Julie Sprankles

Freelance Copywriter & Content Writer

Location:Charleston, South Carolina, United States
2 Skills
Charleston Southern University, ‘05
Bachelor of Arts in English
Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Theatre

Charleston Home + Design Magazine Charleston, SC
Editor-in-Chief, June 2007 - Present
°Led magazine to win the AIA Charleston Excellence in Journalism Award
°Led magazine to win the ASID Carolinas Design Award
°Responsible for increasing total magazine page count from 136 pages to 188 pages
°Responsible for securing and interviewing multiple high profile subjects for magazine cover features, including NY Times best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank, NY Times best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd, HGTV’s Terry Haas, Lifetime Television’s “Army Wives” actress Wendy Davis, and NASCAR great Ernie Irvan

Charleston Home + Design Magazine Charleston, SC
Managing Editor, January 2007 - June 2007
°Responsible for hiring, training, and managing successful production team consisting of
graphic designers, writers, editors, and interns
°Tasked with creating editorial storyboard and ensuring editorial integrity in content
°Spearheaded magazine redesign and relaunch, as well as website redesign
°Organized and directed multiple special events and exhibits, including Celebrity
Designer Idea Rooms exhibit, Free Design Consultations exhibit, Architects’ Gallery
of Custom Homes exhibit, Silent Auction, Celebrity Author Book Signing, Family Circle Cup
Designer Suites exhibit, and Influential Building Professionals gala

Charleston Home + Design Magazine Charleston, SC
Editorial Assistant, October 2006 - January 2007
°Tasked to assist creative director with contacting advertisers as well as feature subjects
°Responsible for writing and editing department and column copy for magazine
°Created multiple new systems within company to maximize efficiency and output
°Generated design and editorial changes to improve and update look of magazine

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access

American Society of Magazine Editors
Sea Island Habitat Young Professionals
Charleston Young Professionals
VFW National Essay Competition Scholarship Recipient
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities Summer Program
Skills (2) Rating
Content Writing