Olivia Inkster

Freelance Poem Writer & Creative Writer

Location:Memphis, Tennessee, United States
2 Skills
My combination of experiences in creative, yet fast-paced environments such as New York City restaurants, media companies, and publications as well as my personal relations skills make me an ideal candidate for employment in this field. My inane admiration for the written word absolutely drives me to seek out this opportunity. I'd love the chance to become an integral member of your process. I enjoy building relationships, and am constantly on the search for the next memorable and enchanting experience from which I can draw inspiration with and from.

A background in a variety of people-oriented work situations, previous internships, and an extensive education in journalism, have provided me with a drive to succeed and simultaneously equipped me with the tools necessary to do so. The unique nature of each experience has cultivated an innate sense of resourcefulness in me. Because of these strengths, I fully believe that I would be a match for this project of yours. I thrive in organization and management. I learn quickly, and I am ready to delve into this position. I have open availability, and I have no current scheduling conflicts. .

If I can provide you with any further information on my background and/or qualifications, please feel free to let me know. I can be reached anytime via e-mail (Olivia.C.Inkster@gmail.com).

Sincerely yours,

Olivia Inkster


University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn; May 2010, Magna *** Laude

B.A.: Communications and Fine Arts Major: Journalism Focus: Print and Internet Media

GPA: 3.75

Related coursework: Media writing, Digital imagery, Reporting, Computer-assisted reporting, Reporting public issues, Feature Writing, Editing, Mass media law, Mass communications, Media ethics, Publication layout and design

Work Experience:

Ladygunn; January 2015-Present

Digital and Print Issue Freelance Writer

StyleDefinedNYC; February 2012-October 2014

Fashion and Arts Freelance Writer and Editor

Whitmans; East Village, New York, NY; April 2014-September 2015
Floor Manager/ Server
Managed and ensured accuracy on all delivery orders, including online sites
Multitasked confidently under pressure
Maintained a clean and welcoming atmosphere
Controlled the cash register and all credit/cash transactions
Waited on patrons and provided a pleasant dining experience
Received weekend food and beverage deliveries
Knowledge of craft beers and wines
In-depth training on locally-sourced ingredients
Answered all phone calls in a friendly and professional manner

El Toro Blanco; West Village, New York, NY; January 2013-August 2013
Took and delivered cocktail and food orders
Answered any and all patrons' questions professionally
Maintained grace under pressure and worked well with team
In-depth craft cocktail, beer, and wine knowledge
Ensured efficiency and correctness of orders as well as satisfaction of patrons
Created a comfortable but professional dining environment
Established relationships with customers while up-selling
Noctis Magazine

Digital Freelance Fashion Writer

By Chance Designs; New York, NY; February-April 2012

Contemporary Women’s Fashion and Apparel Line- Marketing and Styling Assistant

Creating product line sheets
Drafting e-mail blasts to current store holders as well as potential carriers
Continuing on-going communication between By Chance carriers
Contacting appropriate potential customers and pitching By Chance Designs
Preparing styles and coordinating pieces for summer and fall showrooms and photoshoots

Zing USA; New York, NY; March 2011

Full service public relations firm specializing in health, beauty and fashion- Assistant/ Intern

Creating new media lists and updating pre-established media lists
Drafting pitches and other written press materials
Planning for upcoming events
Clipping and distributing media placements
Preparing samples
Maintaining website
The Daily Helmsman; Memphis, Tenn.; January 2010-July 2010

Independent Student Newspaper- Contributing Writer

Memphis Mojo; Memphis, Tenn.; January 2010-July2010

Internet Publication-Contributing Writer

Wish; Memphis, Tenn.; August 2009-2010

Women’s Apparel and Accessories- Communications Assistant and Sales

Writer of store’s weekly fashion update e-mails to customers
Customer relations through continuous communication
Contributing fashion writer and editor of Wish fashion blog
Visual displays
Shecky’s Media; New York, NY; April 2009- June 2009

Internet Publication- Editorial Intern- Nightlife, Events, Fashion and Beauty

Established and maintained daily relations with fashion, beauty, and nightlife PR representatives
Discovered new events occurring around New York to cover
Solely responsible for website events calendar
Assigned reviews to freelance writers
Researched new restaurant and nightclub openings
Top edited and copy edited all content prior to being posted on site

W Magazine; New York, NY; January 2009- April 2009
Print Media Publication- Accessories Intern

Checked-in and returned accessories to labels and public relations firms
Photographed, documented, and stored accessories and detailed information
Created look books and appropriate runway shot compilation with regard to upcoming spreads
Chosen to assist styling assistants and editors on photo shoots
Set up and organized accessories for shoots/run-throughs
Chose fabrics and jewelry for upcoming shoots and consideration by editors

Recipient of University Academic scholarship at the University of Memphis
Recipient of University Academic scholarship at UTK
Who’s Who in American High School Students
National Spanish Honor Society
Art Honor Society
Marketing National Honors Award
Quill and Scroll
Senior Poetry Editor of Literary Magazine
First Place Wordsmith Competition for Literary Magazine
ACT: 29
Clubs and Activities:

Mid-South Food Bank volunteer
Senior poetry editor of Houston High School’s literary magazine
DECA, an Association of Marketing Students
DECA charity benefit coordinator
DECA fashion show coordinator
All Campus Events (A.C.E.) committee coordinator for University of
Tennessee Knoxville's campus-wide events (only freshman accepted for entire campus)

Computer Skills- Microsoft/Excel/Access/HTML/Adobe InDesign
Spanish Language
Creative Leader
Artistic Development
Media Writing
Image Editing
Skills (2) Rating
Poem Writing
Creative Writing