Resume

Alyssa M. Christian

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Skilled writer and editor with more than 15 years of experience; possesses background in writing, editing, and creating content tailored to meet an individual organization’s needs. Works well with minimal supervision to meet deadlines, and excels at working remotely and independently. Maintains superb attention to detail and accuracy.

EXPERIENCE
Freelance Writer (May 2022-present) — Various/self-employed
-Writes freelance articles for a variety of publications, primarily online
-Writes aforementioned articles as assigned and according to pre-determined lengths, style, etc.
-Requires the ability to tailor content to individual client’s needs

Technical Editor (January 2020-July 2021) — Sonalysts, Inc.
-Edited technical military documents with attention to detail to ensure client satisfaction
-Met all deadlines to ensure projects could move forward
-Held Secret level security clearance
-Worked remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and collaborated with co-workers and project leaders, as needed

Marketing Coordinator (October 2017-August 2018) — A/Z Corporation
-Edited construction proposals with attention to ensure company and client satisfaction
-Met all deadlines to better enable construction contracts’ approval
-Collaborated with marketing department on promotional materials for events and the like

Legal Typist (November 2015-October 2017) — Sten-Tel
-Accurately and conscientiously transcribed digital audio files for an insurance company
-Demonstrated accurate and fast typing skills in order to meet tight deadlines
-Worked remotely for the duration of the position

EDUCATION
-University of Tampa, MFA – Creative Writing (2015)
-Denison University, BA – English/Writing (2009) – Dean’s -List, Honors Program
University of Western Australia, Study Abroad Program (2008)

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
-Vegan Movie Snob — Blogger/movie reviewer for self-published blog (2020—present)
-Various local theatre groups — Performer (2013—present)
-Foster Parrots/New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary — Volunteer Parrot Caregiver (2013—present): animal care, fundraising
-Various local community bands — Musician (2009—present): Flute/piccolo player, grant writer, board member
-Content Workshop — Copywriter (2019—2020)
-Mystic Aquarium — Guest Services Representative (2012—2013, 2017): interpretation, customer service, animal care, conservation

SKILLS
-Knowledge of and passion for conservation
-Knowledge of and passion for animal rights and veganism
-Excellent written and verbal communication
-Working independently and remotely
-Copywriting
-Grant writing
-Creative fiction and non-fiction writing
-Journalistic writing
-Exceptional ability to communicate voice
-Skilled blogger
-Intermediate web design
-Proficient in social networking/social media
-Strong research skills
-Experienced in animal care
-Skilled with presentations/public speaking -Knowledge of law documents
-Familiar with fundraising/non-profit work
-Excellent transcription and fast typing
-Exceptionally skilled with time management and organization
-Intermediate-level French
-Expert-level editing of technical and non-technical documents
-Reliable adherence to confidentiality standards
-Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
-Familiar with Zoom, WebEx, Skype, etc.
-Flexibility and adaptability