What I’ve Done

National publications, Freelance journalist and editor, February 2004−present

  • Authored over 60 news articles including lead stories for outlets such as the East Bay Express, City Beat Magazine, Matador Travel, Blistering.com, and Powerslave Music
  • Editor articles for Her Cincinnati, and A-Line Magazine’s Lifestyle departments
  • Contributed to the direction and identity brand of each publication

Tetra Tech DPK, Editor/Communications Associate, November 2009−September 2012

  • Responsible for all formatting and editing of company documents, website content, and marketing materials, including initial production, design, accuracy
  • Rigorous copy editing, analysis, and formatting of proposals for international aid organizations (USAID, World Bank, DFID, etc.) resulting in $100M+ of active projects
  • Manage production and distribution client-oriented publications such as annual reports, award notifications, and newsletters (circulation of 6,000+)
  • In charge of website development and maintenance, social media campaigns, and online community management
  • Head of International Development Services Communications Committee

Nomuda Games, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, November 2009−July 2012

  • Created main story concept and creative direction of episodic game series “Reedu: The First Explorer”, successfully launched on the Android market (500+ copies sold)
  • Developed all in-game and puzzle designs (game mechanics, screen layout, level placement, color scheme, and objectives)
  • Managed all PR and marketing, including press releases, social media pages, investment pitches, launch and live-product marketing strategies, and corporate relationships
  • Responsible for building Facebook (accumulated 475 fans) and Twitter following and maintaining online blog
  • Wrote in-game script, oversaw asset mapping, and game elements to development teams

Cision, Inc.,Traffic Department Manager,  April 2007−October 2009

  • Managed a team of five that communicated between sales and production departments to ensure that media products were efficiently tailored to meet clients’ needs
  • Developed innovative marketing strategies, including the implementation of a digital order tracking methodology, with regional production and sales managers

Active Voice media strategy group, Project Assistant, February 2006−August 2006

  • Created promotional strategies for educational documentaries and films and established a distribution strategies among theaters, conferences, and film fests

Education:

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Graduated in April, 2003

Additional Skills/Background:

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite 5 applications
  • Certified in Shipley’s “Writing Federal Proposals” workshop
  • Extensive knowledge of Joomla! web development software
  • Edited grant proposals for feature film documentary Architorture
  • Co-editor of self-help novel for motivational speaker Robert Panté
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