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EDUCATION

Graduation Date: June 2004                University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Journalism
3.0 GPA

WORK EXPERIENCE
May 2013 to present                                 Seattle magazine | Seattle, Washington
Online Editor

  • Responsible for managing Seattlemag.com, including writing articles, blogging, editing, uploading content and strategically placing content
  • Analyze traffic and provide reports to team
  • Manage all social media for Seattle magazine
  • Contribute articles to print edition

 

February 2012 to present                        Self-Employed | Seattle, Washington
Freelance Writer and Editor 

  • Regular contributor to Seattle Metropolitan, Retail Environments, and VMSD magazines, and CompletelyYou.com.
  • Currently working on two articles for Z Life magazine and a trend piece for Package Design magazine.
  • Former contributor to WetPaint Entertainment’s LoopduLoop.com.
  • Edit website copy for Sesame Communications.
  • Other past clients include Seattle Coffee Gear and Cyberactive Inc.
  • Actively seeking new publications and companies to add to my growing client roster.

November 2010 to March 2012            PaperCity magazine | Dallas, Texas
Assistant Editor

  • Responsible for writing and editing columns, trend articles, social copy and reviews consistent with PaperCity style.
  • Maintained papercitymag.com by posting photos and copy and update the blog with fresh content.
  • Helped manage a team of interns, including teaching proper PaperCity writing style and assigning articles for print and web.

April 2010 to November 2010       Fossil Inc. | Dallas, Texas
Copywriter

  • Wrote web and catalog copy for Fossil brand merchandise, MICHELE, Relic, Armani and Diesel.
  • Developed the Relic brand voice for the launch of relicbrand.com and provided overall brand copy direction.
  • Responsible for writing social media for both Fossil and Relic.

February 2009-March 2010        Dallas County Community College | Dallas, Texas
Web Editor/Marketing Specialist

  • Responsible for maintaining the Dallas TeleLearning department web site using a content management system.
  • Revamped the look and voice of our bi-monthly newsletter, which raised click-throughs by 50 percent.
  • Manage conference calendar, which included more than 20 events that we attend during the year.
  • In charge of all social networking.

June 2006-January 2009     Visual Merchandising and Store Design magazine | Cincinnati, Ohio
Associate Editor

  • Wrote and edited magazine features, columns and profiles relating to retail, design and visual merchandising.
  • Promoted from assistant to associate editor, and to managing editor of vmsd.com in 2008. Web responsibilities included assigning stories to staff, posting and tracking editorial content and writing the weekly e-newsletter.
  • Managed databases of retail product manufacturers and formed relationships with several product reps for VMSD’s Showroom section, which included writing a trend report, product descriptions and organizing photography.
  • Responsible for coordinating the Retail Renovation Competition.
  • Contributed to IRDC programming by generating session ideas and contacting speakers and panelists.

ADDITIONAL FREELANCE WORK

Retail Environments magazine
“Fixture Perfect,” March/April 2012

Retail Environments magazine
“Elevating Danier,” January/February 2012

Going-there.com
Researcher and writer, June 2011-present

in-this-economy.com
“The ITE Guide to Sunless Tanning,” February 2010

vmsd.com
“IRDC Hot Spots,” June 2009

VMSD magazine
“Inner Beauty,” March 2009

ST Media Group Book Division
Contributed copy to and edited the following books: Stores & Retail Spaces 9; Retail Renovation; Stores & Retail Spaces 10; and Visual Merchandising 6

F&W Publications
Freelance copyeditor and proofreader, Jan. 2006 to May 2007

Cincy Magazine
“A Grape Notion,” March 2005

COMPUTER SKILLS
Adobe Photoshop; Microsoft Word; Excel; PowerPoint; Internet Explorer; Basic HTML; CMS systems

AWARDS
Second Place, Best Trade Report from the 2009 Society of Professional Journalists’ Ohio chapter