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Content Management

Savage, MN
April 29, 2014

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Emily Goon Burnsville, Minnesota 55337

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EDUCATION University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bachelor of Arts – 2006

Major: English Honors

Minor: American Studies

Cumulative GPA: 3.93

WORK Quirk’s Media Eagan, Minnesota

Content Editor January 2008 – Present

Commission original articles to populate and assemble a bi-weekly e-newsletter (35,000+ readers)

Edit the flagship magazine in its entirety twice each month (45,000+ subscribers)

Interview researcher buyers/vendors to write featured articles/case studies several times per year

Revise and rewrite open-source press releases to populate five monthly magazine departments

Adhere to AP Style standards in all content creation

Work with co-editor to create 50 pieces of content each month

Blog five-to-10 times per month on, and

Write headlines to maximize SEO; assisted in rewriting and reformatting past headli nes for SEO

Upload all articles to and update all related pages, including social media sites

Attend several industry trade shows each year in the U.S. and Europe to gather story leads

Write technical instructions for clients and other staff members regarding procedure and policy

Target Corporation Minneapolis, Minnesota

Copy Editor (contracted) June 2007 – December 2007

Edited various packing materials for Target's hardlines, softlines and SuperTarget products

Collaborated cross-functionally to ensure a comprehensive edit while meeting rigorous deadlines

Partnered with vendors to develop a final product that satisfied all parties

Wrote and edited romance copy and product description on packaging

Aureus Inc. (formerly Addiction Recovery Professionals) St. Paul, Minnesota

Editor and Marketing Coordinator August 2006 – January 2007

Wrote and edited brochures highlighting mission and services for various market groups

Created 60-second radio ad copy to be broadcast from ARP’s radio program

Gathered and interpreted statistical information from clinical studies regarding addiction

Coffee House Press Minneapolis, Minnesota

Intern December 2003 – April 2005

Read manuscript submissions including novels, short stories, poetry, autobiographies, etc.

Wrote two- to three-page manuscript critiques/recommendations for senior editor

Proofed and edited pre-approved materials for publication

2009 Quirk’s Employee of the Year


Member – American Copy Editors Society (2009 to present)


Comfortable working in Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX with extensive knowledge of


SKILLS Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe

InDesign/InCopy, Constant Contact, WordPress and various content management systems

Proficient in Web design (Adobe Dreamweaver) and writing HTML

Well-versed in AP, MLA, APA and Chicago styles for writing and referencing

Completed two-day Adobe InDesign CS4 advanced course via FirstTech

References available upon request

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