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Val Rounds

Freelance Book Writer & Copywriter

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Location:United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/valrounds
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Val Rounds

SUMMARY

•Almost 20 years in the publishing industry (books, audio, video) with emphasis on body/mind/spirit, personal growth, Eastern philosophy and psychology categories

•9 years of online publishing (advertising copy, new product releases)

•Substantive editing, research, writing, condensing, copyediting, proofreading

•Much experience in content selection for promotional and educational videos

•Managed projects alone as well as taking team lead

•Trained new writers and editors

•Some interviewing and hiring experience

•Helped establish and maintain website standards, based on legal requirements and usability studies

•Worked with internal clients and third-party content providers to create on-brand content

•Tracked team capacity and resource needs; drove improvements in publishing processes and customer experience

•Familiarity with Microsoft suite programs, The Chicago Manual of Style, basic HTML coding, various online content management systems

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BEST BUY CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS 2000-2009
Senior online content editor

FREELANCE EDITING (substantive) 1997-2000
Highlights include a book on qigong (with Dragon Door Publications, St. Paul, MN); a published memoir for a 94-year-old woman

SUMMIT UNIVERSITY PRESS up to 1997
Multimedia production assistant
Print editor, compiler, research assistant
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Book Writing
Copywriting