The Tennessean | Nashville, Tennessee
Content Creator & Editor | Custom Content
► Manage, edit and post native content to the Web via content management system.
► Write, edit and proofread content for special advertising sections, magazines, Web pages, video scripts, ads, sales pieces, e-newsletters and brochures.
► Develop editorial budgets for magazines and special sections.
► Collaborate and coordinate with design team, freelancers, marketing department and sales staff to ensure project completion by deadline.
► Write, edit and post content for TN Media blog.
► Develop and execute social media campaigns.
Copywriter | Creative Services
April 1997-August 2006
► Produced copy for special sections and advertising campaigns
dianewordsmith.com | Nashville, Tennessee
Blogger | Freelance writer/editor | Website manager
► Offer freelance writing and editing services.
► Maintain website with two blogs, one covering general issues of life and another on writing/grammar topics.
► Skills include: Google Analytics, Google Adwords, SEO, social media.
DaVita Dialysis Centers Marketing Div. | Brentwood, Tennessee
Freelance Writer, Editor & Proofreader
February 2009-April 2010
► Handled copy for training manuals and patient education materials
► InDesign, WordPress, Presto, Saxotech, SEO, CMS, social media, Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, Google AdWords certified, Photoshop, AP Style, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Office Suite
► Proficient on Mac and Windows platforms
► Page layout and design
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, minor in Mass Communication
► Magna cum laude
► Phi Kappa Phi
► Writer for Sidelines (student newspaper)
Volunteer State Community College | Gallatin, Tennessee
Associate of Science in Communication
► Summa cum laude
► Gamma Beta Phi
► Humanities Award of Excellence
► R. Wade Powers Award for Exemplary Probity
► Writer and associate editor of The Settler (student newspaper)
► Air personality and news reader at WVCP-FM
Volunteer State Community College Alumni Association
Advisory board chairman
► Assisted with a strategy that increased likes on the alumni Facebook page by 87 percent and took reach from 7 to 847 in a two-week period.
► Serve as an administrator on alumni Facebook page
► Member of planning committee for annual fall fundraiser
► Nonprofit 101: Basics of Nonprofit Sector (Nashville Center for Nonprofit Management)
CERTIFICATES EARNED FROM LYNDA.COM
► Web Design Fundamentals
► Search Engine Optimization: Getting Started