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Personal Statement: I am an experienced copywriter/editor with a successful history of analyzing, creating and managing content in both print and electronic (Web, blogs) mediums. Because I have worked in both small and larger companies, I’m adept at working with many different types of people in varying organizational structures. Furthermore, I can readily handle multiple tasks while still meeting high quality deliverables. Career Objective: To obtain a full or part-time freelance copywriter/editor position. Key Skills: • Established, professionally published copywriter/editor with experience developing creative, sales-focused content, writing for search engines, working in various content management systems, understanding Web usability and providing marketing message guidance to both clients and my superiors. • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. • Outstanding ability to successfully manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment without compromising quality. • Excellent team facilitator with the ability to bring a variety of people from different organizational levels together to reach a common goal. • Meticulous researcher and fact checker. • Positive communicator and team leader with outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills. • Experienced professional with demonstrated time management, organizational and problem-solving skills. Higher Education • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2003 • Magna Cum Laude, G.P.A. 3.73 • Kappa Tau Alpha, journalism honor society, 2002-2003 (top 10 percent of graduating class) Relevant Experience: Copy Director, September 2008 – Present, , Charlotte, NC • Responsible for overseeing the copy process on every project that involves copywriting, content creation and/or search engine marketing. • Oversee Search Engine Marketing platforms, including organic SEM initiatives and Pay-Per-Click campaigns. Duties include: Using Web analytics tools to provide solid performance data reports for each SEO account (one client recently saw a 60 percent increase in his click-through rates because of my SEO guidance), creating search engine optimization strategies geared towards generating the greatest return on efforts and constantly working to grow my knowledge on search engine optimization strategies. • Work with project manager, programming and graphic design teams to deliver a premier quality product that exceeds client expectations. Involves working in various content management systems and the ability to adapt writing styles and formats based on each client’s needs. • Coordinate with company owners and the Vice President of Sales to create press releases and marketing initiatives geared towards generating interest in ClickCom. ClickCom has received write-ups in the Charlotte Business Journal and the Mecklenburg Times as a direct result of my press management. • Catalyst for facilitating more streamlined procedures, including creating formal documents for company protection. • Provide quality control and assist in resolving customer issues in a professional, courteous manner. • Assist sales staff in up selling copy services. Freelance Writer/Editor, 2003-Present, Various Clients, Huntersville, NC • Work with a variety of long-time clients to write, edit and design publications including press releases, advertorials, and test guides for a national publisher. In a December 2007 email communication, my editor on a test guide project said: “Wow--the Catholic School Exam review is so well organized! Thank you. It's really beneficial how you drew some conclusions and helped sort through the data. This is perfect--exactly what I needed.” • Work directly with a supply chain value analysis client to create newsletters and special reports for his consulting firm. Recent feedback from this client on July 8, 2008: “Timina, the style, design and editing of this interview copy is outstanding. It blew me away! I’m also impressed with how you really understand what we do, which isn’t easy to do. It took me 30 years to figure it out! Thanks again for your creative and innovative approach to my work.” JS Consulting, LLC, Editor, July 2002- September 2008, Cornelius, North Carolina • Worked directly with clients in a variety of industries, including lumber and building materials distribution, financial/banking, retail and real estate to create informative, useful and compelling Web copy that both directed Web site visitors and provided them with information in an easy to read and utilize manner. • Worked directly with clients to create eye-catching, yet informational print media. • Designed an expansive CD product catalog for a Charlotte building materials distributor that experiences sales growth every year and presently does about 30 million in annual sales. • Developed information technology training materials and assisted with classroom instruction. • Assisted company president with writing speeches, training manuals and educational guides. • Oversaw all company communications, both internal and external, and press information. Superior knowledge of and familiarity with state and local media helped me know what kinds of stories to pitch and how to write interest-generating press releases that attracted editors’ attention. My publicity work resulted in expertise requests from the Charlotte Business Journal and invitations for IT security technicians to speak before the FBI. The Charlotte Observer, Columnist, 2004, Charlotte, North Carolina • Was the only writer in my category chosen to become a columnist. • Wrote original, persuasive monthly columns about current issues. • Generated dozens of letters with each column’s publishing, generating a strong interest in the community columnist feature. Other Experience: • Effective Solutions, Inc., 2001 – 2002, Training and Office Coordinator, Milwaukee, WI (worked this position while also taking full time classes at Marquette University) • State Farm Insurance, 1999 - 2001, System Administrator, Bloomington, IL • Freelance reporter at several newspapers in Central Illinois from 1996-1999, including The Le Roy Journal, The Pantagraph, and The Woodford Courier References and Writing Portfolio Gladly Provided at Your Request
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