Skills & Full CV

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Key Characteristics

“Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style."

“Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.” ~Kurt Vonnegut

  • Planner and goal setter with marked desire to contribute professionally
  • Service-minded and client-centric
  • Self-starter, motivated to produce
  • Driven learner, highly curious
  • Calm demeanor with ability to prioritize and manage multiple, competing demands
  • Adaptable and easy to work with
  • Quality-oriented with attention to detail
  • Proven critical thinking, analysis and conceptual abilities

Key Abilities

  • Demonstrated strength in print and digital communications
  • Exceptional expertise in grammar, syntax and editing
  • Efficient production of publish-ready copy (grammar/structure/editorial)
  • Strong and engaging tone in both writing and editing practices
  • Ability to craft and shift voice/style according to audience and goal
  • Comfortable with informative, persuasive, emotive composition, etc.
  • Aware of both print and online publishing needs/environments
  • Excellent project management abilities in engaging teams, setting goals, budgets and deadlines
  • Superb crafting and/or amplification of messaging in pursuit of communication or organizational goals
  • Effective positioning of narratives and other communications across all media
  • Measurement of communications goals through metric data collection and analysis
  • Use of several tools available for data analysis in measuring effectiveness of communications
  • Fact checking, exhaustive research abilities
  • AP, APA, Chicago (16), MLA, house style
  • Content Management Systems, WordPress, Wiki platforms
  • CSS, HTML, XML markup
  • MS Office, Adobe, Acrobat, InDesign, InCopy, some Photoshop
  • SEO/SEM/Keyword research