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Technical Writer/Associate Project Manager

Chicago, Illinois, 60611, United States
November 13, 2017

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DANIELLE LEVSKY 312-***-****


Cognitive Arts, Evanston, IL Content Developer / Technical Writer APRIL 2016 - PRESENT

• Gathered, analyzed and wrote audio-content from source materials and subject matter experts employed by Fortune 500 companies

• Constructed courses using proprietary content development tools, working alongside Instructional Designers in Storyline

• Worked alongside Project Manager to plan media/graphics development

• Organized transfer of information and critique between off-shore graphics/software engineering teams and clients

• Gathered, analyzed and wrote content from work based trainings, simulations, keying exercises in training environments, source materials and subject matter experts employed by Fortune 500 companies

Self-Employed, Remote Communications Manager and Consultant JANUARY 2014 - PRESENT

• Developed and managed a product purchasing website for Kosher Club

• Created marketing and communications material for various businesses, through social media content and advertising, B2C copywriting, graphic design projects, web management and e-marketing

• Currently working for Kosher Club (2015-Current), previously worked for Jewish Education Team (2014-2016), Terra Sounds School of Arts and Music (2014) General/Technological High School Raymond Lœwy, La Souterraine, France

Arts and Design English Teaching Assistant

SEPTEMBER 2016 - MAY 2017

• Taught and worked with art and design students completing their technical school degree to improve projects and presentations related to graphic design, furniture design, product design, applied arts

Venture Outdoors, Pittsburgh, PA Communications and Media Coordinator AUGUST 2015 - APRIL 2016

• Created, managed, trained and evaluated two new groups of marketing/communications interns and volunteer photographers

• Spearheaded and maintained several projects: a how-to social media guide for volunteers; a staff company style guide; a comprehensive calendar of marketing, promotion, and outreach opportunities; an internal marketing request form; monthly analyses of online activity and marketing campaign efforts for priority events

• Managed and updated website and social media content, outbound digital and electronic communications, press releases, media relations (increased follower counts by 36% over a 1-month period and impressions by 642% over 11-month period)

• Assisted with development of promotions, departmental budgets and strategic plans Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL Pagination Designer and Copy Editor SEPTEMBER 2014 - AUGUST 2015

• Designed and copy edited print TribLocal and Pioneer Press news and features, online Tribune digital sports tabloid and online Tribune digital plus edition tabloid

• Trained new-hires and compiled instructions on editing police blotters

• Main, solo project: Compiled, transferred and matched the configurations of Sun Times suburban comics into Tribune Publishing formats

• Wrote a 50+ page reference guide designed templates to expedite the process of compiling the Tribune's suburban comics/puzzles

• Approved by the Deputy Editor of Presentation/Editing and the Senior Editor/ Designer and accepted/purchased by the Tribune Content Agency SKILLS


PMP exam prep, Instructional Design,

JavaScript (Ruby Programming/Ruby

on Rails, jQuery)



Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign,

Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator,

Acrobat), Corel Painter X3, CCI

(Layout Champ, Newsgate)

COPYWRITING: Audio-content,

social media and advertising for

brands, B2C copywriting


MANAGEMENT: Wordpress,

Joomla, Wix


Constant Contact, Vertical Response


Russian (native proficiency), French

(professional proficiency)


The Odin Project


• Covers the command line,

HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby,

web frameworks, Git and other

foundational technologies and

practices of web development

• Also: Programming

(programming fundamentals,

best practices), Ruby on Rails

(building and deploying

websites), HTML5, CSS3,

Javascript and jQuery

University of Pittsburgh


Bachelor of Arts (cum laude)

Major: English Writing

Minor: French and Literature

• Studied abroad in Paris, France

at the Cours de Civilisation

Française de la Sorbonne, a

French language and culture

program at l'Université Paris-

Sorbonne (Paris IV)

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