Resume

CAREER SUMMARY                                        

Dedicated and conscientious freelance writer and proofreader with experience in copywriting, blogging, product descriptions, and research. Possesses a strong sense of perfecting text for optimal presentation. Offers exceptional attention to detail and strong self-editing skills.


STRENGTHS                                        

•   Solid e-mail usage and Internet research capabilities
•   Accomplish plans and goals effectively 
•   Several years’ experience proofreading various written pieces
•   Work well independently with minimal supervision
•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills                       
•   Easily detect spelling and grammar errors
•   Conscientious and self-motivated
•   Proficient in medical terminology


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

EDITORIAL PROOFREADER AND WRITER                                             
Textbroker, Independent Contractor
   Proofread other writers' articles covering multiple subjects
   Write articles on an array of client requests per their instructions
   Research client-requested subject matter required for articles

COPY WRITER AND SENIOR QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST
OneSpace, Independent Contractor
•   Edit other writers’ article titles and callouts
•   Research subject topics
•   Write articles, article titles, product descriptions, and callouts

EDITOR                                           
HowToHint.com, Independent Contractor
•   Copyedited and approved writers’ articles
•   Edited and approved titles written by title creators

WRITER                                                                           
NexTag, Independent Contractor
•   Researched products provided by company
•   Promoted products through marketing and catalog copy
•   Entered written product descriptions into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to be sent to editor
•   Self-edited/proofread descriptions

WRITER                                                                                                     
MerchantCircle, Independent Contractor
•   Researched self-assigned topics
•   Wrote articles on topics selected
•   Self-edited/proofread articles

WRITER
Bright Hub, Independent Contractor
•   Researched assigned topics
•   Wrote health- and medical-related articles
•   Self-edited/proofread articles

WRITER                                                                                           
Remilon, Independent Contractor
•   Researched assigned topics
•   Wrote education- and career-based articles
•   Self-edited/proofread articles

AD COPY WRITER
Independent Contractor
•   Wrote ad copy for a Fortune 500 company
•   Researched content topics and catered copy to client’s needs

WRITER
Bright Hub, Independent Contractor
•   Researched self-assigned topics
•   Wrote articles on topics selected
•   Self-edited/proofread articles

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST
Professional Dictation Associates, Independent Contractor
•   Proofread/edited files before returning them to the company
•   Researched unknown terms via the Internet, medical dictionary, and books
•   Transcribed pediatrics, prompt care, OB/GYN, surgery, plastic surgery, and gastrointestinal
      reports

DUPLICATE CHECKER AND TITLE SELECTOR
Demand Studios, Independent Contractor
•   Assisted with assignment creation via duplicate checking and title selecting


EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS                                        

CAREER STEP MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION TRAINING PROGRAM
Certificate of Completion
* Honors Graduate, June 2009
  Computer-intensive online course covering medical terminology, medical word building, human anatomy and physiology, disease processes, medical plurals, pharmacology, grammar and punctuation, proofreading and editing, and practical transcription of over 600 actual reports in multiple specialties.

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
“Modern and Contemporary American Poetry”

KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associate of Arts Degree:  Liberal Arts  
* GPA 3.66/4.0, Phi Theta Kappa, Honors Graduate
 
KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associate of Applied Science Degree: Accounting
* GPA 3.535/4.0, Phi Theta Kappa, Honors Graduate


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

•   Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) member
•   Copyediting.com member
•   International Association of Professional Writers and Editors (IAPWE) member


VOLUNTEER WORK

PROFESSIONAL READER
NetGalley
•   Read pre- and recently published books
•   Write feedback to various publishers on pre- and recently published books

PROOFREADER
Distributed Proofreaders
•   Polish pages for e-book conversion into the Project Gutenberg archive