Heather E Flint

Freelance Content Writer & Editor

Location:Scotts Valley, California, United States
2 Skills
Professional Experience

Development Director
Mountain Parks Foundation, Felton, CA
-Provide strategic direction, management, and coordination of all fundraising efforts to substantially increase the organization's financial support
-Manage Social Media sites, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and maintain the foundation website
-Create and launch all new fundraising programming, including writing and editing of all promotional materials and press releases
-Recreate and/or edit all prior written donor communications
-Work with program staff to write and edit all grant applications
-Train and motivate Board members, staff, and volunteers to be active in fundraising efforts
-Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with the philanthropic community, major donors, and the media
-Work with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to create a long-term strategic fundraising and donor cultivation plan
-Work to increase the profitability of existing special events and create new events

Copy Editor, Press Release Writer (Freelance)
Allen Press, Lawrence, KS
-Electronic copyediting of the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Translational Vision Science and Technology
-Writing sub heads and reformatting of tables and figures
-Download and upload articles from a FTP Site
-Write Press Releases for any of 17 Journals published by Allen Press
-Synthesize complex medical, scientific, or technical information into a brief overview that is easily understood by all readers

Director of Marketing and Communications
Flintworks, Campbell, CA
-Copy edited and gave final approval for materials for direct mail campaigns, virtual and print advertisements, and customer retention campaigns
-Edited social media pages and communications distributed through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
-Directed the development of new business-to-consumer and business-to-business marketing campaigns
-Developed and implemented quarterly marketing plans that resulted in increased sales and revenue
-Established and ran quarterly events for business promotion

Events Manager, Northern California
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Sunnyvale, CA
-Headed the Northern California and Pacific Northwest Regional Office
-Increased event revenue by 116% from fiscal year 2007
-Copy edited and approved press releases and individual event marketing materials
-Edited and approved web pages for virtual fundraising campaigns
-Hand-picked by several department directors to work on committees that would edit marketing materials, fundraising ask letters, and event manuals
-Functioned in a project management role while developing and implementing fundraising events including dinner galas, walk a thons, and virtual fundraising campaigns
-Planned budgets for all fundraising events and monitored office expenditures and staff hours
-Negotiated contracts for venues, vendors and donated spaces
-Named the Western Region lead for the Millennium Continuous Improvement Network (MCIN) team that trained and supported staff on the internal databases of Millennium and Convio
-Edited the MCIN manual for content, clarity, and procedural correctness
-Used database software to manage and track donor and event information, and create reports for financial analysis, budget tracking, and overall effectiveness of events

Assistant Staffing Specialist
Manpower, Inc, Herndon, VA
-Assisted the staffing supervisor with the recruiting, interview process, and placement of associates
-Responsible for editing job postings to be placed on the Web site
-Copy edited resumes and cover letters for potential candidates
-Provided high-level administrative support by handling payroll, conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions, preparing correspondence via e-mail and mailings, and scheduling meetings

Prior Authorization Specialist
The Integrative Pain Center of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
-Negotiated prior authorizations for medical procedures from insurance companies
-Researched and edited letters of medical necessity and appeal for patients
-Assisted in the development and staff training of new software that increased the levels of efficiency and production in the clinic
-Used software to maintain patient records and track the progress of post appointment follow-up, procedure authorizations, and procedure scheduling

The National Science Foundation, Washington, DC
-One of 20 college students nationwide chosen to research the water crisis in China
-Worked with three other researchers and copy edited their written sections, data tables, and figures
-Performed all Chinese-to-English translations for entire paper
-Paper published by East-West Connections in 2006

Copy Editor, Writer, Translator, Researcher
Beijing Scene, Beijing, China
-Edited articles submitted in English by both native and non-native speakers
-Translated the entertainment section of the paper from English to Chinese
-Involved in all aspects of production and design
-Wrote a published article in 2000


The George Washington University, Washington DC
B.S. in Chinese Language and Literature, additional studies in Pre-Medicine, 2005
Fluent in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese

Awards, Accomplishments, Publications

-Graduated from the Grantsmanship Center Grant Proposal seminar in June 2013
-Familiar with American Medical Association, Chicago, and AP style guides for editing
-β€œA Comparative Study of Water Resource Allocation in the Northwest of China.” East-West Connections 2006;6(1):123(24)
-Inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars Fall, 2001
- β€œAn American Teenager in Beijing.” Beijing Scene 2000;7(12):2
Skills (2) Rating
Content Writing