Resume

Freelance Writing Experience

  • A.T. Journeys: Articles related to the Appalachian Trail and Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
  • Public Power: Articles on safety, marketing and grassroots causes related to the public power industry.
  • Women’s Health: Advertising copy for print and web editions.
  • Blue Ridge Outdoors: Articles on hiking and wildlife.
  • Hudson Valley Mercantile: Profile on local business in Hudson, N.Y.
  • Chronogram: Profile on home and homeowner in Catskill, N.Y.
  • The Watershed Post: Articles on hiking and snowshoeing for its 2015 Outdoors Guide.
  • Appalachian Trials: Blog posts on my experience thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.
  • Fireside Provisions: Blog posts on backpacking and car camping experiences.
  • Catskill Made: Article on arts community in Catskill, N.Y.

Freelance Editing Experience

  • A.T. Journeys: Proofread the Fall 2016 issue
  • Construction Executive: Proofread the November 2016 issue, which included the large special section on surety bonding.

Work Experience

  • Freelance Editor, Managing Your Business, May 2015-present
    – Assign, collect, edit and write articles for eNewsletter twice per month.
  • Community Manager, Purpose Coworking, July 2016-March 2017
    – Create marketing initiatives to reach new members, create a community atmosphere for coworkers, order supplies and manage day-to-day office activities.
  • Freelance Editor, Green Builder, April 2016-October 2016
    – Managed the production process, coordinated the editorial and design teams.
    – Wrote and edited all content, except for a handful of contributed columns.
  • Copywriter, Genex Marketing, March 2015-May 2016
    ∙ Organized, re-purposed and created text for company and client websites.
  • Freelance Editor, American Painting Contractor, January 2015-May 2015
    – Wrote and compiled weekly eNewsletter.
    – Assigned, collected and edited articles for each issue according to the editorial calendar.
    – Proofread each issue and worked closely with the designer.
  • Thru-Hiked the Appalachian Trail, April 2014-September 2014
    – 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 yearly editorial calendar and plan for future issues of the magazine.
    – Edited and managed the magazine’s risk and business management eNewsletters.
    – Compiled, edited and wrote President’s Update, a newsletter distributed to more than 900 stake holders in the association.
    – 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.

Editorial Accomplishments

  • Participated in a print and digital magazine redesign, including conducting the initial research, choosing a new design team, selecting a new look for print and digital, and overseeing the successful launch of both platforms.
  • Completed most magazine-related responsibilities for three months while current assistant editor was on maternity leave and editor-in-chief was rarely available.
  • Documented the construction process for the company’s office move to Washington, D.C., creating a blog to track the progress, attending construction meetings, ensuring photo documentation, writing the final article, and creating a video component with photos and interviews.

Skills Summary

  • Magazine, newspapers, web
  • Features, news and special projects
  • Print and digital newsletters
  • Social Media
  • AP Style
  • Photography/slideshows
  • Videos
  • 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

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