Resume

Work Experience

Freelance Writer and Editor, January 2015-Present; Notable Clients Include:

  • Associate Digital Editor (Freelance), CE This Week, January 2018-Present
    – Assign, collect, edit and write articles related to commercial and industrial construction for weekly enewsletter
  • Freelance Editor, Managing Your Business, May 2015-December 2017
    – Assigned, collected, edited and wrote articles for enewsletter twice per month
    – This enewsletter turned into CE This Week
  • Copywriter, Genex Marketing
    ∙ Organized, repurposed, and created text for company and client websites
  • Construction Executive
    – Contributed articles since 2011 about all aspects of construction, including workforce, safety, business development and craft training
  • National Hydropower Association
    – Guest authored articles about trends in hydropower
  • Public Power
    – Wrote articles on safety, marketing and grassroots causes related to the public power industry
  • A.T. Journeys
    – Write articles related to the Appalachian Trail and Appalachian Trail Conservancy
  • Blue Ridge Outdoors
    – Write articles on hiking and wildlife
  • The Watershed Post
    – Wrote articles on hiking and snowshoeing for its 2015 Outdoors Guide
  • The Trek
    – Wrote blog posts on my experience “thru-hiking” the Appalachian Trail

“Thru-Hiked” the Appalachian Trail, April 2014-September 2014

  • Hiked 2,185.3 miles from Georgia to Maine

Assistant Editor, Construction Executive, January 2014-March 2014

  • Wrote monthly feature articles and news briefs for Construction Executive magazine, the leading source of commercial construction news and trends that is distributed to more than 50,000 contractors and construction-related businesses
  • Solicited and edited columns submitted by various authors on legal, technology, green, safety, finance, insurance, education, training, risk management and other topics
  • Helped create a yearly editorial calendar and plan for future issues of the magazine
  • Edited and managed the magazine’s risk and business management enewsletters (now CE This Week)
  • Compiled, edited and wrote President’s Update, a newsletter distributed to more than 900 association stakeholders
  • Edited political letters sent to members of Congress and other organizations, economic reports sent to the media, and brochures and promotional materials used for company events
  • Used blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to publish news and create an online presence

Staff Writer, Construction Executive, April 2011-December 2013

  • Same responsibilities as the assistant editor position

Skills Summary

  • Magazine, Newspaper, Promotional and Digital Content
  • Features, News and Special Projects
  • Print and Digital Newsletters
  • Managing Print and Digital Editorial Calendars
  • Social Media
  • AP Style
  • Knowledge of SEO Principles
  • Magnet Mail
  • InDesign
  • WordPress
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Office Products

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University, B.A., Mass Communications (Focus in Print Journalism), Minor in Religious Studies (Eastern)

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