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Kaci Lane Hindman

Freelance Writer & Editor

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Location:Northport, Alabama, United States
Website: http://www.kacilane.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/kacilanehindman
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Kaci Lane Hindman
11426 Arlington Ave.
Northport, Alabama 35475
(205) 210-1130 | kacilane@gmail.com
www.kacilane.com

Education BA in Communications, The University of Alabama, 2005

Computer Programs

Adobe Final Cut Pro, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Image Ready, Bridge; Acrobat Reader; Quark; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Photo Editor; Word Perfect; Flash, HTML coding in various browsers, Topics, Content Tool/Management systems, Wordpress, Dreamweaver, Front Page; FTP site; scanners; video editing and camera equipment; proficient with both Mac and PC

Publications and Writing
• Confessions of An Unconventional Southern Belle—my personal blog in which I often cover topics ranging from the South, religion, conservative views, parenting, marriage, and health and fitness
• The Things—write articles about parenting, pets, food and DIY projects with a humorous slant; research and add fun photos and videos to content; post articles using online content management tool in Wordpress
• Pottery Barn—write descriptions and blurbs for shopping pages that link to other relevant pages on the site to enhance the shopper's experience; post material using content management tool; use basic HTML coding in copy; SEO
• Williams-Sonoma—write descriptions and blurbs for shopping pages that link to other relevant pages on the site to enhance the shopper's experience; post material using content management tool; use basic HTML coding in copy; SEO
• West Elm—write descriptions and blurbs for shopping pages that link to other relevant pages on the site to enhance the shopper's experience; post material using content management tool; use basic HTML coding in copy; SEO
• Just Candy/WH Candy—write product descriptions for various candy packaging and products, including descriptions for the current site, new store site, and Amazon listings; SEO
• The Knot/Project XO—write articles about wedding and reception venues; conduct research on vendors; post articles using content management tool; SEO
• eBay—write descriptions for item categories to enhance the shopper's experience; post material using content management tool; use basic HTML coding in copy; SEO
• Throwback—Writing listicles about the 80s and 90s for a nostalgic Web site; research and add fun photos and videos to content; post articles using online content management tool
• Kids Life Magazine—write bi-monthly articles
• Find Gift—edited product categories for target audiences; write descriptions for products; edited product images; SEO
• Clark Broadcasting—organize media projects and oversee on-air talent, crew and editing of programs; write and host commercial programs; successfully developed and moderated a historical local mayoral debate
• Kidz Kountry—wrote weekly skits and segments for the children’s program at The Church At Tuscaloosa
• WiseGEEK—edited articles; worked closely with writers and content editors; coached writers; SEO
• The University of Alabama Press—designed book covers and laid out book interiors; edited manuscripts; worked closely with printing vendors; produced ebooks
• myMissionfulfilled—edited and wrote articles for online missions magazine targeted toward young women
• Life Bible Study—edited books, curriculum, print materials, newsletters, and marketing pieces
• Student Life Bible Study—edited books, curriculum, print materials, newsletters, and marketing pieces
• Cultural Learning Center—edited curriculum and information manual for new school program started for Birmingham children adopted from the Ukraine
• Woman’s Missionary Union—edited educational material for missions efforts including Missions Mosaic magazine, International Mission Study 2008 booklet, and myMissionfulfilled
• Dying to Be Thin—wrote book that uses biblical principles to help young women overcome eating disorders
• West Alabama Christian Living—wrote the young adult column
• Lifted Magazine—wrote multiple articles for online magazine
• Southern Living Online—edited copy, Web content
• AOL Time Warner—edited photos and content for AOL Homes and Foods
• Vibrant Life—wrote article, about how spirituality affects health and how God views physical fitness
• Destination Tuscaloosa—wrote article for Tuscaloosa tourist magazine
• Southword—wrote article for Southern Progress’ internal magazine
• The Crimson White and Dateline Alabama, wrote sports articles and edited copy and Web content
• Cougar on Campus—wrote original short screenplay that won campus-wide contest, noted as Most Marketable and Most Developed Story
• Experience in editing dissertations for doctoral candidates and writing and obtaining grants for educational institutions and individuals
• Experience in editing and writing resumes and cover letters for potential employees

Design
• Magazine, ad and page design for Best Version Media
• Flyers, bulletins, and promotional pieces, both print and online, for Chapel Hill Baptist Church
• Book covers and interiors, Web site redesign planning for The University of Alabama Press
• Catalogs for Woods & Water, Inc.
• Web sites for AOL Homes and Foods Channels, Southern Living, The Tuscaloosa News, Dateline Alabama
• Yearbook ad pages for Berry Elementary School
• Newspaper advertisement booklet for Southern Baptist Church Association
• Newspaper advertisement booklet for Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre
• Various brochures, invitations, logos, newsletters, business cards, t-shirts
• Media announcements and short commercials

Organization
• Best Version Media— plan and implement magazine designs; edit and check photos; edit and design ads; work one-on-one with publishers, printers and clients to carry out desired design organize files and upload to online content system; package final files for magazine design and layout
• LinkedIn—organized contacts and searched important roles and details for various companies and corporations looking to utilize LinkedIn to build their talent pools
• Find Gift—organized all gift items into specified categories
• The University of Alabama Press—managed the production process of all reprint books; organized and facilitated bids and projects among various print vendors; kept track of weekly reports on all reprint books; participated in the organization and design committee for the UA Press Web site redesign project
• Student Life/Life Bible Study—managed all customer feedback, kept spreadsheet files on contract writer payments and updated changes, checked documentation; helped plan, prepare and execute writers’ conferences and training sessions
• Southern Living and Cooking Light magazines—created a database for all recipes featured in over a five-year span
• Alabama Center for Open Government Web site—redesigned and redirected new links for the site sponsored by The Tuscaloosa News, researched government-based Web sites to link to ALACOG
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