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Libby Baldwin
BASIC
United States, Tampa
Experienced Communications Professional Libby Baldwin, Writing & Content
Experienced journalist, content creator and administrative superstar with superior interpersonal skills. Demonstrated track record of self-managed success and adaptability across a variety of in-house and remote positions. References and writing samples available upon request. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE STORYTERRACE Freelance Ghostwriter ​October 2019-present After being assigned a client who wants their life story turned into a keepsake book, I conduct a series of interviews with the client, then craft a longform manuscript (between 7,500-20,000 words) that goes through several rounds of editing and approval before publication. NEW TAMPA/WESLEY CHAPEL NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS Freelance Correspondent January 2019-January 2020 I wrote news and feature articles on a freelance basis, often featuring my own photography. ALIGN RIGHT REALTY RIVERVIEW Office Administrator ​ Feb 2020-March 2020 In this part-time role, I served as receptionist for an extremely busy real estate brokerage with over 50 active agents. I also performed a wide variety of administrative and customer service tasks, including social media. I was laid off due to Covid-19. LATITUDES TOURS, LLC Promotions/Marketing/Naturalist Guide ​ November 2019-January 2020 I represented the company in multiple community Chambers of Commerce and marketed our tours through various channels, including outreach/cold calling. I served as a deckhand and guide for tours as needed. Laid off due to downsizing. CLEARVIEW COMMUNICATIONS & PR November 2018-April 2019 Account Executive In this freelance remote position, I collaborated with other team members on branding efforts and media outreach for multiple clients, lending my ability to write for any voice to press releases, news features, white papers, blogs and more. KWIDOS, LLC October 2018-April 2019 S Social Media Manager In this freelance remote position for an online construction network, I managed company Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, creating captions and hashtags for given images on a daily basis. I also wrote blogs and website copy, which resulted in client sign-ups and increased revenue. TAMPA BAY TIMES Chief Editorial Assistant/Staff Writer​ October 2016-April 2018 I served as the backbone of the Tampa news bureau, handling all administrative duties and outside communications, and was selected for the role from a pool of hundreds of applicants. I hired and trained a small staff of part-time editorial assistants, one of whom was promoted to a permanent position. I updated or implemented new organization systems, increasing the efficiency of the bureau. I researched and published multiple news stories and photographs weekly, successfully balancing two full-time jobs during a 40-hour week. MEDICARE MEDIGAP DIRECT Underwriting Manager August 2015-May 2016 I continuously managed and updated a CRM database with hundreds of clients, single-handedly ensuring that sold Medicare supplement plans went smoothly from application to issuance. This involved daily follow-up and interaction with clients, many of whom could be difficult to communicate with. My diligence and organization in this role often resulted in enhanced client retention and profit increases. I also served as executive assistant to the owner, coordinating his schedule, making decisions and acting on his behalf in his absence. COPYPRESS Freelance Copywriter March 2015-February 2016 In this 100% remote position, I copy-edited content pieces for accuracy, often rewriting sections to better adhere to the company style guide and client requests. I collaborated with other team members on producing final content. BREAKING POINT MEDIA Social Media/Content Marketing Manager ​November 2014-February 2015 In this role at a startup firm, I managed various social media platforms for as many as 10 clients at once, including analytics-based Facebook content curation, creation and maintenance of Pinterest boards, email marketing, blogging and other projects. I also worked closely with the graphic design team to create client-commissioned original content. OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE I have worked on whale-watching boats in the Pacific Northwest every summer since 2011 as a naturalist, deckhand and recently captain, leading multiple tours per day and entertaining/educating up to 50 guests per tour with a self-crafted narrative. I maintained and improved the highest-grossing tour of the company I worked for in 2016 and 2017. These seasonal positions generally run from May-September. EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications/Journalism University of South Florida, 2011 Magna Cum Laude Five years with university marching band Merchant mariner credential (captain’s license) 50-ton Inland Master United States Coast Guard April 2018
