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Relevant Work Experience
February 2017-Present: Shopping Editor, Heavy.com
Spearheading the search for new talent/partners, mentoring new writers, formalizing onboarding manuals and best practices, and identifying new opportunities to significantly increase e-commerce revenue year over year.
February 2014-February 2017: Technology Contributor, Senior Shopping Contributor, Heavy.com
Creating articles on digital lifestyle topics that appeal to the average reader. Researching facts to cover breaking tech news, gadget tutorials, technology events, and more. Curating holiday gift guides and other shopping guides to help consumers find the right tech product for their needs.
April 2012-January 2017: Book Summary Writer, EBSCO Publishing
Composing succinct, faithful summaries of best-selling business books for busy professionals. Ensuring that readers “get the jist”of complicated business concepts in as few words as possible.
February 2014-Summer 2015: Contributor, The Mason Jar
Writing well-researched, unique takes on cocktail trends. Interviewing brewers and vintners for features.
January 2011-February 2014: Contributing Writer, Yahoo! TV and the Yahoo! Contributor Network
Covering entertainment news with a beat. Creating feature articles to reflect current events, and reviewing/recapping episodes of popular TV shows. Frequently designated as a member of the “Hot 500,” an award for contributing writers who generated major traffic.
February 2012-2014: iOS Reviewer, Tapscape
Composing short, concise reviews of the latest apps and games for iOS devices under tight deadlines.
February 2012-September 2013: iOS Reviewer, dotTech
Writing in-depth reviews of the latest apps and games for iOS devices under tight deadlines.
2011-2012: Contributing Writer, Living Social
Informing and enticing readers with funny, witty copy. Best Copy Award winner, September 2011.
2011: Associate Editor (later Managing Editor), Lifehack.org
Composing multiple blog/article posts each week, increasing site traffic, conducting reader surveys and generating the editorial calendar. Also responsible for handling/moderating activities on comments, facilitating conversations through Twitter and Facebook.
2010-2011: Director of Content Development, BlueGlass Interactive, Inc.
Responsible for generating compelling and creative content ideas at BlueGlass for social media. Coordinating project creation, editing copy/images/infographics, and ensuring that the content at the center of every BlueGlass campaign exceeded client expectations.
2007-2009: Director of Operations, David M. Schwartz, Attorney at Law
Clearly communicating via email and post with numerous legal, financial, and business institutions. Office support including creation of legal and intra-office documents, reviewing files to ensure accuracy of recorded information, filing, data entry. Taking dictation for firm/personal correspondence of senior and junior partners.
2006-2007: Public Relations Manager, Mask and Dagger
Produced press releases, posters, programs, displays, etc. Coordinated a “street team” of up to 10 to spread knowledge of upcoming events to the University community, as well as the surrounding towns.
2006: Publicist, Lakes Region Summer Theatre
Produced press releases, talent profiles, and articles. Interviewed prominent local actors and directors. Communicated with 9 regional newspapers to ensure timely publication of press releases. Staged and shot publicity photographs.
2003-2007: Jack of All Trades, Disability Services for Students/ACCESS at the University of New Hampshire
Edited e-texts to ensure quality of scanned textbooks. Recorded textbooks on tape for use by students with severe visual impairments. Note-taker for students unable to use their hands due to medical reasons. Acted as exam proctor, receptionist, appointment setter, and filing clerk. Assisted students with various university and internal forms, as well as directing them to the proper channels to become registered with the office.
Select Publication Credits:
Author, The Strange Adventures of Margery Jones (Available on Smashwords, Amazon, and B&N)
Author, The Mechanical Turk (Chamberton Publishing, 2012)
Flash Fiction Contributor, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer (HarperCollins, June 2011)
Short Story Contributor, Future Lovecraft (Innsmouth Free Press/Prime Books, 2011)
Flash Fiction Contributor, Daily Flash 2012: 366 Days of Flash Fiction (Pill Hill Press, 2011)
Short Story Contributor, Stories in the Ether (Nevermet Press, 2o11)
Short Story Contributor, Grim Fairy Tales (Static Movement, 2012)
Sonnet Contributor, The Omnibus of Doctor Bill Shakes and the Magnificent Ionic Pentatetrameter (Doctor Fantastique Books, 2012)
Education: BA History, University of New Hampshire, class of 2007. University Honors Scholar, magna cum laude.
I have written for…
Copywriting Intern, Windy Row Learning Center, Peterborough, NH
Proofreader/Formatter, Distributed Proofreaders [pgdp.net], an affiliate of Project Gutenberg. (Have contributed to over 40 projects so far, including the Encyclopedia Britannica [11th edition], the Paston Letters, and several works in French.)
Awards and Other Recognitions
Honorable Mention, The Binnacle’s Ninth Annual Ultra-Short Competition, summer 2012.
Flash Fiction Winner/Contributor, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities (published by HarperCollins in July 2011).
Winner, HiLoBrow.com’s Spooky-Kooky Microfiction Contest
Winner, MassTwitFic #vss Twitter Story Contest August 2010
Winner, Bull Moose Music’s Miles Davis/Dogfish Head 143-word Jazz Essay Contest, September 2010.
Top Ten Finalist, HiLobrow.com’s 2010 Radium Age Apocalypse Microfiction Contest