Resume

Summary

A wordsmith in lexicography, writing, editing, and research with a talent for project management and a love of language.


Skills
  • Lexicography
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Style Guides
  • Fact-checking
  • Content management
  • Communications
  • Research
  • Tech-savvy

Work History


Unified Compliance        May 2020 – Present

Lexicographer, Mapper, and Technical Writer        Remote Role

  • Lexicography for a live dictionary that encompasses meanings for global compliance documentation
  • Mapping easy-to-follow implementation checklists to ensure organizations all over the world pass audits
  • Technical writing used to interpret authority documents and adapt them into usable guides
  • Tracking projects by mandate and term count in a team Monday board
  • Coordinating and communicating about projects with my teams over Slack as well as internal systems.
  • Leading meetings with international clients over Zoom using screenshare to review spreadsheets and documents

Experience        June 2019 – May 2020

Copywriter        Seattle, WA

  • Copywriter for hundreds of educational travel programs
  • Crafting all of the copy for the relaunch of the website
  • Copyeditor and writer for B2C marketing and B2B communications
  • Developed the brand voice based on audience and competitor research

Virtuoso Travel        December 2018 – June 2019

Freelance Fact-Checker        Seattle, WA

  • Detailed fact-checking for catalogs, articles, glossaries, interviews, advertorials, and more
  • Online research and communicating directly with local and global contacts to confirm accuracy of written copy

Virtuoso Travel        July 2018 – February 2019

Marketing Assistant, Copywriter, & Content Manager        Seattle, WA

  • Edited copy using style guides which apply the Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster Dictionary
  • Copyedited two of Virtuoso’s directories, including their 706-page publication, Best of the Best
  • Wrote the Virtuoso’s Best of 2018 listings: ten travel partners featured as winners for the year
  • Content management of images, text, and index selections with Kentico, FileMaker Pro, etc

Purdie Rogers        November 2017 – April 2018

Customer Experience Writer        Seattle, WA

  • Collaborated with the public relations team to write content that improves B2C relationships
  • Resolved customers’ technical questions through Salesforce, forums, and social media

Sugar Plum: The Sugaring Experts        September 2016 – September 2017

Marketing and Communications Manager        Seattle, WA

  • Email marketing, copywriting, selecting and designing images, and scheduling newsletters
  • Web content management, writing FAQ, profiles, blog articles, and general updates
  • Graphic design and digital media marketing, creating ads with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Mentored new receptionists in administrative skills, scheduling, and customer service

Sugar Plum: The Sugaring Experts        May 2016 – September 2016

Receptionist and Office Administrator        Seattle, WA

  • Customer relationship management, personalized interaction by phone, email, and in person
  • Scheduled customers for appointments with MindBody business management software

Privateer Lynx Educational Foundation        September 2014 – December 2014

Deckhand        East Coast

  • Guided guests on deck tours during day sails and assisted passenger needs during transits
  • Repair and maintenance of the ship daily, as well as during full down-rig in fall/winter

Trackers Earth – East Bay        June 2014 – August 2014

Lead Instructor        Berkeley, CA

  • Outdoor Educator for children ages 6-14 years old, leading overnight and day camps
  • Storytelling and curriculum creation for archery, zombie camp, and wilderness survival skills

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport        March 2014 – May 2014

Steward and Education Coordinator        West Coast

  • Live aboard educator and tour coordinator for walking tours, sails, and field trips
  • Ensured the safety of guests on board, entertained and educated them in maritime history
  • Coordinated the crew’s schedules for tours, daily maintenance, and cleaning duties  

 


Writerly Projects


Fact-Checking: Virtuoso Life, Best of the Best, Symposium Magazine, and more
– Topics: international travel, hotels, culinary experiences, tours, spas and fitness activities, personal interviews, book reviews, etc
– Content types: catalogs, articles, glossaries, general publications, and advertorials

Destinations & Experiences Directory 2019: Copyedited and Content Management with a B2B focus

Best of the Best 2019: Copyedited Virtuoso Travel’s 706-page publication from start to finish

Best of 2018: Copywriting for Virtuoso Travel’s winning hotels, destinations, and experiences

Good Mourning (2018): content writing for a nonprofit art therapy festival for processing grief

Chamberlain (2017-2018): technical writing for smart home technology

Sugar Plum (2016-2017): writing, editing, proofreading, and designing blog articles, social media content, advertorials, speeches, and emails for beauty, skincare, and wellness

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport (2014): travel writing for traditional tall ship adventures

Trackers Earth (2014): storyteller and educator for a children’s wilderness camp

Fresh Fitness & Dance (2013-2014): fitness writing for social media, emails, and blogs

Rose’s Engineering (2008-2010): technical writing and communications for civil engineering


Education


California State University, Sacramento                       Graduated: Summer 2018

Bachelor of Arts in English: Poetry & Drama