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Jenelle Kiernan

Freelance Editor & Writer

1913
Location:Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/jenellekiernan
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SKILLS SUMMARY
-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.

EDUCATION
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)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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.
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Editing
Writing