Vanessa Goodpaster

Freelance Blog Writer & Creative Writer

Location:Livingston, Tennessee, United States
2 Skills
Vanessa Goodpaster

Seeking a position that will allow me to fully utilize my excellent oral and written communication, managerial, organizational, and problem solving skills.

Sept. 2006 - Present Self-Employed/Contractor
Copywriter/Copy Editor/Manager
Daily communication with clients via phone and email
Writing articles, blog posts, and website content
Research into various topics
Working with copywriters to ensure satisfactory copy is being produced
Management and training of copywriters to ensure overall company best practices
Editing work by copywriters to ensure adherence to company guidelines
Training of new and existing copywriters to transition to new client guidelines
Working within content management systems including WordPress
Training and guiding copywriters to ensure best SEO practices are met

Sept. 2003 – Sept. 2006 Fentress County Sheriff’s Department Jamestown, TN
Corrections Officer
Daily supervision of inmates.
Inmate accountability (Formal, informal, emergency)
Enforced rules, regulations, discipline, and procedures.
Conducted daily searches of inmates and inmate living quarters.
Report writing and keeping a log of all shift events.
Used the computer for book-in, discharge, and other necessary actions.
Escorted inmates to and from required destinations.
Fingerprinting new inmates upon arrival.

April 1999 – April 2001 U.T. Extension Office Jamestown, TN
TNCEP Nutritionist
Taught classes on nutrition to mothers, senior citizens, and school-age children
Worked with schools to implement nutritional program
Reports on Excel and Microsoft Word for daily, weekly, and monthly logs

1988 - 1997 Hardee’s Jamestown, TN
Shift Manager
General restaurant duties
Managed shift employees
Prepared schedule
Managed inventory/ordering of supplies
Interviewed, hired, and trained new employees

May 15, 2014 American Public University Charlestown, WV
Bachelor of Arts English

Courses Taken

Creative Writing
Various Literature Genres


Professional Communication Skills
Event Planning & Management
Goal Setting and Accomplishment
Computer Literacy
Problem Solving
Leadership and Supervision
Recruiting and Hiring Staff
Scheduling Staff
Deadline Dependent Task Completion
Supervision and Training

References are available on request.
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing
Creative Writing