Helen C Varga

Freelance Editor & Admin Support Freelancer

Location:Houston, Texas, United States
2 Skills
PROFILE: Professional with extensive experience in the marketing and consulting industries including advertising, public relations and communications, providing support to senior executives, directors and distributors in brand management, product innovation, sales promotions, strategic planning and research. Experience working with top executives to clients to end-users. Efficient and effective multi-tasker; a self-starter who is detail-oriented, tenacious and conscientious, able to work independently with little direction.

SKILLS: Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010 programs for PC, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher; Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop; exceptional proofreader; adept at web research; knowledge of SharePoint 2010, MS Access, digital asset and e-commerce database management.


Varga Services (self-employed administrative work)
Houston, TX – 2/12 to present
•Support partners of a change management consulting firm
•Freelance writing and web research
•Research supplier diversity programs and file applications for business
•Maintain company website with timely updates and additions
•Proofread all documents, presentations and web content
•Maintain CRM system with over 2,500 entries
•Manage day-to-day requests from three principals of company

Account Supervisor
GDC Communications LLC (marketing communications, reputation and brand management)
Houston, TX – 9/07 to 1/12
•Supported the president in marketing communications for all clients
•Assisted copywriter(s) in editing press releases, product sheets, brochures, and client-written materials such as magazine editorials
•Produced all client collateral from brochures and magazines to electronic newsletters and HTML emails
•Worked exclusively with third-party vendors from requesting bids or proposals through production to the end product
•Proofread all materials before final production
•Provided public relations
•Project-managed all client assignments
•Managed advertising schedules and industry events
•Compiled advertisement, advertorial and editorial reports including competitive analysis
•Created and documented processes for more efficiency within the company

Marketing Services Manager
Cosentino North America (distributor of natural stone products)
Houston, TX – 7/03 to 8/07
•Supported the vice president of marketing and brand managers of Silestone® Natural Quartz, SenSa® Granite with SenGuardTM, Marlique Marble, Avanza and Scalea products
•Developed and managed websites – Internet and Intranet – for all brands for the national distribution network including Digital Asset Management and the e-commerce site
•Developed and managed the e-commerce company store, including inventory levels, production, images, pricing and posting of all items for purchase
•Produced all marketing collateral from the bidding process to final product delivery
•Worked exclusively with third-party vendors from requesting bids or proposals through production to end product
•Managed marketing budget including estimating, issuing POs, processing invoices and recording expenses
•Fulfilled distributors’ requests for creative, collateral or public relations support
•Edited and proofread all printed marketing materials
•Assisted with editorial writing for all brands
•Project-managed new product launches
•Supported trade shows/events manager
•Supported public relations manager
•Compiled advertisement, advertorial and editorial reports
•Created and documented processes for more efficiency within the department

Public Relations Administrative Assistant and Account Coordinator
Bates Southwest (advertising and public relations firm)
Houston, TX – 4/89 to 5/03
•Administrative support to the president and vice president of public relations
•Only account coordinator for up to 10 account executives
•Created and managed media database for department
•Proofread for department, and at times, entire agency
•Prepared presentations and proposals
•Managed the job-flow process between the public relations and creative department for clients’ collateral materials
•Coordinated press release distribution, prepared media kits and compiled media clip reports
•Created graphical materials for media events; i.e., press conferences and groundbreakings
•Managed agency clipping, broadcasting and research services
•Coordinated research projects for existing and prospective clients
•Managed showcase of work and awards

Business Administration / Marketing
Texas A&M University
College Station

Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University)
San Marcos, TX

References Available Upon Request
Skills (2) Rating
Admin Support