Writing & Content
Article Writing
Content Writing
Blog Writing
Editing & Proofreading
Communications
20 $
Savannah Schmidt
BASIC
United States, Temecula
Social Media Blogging & Marketing Savannah Schmidt, Writing & Content
I currently run my own site and produce & market content regularly. My content is geared around skin and self care, with a primary female demographic. I post content as well on other platforms and know how to promote and market thoroughly on platforms like Instagram, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter. Experience Blogging / The Skin Edit February 2020 - PRESENT I am the founder and writer of The Skin Edit, a blog on all things skin and self care. It is geared towards a woman audience and the platform works over to Instagram. The blog can be found at www.theskinedit.squarespace.com South Coast Winery // Cocktail Server & Server Assistant August 2018 - PRESENT My position at South Coast Winery is specifically geared towards providing great service to all customers. My service is focused around dinner and brunch service and making sure that all guests get amazing food, drinks and an overall amazing experience. I also have experience in Cocktail serving within the bar and lounge. Certified Notary Public I have been a Self employed Mobile Notary Public and I believe that I have excelled with the correct training, and good knowledge about loan documents, etc. Casa Bella Escrow Services / Lead for Opening Department August 2016 - APRIL 2018, 27459 Jefferson Ave. #209, Temecula, CA 92591 My job as a lead for the Opening Department, helped me know a bit more knowledge around the documents that I have been working with within my Notary job. This job had pushed me more than I would have thought possible and required many things from myself starting from a young age. ---- Education Palomar College / Nurse Practitioner; Dermatology August 2017 - PRESENT, San Marcos CA Currently I am focusing on obtaining my Master's Degree in Nurse Practitioning, with a focus on Dermatology. Vista Murrieta High School / High School + AP Classes August 2013 - June 2017, Murrieta CA I took continuous rigorous classes and excelled within all AP (advanced placement) and Dual enrollment courses, as well as was within the AVID program for 2 years.
Writing & Content
Blog
Blog Writing
Communications
Content Strategy
Editing
30 $
Hannah Kelley
BASIC
United States, New York
Digital Marketing Specialist Hannah Kelley, Writing & Content
Social Media Specialist | Remote (Nov 2019 - Mar 2020) SmartDate APP -Improved the company's Instagram page and feed, increasing followers by over 2006 in B weeks. -Collaborated with the public relations team to identify and communicate with Social Media Influencers who align with our brand message. -Boosted social media algorithm by posting frequent updates, answering posts and monitoring conversations. Public Relations Specialist | Hiram, OH (Nov 2019 - Mar 2020) Little Village Early Learning Center - Built and maintained corporate image, brand and identity. -Established and enforced clear goals to keep all employees on same level and working collaboratively. -Created and executed successful paid media campaigns that targeted parents to increase enrollment Public Relations Intern | Kent, OH Aug 2019 - Dec 2019 The J.M. Smucker Company - Collaborated and created a yearlong strategic social media campaign (Tik Tok) to target Gen Z and Millennials, with the goal of increasing overall brand awareness on a company level. - Conducted over 200 hours of primary and secondary research, including surveys, focus groups, interviews and data analysis. -Independently wrote and designed a H0Ipage casebook showcasing research findings. Volunteer: The LitterBugz Environmental Conservation | Cleveland, OH (Jun 2019 - Aug 2019) - Managed public relations and fundraising activities across Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Tik Tok and official website. - Established and deepened partnerships with different groups and businesses to enhance marketing effectiveness and strengthen funding streams.
