I love to write. No matter the subject or style, I enjoy the challenge of putting words together in the best possible way. It's my art. While this passion manifests itself in my personal life in the form of the blog I’ve kept since 2011 and the fiction stories I’ve written since I was 13 years old, in my professional life it extends to writing marketing copy, articles, blogs, and technical materials on a variety of topics and for a wide range of audiences. No writing is beneath me or too high to reach for. It's all a pleasure.
Experience & Development
April 2015 - Present
LEAD WRITER & EVENT MANAGER (FREELANCE), VERTIGO GAMING INC.
I'm one of two writers for the multi-platform video game series “Cook, Serve, Delicious!” which currently consists of three games that have collectively sold over a million units.
I've contributed to writing a 32-page script as well as over 550 in-game emails, 279 fictional food descriptions, and 30 fictional restaurant descriptions. I've also worked as a representative of the series at multiple PAX events—massive gaming expositions—where I interacted with attendees by pitching the series' core concepts and walking them through a playable build.
February 2019 - October 2020
CONTENT SPECIALIST, ZYWAVE
I researched and wrote original materials related to property and casualty insurance for inclusion into Zywave’s most popular software product, Broker Briefcase, for the Canadian market.
I also organized and lead a monthly Writers Workshop to facilitate team-bonding, knowledge-sharing, and idea creation, which in turn translates to a more positive attitude, relaxed atmosphere, and productivity among the team of writers.
I was promoted from Content Writer to Content Specialist after one year of employment. In this role, additional duties included scoping topics for our monthly, bimonthly, and quarterly newsletters.
June 2016 - February 2019
RESEARCH WRITER, HEALTHCARE BUSINESS INSIGHTS
My job duties included interviewing healthcare executives and stakeholders to gain their insights, writing accompanying content, researching, monitoring, reporting on, and analyzing developments across the healthcare industry for a business audience, and responding to hospital member–driven requests for customized research and analysis to meet weekly, monthly and quarterly deadlines.
September 2014 - May 2016
I wrote, edited, and revised copy for products and categories on the DiscountRamps.com website, as well as for print ads, online banners, e-mails, and video narration. This required that I collaborate with merchandisers and other department staff to determine a positioning strategy, draft the copy, and get feedback and make appropriate edits and revisions in time for the deadline. I also trained two copywriters in the company's writing style and procedures while working with them to integrate their own ideas for the benefit of the company as a whole.
June 2013 - September 2014
COPYWRITER INTERN, J.W. SPEAKER CORPORATION
My daily tasks included writing, editing, and proofing both creative and technical copy for multiple forms of advertising media including press releases, web pages, social media, and print ads.
I also increased J.W. Speaker's social media presence by planning and executing a social media strategy; in one year I increased the official Facebook page's likes by 78%, increasing the average likes-per-month from 39 to 52. I also named a product line, and I worked on writing, editing, inputting data, and organizing the biennial catalog.
Learning & Living
2009 - 2013
BACHELOR'S DEGREE, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER
It was at UW-Whitewater that I learned not only the basic tools of my trade, but also the value of hard work, compassion for others, and taking criticism as an opportunity to improve.
Knowledge & Expertise
Safety & Risk Management
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