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Gina Marie

Freelance Article Writer, Paralegal, & More

Location:Camp Verde, Arizona, United States
Phone: 928-451-5029
4 Skills
I am a former journalist and diligent copy editor with an extensive background in print media. Book editing, magazine article writing, speech, blog and technical writing, and branding and marketing are a few of my specialties. In addition, I held a real estate license for six years, developed an in-house integrated marketing system, built and maintained mutually beneficial relationships with the press, wrote ad copy, sales letters and press releases, and authored a monthly column in a local real estate magazine, writing as the public relations coordinator for the local board of Realtors®. I am currently pursuing a degree in paralegal studies and renewing my certification as a Pilates instructor.

As a copy editor and journalist, I have honed my writing, editing, proofreading and interviewing skills. As the marketing director for a real estate firm, I excelled at writing ad copy and produced a highly successful, in-house integrated marketing system while recruiting and training new agents. As a student of law, I have necessary research and technical writing skills, and as a Pilates instructor I have expertise in the area of Health and Fitness as well.

I am applying for this job confident in becoming an asset to your project.

Writing and Public Relations
•Skilled proofreader, copy editor, interviewer, fact-checker and writer
•Fulfilled eleven separate deadlines weekly
•Expert in Associated Press-style guidelines
•Efficient and timely follow-up performance
•Proficient in document production and electronic case management
•Exceptionally clear, friendly and benevolent when dealing with public

•Authored monthly column for local Real Estate Book
•Wrote feature articles for three local newspapers and weekly history column
•Created, launched and oversaw team marketing program
•Produced press releases, ad copy, sales letters, brochures and fliers
•Top trainer and producer in the procurement of listings in real estate business

•Spoke at local real estate school for recruitment and training purposes
•Hired, trained and managed paid staff, volunteers and independent contractors
•Reported budget and sales reviews to board of directors monthly
•Maintained employment files and oversaw daily operations of two, large companies
•Reconciled cash register, daily balance sheet and made daily deposits

•Member, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, 2010
•Certified Pilates Instructor, Camp Verde, 2008
•Arizona Real Estate License, BEST School of Real Estate, Sedona, 1997 to 2003
•Diploma, Xavier College Preparatory, Phoenix, 1985

•Volunteer, Camp Verde Community Library, 2013
•Volunteer, Verde Valley Sanctuary, Twice Nice Thrift Store, 2011
•Mentor, Copper Canyon Academy Boarding School for Girls, 2009
•Liaison, Yavapai County Juvenile Drug Court, 2008
•Co-chairperson, Sedona/Verde Valley Board of Realtors, Public Relations Committee, 1999

Technical Skills
•Proficient in Windows XP to 8, Microsoft Office 98 to 2010, electronic case management, Quickbooks Pro, scheduling software and industry-specific automated marketing systems
•Working knowledge of a variety of general office machines