Candice Blair

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Writer

Location:Bowie, Maryland, United States
2 Skills
I am a very driven, dedicated individual with a strong work ethic. I am comfortable working under strict deadlines, both by myself and as part of a team. I am able to quickly build a rapport with people, and I make it a point to always finish what I start. I have excellent communication skills, am detail-oriented, and am able to delegate tasks fairly when in a leadership position. I look forward to contributing my unique abilities to my future employer.

Academic Education
University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland
Graduated May 2008: Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Biology minor
GPA: 3.7

Pennsylvania State University, 2009-2010
Master’s-level courses
Program: Anatomy

Computer Experience
I am proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. I am very familiar with the Internet and can navigate most features of a computer. I can type approximately 60 words per minute and am familiar with the use of Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver, and InDesign.

In October 2010, I designed my own current events/op-ed blog, I am solely responsible for updating and maintaining the blog and moderating member comments. My immediate goal for this blog is to increase my reader base in order to generate in-depth discussions. I linked social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to my blog in order to reach a wider range of readers as well. I have been a guest on the Internet radio show, Irate, Tireless Minority twice to discuss my blog and its articles, and I look forward to appearing on the show again in the near future.

Professional Experience
Associate Editor (March 2008 – Present)
Papercheck.Com, LLC
President: Dustin Shafae

As an Associate Editor for Papercheck.Com, LLC, my responsibilities are to:
? Proofread various Word documents of varying lengths on a wide range of topics, including press releases, doctorate theses, business and grant proposals, manuscripts for scientific journals, many of which are due almost simultaneously
? Be proficient in several writing/reference styles, including APA, Chicago, and GPO, among others.
? Provide proofreading services under strict deadlines; all documents must be returned to the client in 72 hours or less
? Collaborate with and delegate tasks to other editors when working on a very large document.
? Complete all work online, using Track Changes on Microsoft Word
During my time with Papercheck, I have established a rapport with several clients who specifically request that I edit their documents.

Awards and Recognition
? National Dean’s List - 2007
? Received a merit scholarship from the University of Maryland University College for the 2006-2007 academic year for an essay
? Was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society in May 2007
? Received a proclamation and recognition from the Maryland State Senate for being a semi-finalist (top 50) in a national scholarship essay contest in 2004.
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Blog Writing