Freelance Proofreader, Copywriter and Editor
Jan 1999 - Present (22 years 6 months)
Experienced marketing copywriter, proofreader and editor ready to take on your project -- be it one or many -- or deliver quality copy ongoing.
Marketing Copywriter and Proofreader
2016 - 2019 (3 years)
Crafted print and digital messaging for five business lines in the B2C and B2B financial services and credit card servicing industry. Completed rebranding of marketing collateral and website following acquisition of TransFirst. Proofread other writers' copy.
Copywriter / Content Manager
2013 - 2016 (3 years)
Copywriter for Creative Services of international supplier to dental, medical, dermatology, chiropractic, vision, audiology, podiatry, massage therapy, veterinary and pet grooming markets. Responsible for writing promotions, advertising, sales materials, marketing collateral, product samples, packaging, press releases, internal communications, posters, email campaigns, digital content, blog stories, facebook posts, greeting cards and event signage. Write corporate communications, ads and edit copy (press releases, websites, product specs) for other departments.
Jul 2013 - Nov 2013 (4 months)
Completed short-term contract at philosophy. Proofread skin care and cosmetic primary and secondary packaging as well as digital content for corporate voice, grammar, punctuation, adherence to style guide and design consistency.
The CSI Companies
Sep 2012 - Jan 2013 (4 months)
Completed short-term contract at CVS/Caremark Proofread Medicare Part D documents and digital content to ensure they followed government-issued models.
Marketing Copywriter and Secondary Editor
Oct 2010 - Sep 2012 (1 year 11 months)
As the primary copywriter, wrote event landing pages and website content, social media, email campaigns, contests, ads, press releases, surveys, flyers, Q&A, brochures, agendas, invitations, packaging, and promo copy. Researched, pitched, and wrote blog stories. * Consistently brought ideas to brainstorming sessions and weekly meetings * Coordinated numerous writing assignments simultaneously and never missed a deadline * Wrote and coordinated production of weekly email to 15,000 recipients * Wrote and scheduled social media
Oct 2008 - Aug 2010 (1 year 10 months)
As the only native English speaker in the department, I edited the entire marketing library upon hire while managing more than 35 trade shows annually. Also edited documents for president and numerous sales reps whose native languages are not English. Wrote web and collateral copy for five lines of business. Interviewed clients for testimonials and wrote case studies. Created email campaigns, sales letters and managed trade show leads. Attended trade shows and gave software demos to attendees.
Construction Inspection & Testing Co.
Jan 2004 - Jun 2008 (4 years 5 months)
Served as liaison between technicians, clients and engineers. Monitored testing to ensure compliance. Coordinated testing for more than 50 communities with 20-5,000 lots each. Company closed and all employees were terminated.
Marketing Manager / Copywriter and Proofreader / Creative Director
May 2001 - Jun 2003 (2 years 1 month)
Handled all aspects of marketing including copywriting, media buying, event planning and management, developing sales collateral, press kits, media relations, press releases and publicity, feature writing and advertising. Wrote scripts for TV and radio, represented company as a Mesa Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and on-camera. Pitched stories to media and publications. Hosted guests, media, visiting air show pilots and VIPs, making certain to inform all employees of upcoming events. Worked regularly with airport marketing team and assisted our air show team. Regularly communicated marketing-related information to staff.
Jan 1999 - Mar 2001 (2 years 2 months)
Created promotional copy and proofread copy written by owner and marketing manager. Wrote and submitted calls for presentations and booked president as speaker at conferences. Handled pre- and post-trade show marketing as well as logistics, equipment and leads. Executed whimsical theme for trade show booth which garnered a great deal of attention and created name awareness of the company. Planned and managed sales training seminars across the country. Kept staff updated on trade show and conference schedule, sales training events and appearances. Served as sales training coach. Sold sales training to senior housing sales and marketing professionals. Performed mystery shops and wrote reports for clients.