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Diana Nicole Dussan

Summary
I am a highly motivated, skilled marketing professional, seeking a position in advertising, marketing or digital media that will encourage both personal and professional growth, while allowing me to utilize my unique background, business initiative and strong communication skills to build a lasting career within your company. Given the opportunity, I am confident that my diverse work experience, charismatic attitude and formal education would make me an excellent addition to your team.

Education
Walden University Bachelor of Science in Psychology (in progress) American Intercontinental University Associate of Arts in Business Administration

Certifications & Courses


McGraw-Hill Online Marketing Certification I to I TEFL TEFL/ TESOL Certification Art Institute of Pittsburgh Graphic Design (45 university credits) Culinary School of Fort Worth Chef Pro 1, Pastry Pro 1 Texas Institute of Photographic Studies Intro, Black Room, Composition

Technical Skills
Typing (72 wpm), Typography, SEO, Meta tagging, Keywording, Mac & Windows platforms, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, MultiAd Creator, QuarkXpress, Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Chicago Manual of Style, APA style, Basic HTML, Social Media, Blogging

Languages
English, Spanish & Turkish

Professional Experience
Marketing Copywriter Avalanche, LLC. Miami, FL July 2012 Present Write creative copy for 20 internet dating sites that cater to various niches including casual dating, religious dating, long-term dating, mature singles dating, gay dating, lesbian dating, dating for specific races and more. Create copy for various projects, including website copy, marketing materials, ads and SEO, while adapting my writing style, tone and word usage seamlessly to the needs of each niche. Write niche-specific dating advice articles and blogs for affiliates and companys niche sites in order to improve SEO and increase site traffic. Manage, write and edit social media posts on Facebook and Twitter in order to engage readers, raise awareness and boost company's social media presence. Boost website traffic by using comprehensive analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, to conduct internet analyses of keyword and key phrase trends, followed by in-depth research, in order to create SEO-friendly website copy with an average of 2.75% keyword density. Conduct market research by analyzing each individual niche. Then, plan and create market research surveys based on each market, followed one-on-one interviews with niche groups to ensure quality user experience. Copywriter, Graphic Designer & Content Manager Professionalize Me Miami, FL Oct 11 Present Design aesthetically appealing professional resumes from scratch using Adobe Creative Suite & Microsoft Office. Write knowledgeable, expert resumes/CVs for a wide range of clients by consolidating clients credentials, shining light on their talents, and expanding on their experience and expertise. Conduct research into various industries and professions in order to gain expertise and understanding across several vocations. Manage and analyze website traffic through SEO, meta tagging, keywording, etc. using Google Analytics. Coordinate with clients to achieve results that reflect their personality, credentials and skills. English Teacher Modafen K-12 Private School Istanbul, TR Taught English as a Foreign Language to middle school students in grades 6 and 7.

Sept 10 May 11

Provided fun, interactive, meticulously planned lessons, balancing grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking activities that enabled students to use English in real-life situations. English Teacher English Time Istanbul, TR Jan 09 May 10 Taught English as a Foreign Language to teenagers, adults, business professionals and university students. Provided students with interactive lessons in which they were able to use the language in real-life situations and gain the background knowledge in grammar needed to speak English fluently and accurately. English Teacher, Translator Fundacin Proyecto de Vida Bogot, CO Sept 08 Jan 09 Taught English as a Foreign Language to children between the ages of 6 and 16 Translated the foundations website, fliers, brochures and important business letters from Spanish to English. Executive Administrative Assistant, Temp Calvin Klein Corporate New York, NY Sept 07 Jan 08 Created company financial cost logs in MS Excel from scratch. Systematized, analyzed and reworked figures of financial cost logs and other MS Excel financial documents to create concise MS Excel workbooks so that the company could surpass its prior profit and make new quotas. Legal Proofreader, Temp HarperCollins Publishers New York, NY Jan 08 July 08 Proofread and fact-checked legal documents and contracts between our company, clients and other publishing companies in the Royalties Department. Copy Editor, Proofreader & Graphic Designer The Miami Herald Miami, FL Sept 06 Sept 07 Designed advertisements for a wide range of clients, using Adobe Creative Suite, MultiAd Creator and QuarkXpress. Retouched and manipulated photos/images using Adobe Photoshop. Typeset, proofread and edited copy in the Advertising Production Department, for product & retailer advertisements, real estate advertisements, obituaries and official legal city notices that were to be printed in the newspaper.

Freelance Work
Editorial Writer Examiner.com Online Aug 10 Present Compose informative, commentary and news articles about an array of spiritual beliefs from many religions under the title of Miami Unitarian Universalism Examiner in the Religion & Spirituality channel at Examiner.com. Copywriter, Educator Kidvelop.com Miami, FL June 11 May 12 Created fun, informative copy for educational lessons intended for young native English-speaking children and their parents, which was designed to educate and inspire growing minds. Wrote content for each lesson, created hands-on activities that complemented each lesson (including accompanying diagrams or illustrations using Adobe Creative Suite), either in the form of a science experiment, exploration task, or arts & crafts. Copywriter, Photography Assistant Istockphoto Online Sept 10 May 12 Wrote titles, descriptions and keywords of photos and videos, which boosted SEO and increased sales for photographer and videographer. Assisted photographer with lighting, makeup & styling for models, lens changes, photo retouching and photo editing. Maintained and managed photographer's professional portfolio website. Editor Wish She Were Alive -Nesrin zyayc Istanbul, TR Aug 10 Sept 10 Proofread, edited and rewrote six chapters of a book of short stories that had been translated into poor English. Corrected spelling mistakes, typos, punctuation, capitalization errors and awkward grammar Used knowledge of Turkish, as well as British and American English, to correct each short storys general structure, clarity, sense, word choice, redundancies and inconsistencies in narrative voice.