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ABOUT ME / RESUME

PROFILE

I'm a writer and editor with experience in education, banking, aircraft, and mental health. 

EDUCATION

University of South Carolina

2013     English – Writing Concentration

  • Magna Cum Laude with 3.81 GPA

  • President and Founder of the Writers’ Club at USC

  • President of Ink! Undergraduate Literary Association

  • Minored in Japanese

EXPERIENCE

GP Strategies Corporation

Content Developer/Editor  

August 2014 – March 2019

  • Wrote, revised, and reviewed learning solutions such as Word documents, PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, WBTs, etc.

  • Maintained templates used in the generation of these solutions

  • Practiced quality assurance to ensure documents would be approved; followed up with specialists as needed

  • Wrote a Brandon Hall Award application that achieved 3rd place (Facebook Safety Videos), earning a reward for the company

  • Managed data in company systems

  • Worked with software systems such as SharePoint, Discovery, and ADAM

  • Demonstrated the ability to prioritize and manage a wide variety of tasks and resources across multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Worked collaboratively using digital communication tools as well as independently to find solutions to emerging challenges

  • Focused on maintaining a strong client/customer relationship

  • Worked with hired subject matter experts from Bank of America and Gulfstream Aerospace Company

  • Flexibly met deadlines and notified managers of schedule delays on either end

Families First of Indianapolis

Crisis Intervention Specialist (Volunteer)  

March 2018 – Present

  • Answers calls for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Midtown Crisis Line, the Families First Crisis Line, the Veterans Crisis Line, the RAINN Crisis Line, and a text crisis line

  • Interfaces and communicates with people in crisis; directs those necessary to the appropriate resource; researches solutions and responds to phone and text inquiries

  • Demonstrates empathy and follows ASIST training guidelines

  • Performs other duties as required, to get the job done

Elance/Upwork/freelance

Developmental Editor  

Fall 2012 – Present

  • Decides which authors whose personalities and works are compatible with my vision and outlook

  • Provides developmental edits to writers of all genres of fiction and non-fiction; notable clients include Kim Boykin and M. U. Riyadad

  • Researches book topics; provides developmental feedback on book contents lists to ensure books cover the topics that readers will seek

Bartholomew County School Corporation

Teacher Assistant, iCare Assistant Coordinator, and Book Buddies Site Coordinator

2013-2014 School Year

  • Observed and documented student compliance with rules

  • Assisted in the implementation of programs; facilitated group activities according to program schedule

  • Assisted students in learning fourth grade math through the Minds on Math program

  • Assisted students in learning second and third grade reading through the Book Buddies program

  Random House  

Editorial Intern

Summer 2012

  • Secured approval for new projects

  • Demonstrated the ability to use data from multiple sources to inform publishing decisions

  • Gained experience with contracts

  • Helped ensure that freelancers got paid appropriately

  • Worked with hired translators and proofreaders

  • Kept files organized and fixed or flags technical errors

  • Flexibly met deadlines and notified manager of schedule delays on either end

  • Reviewed book cover copy, and confirmed specifications (price, ISBN, etc.)

  • Wrote cover copy for Sailor Moon Volume 7 and Sailor Moon Volume 8

  • Analyzed sales data

  • Reviewed customer feedback

 

SKILLS

  • Use of MAC platform

  • Knowledge of MS Office and Adobe Cloud

  • Insatiable curiosity and ability to pick up quickly on computer programs and systems