PROFILE

Experienced and Exceptionally Creative Copywriter

  • Creative and innovative individual with experience in writing, editing and interpreting audience
  • Avid reader/learner who is able to process and deconstruct abstract ideas and provide qualitative and quantitative data analysis into understandable language
  • Communicates and works effectively both independently and in groups

EDUCATION

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing – April 2019 (Est.)

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Bachelor of Arts in Writing-Intensive English – May 2007

EXPERIENCE

Tripp Lite, Chicago, IL  August 2013-Present

Copywriter

  • Work closely with an art director, graphic designers, managers, Web team, other copywriters, engineers, and product specialists to develop copy
  • Wide variety of projects include B2B and B2C
  • Core projects include video scripts, product literature, technical literature, white papers, owner’s manuals and retail packaging
  • Additional projects include Web pages, email newsletters/blasts, Web banners, catalogs, direct mail, point-of-purchase displays, ads, sales flyers, press releases and cover letters

Onward Neighborhood House, Chicago, IL – May 2007-March 2012

Development Associate

  • Composed copy for the agency website, e-mail blasts and the biannual newsletter
  • Designed and composed copy for flyers and other organizational materials for public and in-house distribution
  • Conducted research to be incorporated into proposals and promotional materials
  • Wrote and prepared grant proposals and copy for fundraising solicitations
  • Entered information in database and analyzed and prepared reports of donor trends and prospective contributors
  • Provided general administrative support and assist various agency departments in ad-hoc projects

Accomplishments

  • Wrote content for the biannual newsletter starting in Spring 2008 (6 total)
  • Wrote proposals totaling $82,185 in grant awards from various charitable foundations
  • Developed the Food Pantry Client Intake Overhaul Project to improve how Onward House addresses issues of poverty and hunger by using new technology, procedural methods and storage solutions to meet the growing clientele (project was recognized in March 2010 as one of four finalists out of 22 applicant agencies for the Lumity 2010 Technology Leadership Award)
  • Created a PR Press kit w/fact sheet and a series of press releases
  • Worked with the Development Department to increase Holiday Appeal donations by 84% in the number of individual donors and 66% in total funds raised from FY 2007 to FY 2012

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop and Incopy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient in Windows/Mac OS/Linux-based operating systems
  • Well-versed in AP/Chicago style/MLA/APA formats
  • Updated 2 years ago

To contact this candidate email atalaski@gmail.com

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