notice

Fall, 2011 Bennett Communications, Editorial Intern Orem, Utah
• Work with advertisers to write advertorials, profiles, and articles with strict deadlines
• Find, schedule, and conduct interviews and write articles concerning my findings
• Write short and long magazine articles for a variety of audiences including readers of
business, bridal, lifestyle, and proprietary magazines

Fall, 2011 Stowaway Travel Magazine, Assistant Managing Editor Provo, Utah
• Manage a team of writers and designers
• Plan, write, design, and edit travel articles of varying lengths
• Oversee the magazine’s creation, including all writing, editing, and designing
• Sell magazine ads to local companies and manage a team of writers and designers

Winter, 2011 LDS Living Magazine, Editorial Intern Salt Lake City, Utah
• Conduct interviews and find sources to be used in published articles
• Brainstorm, research, write, and edit stories for online/print publication
• Work with chief editors, design specialists, and other writers to improve the magazine


2007–2011 Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Arts Provo, Utah
• Major: Humanities with an English emphasis, Minor: Editing
GPA: 3.97 (4.0 scale) GPA in major and minor: 4.0
BYU Hawaii (2007–08), BYU Jerusalem Center (Fall, 2009)


• Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, and Illustrator
• Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
• Chicago, APA, and AP Style
• Photography
• Yoga and aerobics instructor
• Sailor and pianist
Skills (2) Rating
Business Writing