RESUME

EXPERIENCE

Instructor          Jan 2018 - Current

Connecticut School of Broadcasting

+Designing and leading Digital Media and Digital Portfolio classes

+Guiding students through development of personal website: writing a biography, taking/editing a headshot, choosing portfolio material, building a website using a content management system (CMS), and using search engine optimization (SEO) best practices

+SKILLS: Instruction, Copy Editing, Lesson Design, Web Design, Wordpress, Photography, SEO

+TOOLS: PowerPoint, Adobe Premier, Adobe Photoshop, Google Drive, Microsoft Word, Google Keyword Planner

 

 

+Creating educational videos from scripted and narrated lesson material, on a wide array of subjects

+SKILLS: Video Editing, Motion Graphics, CMS

+TOOLS: Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion 5, Wistia, Remilon

 

+Filming events and scenes extemporaneously

+All aspects of production: lighting, sound, and gear

+Planning and conducting student and staff interviews

+Building cohesive narratives from footage and information gathering

+Advising student participants on communication and social sharing

+Contributing to website design and content strategy

+Documentary artifacts include web series, promotional videos, time-lapse photography, and a music video

+SKILLS: Script Writing, Videography, Video Editing, Creative Direction, Web Design, Content Strategy, CMS

+TOOLS: Canon 70D, Final Cut Pro X, GoPro Hero, Google Drive, Squarespace

 

 

 

 

+Revised stories to make them accessible to young readers with literacy and learning difficulties

+Designed book covers to attract apprehensive readers

+SKILLS: Copy Editing, Developmental Editing, Graphic Design

+TOOLS: Microsoft Word, Canva, Pixelmator

 

+Produced series of instructional videos for online learning platform

+Advised on script writing and delivery to maximize effectiveness

+Created on-brand intro and outro using logo

+SKILLS: Videography, Video Editing, Motion Graphics, Creative Direction, Script Writing Consulting

+TOOLS: Canon 70D, Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion 5

 

 

 

 

+Developed recruitment strategy for multimedia student news publication board, doubling membership

+Created and hosted media workshops for new recruits

+Advised news team on news copy and video content

+Led bi-weekly class meetings

+Allianced with department heads on news product enrichment

+SKILLS: Instruction, Interviewing, Video Editing, Copy Editing, Graphic Design, Recruitment, CMS

+TOOLS: PowerPoint, Final Cut Pro X, Microsoft Word, Canva, Wordpress

 

 

 

 

+Led rebranding of nonprofit, including website design and build, logo concept, copywriting, and design of marketing  materials

+Pursued and nurtured alliances with local nonprofits

+Screened program participants

+Sourced funding for community outreach initiative

+Developed database to automate communications

+Created communication strategy to engage clients, funders, and community alliances

+SKILLS: Copy Writing, Grant Writing, Graphic Design, Branding, Web Design, Public Speaking, Communication  Strategy, CMS

+TOOLS: Microsoft Word, Google Forms, Pixelmator, Wordpress, Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, Inkscape

 

+Drafted on-brand onboarding handbook outlining company policies, practices, and procedures for screening, hiring and retaining high-quality employees

+Coordinated copywriting and infographic production for clarity

+SKILLS: Copy Writing, Copy Editing, Graphic Design Consulting

+TOOLS: Microsoft Word, Google Drive

+Hosted self-made, half-day workshop: "Writing Creative Nonfiction"

+Developed "Writing Creative Nonfiction" course for Udemy interface

+SKILLS: Copy Writing, Instruction

+TOOLS: Microsoft Word, Udemy

 

+Advised graduate students, in person and via web, on: writing technique, assignment prompt fulfillment, scholarly research, academic ethics, and formatting standards

+SKILLS: Copy Editing, Developmental Editing, Remote Instruction, Research, Formatting—AP, APA, MLA

+TOOLS: Microsoft Word, Blackboard learning management system (LMS)

+Wrote and revised keyword-rich articles, reports, and ebooks

+Conducted research on unfamiliar topics

+SKILLS: Copy Writing, SEO

+TOOLS: Microsoft Word, Google Keyword Planner

 

+Guided doctorate-level, English-as-a-second-language (ESL) students through PhD theses revisions

+SKILLS: Copy Editing, Developmental Editing, Proofreading

+TOOLS: Microsoft Word

 

 

 

+Drafted 2,600+ articles and guest blog posts on a wide array of subject matter

+SKILLS: Copy Writing

+TOOLS: Microsoft Word

 

+Conformed to style guides to write how-to articles and encyclopedic essays for high-traffic websites (non disclosure)

+Produced 250+ articles and essays

+SKILLS: Copy Writing

+TOOLS: Microsoft Word

+Sourced and wrote keyword-rich articles for niche websites

+Produced 200+ articles

+SKILLS: Copy Writing, SEO

+TOOLS: Microsoft Word

Documentarian (Contract)          Aug 2016 - Current

Queens University of Charlotte

Editor/"Story Wizard"           Jul 2017 - Dec 2017

Story Shares

Video Editor           Dec 2017 - Current

Study.com

Video Producer (Freelance Project)          Jun 2017 - Nov 2017

Effective Connecting

Graduate Advisor, Student Media (Contract)          Aug 2016 - Apr 2017

Queens University of Charlotte

Communications Associate          Dec 2011 - Nov 2016

Becky Nelson New Beginnings, Inc.

Communications Associate          Dec 2011 - Nov 2016

Becky Nelson New Beginnings, Inc.

Instructional Designer (Freelance Project)          Jan 2015 - Jun 2015

Charlotte Writing Academy

Writing Consultant          Aug 2013 - May 2014

Queens University of Charlotte

Copywriter (Freelance Project)          Aug 2012 - Feb 2015

David Cisneros Marketing

Writing Consultant/Editor (Contract)          Apr 2012 - Mar 2014

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Writer          Feb 2011 - Feb 2014

Write on the Edge

Writer (Contract)          Apr 2011 - Oct 2013

Writers Research Group

SEO Article Writer (Contract)          Jan 2011 - Jan 2012

Judenland Management Consulting Services, Inc.

SKILLS KEY

Writing

Copy Editing

Video Editing

Videography

Instruction

Research

Web Design

SEO

EDUCATION

MA Communication          2016 - Current

Queens University of Charlotte

BA Communication-Journalism          2013 - 2016

Queens University of Charlotte

Minor in Creative Writing

Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholar

AA General Studies          2011 - 2013

Central Piedmont Community College

VOLUNTEERING & COMMUNITY SERVICE

Treasurer (2012), Secretary (2013), Student Development Chair (2014/2015), Co-President (2016)       2012 – 2016

Hayworth Student Association, Queens University of Charlotte 

 

Teacher’s Assistant, Student Leadership Team (SLT) Chair of the Board          2013 – 2015

Albemarle Road Elementary School         

AWARDS & HONORS

Winner: Best Student Film: 100 Words Film Festival          2015

Official Selection: North Portland Unknown Film Festival; New York Short Film and Screenplay Competition          2017

To Dream, Short Film/Visual Poem

Featured Film: 100 Words Film Festival          2016

Being Caleb, Charity Film for Time Out Youth (nonprofit organization)

Honorable Mention: Marjorie Blankenship Creative Nonfiction Award          2013

Mechanical Heart, Autobiographical Essay

Publication: Signet 50th Anniversary Special Edition          2014

Door in the Floor, Fiction