Karen Thomas

Freelance Resume Writer & Bookkeeper

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Location:Lake Forest, California, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/karenthomas
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KAREN THOMAS
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
kmmathomas@cox.net

QUALIFICATIONS

Skilled and talented writer/editor with professional experience in administrative functions including executive support, client care, and document preparation. Proven track record composing and editing compelling resumes and related employment documents that produce favorable results. Knowledge in diverse industries including finance, accounting, real estate, banking, environmental consulting, and employment services. While working for Pro Travel Personnel/Apple One Employment Agency, reviewed resumes, screened prospective applicants, and aided in the placement of both temporary and permanent employees. Received real estate license from the State of California and assisted top producing commercial broker with related tasks. Well-traveled to many countries including Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico. Possesses a keen eye for accuracy and detail, creativity, and a love for written language.

EDUCATION

? CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT LONG BEACH
B.S. Business Administration/ Finance, 1999

? STATE OF CALIFORNIA
California Real Estate Agent License

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

RESUME EDGE.COM 2011 - Present
Freelance Writer/Editor

Compose and edit client resumes and related employment documents including resumes, cover letters, CV’s, Linkedin profiles, and ASCII resumes. Consult with client regarding writing requirements and correspond as needed.

? Currently preparing for CPRW certification.

BOTTOM-LINE DETAILS, Irvine, California 1995-1996
Bookkeeper

Provided independent consulting to small businesses. Job functions included bookkeeping set-up and support. Handled accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, financial reporting, and bank reconciliations. Specialized in Quikbooks accounting system. Proven ability to meet hard deadlines and worked well in high pressure situations.

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PRO-TRAVEL PERSONNEL/APPLE ONE, Anaheim Hills, California 1993-1995
Administrative Assistant to the Regional Manager

Offered high level administrative support to three offices. Handled all aspects of customer service, screened prospective applicants, processed payroll, and aided in the placement of both temporary and permanent employees.

? Collected funds on past due accounts.
? Designed company flyers and newsletters using various computer graphics programs.

MED-TOX ASSOCIATES, INC., Anaheim, California 1989-1992
Administrative Assistant/Industrial Hygiene Department

Provided administrative support for department of 20+ employees. Created and modified documents using word processing, spreadsheet, database and/or other presentation software.

? Solely responsible for invoicing of department.
? Developed a proposal tracking system, which was implemented in offices company-wide.
? Constructed diagrams and technical drawings using Auto-Cad, which were included in client presentations. Allowed company to charge for this new service.

NORRIS, BEGGS, & SIMPSON, Irvine, California 1987-1989
Executive Assistant to Commercial Broker

Assisted the top producing commercial broker in the company. Job responsibilities included property searches, preparing client property submission presentations, and selling of service to prospective clients. Handled broker’s personal matters and was responsible for maintaining banking relationships.

? Approached prospective clients via telephone and earned bonuses on acquiring several large accounts.
? Extensively involved in the development and marketing of a real estate sales tracking system that was widely used within the industry.

OTHER SKILLS

Type 77 wpm with 100% accuracy; Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook); Microsoft Works; Windows XP and Windows 7 OS
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Resume Writing
Bookkeeping