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Writer, Editor, Blogger, Communications and Copy Editor

Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
February 05, 2018

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Total Safety Consulting, LLC, Bayonne, NJ, November 2017 to Present

Executive Assistant to Owner and Marketing Department

Executive Assistant to managing partner of a consulting firm providing professional safety management and solution-oriented services to the construction industry in the New York metropolitan area and its Southeast subsidiary in Florida. Oversee the schedule and calendar for the managing partner, schedule meetings and events, and provide assistance to him and other managers in the company, including the marketing department. Plan and write the social media calendar to post across various channels including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. Write website and blog copy on the construction and safety industry, and help create campaigns for Constant Contact emails. Copyedit and proofread all written copy for the company. Help plan and manage events. Attended OSHA 10-hour class; possess OSHA 10 card.

The SPR Agency, October 2016 to February 2017

Account Manager

Account Manager handling multiple clients for boutique ad agency that specializes in social media and online digital. Managed multiple social media accounts, wrote client blogs, and created and executed campaigns for major home builders in Texas, Southern California and Florida.

Freelancer, March 1997 to Present

Writer, Copywriter, Copy editor, Content writer and Proofreader (Both B2B and Consumer topics)

Contributor and former Staff Writer for The Dodo. Additional clients include: The Arizona Republic, Second Home Pet Resort (newsletter and blog), In Defense of Animals, LaneTerralever, PetSmart, Institute of Professional Development, Gold Mountain Manor, Medical Construction and Design Magazine, SWEAT Magazine, The Horse Magazine, NextStudent, Inform Publishing, Gateway Reporter, Wildhorse Ranch Rescue, Scottsdale Times, EmotivePull.

Matrix for Dun & Bradstreet, July 2014 to August 2015

Digital Strategy, Marketing and Communications Consultant for Dun & Bradstreet

Writer, editor and copy editor for various digital properties. Collaborated on marketing projects including D&B Learning Center articles, video scripts, content emails for D&B and Hoover’s, contributing article writer for Hoovers Bizmology, ghost blogger for C-Level executives and D&B history quiz. Also created content emails, handled content editing and participated in website projects. Relationship manager for various clients. Used HTML and D&B’s CQ5 content management system.

B2B CFO®, Mesa, AZ, March 2013 to February 2014

Marketing Copywriter

Writer/editor for B2B CFO®, in charge of all writing and editing assignments, including press releases, video scripts, website copy, newsletter, marketing materials, speeches, ads, social media, content emails using Constant Contact, and all other in-house writing projects.

Wildhorse Ranch Rescue, Gilbert, AZ, June 2004 to Present

Advisory Board Member (Previously Volunteered as Public Relations Manager and Secretary)

Member of advisory board for this 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to saving horses from abuse, neglect

and slaughter, and editor of newsletter. As PR manager, liaised with media to promote coverage and raise awareness for WHRR. Also wrote press releases, marketing materials, ads and articles, and handled community updates regarding ranch activities. Manage and execute fundraising events. Represent WHRR on radio, TV and at public events. Office duties including filing, correspondence, emails, phones, board meeting scheduling, minutes.

Gannett: The Arizona Republic, Republic Media, Phoenix, AZ, October 2007 to January 2009

Project Editor

Project editor/manager for editorial, special features and advertorials for The Arizona Republic and its custom content division. Oversaw production of numerous projects from start to finish, including working directly with advertising clients, budgeting stories, calendars, hiring freelance writers, working with art directors, conceptualizing, writing, editing and copy editing. Scheduled production timelines and deadlines, editorial calendar.

Inform Publishing, Medical Construction & Design, Scottsdale, AZ. May 2007 to December 2007

Freelance Managing Editor

NextStudent, Phoenix, AZ, October 2005 to May 2007

Senior Copywriter/Editor

Managed copywriters and served as senior copywriter and editor for student loan funding company.

Managed the writing of all copy, using SEO techniques and social media. This included articles, press releases, daily articles for blog and content for the company’s websites. Kept website copy current for better search engine optimization. Also handled all editing, copy editing and proofreading.

Arizona Newspapers Association, Phoenix, AZ, August 2004 to September 2005

Communications Manager/Editor

Editor of member publication, ANAgrams. Wrote, researched, edited, copy edited, and proofread publication, including layout and graphics. Managed freelance writers. Was responsible for generating story ideas for publication. Also managed and edited yearly member directory of 120 member newspapers. Updated website and oversaw newspaper and advertising contests.

Courtenay Communications Inc., New York, NY, March 1999 to April 2002

Section Editor, DM News and I-Marketing News

Managed the trafficking of all contributed articles and columnists in all sections, including coordinating story assignments with writers, assigning deadlines, rewriting, editing, proofreading and headline writing. Worked

with managing editor, graphics department, in-house and freelance writers to maintain copy flow and plan upcoming sections within space constraints and budget. Also collaborated with public relations and marketing personnel. Created story schedules with editors and writers and prepared editorial calendar.


Queens College, City University of New York, B.A., English (Writing/Journalism), with Honors


Member of Society of Professional Journalists (2004 to 2009) Volunteer writer at In Defense of Animals,

Advisory Board Member Wildhorse Ranch Rescue including social media posts

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