Jessica Prather

Freelance Proofreader & Ad Designer

Location:Hilliard, Ohio, United States
2 Skills
Career Focus Writer/Copy Editor responsibilities, PR firm, publishing, or advertising agency.

Experience Summary • Experienced in writing corporate product content, employee handbooks, product guides, creative headliners, marketing headlines, feature articles, short stories, essays, editorial pieces and creative print/radio copy.
• Currently co-founder and Director of social media, manager and website designer of “Topp Dogg MMA & Fitness” martial arts team pages and members.
• Well versed in creative copy and web design (experience with Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Fireworks and Microsoft Office), editing of interviews, proofreading , most recently as writer for the online newspaper
• Strong technical command of the English language; familiarity with virtually all writing styles; serious commitment to excellence in the published word.
• Competent researcher, interviewer, and reporter.
Education B.A., Communication Technology, Ohio State University, Columbus
Minor in Creative Writing 2012

Limited Brands Instructional Designer- Contract Position- Gahanna, OH
• Create creative, readable copy designed for the Bath & Body Works Associate for international product re-launch and promotion
• Assist in design construction of employee handbook, product poster and guides, invitations and pre planning documents therein
• Edit and proof copy for final products within the allotted calendar
• Attend regular meetings with Brand, Marketting and Design

Manager/Co-Founder of Topp Dogg MMA & Fitness- Lewis Center, OH
• Team website designer and social media manager
• Keeps track of local events and competitions for members/fighters
• Personal Trainer and corner-woman to fighters/clients
• Assists in match-making, transportation and purse negotiation

Wedding Consultant at David’s Bridal- Columbus, OH
• Establish relationship with bride and her party
• Understand event style and etiquette
• Keep on trend with the latest bridal fashions, fabrics and styles

Instructor at Ohio Krav Maga and Fitness- Hilliard, OH
• Teach lesson plans and ensure member safety
• Give feedback and encouragement to all levels of students
• Assist other instructors in safety and encouragement of membership family
• Study martial arts continuously to bring new material

June 16 – July 19 2013

December 2012-- Present

March – June 2013

March - Present

Writer – – Internship- Columbus, OH
• Write news articles on upcoming competitions
• Give public identity to new fighters and organizations by cultivating standout characteristics
• Assist in TV script writing
• Turn in edited projects in a timely manner after on-location assignments ready to publish

Winner and second place winner of Eighth and Tenth
And recipient of Commendations for contests during the 8th, 10th and 11th International Poetry Prize
June 2011- present

2008 - 2012

Editorial Staff at Lumberjack Newspaper- Flagstaff, AZ
• Report relevant local and University topics with set deadline
• Gather information on latest trends in music, art and culture for Lumberjack radio
• Edit voice tracks

Published in New Moon and Stone Soup Magazines (2004-2005)
• Personal Essays 2008 - 2009

Reporter at The Weekly Bulletin- Sonoita, AZ
• Responsible for a weekly column of any approved topic
• Reported at local town hall meetings as well as school and national events
2002 - 2003

Computer Skills Microsoft Word • Adobe Dreamweaver • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Fireworks

Writing Samples & References Available
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design