Writing & Content
Blog
Communications
Content Strategy
Web Content
Writing
19 $
Cormac OBrien
BASIC
United States, Bloomfield
Writer Cormac Obrien, Writing & Content
Cormac O’Brien 26 North End Terrace, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 Acclaimed writer with over twenty-five years of experience making an impact with content and copy • Writing history and humorous books • Creating promotional material • Sharing expertise on television and radio • Working closely with graphic designers Published Author • Secret Lives of the First Ladies: Strange Stories and Shocking Trivia from Inside the White House, Quirk Books, 2005 (updated through 2017) A Wall Street Journal bestseller, April 2018 • Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents: Strange Stories and Shocking Trivia from Inside the White House, 2004 (updated through 2017) • Outnumbered: Incredible Stories of History’s Most Surprising Battlefield Upsets, Fair Winds Press, 2010 • The Fall of Empires: From Glory to Ruin, an Epic Account of History’s Ancient Civilizations, Fall River Press, 2009 • The Forgotten History of America: Little-Known Conflicts of Lasting Importance from the Earliest Colonists to the Eve of the Revolution, Fair Winds Press, 2008 • Secret Lives of the Civil War: What Your Teachers Never Told You About the War Between the States, Quirk Books, 2007 • The Daily Disaster: Real-Life Stories of 30 Amazing Disasters, Scholastic, 2002 Media Presence • Spoke about American first ladies on Anderson Cooper 360 • Interviewed on NPR about Outnumbered and Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents • Discussed Gary Hart on Barbara Walters Presents: American Scandals • Explored presidential exploits on America’s Most Badass, The American Heroes Channel • Performed original material at numerous stand-up comedy venues Freelance Copywriter (2002 – the present) • Write catalog and jacket copy for a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, trade and mass market book titles • Work to develop promotional materials with clients including Simon and Schuster, Penguin USA, Bookspan (formerly Book of the Month Club), and St. Martin’s Press Senior Copywriter, Quality Paperback Book Club (1998 – 2002) • Played prominent role in shaping the image of major paperback book club • Conducted interviews with authors such as Studs Terkel and Evan Thomas • Effectively managed in-house copywriter and 4- 6 freelancers Senior Copywriter, Penguin Group USA (1995-1998) • Wrote cover and jacket copy for broad range of titles • Consulted with art department over packaging designs
Writing & Content
Academic Writing and research
Communications
Content Strategy
Content Writing
Writing
35 $
Kathleen Wise
BASIC
United States, Los Angeles
Administrative Assistant Kathleen Wise, Writing & Content
Self-driven professional eager to leverage transferable skills in a challenging new role.  Policies & Procedures: Experienced with enforcing regulations to ensure full compliance  Employee Relations: Proven ability to create engaging initiative  Hiring & Staffing: Leverages a strong knowledge and/or experience in hiring and staffing to accurately assess a high-volume, high frequency list of potential candidates  Business Acumen: Capable of functioning effectively to thrive in times of change, and evolving business needs and shifting priorities to remain flexible in a competitive market  Office Management: Knowledge of office management systems and procedures. Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Inventory & Purchasing: Capable of writing purchasing orders, managing inventory, and analyze inventory reports  Training & Development: Skilled in delivering intensive training to enhance staff proficiency Professional Experience CHILI'S, 2006 to 2020 General Manager, (2018 to 2020) Oversee daily operations and ensure that all activity contributes to company goals and objectives. Consistently deliver trainings to all levels of staff to promote professional development. Spearhead recruiting efforts to select qualified candidates Interface with new employees for individual meetings to provide constructive feedback to improve performance. • Recognized in Southern California Region for maintaining a low employee turnover; 15% in 6 months nearly $1,000 in cost savings per employee • Boost productivity levels through serving as a mentor to entry level managers, conducting training, and streamlining all classroom curriculum • Create and implement effective employee initiatives (server contests) to increase incremental sales and encourage more suggestive selling techniques • Significantly reduced ticket times through fostering a cohesive team environment, and improved communication; resulted in increased customer satisfaction • Completed Inventory twice a month to ensure allocation and procurement of hundreds of items and ingredients Assistant Manager, (2006 to 2018) • Aligned all functions with federal, state and the Department of Health codes. Monitor staff activity to ensure food handling and preparation comply with safety and service protocols. Utilized MenuLink to manage inventory, allocation, and procurement of 100+ inventory