Freelance Writer & Travel Writer

Location:Tampa, Florida, United States
2 Skills
Jaime Honaker
4003 S. Westshore Blvd. #4002 (813) 361-4808
Tampa, Florida 33611 JaimeHonaker@hotmail.com
? WRITING: Professional writer for fifteen-plus years, with experience in magazine, newspaper, and business writing.
? Wrote and developed curriculum for elementary school textbooks, city newspapers, entertainment magazine, etc.
? EDITING: Editor for technical writing, as well as day to day Human Resources documents. Experienced in copyediting, content editing, and proofreading.
? Proofread all information and communication that went out to clients and service managers for grammar, accuracy, logistics, nomenclature and creativity to ensure the client received the best possible product. Assisted with and proofed Banquet Event Orders for accuracy.
? Copy edited computer manuals and quizzes.
? BUSINESS and CORPORATE WRITING: Content developer, writer and editor of wide range of business materials, including company policies, proposals and technical documentation.
? Wrote manuals for various desks to document new hire process, transfer/promotion/termination process, volunteer intake process, and recruiting process.
? Wrote and proofread company policies and procedures, as well as uploaded them into software.
? Created and documented procedures for I-9 process and audit and physician credentialing.
? Created "stock" proposals, as well as writing descriptions for all entertainment elements, park lands, attractions, to create more mainstream process. Point of contact for all proposals. Responsible for writing a proposal based on client’s wants, budget and purpose of event (networking, leisure, etc.). This described event, from beginning to end, including all operations, entertainment, catering, and culinary elements, menus and pricing breakdowns.
? Established and maintained two forms of park-wide electronic communication, the Convention Activity Report and the Convention Snapshot. These are sent out to all Operating areas weekly to keep them informed of upcoming events with information regarding location, set-up requirements, irrigation and engineering information, etc.
? INTERNET and DESKTOP PUBLISHING: Writer for several company websites and internal employee portals.
? Wrote and crafted messages for new employee and manager self-service portal as well as for online performance reviews and new hire implementation.
? Created Disney's Animal Kingdom Conventions team website. This included designing and describing event themes and entertainment elements. Site was specifically created for Convention Services teams throughout Disney to assist their event-planning clients, but also available at a more local level to everyone on company intranet.
2010-current TSI Graphics Orlando, FL
Freelance Writer, Elementary-level textbooks
? Developed, researched and wrote science curriculum for elementary level textbooks for student and teacher editions.
2010 PrepLogic Tampa, FL
Freelance Copy Editor
? Copy edited computer manuals and quizzes. Each one was 50-100 pages.
2002 Island Breeze Entertainment Orlando, FL
Freelance Web Writer, www.Islandbreezeentertainment.com
? Created detailed and themed descriptions and selling points for various musical, artisan, and entertainment elements, published on internet to expand business to national and international level.
2002 Karma Magazine (aff’d. with Trans Continental Talent) Orlando, FL
Freelance Magazine Writer, also published on www.karmamag.com
? Wrote informative stories on new restaurants in the area by dining at restaurants and interviewing chefs.
? Wrote city experiences while on trips to give readers an insight to a new city.
? Completed celebrity interview and chronicled it.
1996 - 1998 The Athens Messenger Athens, OH
Copy Editor, Reporter
? Developed, researched, wrote and edited stories for the daily newspaper. Assisted with overall layout and editing.
1990 - 1994 The Springfield News-Sun Springfield, OH
Copy Editor, Reporter
? Developed, researched, wrote and edited stories for the Sunday issue of the newspaper.
? Charter member of the advisory board for the youth page, The Generation Gap, that met monthly to discuss and plan out the features and articles, and assign stories for upcoming issues.
04/07 - current Suncoast Hospice Clearwater, FL
HR Assistant
? Trained, wrote and assisted with curriculum for Outlook Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced training classes.
? Responsible for pre-employment and new hire process: conducted background checks, checked references, met with new hires to complete required paperwork, entered new hire information into employee database, and created and maintained files.
? Verified employment for current and past employees.
? Reviewed and corrected I-9s of all current employees as well as employees terminated within a year for accuracy.
? Run yearly MVR checks and maintain proof of insurance, as well as clinical licensure and certifications for employees.
? Responsible for answering calls about volunteer program, signed volunteers up for classes, created volunteer profile in database and maintained volunteer paperwork.
01/06 - 04/07 HIT Promotional Products Largo, FL
Customer Service Representative
? Fielded up to 130 calls a day from customers from territory of 11 states.
? Processed, coded and oversaw purchase orders, reviewed artwork, and coordinated with factory to get orders out in a timely manner.
? 10/05-01/06 - employed at HIT Promotional Products through Express Personnel, Pinellas Park, FL
09/03 – 08/05 HCPRO, Inc. Marblehead, MA
Audioconference Associate/Speaker Recruitment
? Assisted in development & implementation of programs by working closely with marketing to review marketing campaigns, messages & results.
? Responsible for booking all speakers for programs (about 45/month). This included research to find experts on each topic, process & proposal/fee negotiation, served as point person for booking all programs, and maintained program schedule to balance out markets and timeline for month as well as changes in the schedule.
? Conducted planning calls, prepared & obtained speaker contracts, coordinated speaker agendas, content and program participation.
? Produced audioconferences, including scheduling, problem solving, providing information and coordinating efforts of applicable staff, speakers, and vendors.
05/00 – 05/03 Walt Disney World Resort Orlando, FL
Senior Event Coordinator
? Worked with Convention Sales and Services teams across property to create high-energy events for clients, including: giving site tours, providing information, planning convention in all aspects and serving as Event Manager.
? Served as communication liaison between park operations and convention services as event manager on nights of events.
? Received Cast Excellence award for initiative when Convention team experienced downsizing, created organization and inventive ways to do tasks at hand, while exceeding client expectations
09/98 – 05/00 Walt Disney World Resort Orlando, FL
Guest Relations – Magic Kingdom
? Provided guest service recovery and customer satisfaction, assisted guests with general questions.
1994-1998 Ohio University Athens, OH
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, B.S., News Writing and Editing
Skills (2) Rating
Travel Writing