Laura Maree

Freelance Copywriter & Social Marketer

Location:Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
2 Skills
Masters in English, Professional Writing
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Criminology; Minor in Psychology

Professional Experience
Program Secretary
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC (June 2013 – Present)
Administrative assistant to Youth Ministries; responsible for writing weekly/monthly newsletters, organizing events targeted for Pre-K through college age, and administrative duties
• Professional writing: newsletters and bulletins targeted for youth (including e-newsletter); content editing of church-wide bulletins
• Graphic design and layout ; proficient with Microsoft Publisher
• Management of Youth Ministry’s social media outlets, including Facebook and phone trees
• Administrative support: data entry, answering phones, registration files, and office-wide organization per age group; proficient with Microsoft Excel
• Event planning and organization, including cross-country road trips and preschool classes

Contributing Writer (Freelance), Social Media Strategist (Apr 2012 – Present)
Focus on Communication, Focus on the Coast magazine, Wilmington, NC
Responsible for writing weekly/monthly articles and editorials, advertising and sales management, organizing website and social media, and administrative duties
• Professional writing: interviews, lifestyle articles, editorials, movie reviews, newsletters (including e-newsletter), content editing of articles and layout design of print magazine
• Website design, formatting, editing with Joomla CMF, HTML, and Adobe
• Management of magazine’s various social media outlets, including Facebook; organizing media calendar and coordinating updates with print publications and advertisers’ events
• Media and advertisement sales; managing individual sales projects

Manager (Nov 2009 – Present)
Firehouse Subs, Wilmington, NC
Responsible for shift employees and restaurant operations
• Opening/closing operations, including inventory management; proficient with Quickbooks
• Ensure store meets local and federal sanitation regulations
• Responsible for the training and performance of 3-4 employees per shift; ability to handle multiple employee/customer questions/concerns

Intern, Administrative Assistant (Jan 2009 – Aug 2009)
Court Appointed Special Advocates, Newport News, VA
Responsible for the investigation/reporting of information regarding the protection of foster children’s best interests
• Over 48 hrs of professional training in investigation, child health/psychological care, interview/investigation techniques, and court appearances/monitoring
• Investigative work - interviewing lawyers, social workers, parents, foster parents, physicians, teachers regarding child(ren)
• Administrative duty: data entry, answering phones, organizing large case files
• Professional writing: case files, court reports, interview questions, and judicial correspondence
• Event planning and organization, mainly non-profit charity events
Skills (2) Rating
Social Marketing