Laura Pyne

Freelance Copywriter & Editor

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Location:Exton, Pennsylvania, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/laurapyne
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OBJECTIVE

I’m looking to add value to your organization through refined public relations and writing capabilities.

KEY COMPETENCIES

• Writing
• Event Planning
• Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
• Microsoft Proficiency
• Leadership

EDUCATION

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania—
Kutztown, Pa
May 2009
Major: English/Professional Writing
Minor: Public Relations
- 3.96 GPA
- Dean’s List Spring 2007-Fall 2008
- Keystone Newspaper Reporter
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member

West Chester University of Pennsylvania—
West Chester, Pa
2005-2006

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Pennsylvania Builders Association—Lemoyne, Pa January 2010-Present
Keystone Builder Editor, Public Relations Specialist
Editor of bi-monthly Keystone Builder magazine. Handles content assignments to freelancers, layout, cover design, copy-editing, and production of magazine sent to 7,500 members. Writes and edits bi-weekly Trade Secrets newsletter, and collects weekly news clips. Directly fields media calls, and writes press releases on an as-needed basis.

Hershey Entertainment and Resorts—Hershey, Pa
May 2007-2009
Hershey Lodge Guest Relations Clerk
Worked behind the front desk of the Hershey Lodge to greet guests, manage guest complaints and resolutions, and to complete the check-in and check-out procedures.

Sweet Access Pass Program Coordinator
Coordinated the celebrity and VIP tour program. This included maintaining various contacts, creating itineraries, charging packages, and scheduling entertainment for up to 4 tours each day.

Guest Relations Clerk
Worked closely with a team of other employees to field public inquiries and to respond to complaints. Managed the sale of season passes and printed tickets through the Galaxy ticketing program.

INTERNSHIPS AND APPLICABLE EXPERIENCE

Kutztown University Relations Office—Kutztown, Pa
January-May 2009
Intern
Worked to generate media attention for the university via press releases, event coverage, web writing, and direct media communication. Planned events and press coverage for a visit from Barbara Walters.

Harrisburg First Alliance Church—Harrisburg, Pa
January-May 2009
Intern
Developed a public relations campaign aimed at attracting new church attendees. Designed church documents including brochures, signs, and newsletters for multiple ministries and events.

On-Campus Public Relations Workshop—Kutztown, Pa
January-May 2009
Student
Worked in a group to develop a full-scale public relations campaign and plan an on-campus event—Edible Art Night. Contacted various media outlets, and student groups through press releases, newspaper articles, posters, and on-campus digital media resources to market the event.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Published
The Keystone Builder (2009-current), The Kutztown Patriot (2009), Keystone Student Newspaper (2008-2009), Frodo’s Notebook (2006), The Patriot News (2005), and The PA Anthology of Poets (1998)

Awards and Achievements
Scholastic Gold Key for Narrative Writing (2005)

References Available Upon Request
Skills (2) Rating
Copywriting
Editing