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Quality Control Marketing

Brooklyn, New York, 11226, United States
May 26, 2010

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CourtneY S. Dodson



Razorfish, New York, NY


Proofreader/Assistant Copywriter - Freelance

Proofread Web-based advertising copy for consistency, accuracy and

client style. Assisting with copywriting on a social media

campaign for a financial client.

L'Or al, Consumer Products Division, New York, NY

2007 - 2009

Quality Control Coordinator

Maybelline NY/Garnier Brands

Reviewed, proofread and copyedited as required to approve all

mechanical art and proofs for release and printing. Provided

oversight to ensure consistency in style, copy and branding

standards as well as adherence to Legal, Claims and Trademark

requirements. Established and maintained a comprehensive,

interactive style guide, accessible to the entire division for


Collaborated with Marketing on copywriting projects for product

and shade naming, brochures, press releases and special events.

Managed database of latest ingredient lists for use in packaging

materials. Monitored and for style and

consistency, and submitted corrections to the online team as


Reduced the number of art rounds by applying brand guidelines and

proofreading baselines, resulting in a faster release time and

reduced creative costs.

Improved speed, accuracy, proficiency and variety of Creative

Department's proofreading and language services.

TBWA\Chiat\Day, New York, NY

2003 - 2007


Proofread print and out-of-home advertisements for clients

including Sprint-Nextel, Absolut Vodka, Nivea, Masterfoods and

Bayer, among others. Reviewed art for grammar, punctuation,

spelling, formatting and client-specific accuracy. Coordinated

with Project and Account Managers to conform ads to client style.

Selected to participate in senior proofreading projects, including

new business pitches and a 300-page Nextel Brand Guidelines

document. Co-wrote a 20-page brochure for Nextel detailing new

technology and services available for government agencies.

Hage Engineering PC, New York, NY

2003 - 2005

Office & Marketing Coordinator

Supported marketing initiatives by writing new business proposals,

proofreading all correspondence, compiling the company newsletter

and maintaining press archives. Coordinated projects to develop

both stock company collateral and a series of marketing brochures

detailing high-profile projects.

Amdocs, Inc., St. Louis, MO

2001 - 2002

Documentation Specialist

Wrote documentation and training materials for Amdocs

telecommunications software, including user and instructor guides,

curriculum and certification exams. Developed and implemented new

editing processes, style standards and template guidelines for

corporate use. Delivered multimedia presentations and training to

Sprint PCS. Worked on-site in Seattle with client VoiceStream (now

T-Mobile) to develop user guides for customized software.

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

1999 - 2001

Adjunct Professor & Director of the Summer Writers Institute

Taught Advanced Poetry, Readers As Writers and Professional

Writing, Speaking & Presentation courses.

Ran an intensive two-week creative writing workshop for adults

committed to advancing their writing technique and garnering

publication. Selected students and faculty, scheduled all events

including readings, an editor's panel, and a pedagogy forum., St. Louis, MO

1999 - 2001

Audio Book & Arts Editor

Managed the audio book and arts pages for multimedia portal Produced written copy including book

descriptions and reviews. Edited and oversaw the work of 4

associate editors. Co-wrote a 70-page company style guide for use

by content aggregator staff and edited press releases.


Master of Fine Arts, Poetry

University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, Iowa City, IA

Callen Scholarship

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature & Creative Writing

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

summa cum laude

Phi Beta Kappa

related Skills

PC and Mac proficiency

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat

ESKO (online routing and review application)

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