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DJUAN BRACEY

(727) 512-5906 • djuanbracey@gmail.com • Washington, D.C. • linkedin.com/in/djuanbracey/


SUMMARY
Technical writer with 10-year record of superior performance and effective time management. Published author
knowledgeable of inverted pyramid structure, Elements of Style, and MLA/APA formats. Advanced at creating white papers,
technical documents, memos, and training material. Field experience researching human rights, political reform, and youth
empowerment in Brazil. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, intermediate in French. Core competencies include:
Copyediting ● Developmental Editing ● Social Media & Website Management ● Executive Presentations ● Investigations
Proposal Writing ● Graphic Design ● Foreign Language Translation ● Intelligence Analysis
EXPERIENCE
Freelance Career Development & Communications Consultant
Independent consultant counseling job seekers, building marketing material for small businesses, and translating legal and technical content.
SELF-EMPLOYMENT, Washington, D.C. ― 2013–present
• Coach 5-10 job seekers per month on career development strategies, resume and cover letter preparation, interview
skills, and long-term career goals
• Attain a 90 percent success rate in clients attaining in-person interview within 3 months of initial consultation
• Build and edit proposals, marketing material, and legal documents for Federal government contractors supporting
the Department of Defense (DoD) and NASA
• Refine web content and advertisement materials to enhance companies’ branding strategies, social media messaging,
and outreach efforts
• Translate up to 15,000 words from legal and security-related documents into Spanish and Portuguese
Proposal Writer/Technical Writer
FORCE 3, LLC, Crofton, MD ― 2018–present
Mid-tier Federal government contractor responsible for deploying IT solutions to the DoD and U.S. Intelligence Community.
• Build past performance library to document the firm’s successful deployment of collaboration and cybersecurity
technology for Federal government agencies and commercial sector clients
• Collaborate with engineers to refine proposals and white papers targeting prospective clients through in-person
interviews and Q&A sessions
• Apply best practices from Shipley Associates to incorporate win themes and persuasive language into proposals
Technical Writer/Communications Editor
SEVATEC, INC., Arlington, VA ― 2016–2018
Computer solutions consultancy supporting the DoD and various Cabinet-level Federal agencies.
• Crafted technical reports for Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS), a DoD agency charged with
modernizing electronic health records to improve patient care for DoD beneficiaries
• Coordinated the monthly preparation of 40-50 award packages, job vacancy descriptions, and action memorandums
for distribution to high-ranking military personnel and senior federal government employees
• Refined quarterly data sharing reports outlining DHMS’ advancement of health data sharing for situational
awareness amongst U.S. Congress members and senior DoD personnel
• Designated as Tier I employee with excellent to exceptional performance in January 2018 evaluation
Intelligence Analyst
SECURITY INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS, INC., Los Angeles, CA ― 2013–2015
Private security firm protecting the operations of Fortune 500 companies in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.
• Prepared 15-20 intelligence briefs per day on security risks affecting client operations worldwide
• Generated 20 percent increase in the team’s weekly report output by creating a cloud-based news monitoring tool
• Translated 12,000 IT-related database entries from English to Portuguese in support of firm’s São Paulo office
Intelligence/Social Media Analyst
TECHOP SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC., Washington, D.C. ― 2010–2013
Veteran-owned small business responsible for gathering intelligence on terrorism, cyber-attacks, and natural disasters for the Department of
Homeland Security and state and local emergency response agencies.
• Monitored Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to gather real-time threat intelligence on events adversely affecting
U.S. national security
• Produced up to 15 reports per shift read by personnel in the White House Situation Room and Department of
Homeland Security’s National Operations Center
• Trained team of three newer analysts while assuming quality control and factual verification responsibilities

Granted Secret Clearance by the U.S. Department of State in October 2009


COMMUNITY SERVICE
Member, Help the Homeless Meetup, Grace Presbyterian Church, Springfield, VA ― 2017-present
Spanish-speaking Crime Victims’ Advocate, Community Advocates for Family and Youth, Washington, D.C. ― 2016
English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutor, St. Margaret’s Center, Los Angeles, CA ― 2014-2015
Spanish-to-English Translator, Guatemala Human Rights Commission, Washington, D.C. ― 2011-2012
Volunteer Social Policy Analyst, Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP), São Paulo, Brazil ― 2009

SKILLS AND CREDENTIALS


Affiliations: Software Programs: Credentials:
American Translators Association Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced) DoD antiterrorism & cybersecurity
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy Microsoft Publisher (Advanced) training
International Baccalaureate Alumnus Salesforce (Advanced) Participated in FBI’s 2014 Integrated
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society SharePoint (Advanced) Analyst Symposium
Black Professionals in International Visio (Intermediate) FEMA Emergency Management
Affairs Tableau (Intermediate) Institute courses
Phi Alpha Theta History Honor LexisNexis Accurint (Intermediate) Writing and Managing Federal
Society Proposals, Shipley Associates

EDUCATION
Master of Science in Foreign Service
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, Washington, D.C. ― May 2010
Concentration: International Relations and Security

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in History


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA, Tampa, FL ― May 2008
Concentration: History/Latin American Studies
Model Scholar, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS


Bracey, DJuan. (2011). O Brasil e as operações de manutenção da paz da ONU: os casos do Timor Leste e Haiti (Brazil and
UN Peacekeeping Operations: the Cases of East Timor and Haiti). Contexto Internacional, 33 (2), 315-331.

Bracey, DJuan. (2006, July 12). A língua portuguesa à conquista dos EUA (The Growth of the Portuguese Language in the
United States) [Editorial]. Ponto de Encontro, Retrieved from http://www.ponto.altervista.org/pontovista/art14.html

INTERESTS
• Organizations: Washington, D.C. Portuguese Language Group, Les Compagnons French Language Meetup Group
• Interests: Travel, culinary arts, history, psychology, and military strategy

Granted Secret Clearance by the U.S. Department of State in October 2009