Robyn Armes

Freelance Proofreader & Editor

Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
Phone: 773-240-3297
2 Skills
Work Experience

Creative Executive - emedia USA - Oak Brook, Illinois - 2011 to Present
- Writes and edits strategic marketing copy for major clients (e.g., Google) from a variety of industries, including technology, finance, marketing, construction, and health and safety.
- Liaises with and advises clients on email marketing lead generation campaigns
- Optimizes email marketing campaigns based on performance metrics and analysis to maximize client success initiatives
- Brainstorms and implements business development initiatives with sales team, resulting in new business

Communications Specialist - Marsh & McLennan Companies - Chicago - 2007 to 2011
- Assisted all departments in creating, editing, and designing b2b sales/marketing collateral across 13 Midwest offices
- Participated in project kick-off meetings with executives regarding the direction, strategy, and creativity behind sales/marketing collateral
- Compiled and streamlined complex and technical risk management/insurance concepts into an easier-to-understand format
- Acted as project manager (when project managers are not available) in creating timelines, meeting deadlines, and coordinating graphic production and printing for sales/marketing collateral
- Participated in strategy meetings to refine processes surrounding the completion and production of collateral

Editor - (AOL) - Chicago - 2007 to 2008
- Wrote, researched, fact-checked, and copy-edited web content
- Created weekly newsletter using CMS system
- Curated content and served as community manager for the Chicago site
- Managed a team of six freelance writers
- Worked closely with marketing manager and editor-at-large to meet strict copy and promotion deadline

Copy Editor - Indiana Statesman - Terre Haute, Indiana - 2004 to 2008
- Created headlines and copy-edited on strict deadline, including sports, op-ed, and entertainment

Freelance Positions

Marketing Project Coordinator - American Dietetic Association - Chicago - 2011
Public Relations Coordinator - Girls Rock! Chicago - Chicago - 2009 to 2010
Blog Editor - Young Professionals of Chicago - Chicago - 2008 to 2009
Copy Editor - American Camp Association - Martinsville, Indiana - 2007


Expert in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher with a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and FileMaker Pro. Proficient with both PC and Mac. Skill set includes, but is not limited to, online community management, Web 2.0, CMS, HTML, basic Web design, social media, blogging, writing, editing (AP and Chicago Manual styles), fact-checking, project management, public relations, marketing, media distribution, research, customer/client service, leadership, multitasking and prioritizing, meeting strict deadlines, and thriving under pressure.


Editorial Intern - ALARM Magazine - Chicago - 2006 to 2007
- Wrote, copy-edited, and fact-checked print and web copy
- Served as public relations liaison between national press and magazine staff

Communications Intern - Ravinia Festival - Highland Park, Illinois - 2006
- Assisted in acting as liaison between local and national press, musicians, and venue
- Wrote and edited press releases, brochures, and ads promoting musicians and bands

Public Relations Intern - Indiana State University - Terre Haute, Indiana - 2005
- Wrote press releases, media alerts, and news stories for local, regional, and national markets
- Assembled video montages for major marketing campaign


Indiana State University - Terre Haute, Indiana - 2006
- Major: Music Business Administration - Minor: Legal Studies
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