items. • Consistently met monthly financial goals through diligently tracking P&L and budget • Improved employee product knowledge through helming all quarterly rollouts and training employees on items; allowed tasting opportunities for all menu items to enhance persuasive selling tactics MARIE CALLENDER'S, 1998 to 2006 General Manager, (2003 to 2006) Emphasized the consistent practice of a customer centered approach to generate sales growth for 5 store locations. Managed front and back of the house operations and contributed to the launch of new store openings across California; delivered on-site training to prepare staff for grand opening. Restructured the Management Professional Development Plan to strengthen performance. Established and maintained positive business relationships with vendors to secure the best pricing. • 3-time recipient of the “Top Sales Producer” awards; ranked #4 out of 214 sales associates nationwide. • Doubled the sales of Thanksgiving dinners from the previous year, with a sale of 1,117 by creating a successful marketing strategy; recognized by the company’s support center. • Decreased operating expenses by 1% through effectively overseeing front and back of the house functions. • Implemented impactful marketing and promotion initiatives to stimulate sales. Assistant Manager, (1998 to 2003) An essential member of the team enforcing the delivery of exceptional service to sustain retention. Teamed with cross-functional departments to facilitate the migration process to micros computers for various locations. • Part of the Guest Services Department to train staff on new systems • Accurate data entry • Daily Bookkeeping • Customer Service Skills Educational Background Bachelor of Arts, Family & Consumer Sciences / Communications Cal State University, Long Beach, CA Certificate of Professional Management Development Cal State University, Long Beach, CA Certificate of Human Resources Management, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA Certificate of Advanced Human Resources Management Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA Test Prep for Human Resource Certification Preparation, PHR/SPHR Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Writing & Content
Communications
20 $
Gabriella Blanco
BASIC
United States, Miami
Writer Gabriella Blanco, Writing & Content
Communications grad student working hard to make her mark as a copywriter or content writer. Loves witty wordplay, gripping headlines, all things creative, writing from the heart, bringing people together, and content that makes you think. _________________________________________________________ Women in Technology International | October 2018 – February 2019 Social Media and Marketing Intern • Assisted in the development of email campaigns and newsletters. • Partnered with the Social Media Director to create posts for social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter). • Communicated with prospective members and event attendees on behalf of the company over social media. • Strict observance and utilization of the editorial calendar. • Observed and reported engagement statistics for the company’s Instagram. Real Agent Works | Miami, FL | November 2018 – January 2019 Copywriter/Editor • Applied grammar skills and creativity in rewriting blog posts and social media captions relating to real estate and interior design. • Created, proofread, and edited original articles, blog posts, and social media captions. HardMagic Productions | Marietta, OH | June 2018 – September 2018 Copywriting Intern (Remote) • Created, edited, and proofread copy for websites and newsletters. • HTML editing of web pages with GitHub and Visual Studio Code. Bliss Women Magazine/Bliss Women- Health & Wellness | Bermuda | March 2018 – July 2018 Contributing Writer and Social Media Intern (Remote) • Wrote, edited, and proofread about two to three articles per week. • Researched a variety of topics relating to lifestyle, health, and fitness. • Created graphics for the company’s Instagram. FIU Student Media | Miami, FL | October 2017 – April 2018 Contributing/Staff Writer • Beat concentration on current events, pop culture, local theater, national social issues, editorials, and opinion columns. • Wrote, proofread, and edited two to three articles per week. • Scheduled and conducted one-on-one or group interviews with people of interest. • Collected photographs, graphics, and or videos required to enhance respective stories
Writing & Content
Communications
Copywriting
Content Strategy
Content Writing
Copy Editing
24 $
Lisa Skriver
BASIC
United States, Iowa City
A motivated and highly skilled individual in the digital marketing and communications field. Lisa Skriver, Writing & Content
