Amanda Burris

Freelance Article Writer & Editor

Location:San Antonio, Texas, United States
2 Skills
Amanda Burris


Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi (2009-2012)
B.A. in English
Minor In Technical and Professional Writing


Editor/Writer/Admin, Welcome Home Community Newspaper; San Antonio, TX (02/2013—Present)
Welcome Home Community Newspaper is a 12-year-old monthly publication reaching over 60,000 homes in nine zips codes in northern San Antonio, in addition to over 15,000 in rack distribution.
My duties include managing community submissions, assigning/approving stories and edits to copy editors, writing feature stories and community interest pieces, and ensuring relevancy of Welcome Home to the community through social media, web content, and maintaining relationships with school districts, local government and businesses.
In addition, I help run the Stone Oak and 10 West Business Associations. Responsibilities for the business associations include member communication, public relations, working with team members to plan and produce monthly networking events.

Usher, Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center; Corpus Christi, TX (08/2012—12/2012)
The Performing Arts Center on Campus holds a variety of events from concerts to performances.
My duties for this on-campus job included assisting guests to seats, distributing programs and cleaning and setting up performance and audience area.

Fitting Room Attendant/Telephone Operator/Sales Associate/Cashier, Target; San Antonio, TX (07-2011—08/2011), Corpus Christi, TX (02/2012—07/2012)
When working at the fitting room (my main position) I organized the clothing, cleaned the fitting rooms answered the phones answering questions and directing to the appropriate departments. All other duties included assisting customers, managed sales floor and worked the cash register.

Sales Associate/Cashier, Victoria’s Secret; Corpus Christi, TX (08/2011—02/2012)
Working in the Beauty and Pink department I assisted customers, organized and kept up with the sales floor and actively sold merchandise. I also would work shifts as a cashier.


Proficiency in Photoshop, Publisher and Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Strong knowledge of technical, creative and journalism styled writing
Experience in editing articles and documents
Critical thinker
Excellent research skills
Client relations
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing