Freelance Editor & Public Relation Freelancer

Location:Kissimmee, Florida, United States
2 Skills
Paola A. Parra


Seeking an association in which will benefit from my experience in communications and journalism. I have maintained the highest performance standards with a results oriented leadership.

* Excellent Public Relations Leadership
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Costumer service Managing
* Motivated, dynamic, creative, proactive
* Strong leadership and management ability
* Bilingual Spanish/English
* Bilingual Editing and Translating
* Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, Laser Fiche, People Soft 8.4, Mac Applications and Lotus Notes.

INCA S.A. Orlando, FL / 2010-2011
* Edited manuscripts according to project guidelines, schedules, and divisional standards of quality and accuracy; wrote or rewrote manuscripts; proofread copy and made necessary corrections.
* Translation English to Spanish when needed

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT., Orlando, FL /2005 – 2009
Spanish Editor
* Edited manuscripts according to project guidelines, schedules, and divisional standards of quality and accuracy; wrote or rewrote manuscripts; proofread copy and made necessary corrections.
* Prepared art specifications and checked all stages of art. Assisted in preparing materials for design group. Participated in thec creation and checking of content for technology products as well as tools in the publishing process to facilitate development efficiency and to enhance product quality.
* Participated in project planning and made suggestions to address customer needs. Completed competitive and standards analyses, research, literature searches, fact checking, and customer correspondence.
* Assisted with project management and workflow, prepared bookmaps, and tracked manuscripts. Corresponded with authors consultants, reviewers, and writers on administrative issues. Maintained professional contact with colleagues in Production, Electronic Production, and Design.

UNIVISION WVEN., Altamonte Springs, FL /2003 – 2005
Reporter – Assistant News Producer – Assignment Desk Editor
* Local news reporter covering a variety of issues in the community, including politics, health, immigration and education with the Tome Nota section.
* Verified news tips, researched story ideas through beat calls, wire services and newspapers.
* Assigned stories to reporters and photographers in an organized and timely manner.
* Monitored police scanners and alerted staff of breaking news.
* Coordinated communications with all personnel involved with newscast.
* Worked closely with producers, photographers, assignment desk personnel and reporters.

CVS., Orlando, FL /2004 – 2005
Assistant Store Manager
* Managed a team of ten employees. Worked with the GM to reduce theft and shrinkage statistics.
* As a Manager I expended most of the time providing costumer service, completing sales floor merchandising activities and working with/training store employees.
* Was in charge of planning & organizing, handling office administration, processing inventory and sales reports and managing in-store communication.


* B.A., Communications and Journalism. Tadeo Lozano University, Bogotá, Colombia.
* Certificate of Postgraduate Study, Public Relations.Tadeo Lozano University, Bogotá, Colombia.


AZTECA AMERICA., Orlando, Fl / 2002 – 2003
Reporter and Internet News Producer
* Responsible for the daily TV news during 2 minutes as Anchor news.
* Writing and editing news articles daily for the Internet page.
* Researched topics, arranged and conducted interview research.
* Created commercial spots and local programming internet sites from inception to completion

THE ESPECTADOR NEWSPAPER., Bogotá, Colombia 2000 – 2002
Internet Writer
* Directly responsible for writing and editing news articles daily for the Internet page of one of largest newspapers in Colombia.

CMI NEWS TELEVISION., Bogotá, Colombia /1997 – 2000
Intern sales and news producer
* Produced creative daily newscast in a fast-paced, graphics-intensive environment.
* Assisted in the sales department, getting to know the different prices of commercials for the different markets.
* Generated invoices, graphics, quotes.
* As an Intern learned the different TV raitings
* Contacted old and new clients to open the market
Skills (2) Rating
Public Relations