PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

I am very busy. 


COMMUNICATIONS Manager

Bishop Fox, July 2016-present

  • Driving department strategies
  • Developing company messaging
  • Directing team of on-site and long-term contract employees:
    • Managing local editorial team to ensure on-time report delivery of 350+ external projects annually
    • Leading an intercontinental creative team to update the company website
  • Crafting quarterly and annual company meetings, writing the slides and notes for live all-hands presentations
  • Translating complex technical ideas into accessible and engaging explanations
  • Training new hires (75+) on brand standards, department templates, writing and design principles, and editorial processes
  • Designing new templates, event invitations, brochures, and presentations for external and internal audiences

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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
 

Marketing Specialist

UnitedHealthcare, Employer & Individual, Public Sector May-Nov. 2011

  • Managed social media accounts and updated Public Sector support sites
  • Oversaw field communications and B2B communications updates
     

Editor-in-Chief

 The Gustavian Weekly, August 2010 - June 2011

  • Led publication production — from picas to policy enforcement
  • Supervised entire staff of editors, writers, managers, and photographers with a circulation of 1,500-2,000

weekly.blog.gustavus.edu

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EDUCATION

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

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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

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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

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AWARDS

  • Sixth place, 2008-2009 Best of The Midwest College Newspaper Conference;
  • First place, 2010-2011 Best of the Midwest; category: Four Year Weekly Tabloid
  • Winner of the 2011 Lawrence Owen Prize for Non-Fiction

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COURSES

  • Edward Tufte: Presenting Data and Information
  • Effective Leadership and Management: Understanding and Influencing the Dynamics of Organizations
  • Intro to Excel