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Resume

Allison Taylor

Communications professional, freelance copywriter, editor, illustrator, painter, and bookworm

SKILLS

Copywriting, Editing, Blogging and Social Media, Press Releases, Research, Web Content Development, Public Relations, Web Design, SEO Writing, Marketing Communications, Corporate Newsletters, Technical Writing

Proficient in Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint, FrontPage), WordPress; working knowledge in InDesign, Premiere Pro, HTML, XML, CSS.

EXPERIENCE

Key Lime Communications

Freelance Copywriting and Corporate Communications, Altamonte Springs, Florida [May 2010 – present]

Key Lime is my freelance copywriting and corporate communications business, recently founded to serve the marketing communications needs of primarily small to midsized businesses. Typical projects include website copywriting, sales proposals, press releases, and research projects. Recent clients include an art consultancy firm, a natural health practitioner, and a counseling center.

RedChip Companies, Inc.

Communications Director, Maitland, Florida [October 2007 – May 2010]

RedChip is an international, financial public relations and equity research firm headquartered near Orlando, Florida. As communications director, I oversaw the writing, editing and distribution of press releases for over 15 public companies. I worked closely with the marketing director and graphic artists to develop advertising and marketing materials for clients. Projects included print and online ads, e-mail campaigns, blogs articles, advertorials, flyers, and more.

Additional responsibilities included editing and proofreading The RedChip Review, a quarterly investor magazine; editing a weekly PR newsletter distributed online to over 50,000 members; and editing Program Guides used at quarterly investor conferences held nationwide.

Harcourt Education (now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Math/Science Project Editor, Digital Media, Orlando, Florida [June 2007 – October 2007]

As a project editor for Harcourt, I coordinated with editors and technical project managers to develop online educational products for students and teachers. I edited digital content including online assessments with images and processed xml files for publishing to online application environments.

Boulder County

Open Space Program Specialist, Parks and Open Space Department, Boulder, Colorado
[December 2005 – December 2006]

Legal Assistant/Web & Graphics Coordinator, County Attorney’s Office, Boulder, Colorado
[September 2001 – December 2005]

In 2001, I began working as a legal and research assistant for the County Attorney in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to real estate and HR research duties, I assisted in all things web and graphic, including e-filing with the courts and content management. I developed the department’s websites and led their Communications Committee for nearly three years before being promoted to a PR position with the County’s Parks and Open Space Department.

As a program specialist with Parks, I responded to all public inquiries and organized public events. Additional responsibilities included producing content for their websites; editing an employee newsletter; and developing press releases, articles and promotional materials.

NetLibrary.com

Production Project Manager, eBook Team Lead II, Boulder, Colorado [January 2000 – July 2001]

NetLibrary was a dot-com startup company who developed proprietary processes for producing electronic books and online book-reading platforms. I worked in the Production Department to create eBooks and process them for online applications. Within six months, I was promoted from production editor to supervisor of a tools technician team that produced e-textbooks. I also led cross-platform quality assurance tests for engineers.

EDUCATION

B.A. in History of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Extensive coursework in Interactive Media Design, Art Institute of Colorado, Denver