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Stephanie S

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Profile Summary
Star Rating
Completed Orders 18
Revisions/Order 0.06
Repeat Clients 100%
Last Login 9/30/2016
Location Round Rock, TX
Education College Diploma
Status Available
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Summary of Experience
Stephanie is a seasoned writer/editor with more than 20 years of experience writing for diverse audiences to inform, instruct, influence, entertain, and sell. While her most extensive experience is in technical writing and editing, she also has experience writing and editing hard news stories, feature articles, blog and opinion pieces, marketing collaterals, and sales proposals. In addition, she has created and managed content for a large, non-profit website, and participated in several web redesign projects. As a freelancer, she has experience writing self-help articles and ghostwriting autobiographical content. Stephanie is gifted with left-brain logic and right-brain creativity. She prides herself in her ability to find and connect readers with the “nugget” of information most valuable to them.
Specialties
technical writing and editing, journalism, features, blogs, opinion pieces, marketing, proposals, web writing and editing
Interests
science, health, medicine, biotechnology, psychology, art, cooking, gardening
Education
Texas A&M University Jan 1986 – Dec 1989
Journalism, Bachelor of Science

As a student at Texas A&M, Stephanie was a columnist for the student newspaper, where she wrote a weekly opinion column. She was also on the Dean's List while at A&M and graduated with an overall GPA of 3.25.


Honors and Awards
Dean's List Aug 1987
Stephanie was on the Dean's List at Texas A&M.

Projects by Industry
High Tech

In the high-tech industry, Stephanie has held the following positions: technical writer, technical editor, team lead, editorial advisor, corporate proposals manager, backup documentation strategist, and committee contributor. As a technical writer and editor in the high-tech arena, Stephanie has written and edited the following: end-user documentation for enterprise hardware and software products, white papers, technical briefs, web-based training content, online help, web-based marketing newsletters, and corporate proposals. As a team lead, she was responsible for leading teams of writers, editors, and illustrators in developing documentation sets for multiple enterprise products. As backup documentation strategist, she assisted in developing strategies for enterprise storage documentation. As an active member of multiple committees, Stephanie contributed to a variety of committees and focus groups dedicated to improving content management, maintaining corporate style, and developing documentation business processes.

Non Profit

In the non-profit industry, Stephanie held the position of online editor for the parenting portion of the website. In that role, she was responsible for: creating new web areas and features; editing, maintaining, and refreshing content; ensuring compliance with editorial standards; overseeing navigation, information architecture, and user interface issues; soliciting, editing, and posting content from freelancers; writing web articles; implementing search engine optimization (SEO); moderating discussion boards; working with website audience owners to develop content strategies; and contributing to an organization-wide web redesign effort.

Publishing

In the publishing industry, Stephanie has held the following positions: newspaper reporter, photojournalist, features editor, and editor. As reporter and editor for a daily newspaper, she was responsible for covering news events, conducting interviews, writing articles, and taking photographs. As features editor for a daily newspaper, she was responsible for the design, layout, and content of a bi-weekly feature section. She was also responsible for a weekly opinion column.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

As a web editor for a large non-profit organization, Stephanie was able to build upon her already extensive indexing skills in the area of print media by adding comprehensive SEO skills. This includes writing for SEO, developing and using keywords and meta description tags, internal linking, and using web analytics for SEO strategy.

Projects by Asset Type
Web Page

Stephanie has experience writing and editing an array of assets. These include but are not limited to: advertisements, articles, banner ads, blog posts, books, brochures, data sheets, direct-mail copy, email copy, Facebook posts, proposals, newsletter content, presentations, product descriptions, web pages, webinars, white papers.

Projects By Expertise
Technical Writer

Stephanie has more than 10 years of experience as technical writer and editor. She developed this expertise writing and editing end-user documentation for hardware and software products, white papers, technical briefs, web-based training content, online help, web-based marketing newsletters, and corporate proposals.

Journalist

After earning her degree in journalism, Stephanie has been gaining expertise in this field ever since. She has written extensively for print and the web since 1990.

Copywriter

Stephanie has been copywriting in some capacity all her adult life. From business correspondence and sales copy early on, to marketing content, brochures and newsletters, and online ads, copywriting represents a substantial part of her professional career.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

Stephanie has more than 10 years of experience writing in an authoritative style in the high-tech industry. She used this style to write and edit: end-user documentation for enterprise hardware and software products, white papers, technical briefs, web-based training content, online help, web-based marketing newsletters, and corporate proposals.

Humorous

Stephanie began writing humorous opinion pieces while still a student at Texas A&M. With the exception of her years in technical writing, she has been able to continue writing humorous articles in various capacities for web publishing.

Journalistic

Since she first gained experience with journalistic writing for daily newspapers, Stephanie has had the opportunity to use this style throughout her professional career in both salaried positions and as a freelancer.

Projects by Company Size
Fortune 500

Stephanie has more than five years of experience technical writing and editing for a Fortune 500 company.

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