CV/Resume

I have worked as an editor, proofreader, project manager, web producer, book publicist, transcriber, and tutor, which means I am well-versed in the art and craft of being a professional pesterer, sentence smoother, WordPress whisperer, hard-core listener, master strategist, organizational wizard, typo catcher, and proverbial zookeeper extraordinaire.

Currently, I’m a freelance editor, proofreader, website creator, and content manager who’s open to a variety of work. I am a born orchestrator and an eagle-eyed editor, love solving puzzles and tinkering around in WordPress, and have a gift for nurturing multi-faceted projects from start to finish. Plus, I get a secret thrill when I spot grammatical errors no one else sees.

Have a gig in mind for me? Drop me a line, and let’s chat.


SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Adept at writing, editing, proofreading, website creation, and content management
  • Strong understanding of editorial standards and web best practices
  • Dependable, responsible, and deadline-driven
  • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Skilled at working with WordPress, Squarespace, and Microsoft Office suite


EDUCATION

Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
MFA in Writing, June 2010
Thesis: Hunger, a novel-in-stories

Boston University, Boston, MA
BA in English with a minor in Art History, magna cum laude, May 2008


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Freelance Writer, Editor, and Proofreader
Client list includes Design Week Portland, FINE Design Group, Livestrong.com, Payette Forward, and Wacom. June 2008-present

    • Craft, critique, copyedit, and proofread articles, proposals, essays, and blog posts
    • Transcribe, edit, and format recorded interviews
    • Provide developmental editing for manuscripts and other works-in-progress
    • Work closely with other writers and editors to revise copy while still maintaining the author or brand’s voice and style


Freelance Website Creator and Content Manager
July 2017-present

  • Create and maintain template-based WordPress and Squarespace websites
  • Provide initial content and design strategy, as well as ongoing content management, including web page building and blog management
  • Train clients on how to update content and build pages in their CMS


Web Development and Digital Marketing Project Manager
Pivot Group, LLC, Portland, OR. February 2015-July 2017

  • Provided project management for website design and development and acted as main point of client contact throughout the lifetime of the project
  • Managed deadlines and set priorities for developers, designers, and support team
  • Transferred, copyedited, and formatted content in WordPress CMS
  • Wrote user manuals and trained clients on how to update and maintain their websites
  • Assisted with website maintenance, content management, and technical troubleshooting for recurring clients
  • Developed and standardized the company’s digital marketing offerings and wrote the baseline proposal for all search engine marketing contracts
  • Led digital strategy development for new and established clients


Book Publicist
MindBuck Media Book Publicity, Portland, OR. July 2013-February 2015

  • Researched potential reviewers and other media outlets to promote upcoming books
  • Facilitated communications with reviewers, bloggers, and journalists
  • Wrote pitch letters and collaborated with authors on blog posts, interviews, and other publicity-related writing
  • Scheduled and coordinated virtual book tours, reviews, and interviews
  • Consolidated, updated, and maintained master database of industry contacts


Book Reviewer
ForeWord Reviews and Bookslut. June 2010-January 2014

  • Worked closely with editors to determine books to review and authors to interview
  • Wrote reviews of upcoming novels and story collections for print and digital publications


Private English and Writing Tutor
McElroy Tutoring, San Diego, CA. February 2009-September 2010

  • Assisted high school, college, and graduate students with interpreting literature, communicating ideas, researching, and writing papers
  • Edited essays for grammar, syntax, clarity, and content


Associate Fiction Editor
Silk Road Review, Forest Grove, OR. June 2009-June 2010

  • Tracked and evaluated manuscripts for possible publication
  • Collaborated with team of editors to select manuscripts and determine the journal’s layout
  • Edited and proofread journal to prepare for publication