Gwendolyn Guza

Freelance Blog Writer & Content Writer

Location:San Diego, California, United States
2 Skills
Copy Editor, Writer and Proofreader

I am a highly effective editor and proofreader with a masterful command of all aspects of the English language. I am skilled at composing, or improving not only the technical elements of any text, but also manipulating style and structure to improve readability, persuasiveness, and overall impact of the prose.


University of California Berkeley
Bachelor's Degree in English Literature
Emphasis in Celtic Authors and Art History
Graduated May 2003 with 3.4 GPA

University City High School
Graduated in 1999
Ranked #4 (class of 300) with 4.2 cumulative G.P.A
? Editor- In-Chief of School Paper (staff all four years)

Professional Experience

Bettie Page Clothing/ Tatyana LLC
Store Manager
July 2011- May 2014

? Originally hired as Assistant Manager in San Diego CA, but promoted to Store Manager and entrusted to run my own store by January 2013.
? Opened a new Portland location for company in a totally new market. The company paid for my entire relocation due to their trust in my abilities and excitement over my increasingly successful track record.
? I independently authored blog entries that were regularly featured on the company’s main brand website, as well as multiple social media sites.
? Solely responsible for the composition of marketing and media materials used to promote my specific store location i.e. blogs tailored to creating buzz within the Portland market, fashion show scripts, and text for regional advertisements.

International Learning Corporation
Editor/ Proofreader
January 2009- September 2011

? Edited standardized tests and learning materials to ensure content had perfect language usage, correct composition and sound structure before being produced and marketed.
? Responsible for reviewing all content and correcting errors in mechanics, grammar, spelling, and general readability.
? I accurately and efficiently made edits to materials on a variety of subjects including math, sciences and language arts in order to make the materials user friendly and easily comprehensible to the intended age groups, which ranged from kindergarten to grade twelve.
? Communicated effectively with superiors in order to uphold goals of company and ensure content achieves intended purpose.
? Performed all final edits of material according to deadlines.

May 2010- August 2010
San Diego, CA

? As commissioned salesperson met the standards of Nordstrom’s strict guidelines for conduct, presentation, and outstanding service at every level.

Payless ShoeSource?
Store Manager
October 2006- September 2009
El Cajon, CA

? Managed all aspects of store business operations including; human resources compliance, recruitment, staff training and development, performance management, loss prevention, inventory, customer service, payroll, scheduling, and visual merchandising.
? Built a reputation for success and gained the respect of fellow managers, my employees, and superiors through my progressive improvement, consistent execution of company practices and personal integrity.
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing
Content Writing