-Provided professional writing, editing, and project management services to corporate customers, not-for-profit organizations and private individuals for over a decade.
-Deadline driven, efficiency oriented, and highly organized with an eye for consistency and style.
-Able to research and communicate complex ideas in concise, easy-to-understand language.
-Familiar with print production standards and limitations (B/W vs. CYMK/RGB, offset lithography vs. xerographic printing) and web design principles for digital publications.
-Fluent working knowledge of Microsoft (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Adobe (Acrobat Professional, Illustrator and Photoshop), familiar with Microsoft Publisher and Adobe InDesign.
CHATHAM UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL STUDIES: 2011
Master of Professional Writing
UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK: 2007
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (dual minors in English and Business Administration)
FREELANCE EDITOR/WRITER: 1999-2009
-Ensured factual accuracy and format compliance for consultants’ deliverables of environmental assessments and environmental impact statements to the USACE.
-Reviewed and produced annual reports, bid proposals, business plans, educational signage, and employee handbooks.
-Recommended or made changes to documents based on intended audience, effective organization, and efficient presentation.
-Provided copywriting and design services for brochures, programs, and cookbooks.
-Edited and contributed to a monthly newsletter for a recreational kayaking club.
-Proofread and provided content editing for manuscripts, books, and manuals.
-Transcribed recordings of public meetings for inclusion in meeting minutes.
-Continually updated extensive knowledge of current style guidelines for grammar, spelling, and punctuation, as well as APA- and MLA-style citations.
FEDEX OFFICE AND PRINT CENTER: 2004-2010
-Established overall production schedule for high-volume publication projects.
-Evaluated project elements for consistency and developed layouts to support client vision.
-Ensured that milestone deadlines were met in order to guarantee timely mass-production.
-Coordinated with third-party vendors to deliver the highest quality products that the clients’ budget and time constraints allowed.
-Wrote and administered performance appraisals, monitored training programs and maintained up-to-date employee records and work schedules.
-Communicated policy changes and assignments to employees clearly and in a timely manner.
-Responsible for print production, supply requisitions, delivery confirmation, and inventory.