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» Profile

Strongly skilled in social media: Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, YouTube, Pinterest, Goodreads, Google Plus, public relations and creating promotional websites. Successful with customer service, basic project management and public speaking.


» Education

Certificate in Publishing
New York University Summer Publishing Institute, New York, NY

Bachelor of Science Degree in Web Design and Interactive Media
The Art Institutes International, Minneapolis, MN


» Experience

Rachel Reads, Virtual Author Assistant and Author Promoter 7/13 – Present
Creates marketing plans for independent authors, maintains social media presence on Facebook/Twitter for clients, writes and pitches books to bloggers for reviewers and guest posts, review books in all genres, publicize authors though guest posts and social media, and engage fans on social media resulting in a total of over 5k followers and 140k views

Contractor, Front End Developer 3/12 – Present
Web designer utilizing HTML, CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, worked at firms such as 3M, Securian Financial, and MVP Marketing, designed graphics through clients needs

Hennepin County Library, Board Member 9/12 – Present
Promote book sales and non-profit activities, fundraiser for library events across Hennepin County

Entangled Publishing, Publicity and Marketing Intern 6/14 – 1/16
Introduced and developed marketing plans, promoted new releases by working with bloggers for best outreach, team member of marketing and publicity group that promotes authors through social media

Barney’s Wall Documentary, Social Media Manager 3/16 – 5/16
Promoted new documentary through social media, created content for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, maintained website by posting on blog and fixing bugs

Glasser Group Inc, Social Media Manager 1/10 – 01/15
Promoted New York Times best selling author through management of Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook and mentored staff on best social media practices


» Author Promotions

Carolyn Lee Adams – author Ruthless 2/15 – 4/15
Diane Alberts – author Try Me 10/14 – 1/15
Kendare Blake – author Anna Dressed in Blood 4/14 – 5/14
Mike Mullin – author of Ashfall 9/13 – 1/14
Cristin Bishara – author of Relativity 10/13 – 2/14
Leah Rae Miller – author of The Summer I Became a Nerd 11/12 – 2/13

• Created website from client’s values with easy navigation
• Designed with author’s views in mind using WordPress for easy content manipulation
• Implemented blogs for their self-promotion needs


» Skills and Interests

Expertise in computer skills: Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, iMovie, HTML, CSS, and jQuery