March 5, 2016

Resume

Portfolio

Relevant Experience

Content Strategy + Management

Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro
Renton, WA

Feb 2014 to present: WPN.Wizards.com

  • Launched updated, global B2B website aimed at independent retailers carrying Wizards of the Coast products
  • Plan, edit, test, and improve content, including multiple articles per week, localized in 11 languages, social media posts, email, and direct mail communication
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, designers, and developers on content-related projects
  • Develop microcopy, direct and transactional emails, video scripts, and social media posts
  • Manage a team of 2 content specialists and a social media/community manager

May 2016 to October 2016: Wizards.com

  • Launched updated corporate site for Wizards of the Coast
  • Defined the editorial voice of the site, then wrote and edited content
  • Created content calendar for quarterly updates to the site

August 2012 to May 2013: Kaijudo.com

  • Planned, wrote, and edited content for consumer-facing site supporting a trading card game aimed at 8 to 12 year olds
  • Managed content calendar and workflow of internal writing team as well as external vendor/producer

Editorial Management

2004 to 2014: Wizards of the Coast Books and Mirrorstone Children’s Books

  • Served as team leader to drive books through cross-functional teams of brand, design, and production
  • Managed editing schedule for entire book publishing program
  • Acquired and edited as many up to twelve books per year
  • Founded Mirrorstone/Wizards of the Coast Books for Young Readers.

Key Editing Credits:

  • Practical Guide series including A Practical Guide to Dragons by Lisa Trumbauer (New York Times best seller 2007)
  • New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore’s Legend of Drizzt series
  • Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley (ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers)
  • Still Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley (VOYA Best Fantasy of 2010)

Writing Instruction

University of Washington

2009 to present

  • Taught Intermediate Writing for Children course for five years to adult UW Extension students as part of the year-long Writing for Children Certificate Program
  • Currently a guest lecturer on the topic of nonfiction writing and writing-for-hire
  • Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013

Key Skills

  • 10+ years editing and creating content for both consumer and business audience
  • Experience with Google Analytics and SEO best practices for content
  • Well-versed in working in a variety of content management systems and project management tools
  • Basic HTML skills
  • Experience hiring and managing employees, including giving performance reviews

Education

University of Washington Seattle, WA
Certificate in Writing for Children following a year of intensive writing classes
Computer in Technical Communication course

Radcliffe Publishing Course Cambridge, MA
Intensive training in all aspects of book and magazine publishing

Carleton College Northfield, MN
Magna cum laude with distinction in major of Art History. Phi Beta Kappa