Resume

Founder/Writer, Copy Editor & Proofreader
Word Charmers
New York, NY • May 2011 – present

• Writing, copy editing & proofreading services
• Web content & print work
• Advertising, marketing, e-commerce, manufacturing, tech, tourism, education, legal & publishing industries
• Clients (past and present) include: RITTA, Pel, Wiley, Push, Shapeways, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Pearson Embanet, Camp Boggy Creek, Ready Set Rocket, BigBuzz Marketing, BoomBox, Stein IAS, Space 150, Multivision Digital, Neo Group, Team 13, Mustache, BodyMx, Whitespire


Proofreader, Copy Editor & Copywriter
Push (Advertising)

Orlando, FL • May 2008 – May 2011

• Sole proofreader & copy editor
• Edited press releases, radio copy, billboards, print & Web ads, brochures, brand books, proposals, menus & websites
• Worked collaboratively with project managers, copywriters, creative department, new business team & CEO
• Created in-house style guide
• Copy writing — team brainstorming, concept creation & various writing jobs
• Marketing & new business assistant — research, proposals & POV writing
• Clients: Disney, Smokey Bones, Kennedy Space Center, Solantic Urgent Care, University of Central Florida, Valencia Community College, Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tijuana Flats, Orlando Health, Orlando Museum of Art, The Melting Pot, ARS/Rescue Rooter, Laudi Vidni, Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard, Lake Nona, LUMA, Asbury Park Boardwalk, Antiquorum, K. Hovnanian Homes, Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Old Chicago, Sonny's BBQ, Daytona Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Papa Gino's, Italio, The McGladrey Classic, UNO Pizzeria & Grill, Corkcicle


Internal Project Manager for New Business
Miles Media (Tourism Publishing)

Sarasota, FL • October 2006 – May 2008

• Researched & compiled state & regional tourism RFP leads
• Worked closely with CEO, COO & new business team for proposal creation
• Wrote proposal pieces
• Proofreading, editing & formatting of proposals, presentations & marketing collateral
• Listings Specialist for the 2007 Pennsylvania State Travel Guide
• Proofreading business listings on tourism websites & in print publications


Proofreader
Penny Press Publications (Magazine Publishing)
Norwalk, CT • November 2007 – April 2008

• Proofread magazines comprised of word & logic puzzles
• Test puzzle solver


Marketing Assistant, Web Editor
Post*Records (Music-Record Label)
Orlando, FL • January 2002 – October 2006

• Assisted with maintenance, editing & proofreading of Web content
• Actively maintained website of local concert events
• Wrote concert reviews
• Proofread all marketing materials


Marketing Intern
Pac-Man Café @ XS Orlando
 (Tourism-Entertainment Venue)
Orlando, FL • April 2005 – July 2005

• Assisted with advertising copy
• Created form letters & emails for customer inquiries
• Analyzed rate cards to help narrow down advertising opportunities
• Helped propose advertising buys for radio, TV & print
• Kept track of receipts & coupon redemption
• Logged invoices against Commitment Report


Marketing Assistant, Copywriter
RE/MAX Bayside Properties, Inc. (Real Estate)
Englewood, FL • March 2000 – August 2002

• Maintained company website
• Designed flyers for all active listings
• Wrote listings for real estate magazines & company website
• Proofread letters/listings that other assistants wrote
• Prepared Comparative Marketing Analyses for clients


SKILLS

• Writing, editing, proofreading & grammar
• Proficient in AP Style
• Able to work in Mac & PC environments
• Social media — blogging, Facebook & Instagram 
• English tutor — previous volunteer working with non-native English speakers at the International Center in New York City and Adult Literacy League in Orlando


EDUCATION
University of Central Florida, Orlando
Bachelor of Arts
Dean’s List