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Lewisville, TX
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Christina currently works as a Senior Sports Editor and Sports Writer for the Guardian Liberty Voice, an online news publication where she covers the several team sports and heads the Soccer (Football) Department. She also assists with the training of new writers.

Until April of 2014, Christina worked as a Technical Services Assistant for American Contractors Insurance Group in Richardson, TX. The company hired her in June 2012 as the assistant to the sole Quality Consultant. After the first year, her role has expanded to include assisting a second Quality Consultant and two Safety Consultants. In October of 2013, she redesigned ACIG's Quality Newsletter to better parallel the company's service mission and values, creating a renewed interest in the quarterly publication. She was often asked to create and organize content related to Quality Assurance and/or the Construction Industry for the newsletter. She served on the company Branding Committee, where she assisted with a project to redesign the company logo and created a company style guide to improve the consistency of all company documents, literature, and publications. She also served on the company Website Committee and was responsible for creating and maintaining Quality Department content on the company intranet and the public website. She was a leader in project automation and streamlining procedures in order to maximize efficiency within the Safety/Quality Department.

From June to August 2011, Christina worked as a freelance proofreader for Silver Publishing. Her responsibility was to proofread manuscripts to ensure they were ready for publication. She worked on a non-monetary compensation basis until August, when she left the position to be able to concentrate on her college courses.

In August 2005, Christina began working for Keller Independent School District as a food service employee. By January 2007, she had been promoted to Data Clerk for the Maintenance Department. In this position, she assisted the Director of Maintenance with creating and editing proposals, presentations,memos, and other department documents. Twice a year, she taught full day training sessions for district employees using the online work order system, and she created a training manual for users.

Christina co-founded The Writer's Block, a forum-based website geared toward writers to help them improve their reading, writing, and analyzing skills, in August 2006. The website ran until December 2009 and is no longer in operation. As an administrator and moderator for the site, she wrote columns for the monthly newsletter on global current events, site news, and general advice. She also provided proofreading and beta-reading assistance on a non-professional level to site members. In 2008, she and the administrative team began conducting online writing classes, and Christina created lesson plans and worksheets on grammar and writing mechanics.

Highlights

Orders
2
Last Login
12/7/16
Samples
6

Christina J's Newsletter Content Product Experience

5 Projects Completed

While working for American Contractors Insurance Group, Christina designed and edited the Quality Department Newsletter, and wrote some of the content.

Industry Projects

  • Sports50+
  • Construction20+
  • Politics9
  • Publishing5
  • Business2
  • Women1

Summary of Industry Experience

Sports

Christina wrote several articles during her time with the Guardian Liberty Voice, the bulk of those being about Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. As an editor, Christina researched soccer news around the world and determined the most popular and engaging topics to assign articles to other writers.

Construction

As a Technical Services Assistant for the Safety/Quality Division of a construction insurance captive, Christina acquired varied knowledge of the construction industry. The company she worked for provides liability and worker's compensation insurance to United States contractors who specialize in high-rise buildings, industrial and manufacturing, asphalt and paving, railroad construction, bridge construction, and landscaping and excavation. Christina has toured construction sites, planned and attended meetings and workshops, and written descriptions of projects for formal quality assessments.

Politics

As a writer for the Guardian Liberty Voice, Christina wrote several articles on U.S. and World Politics. Some of these articles explored the relationship between politics and global sports.

Publishing

As a freelance proofreader for an e-publishing company, Christina received edited manuscripts being prepared for publication and read through them multiple times, checking for grammar, spelling, or punctuation errors. She frequently used the Chicago Manual of Style and other style guides, including GrammarBook and Grammarly. Although she worked for the company a short time, she obtained knowledge of the publishing process and experience in proofreading and editing.

Business

Christina wrote an article on the Hillshire Farms bidding war between Pinnacle Foods and Pilgrim's Pride, and another on the unexpected death of Lewis Katz of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Women

Christina wrote an informative piece exploring the rise in women's education in Middle Eastern countries and the continued efforts to stamp out sexual inequality in business, education, and sports in that part of the world.

Product Projects

  • Article50+
  • Newsletter Content5
  • Book3

Summary of Product Experience

Article

Christina worked as a freelance writer and soccer editor for the Guardian Liberty Voice, penning articles on sports, politics, business, and entertainment. Though she wrote across a broad spectrum, her main focus was on Major League Baseball, Men's and Women's professional soccer, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Newsletter Content

While working for American Contractors Insurance Group, Christina designed and edited the Quality Department Newsletter, and wrote some of the content.

Book

As a freelance writer, Christina was awarded a job through the website Elance to ghostwrite three ebooks on Buddha, Mohammed, and Jesus Christ.

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