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Skills & Abilities

Writing/Editing Skills
  • Ability to adapt writing style to different media, platforms and audience (i.e. newspaper, magazine, corporate, newsletter, email campaign, web content)
  • Using the internet & social media for research & fact checking purposes
  • Copy editing & proofreading using attention to detail and reference materials such as style manuals, dictionaries & the internet
  • Creating Press Releases & Press Kits
Graphic/Web Design & Development Skills
  • Manipulating HTML, CSS, JQuery & PHP/MySQL code
  • Design websites with or without templates in HTML, CSS, JQuery & PHP/MySQL programming languages
  • Installing and customizing platforms in WordPress, Joomla and other CMS Layout, design & pre-press using InDesign
  • Create artwork using Photoshop and/or Illustrator
  • Create print materials such as booklets, newsletters, brochures, press kits and other marketing materials
  • Convert print materials for online download using Acrobat
Other Experience, Skills & Abilities
  • Advise & plan an effective communications strategy based on researching potential audience & competition
  • Create a branding campaign over print & web that includes using social media if required.
  • Learn & adapt to any computer software & hardware platform required
  • Coordinate projects & events
  • Organize & multi-task on multiple projects
  • Coordinate tasks using outside departments, companies or government agencies
  • Track invoicing whether accounts receivable or payable
  • Type: 40 wpm

Work Experience

Disney/ESI– Memphis, TN
Guest Services Representative, Sept. 2013 – Nov. 2013

Southern College of Optometry – Memphis, TN
Communications Specialist/Writer, Jan. 2009 – Sept. 2010

Self-Employed – Memphis, TN
Web Design & Development, Graphic Design, Writing, and Editing – 2001-Present

The Kroger Co., Delta Marketing Area – Memphis, TN
Advertising Layout Clerk, 1999-2001

Sales & Marketing Communication Associates, Inc. – Memphis, TN, 1995
Assistant Conference Coordinator – National Civil Rights Museum's Conference On Freedom
Administrative Coordinator – NCNW's Mid-Southern Region Black Family Reunion Celebration

Staff Writer
North Little Rock Times – North Little Rock, AR, 1997-1998
Chronicle-Tribune – Marion, IN, 1994-1995
The Daily Helmsman – Memphis, TN, 1993

Staffing Associates, Inc. – Memphis, TN
Receptionist/Secretary – Stephens Brothers, Inc., 1998-1999


Copy Editing Certificate Program 2011 –
Course work included copy editing for style, punctuation, grammar & clarity for print/online as well as updating research & reporting skills.

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism 1993 – The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Undergraduate work included news writing, magazine writing and desktop publishing.
Internship: Tri-State Defender newspaper, Spring 1993

Tech Experience

Computer Hardware
Hardware experience includes Macs, PCs, Scanners, and other peripherals.

Computer Software
Graphic Design: Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe PhotoShop CS5, Adobe InDesign CS5, Adobe Acrobat 9
Web Design: Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Adobe Flash CS5, Adobe Fireworks CS5
Programming: HTML, CSS, JQuery, PHP/MySQL
MS Office 2010: Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010, Outlook 2010
Internet: Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13, Opera 11.01, Safari 5.03, Google Chrome 10.0


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