CV/Resume

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 with websites, 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? Send me a message. I’d love to help you out!


SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Adept at 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 Editor & Proofreader
Client list includes Design Portland, FINE Design Group, Mercy Corps, Quiltfolk, Wacom, and The Wild. June 2008-present (Check out some testimonials from my editing clients here.)

    • Craft, critique, copyedit, and proofread articles, presentations, product descriptions, and website copy
    • Provide developmental editing for manuscripts, essays, 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 & Content Manager
July 2017-present (Check out some testimonials from my website clients here.)

  • 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
  • Train clients on how to update content and build pages in their CMS


Web Development & 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 & 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