PROFESSIONAL WRITING EXPERIENCE                                                                                    
Senior Copy Editor/Co-Owner:                                                                    

Senior copy editor for online start-up. Editing services range from simple spelling and grammar checks to content writing and editing of webpages, student term papers, white papers, press releases and novels.

Copy Writer/Editor:
Bodek & Rhodes, Philadelphia, Pa.                                                          

Copy writing and editing of annual catalog and marketing materials for custom imprintables company:
• Created new copy from information supplied by vendors, marketing and sales departments
• Integrated annual changes with existing copy
• Coded (internal and HTML) and edited all copy for website

Public Relations Content Developer:
Project Management Institute, NewtownSquare, Pa.        

In charge of internal and external PR communications at global not-for-profit association:
• Coordinated with department heads, subject matter experts and Edelman PR to write web copy, press releases, info kits, case studies and bylined articles
• Created/served as team lead on Brand Marketing creative review, internal style guide update and website redesign
• Created speeches and PowerPoint presentations for board of directors and CEO
• Served as key PR department member in charge of presentations, media interviews and executive suite outreach at global events and congresses on-site inMontreal,Canada,Seattle,Wash., andHong Kong; in addition to events inBrazil, theU.K.,India,SpainandHungary

Special Sections Editor:
Syracuse New Times, Syracuse, NY                                                   

In charge of more than 20 annual special sections, from story conception to final product, at weekly newspaper:
• Coded (internal and HTML) and uploaded all articles weekly for website
• Direct supervision of freelance writers and college interns; filled in for editor-in-chief
• Wrote cover stories and news articles weekly; chose and edited Letters to the Editor

Editorial Intern:
National Campaign for the Arts, London, England                                            

• Gathered relevant news and information on the arts from across U.K; uploaded daily to organization’s website
• Authored articles and streamlined layout of organization’s quarterly magazine – ArtsNews – in QuarkXPress

Graduate Teaching Assistant:
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY                                          

• Managed undergraduate graphic design lab
• Instructed over 100 undergraduate students per semester in Photoshop, Illustrator and QuarkXPress
• Supervised one graphics teaching assistant
• Held office hours
• Assigned and graded projects
• Coordinated lessons and assignments with graphics professor

es|brath, Philadelphia, Pa.

Freelance copy writing and editing for a variety of clients and projects including websites, brochures, catalogs, press releases and case studies in addition to news and feature articles for publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, Certification Magazine and Men’s Health.

Student Publications Judge:
National Scholastic Press Association, Minneapolis, MN                

Critique, judge and provide feedback to high school and college yearbook, newspaper, magazine and website award entries.

Writer: “Our Lockerbie,” Syracuse University Vision Grant            
Traveled as contributor to collaborative book on Lockerbie, Scotland, sponsored by Syracuse University Vision grant.

Intertext VIII:
Syracuse University Publication                                                                          

Creative-nonfiction essay, “The DIY Aesthetic in American Education,” in annual university literary publication. 

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications,
Syracuse University,
Syracuse, NY             

Master of Arts in Magazine/Newspaper/Online Journalism
Activities: Class President, Student Senator, on-campus weekly newspaper contributor, intern at Syracuse New Times

San Francisco Art Institute,
San Francisco, Ca.                                                                                

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Activities: Editor-in-Chief: The Philistine


Associate of Fine Arts

• Expert in crafting engaging, web-ready copy, SEO, social media and building a brand presence across all media.
• Expert on both Mac and PC platforms.
• Expert in HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Freehand, Excel, MS Office, PowerPoint.
• Dual Norwegian/American citizen.
• Grant writing certificate.
• Expert in AP Style.
• More than two decades of service industry experience, including hostess, waitress, catering event staff, event planning and production, and retail.
• Art and design experience: screen printing, including digital and traditional separation; dye-sublimation; illustration; photography; web and print design.


•Roanoke Writers Conference: Hollins University,
Hollins, Va.                                                           
• Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit,
Philadelphia, Pa.                                        
• Short Story Writing: Temple University,
Philadelphia, Pa.                                     
• Proposal Writing Workshop, Temple University,
Philadelphia, Pa.                                         
• Panel Member: “Writing About the Arts: The Critics, Craft & Education”                               
      National Arts Journalism Symposium,
Goldring Arts Journalism Master’s Degree Program
      Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
• Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Annual Conference,
Pittsburgh, Pa.                        


• Society of Professional Journalists
• RollerDerby: Philly Roller Girls; PennJerseyShe Devils
• Dublin City Marathon: Leukemia Society Team in Training, Dublin, Ireland


• Staff Star, for outstanding job performance, Project Management Institute
• Best Non-Daily News Story,SyracusePress Club
• Best Non-Daily News Story,SyracusePress Club


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