EXPERIENCE MediRevv, Inc., Coralville, Ia — Inbound Marketing Lead June 2016 - October 2019 Work in fast-paced, growing marketing department to support healthcare RCM sales team through website development. Responsibilities include blog writing, creation of premium content, sales enablement tools, case studies, email and social media campaigns, and analytics. The Real MainStream, Iowa City, Ia — Assistant Editor September 2018 - May 2019 Responsible for social media promotion, video promotions, writing and design direction of a new publication covering progressive news, culture, entertainment, events and opinion throughout Iowa. Trekfest, Riverside, Ia— Marketing Director January 2017 - December 2018 Served on small committee to plan funding, entertainment, logistics and sponsorships for annual community non-profit event. Raised money through sponsorships and grant funding for event. Created and managed: website through WordPress, social media campaigns, facebook advertising, wrote Press Releases, blog content, etc. Managed all branding, signage, t-shirts for event. MediRevv, Inc., Coralville, Ia— Revenue Cycle Representative March 2014 - June 2016 Initiated insurance A/R follow-up with payers for our healthcare clients, and spoke to patients over the phone to answer billing questions and collect payments. Gained experience with EPIC, CENTRICITY/GE, ULTIMATE CONTACTS, MANAGE MED, CODE CORRECT, CERNER, ONTARIO SYSTEMS and other technology associated with medical billing. Advance America, Coralville, Ia— Assistant Manager May 2012- March 2014 Engaged with a diverse group of individuals in a customer service setting, with high volume cash handling. Initiated wire transfers, opened short-term loan accounts, and prepared tax forms for processing. Went on local calls to businesses to set up marketing opportunities. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Ia— Supervisor (Clerk IV) December 2008- April 2012 Front-line supervisor in the Emergency Treatment Center. Managed 30 Patient Account Representatives including training, scheduling, quality assurance and worked challenging overnight shift in fast paced, high stakes environment. Excelled at customer service to calm and speak to patients and family members in the waiting room. Worked check-in desk, check-out, collected patient information, scanned documents, registered patients in EPIC and at the bedside, completed admissions. Met ambulances and air care, paged consultations and specialists, arranged patient transport among other duties. EDUCATION Loyola University Chicago, — B.A, Communication August 2002- May 2006 Minor: Theology, Journalism Honor: Dean’s List Loyola University Rome Center January 2005-May 2005 Studied Renaissance art, Italian, and Commedia dell’arte Loyola Phoenix Student Newspaper Loyola Phoenix Student Newspaper August 2002- December 2004 Worked as Assistant Entertainment Editor for Loyola’s award-winning weekly student newspaper. Learned to work on tight deadlines, in a close-knit team, producing high quality content for the newspaper. Volunteer Riverside School Bond Campaign, Riverside, IA—Marketing Consultant August 2019-September 2019 Advised consultants and helped form website and social media strategy for the Highland Community School District school bond issue. The HVAC system and playground equipment were included in the bond. Previous years attempts to pass the bond failed. Created campaign videos and took pictures to publicize the issue within the community. The bond passed with over 70% support. St. Thomas More & St. Mary’s Catholic Church, IA—Capital Campaign video production August 2018 and August 2019 Analyzed goals for Capital Campaign for building addition onto St. Thomas More Church. Filmed interviews, shot footage of church and coordinated with archivist and music director to write, produce, and edit a promotional video to increase awareness and donations. St. Thomas Moore increased pledges by 5M when video was released. St. Mary’s had been at 30% of their goal, after video was shown donations immediately increased up to 75% of goal. The Bird House Hospice, Iowa City, IA—Marketing Committee August 2017- January 2019 Meet to plan marketing opportunities for the hospice, and execute events and conferences, or opportunities for demonstrations to raise awareness about the hospice home. Participate as a volunteer in fundraising efforts. Highland Elementary ESO, Riverside, IA, Volunteer and Public Relations January 2018-December 2018 Volunteered in the classroom for STEM program with elementary students, wrote Press Releases and took photos for fundraising events to support efforts and raise awareness for ADA accessible playground equipment. Volunteered at the Highland Carnival, and Bike Safety Coalition events. Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Iowa City—Mentor September 2015- December 2017 Volunteered with Middle School students to facilitate developmental skills, help with homework, and fun recreational excursions. In addition, one on one mentoring with a 14 year old teenager to listen, mentor and be a positive adult role model. SKILLS Journalistic approach to writing Inbound Marketing Healthcare & Revenue Cycle Excellent Communication skills: written and verbal Improvisational comedy CERTIFICATIONS Inbound Content Marketing Sales Enablement Email Marketing Social Media Adobe InDesign Adobe PremierePro Adobe Photoshop Marketing Fundamentals REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Writing & Content
Business Writing
Communications
Content Writing
Blog Writing
Copy Editing
20 $
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