Résumé

EDUCATION 

College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA                                          Spring 2014
Bachelor of Arts in English, Minor in Creative Writing
Dean’s List Recipient; Cum Laude Society Inductee

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Assistant Editor & Advertising Director 
The Piedmont Virginian, Warrenton, VA
February 2015 – Present

  • Edited submissions for grammar, clarity, factuality, and style under strict deadlines.
  • Wrote and ghostwrote feature pieces, ranging in length and content, with special focus on arts, small businesses, and home design.
  • Contributed blog content, proofread drafts, and optimized posts for search engine visibility (SEO).
  • Directed native advertising program, copywrote ad campaigns, and managed client relations.

Copywriter The PRD Group, Chantilly, VA
June 2014 – February 2015

  • Researched primary and secondary sources on Dwight Eisenhower to contribute to a team that developed a renovation masterplan for the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.
  • Authored narratives that recast Dwight Eisenhower’s legacy to attract and engage millennial audiences.
  • Designed multimedia presentations that interwove visual and narrative components to showcase the legacy of Dwight Eisenhower.
  • Organized research and archives in an Excel matrix to streamline the redevelopment process.

Research Assistant, Writer, and Web Designer Middle Passage Project   
Summer 2013

  • Researched transatlantic slave narratives and published findings through social media platforms.
  • Generated attention-grabbing leads based on research into the transatlantic slave trade.
  • Redesigned the project’s website to capture a larger audience by implementing SEO techniques.

ACTIVITIES & ORGANIZATIONS

Contributing Editor, The Gallery, William and Mary         

  • Edited William and Mary’s longest running literary publication (f. 1979) by proof-reading and evaluating the quality of several hundred submissions.
  • Adhered to rigorous and demanding deadlines throughout the editing, formatting, printing, and distribution phases of the publication.

Judiciary Chair, Inter-fraternal Council, William & Mary         

  • Rewrote and revised Greek Organizations’ by-laws in order to increase specificity and applicability.
  • Spearheaded a motion to increase self-reliance and prevent hazing.

Event Organizer, Student Alumni Council, William & Mary               

  • Publicized and organized on-campus events to connect current students and alumni while advocating for the interests of both.
  • Organized fundraising events and programs that garnered donations from 70% of the senior class, the highest percentage to date.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Self-motivated young writer published in newspapers, journals, and online. Well-versed AP style.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and OSX, as well as social media and blogging platforms.
  • Finalist for Academy of American Poets Prize (2013).

REFERENCES

Pam Kamphuis, Executive Editor, Piedmont Virginian, 540.349.2951
Dan Murphy, Principal, PRD Group, 703.955.4101

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