Resume

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Experience

Senior
COPYWRITER

TCF Bank

June 2017 - present

  • Supports product launches, campaigns, promotions, and business activities for a national bank holding company with $22.1 billion in total assets and 321 branch locations across seven states

  • Creates copy across multiple channels (print collateral, direct mail, email, online advertising, social media, video, website, etc.) that informs and encourages action

  • Ensures all copy aligns with brand standards for voice, tone and remains consistent across all channels for all audience segments

  • Collaborates with designers on conceptual brainstorming for new initiatives and copy evolution to meet creative executional needs

tcfbank.com


COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Bishop Fox

July 2016 - June 2017

  • Drove department strategies ad developed all company messaging

  • Directed team of on-site and long-term contract employees:

    • Managed local editorial team to ensure on-time report delivery of 350+ external projects annually

    • Led an intercontinental creative team to update the company website

  • Crafted quarterly and annual company meetings, wrote the slides and notes for live all-hands presentations

  • Translated complex technical ideas into accessible and engaging explanations

  • Trained new hires (75+) on brand standards, department templates, writing and design principles, and editorial processes

  • Designed new templates, event invitations, brochures, and presentations for external and internal audiences

bishopfox.com


COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Bishop Fox

September 2015-July 2016

  • Developed internal and external company presentations, newsletters, and emails

  • Ensured consultant presentations at industry events adhered to company voice, tone, and brand standards

  • Authored external brochures, case studies, and website copy

  • Supervised the editorial team

  • Established company-wide methodologies for efficient, accurate content creation with an emphasis on clarity, conciseness, and tone

  • Developed messaging for internal company presentations/newsletters on key initiatives, industry issues, and other topics

bishopfox.com


TECHNICAL EDITOR

Bishop Fox

February 2013-September 2015

 
 
  • Founded the editorial department and defined new report delivery process by identifying gaps in previous methodology

  • Created and maintained templates, style guides, and official documentation standards across 10 departments

  • Proofread and edited highly technical content from document creation to completion for over 300 Fortune 500, 50, and 5 client engagements annually

  • Edited, contributed to RFP responses and ad hoc documents with strict deadlines

  • Led grammar and writing development workshops for technical consultants

bishopfox.com


PROJECT MANAGER

Bishop Fox

February 2013-August 2013

  • Concurrently managed multiple projects of varying size and complexity with geographically diverse teams

  • Performed resource management; developed detailed schedules and plans; provided status updates to technical team, leadership, and Fortune 100 clients

bishopfox.com

 


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PROOFREADER

Trusted Choice

November 2012-January 2013

  • Maintained style guide and brand standards for all website material

  • Oversaw freelance writers to deliver SEO-optimized content

 


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MARKETING COPYWRITER

Our World Shops, INC.

November 2011-November 2012

  • Authored product descriptions, press releases, and blog posts for eight unique websites — each with a specific audience and tone

  • Updated content, photographed products, and edited website images

ourworldshops.com

 


MANAGING EDITOR

Paper Darts Literary Magazine

May 2012 - February 2013

  • Managed the editorial calendar and published website content

  • Coordinated volunteers, planned and promoted events

paperdarts.org

 

Education

Gustavus Adolphus College   
BA: English w/ emphasis on writing      Minor: Studio Art  

Honors

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude

  • Member

    • American Copy Editors Society

    • Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society

  • Published works:

    • Firethorne

    • Heterodoxy

    • Twin Cities Runoff

    • The Tangential

    • Paper Darts

    • The Useless Critic

Skills

Writing, proofreading, copyediting,  technical editing, copy writing, marketing, communications, template and style guide creation, journalism, blogging, 
social media, volunteer coordination

AP Style, Mac/PC, Microsoft Office Suite w/ strong emphasis on Microsoft Word, Adobe Creative Suite

Conversational Spanish

Awards

  • Winner of the 2011 Lawrence Owen Prize for Non-Fiction

Courses

  • Edward Tufte: Presenting Data and Information

  • UC Berkeley: Effective Leadership and Management: Understanding and Influencing the Dynamics of Organizations