Skills and Qualifications:
- Strong computer skills
- Works well under pressure, in a fast-paced environment and under strict deadlines
- Exceptionally quick learner
- Proficient in AP Style, flexible in learning other individual styles
- Skilled in writing and editing for print or web
- Eye for attention-grabbing headlines
- Experienced in leading teams of writers
Georgia State University
August 2008 – May 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
minor in Psychology
Harris County High School
August 2004 – May 2008
High School Diploma
The Barketing Blog
December 2016 – current
The Barketing Blog is a marketing and advertising website specifically for those in the pet care industry. We write articles with tips and ideas to help those in pet businesses grow and develop their marketing strategies.
Creative Control Magazine
May 2012 – current
Creator/Editor in Chief
I created Creative Control Magazine as a means to give musicians a bit more control in the interview process. Creative Control focuses on what the artist wants to discuss. This position features researching and discovering new artists, writing, editing, interviewing, reviewing albums/songs and creating playlists. Also includes updating social media, sending story assignments to a group of interns and editing their pieces.
Brentwood, TN (Previously San Francisco, CA)
May 2014 – current
Editorial responsibilities include editing press releases for grammar, spelling, punctuation and overall meaning. Customer service responsibilities include calling clients with any questions about copy, account status, distribution or potential upsells with a professional demeanor. Additional responsibilities include troubleshooting account issues, walking clients through the submission process and answering questions about word count and distribution after hours when supervisors and account executives are out of the office.
Visionary Artistry Magazine
July 2011 – December 2016
Responsible for editing 4-5 articles each week, occasionally writing/researching articles when needed, sending out story assignments to interns and checking sources. I have written/researched articles for Va Mag in the past as well. All pieces are in the arts and entertainment categories (especially music, art and lifestyle).
San Francisco, CA
September 2012 – May 2014
Responsible for all guest communication such as checking customers in and out of services and answering telephones at very busy times. Responsible for booking appointments at the spa. Responsible for maintaining the retail area as well as closing out the registers and closing down the spa at the end of the night. Responsible for handling cash deposits and paperwork with other administrative duties.