Kim Harper

Freelance Article Writer & Proofreader

Location:Mount Shasta, California, United States
2 Skills
I hope to find a position that fully utilizes my experience and skills, that provides consistent standards to meet, and that incorporates a positive team atmosphere.

Caregiver/In Home Supportive Services February 2011 to Present
I am a registered caregiver with this state-wide organization, having had training and a background check done when my mother came to live with me. She suffers from dementia. I am currently caring for a young man with Autism. Employer: Emily Morlet, (530) 938-1730.

Proofreader/North State Parent Magazine November 2013 to Present
I spend two or three days a month proofreading final pages of each month’s edition with the editor, Lisa Shara. In addition, I have written three articles for them and am offered other odd jobs as available. I love this business and would like to continue to work with them if I can, but I do not have enough hours to support my family and myself. Supervisor: Lisa Shara, Editor, (530) 926-5232.

Clerk and Barista/Village Books October 2013 to May 2014
I handled sales and inventory, cleaning and organizing, and preparation of coffee drinks, while maintaining safe Health Dept. standards. Owner: Kim Padilla, (530) 926-1678.

Waitress/Dos Geckos Restaurant June 2013 to Feb 2014
In addition to learning how dishes are made and presented, I served customers and handle money. Owner: Margaret Cable, (530) 926-4843.

Gallery Manager/Siskiyou Arts Council October 2009 to June 2013
While working as assistant to the Executive Director, I kept records, proofread and typed dictation, took minutes for board meetings, managed sales and deposits, organized work schedules for volunteers and co-op members, hung art for gallery exhibits, organized and manned show openings, formulated policies, created contracts and created and distributed press releases to all types of media. Supervisor: Paula Reynolds (530) 925-2770 (no longer employed with Siskiyou Arts Council). Current contact number for the organization is (530) 926-1294.

Housekeeping June 2009 to October 2009
I worked with a licensed and bonded housekeeper who was responsible for consistent upkeep of Mt. Shasta area vacation rentals. Supervisor: Karen Bradley, who is no longer in the area. (530) 925-4738.

Customer Service/Say Cheese Pizza Sept. 2002 to July 2005
I was prep cook and cashier for two years (separated by a year working elsewhere), managing money, preparing food in sanitary conditions, dealing with customers and maintaining a clean environment. Supervisor: Lori Mapes (530) 926-3950.

Proficient skill in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint; Sacramento County Academic Decathlon gold medal winner in Language Arts and Literature, 1985. Typing speed of 69 wpm. Familiarity with WordPress web design and maintenance. Skill with MailChimp newsletter program. Prowess with online social media sites. Experience with data entry, file organization, prioritization of workload, customer service, sales, and non-profit board management. Excellent ability with many types of computer systems including Windows XP, Vista, MAC OSx and some more outdated systems (which are surprisingly still in use in some local businesses). Mastery of preparation of coffee drinks using an espresso machine. Experience in food preparation and service, including safety practices. I volunteer for a local nonprofit theatre company, helping with website maintenance and design, social media and promotion.
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing