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Ashley Holmes

Freelance Proposal Writer & Technical Writer

Location:Dayton, Ohio, United States
2 Skills
Ashley F. Holmes


Seeking employment to gain more experience in the creative/technical writing, editing, and design industry.

Professional Skills and Abilities

Working experience with Adobe Suite tools such as: DreamWeaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat Pro;
Enthusiastic to learn new skills and complete goals.
Exceptionally well-organized and efficient.
Solves problems with innovation and effectiveness.
Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Enjoys speaking with customers and solving problems.
Self-motivated, assertive and can quickly learn new procedures and methods.
Professional demeanor.
Dependable – can work without supervision; able to follow directions, both oral and written.
Effective leader and group member.
Interested in any and all career opportunities
Enjoys working outdoors and at multiple locations.

Education and Experience

Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Communication (Major);
Spanish Minor – 2009
Mercer University, Macon, GA
Have four years of Technical Editing experience
Over two years experience in office environment working with InDesign and other Adobe software.
Over one year experience writing government proposals for small contractor.
Experience creating professional and personal websites utilizing Dreamweaver.

Relevant Experience and Courses

Customer Support
Technical Editing
Document and Web Design
Communication in High-Tech Environments
Instructional Design
Management Information Systems

Employment History

Technical Writer May 2010 – Present
ISS, Dayton, OH
Create proposals in response to local and government Agency RFPs.
Update relevant company documentation.
Actively research and pursue potential contracts.

Technology Support Intern June 2009 – August 2009
Hoshizaki America, Peachtree City, GA
Created a new Tech Spec user guide for all H-Generation ice machines.
Used InDesign and Illustrator extensively.
Collaborated with other departments (such as Engineering and IT) frequently.

Learning Technology Center Assistant September 2008 – December 2009
Mercer University, Macon, GA
Assisted faculty and students with technology based learning projects, using multiple programs on both Macintosh and Windows operating systems.
Utilized Macintosh computers extensively.
Created special event signs, programs, and notices.
Monitored and provided Audio Visual, clerical, and set-up services for special events.
Taught faculty how to utilize A/V equipment.

Phonathon Caller September 2006 – January 2009
Macon, McDonough, GA
Communicated efficiently, courteously, and professionally with alumnae and current student parents.
Updated alumni information, petitioned for donations, answered campus informational questions.

References available upon request.