Resume

I’m a left-handed creative type with an ear for words and an eye for design. But I’m not daydreaming 24/7. I’m firmly grounded by an understanding of business strategy, a broad knowledge base and plain old common sense.
Bachelor of Science in Magazine Journalism
(3.5 GPA)
2001 – 2005
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

  • Member of the Florida Magazine Students Association
  • Member of the Society of Professional JournalistsFreelance Writer
    2003 – present
  • Writes for print and online outlets, including Teen Vogue, Vice, InStyle, Business Insider, Insider, Apartment Therapy, Racked, Syfy Wire, Fodor’s Travel, Yahoo Lifestyle, SheKnows, Brit + Co, Cafe Mom, The Independent Florida Alligator and more

Editor
2015 – present
The Boca Raton Observer, Boca Raton, Florida

  • Manages 11 issues yearly for the award-winning city and regional magazine The Boca Raton Observer with a circulation of 60,000+, including securing celebrity covers monthly
  • Oversees editorial assistants, copy editor and team of freelancers while liaising with art and production departments
  • Writes features and departments
  • Maintains social media presence
  • Manages editorial budget

Managing Editor
2009 – 2011
Sandow Media, Boca Raton, Florida

  • Managed 32 issues yearly for the national shelter magazine Luxe Interiors + Design
  • Served as copy chief for New Beauty and Watch Journal magazines
  • Oversaw junior editors and team of freelancers while liaising with art department
  • Conceptualize stories and wrote features, departments and blogs
  • Copy edited Worth magazine

Contributing Writer and Editor
2007 – 2016
Success, Plano, Texas

  • Regularly contributed departments and feature articles to the national magazine Success and online pieces to Success.com
  • For one year, proofread entire magazine before going to press with an overnight turnaround

Managing Editor
2005 – 2009
JES Publishing, Boca Raton, Florida

  • Conceptualized stories, edited copy, proofed layouts and made changes for Boca Raton, Florida Table and custom magazines Worth Avenue, Mizner’s Dream and Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Annual
  • Managed work flow and coordinated creative meetings
  • Wrote departments and features

Editor
2002 – 2005
Oxendine Publishing, Gainesville, Florida

  • Conceptualized stories, edited copy and proofed layouts for Student Leader and Florida Leader magazines
  • Oversaw team of editorial interns
  • Wrote departments and features
  • Started as editorial intern and moved up to associate editor and then interim editor
  • Proficient in researching, reporting, fact-checking and interviewing
  • Knows Mac and PC platforms as well as InDesign, InCopy and Photoshop
  • Has been educated in both design and photography
  • Experience with blogging and content management systems, including WordPress
  • Experience with project management software, including Podio, Basecamp and Salesforce, and telecommuting
  • Experience with all major social media platforms as well as HootSuite
  • Familiarity with SEO best practices

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