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SUMMARY

Two years experience in journalism; two years experience in web writing; two years experience in copyediting; two years experience in HTML, CSS; two years experience in SEO keywording; two years experience in front-end, backend CMS maintenance (WordPress, Drupal, Blox); five years experience in Adobe Creative Suite; five years experience in office administration.

EXPERIENCE
2012PRESENT NEWS EDITOR, HILLTOP VIEWS, ST. EDWARDS UNIVERSITY, AUSTIN, TEXAS Brainstormed and pitched story ideas for news section of award-winning university newspaper; determined placement of articles using Adobe InDesign; composed headlines and photo captions; provided copyediting in AP style; communicated professionally and effectively with freelance and staff writers; tagged SEO keywords, composed prologues for online articles; updated online content of news section using Blox CMS. INTERN, ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF TECHNICAL WRITING, AUSTIN, TEXAS Maintained both front-end, back-end content of online academic journal in Drupal CMS using HTML, CSS, some Javascript, PHP; tagged SEO keywords. CONTRIBUTOR, PLAYMAKER MAGAZINE, AUSTIN, TEXAS Contributed regularly to online content of regional magazine; wrote entertainment and culture news, film reviews; maintained conversational tone and voice of publication; met tight deadlines; stayed aware of current entertainment news and trends; initiated and co-wrote articles; composed own headlines; contributed coverage of SXSW Film Festival; self-edited articles; promoted articles on Facebook; tagged SEO keywords; updated online content of website in WordPress CMS. STAFF EDITOR, ARETE, ST. EDWARDS UNIVERSITY, AUSTIN, TEXAS Evaluated submissions for award-winning academic journal; provided copyediting of content; communicated effectively with staff editors. FOOD COLUMNIST, HILLTOP VIEWS, ST. EDWARDS UNIVERSITY, AUSTIN, TEXAS Established weekly food column in university newspaper; initiated and executed own story ideas for reviews of local restaurants; stayed aware of opening, expansion of local restaurants, food scene. FREELANCER, HILLTOP VIEWS, ST. EDWARDS UNIVERSITY, AUSTIN, TEXAS Regularly contributed to Life & Arts, News sections of university newspaper; produced content in AP style; interviewed community members, university faculty and students.

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EMPLOYMENT
20102012 20092010 2008-2009 OFFICE ASSISTANT, SURETEC INSURANCE CO., AUSTIN, TEXAS SERVER, MINHS CAF, AUSTIN, TEXAS OFFICE ASSISTANT, BELTON ISD, AUSTIN, TEXAS

EDUCATION
2013 BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ENGLISH WRITING AND RHETORIC WITH A FOCUS IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING. ST. EDWARDS UNIVERSITY, AUSTIN, TEXAS. HIGHLIGHTED COURSES:
Writing Online Writing for Advertising, Public Relations and Publicity Magazine Writing Revising and Editing Information Design Special Topics in Journalism: Media and the Environment Technical and Business Communication Journalism I Principles of Style American Grammar

SPECIAL PROJECTS: Produced long and short e-mail/online sales-copy as online marketing copywriter for Modern Salvage, a local vintage furniture and clothing store in Austin, Texas, as a project for Writing for Advertising, Public Relations and Publicity. Worked with client to build calling card site for DHI Buildings, Inc. using WordPress, HTML/CSS as a project for Writing Online. 2009-2011 2008 AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, AUSTIN, TEXAS. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA. GATESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, GATESVILLE, TEXAS.

SKILLS
Copywriting, copyediting; knowledge of AP style; HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP; SEO; WordPress, Drupal, Blox; Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop; Microsoft Office; Mac and Windows OS.

REFERENCES
ADAM SWEENEY, EDITOR, CO-FOUNDER Playmaker Magazine, Austin, Texas adam@playmakeronline.com RYAN HOOVER, PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH WRITING AND RHETORIC St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas ryanh@stedwards.edu