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Writers create fiction and non-fiction works, such as novels, poetry, scripts, short stories, newspaper articles, and web content. Common work activities listed on a Writer resume sample include reading other people's work, choosing subject matters, reviewing work, meeting deadlines, networking with other writers, taking part in events, and identifying publication opportunities. Based on our collection of example resumes, Writers should demonstrate excellent grammar and spelling skills, imagination, time management, communication and networking abilities, and computer competencies. Most Writers hold a degree in English, although formal education is not mandatory for fulfilling this type of role.

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1

Brokerage Agent/entry Writer

Worked as an entry writer performing various clerical functions with over 20 accounts handling U.S. Customs transactions.

  • Conducted remote filings for freight coming into other ports around the United States.
  • Completed compliance officer functions such as post entry, treasury insurance bonds, bond requests and client setup and reviewing POA's.
  • Exceeded corporate goals on a monthly basis with files per desk by as much as 150% and revenue per desk by 40%.
  • Coordinated, confirmed release and delivery of cargo, as well as proactively providing accurate routing information for customers regarding freight inquiries.
  • Classified goods using the HTSUS and binding rulings to ensure the proper duty was assessed at time of importation.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BS
Business Management
2

Staff Writer / Sports Journalism Intern

90:00 Soccer is a publication and one of the top football open source networks for international and business soccer news.

  • Developed, produced and packaged editorial content, including player and coach profiles, Q&As, press conference and post-match reports, and team updates for the online editions of the publication.
  • Conducted in-depth interviews with Major League Soccer (MLS) and United Soccer League (USL) players and coaches and conducted proprietary research to develop high-quality editorial content.
  • Reviewed press releases and other media materials from MLS and USL clubs to source compelling story ideas and collaborated with other staff members to collectively determine editorial focus and content.
  • Closely reviewed, proofread, fact-checked and edited articles for AP style, clarity, and accuracy.
  • Conducted over 100 player, coach, and team executive interviews in a six-month period.
Candidate Info
7
months in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Public Relations
3

Senior Technical Writer

Managed and coached teams of technical writers responsible for over 40 user guides, reference manuals, training guides, and release notes, helping them to deliver their work on schedule.

  • Wrote and edited user guides, reference manuals, and release notes that enabled both end users and technical support personnel to understand and more easily use the software applications.
  • Mentored new writers to familiarize them with writing standards and bring them up to production speed.
  • DBA for technical content MS SQL Server database used by department of 100 writers, translators, editors, and production personnel to maintain high efficiency and reduce errors.
  • Chief liaison with software development team during development cycle of content development and translation tools.
  • Performed quality analysis and end user testing on multi-million dollar content authoring and management products.
  • Covered help line for department of 100 writers, translators, editors, and production personnel, reducing their downtime.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Master of Arts
4

Web Content Writer

Researched and revitalized a legal website with freshly written content.

  • Wrote blog articles for a legal website using SEO principals to drive Google rankings.
  • Improved the Google rankings of a corporate housing website on specific keywords between 5-20%.
  • Designed and executed dynamic Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram campaigns for all content driven clients.
  • Worked with web developers on key points of SEO implementation to keep our clients compliant with the latest Google algorithms.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BA
English & Technical Writing
5

Technical Writer (contract)

As one of the largest title insurance companies in the nation, [company name] provides accurate, efficient, and professional title and escrow services for residential, commercial, and equity transactions through its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and internationally.

  • Worked with management and other personnel to establish writing goals, strategies, and plans.
  • Researched available technical data including drawings, design reports, and test specifications.
  • Prepared written text and coordinated layout and organization of manuals and other documents according to prepared outlines and specifications.
  • Planned, developed, implemented, and edited writing projects including user manuals, training manuals, and help documents for [company name] during a major, company-wide software upgrade.
  • Assisted Senior Project Manager with various side projects, including adding/removing content from project SharePoint site and creating process maps with Microsoft Visio.
Candidate Info
7
months in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BS
Business Administration With A Specialization
6

Writer/editor - COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Coordination of multiple, complex communications projects including writing, editing, and project management

  • Developed and served as Editor of the quarterly electronic newsletter, Up to Wind Speed
  • Wrote and/or edited more than 300 topical and technical reports, conference papers, journal articles, press
  • Continuously trained authors on editorial style in support of publication for NREL publications database
  • Edited publications from first draft through final proofs for content clarity, style, layout, and organization
  • Tracking and version control of all report activities and milestones; planned and managed resources necessary to accommodate customers' goals
  • Created 22 white paper fact sheets to cohesively market research and development efforts at the NWTC
  • Updated/rewrote / maintained content for NREL.gov/Wind web site - 30+ pages to represent research approaches
  • Served as lead communicator for more than 60 proposals in FY2011 including design, graphics coordination,
  • Co-wrote and awarded $2M on a critical and innovative wind technology proposal in FY2012
  • Training received: Writing Federal Proposals - Shipley Associates; Proposing to Win - Korn/Ferry International.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Journalism
MA
Sustainable Communities
7

Technical Writer

Wrote and edited newsletters, project proposals, reports, and planning documents for use by the Medicare Part D Program; participated in planning communications activities.

  • Implemented communications efforts for the Medicare
  • Performed quality assurance, drafted, and edited newsletters, project plans and reports, and other deliverable documents for content, grammar, and style
  • Lead newsletter publishing efforts and participated in Section 508 Web-accessibility and review process
  • Gave input for developing social media marketing process
  • Managed documents using SharePoint
  • Participated in Activities Committee to organize and promote employee health events
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Communications / Mass Media
Public Health Leadership
8

Writer

Served as a prolific writer, researcher, editorial resource and content developer across six departments, including marketing, curatorial, membership, education and private events.

  • Served as content editor during the re-design of EMP's new website resulting in a 2012 Addy Award
  • Wrote and edited press releases and one-sheets
  • Worked closely with graphic design teams to ensure that all written content was visually supported
  • Wrote and edited EMP's annual report
  • Created and edited letters from EMP's CEO
  • Crafted original long-form content to promote [company name] through monthly e-newsletters, emails, online articles, calendar listings, brochures and fliers
  • Developed marketing campaigns in the form of radio spots, billboards and print ads (local, national and international)
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
C
Certificate
BA
French
MA
Art History
9

News Writer

Attended events and meetings concerning and involving the student body in areas of recreation and complaints

  • Researched and organized information for news releases
  • Wrote articles in various areas of news, sports, and student life
  • Maintained good relationships with the writers and editors to ensure deadlines
  • Actively collaborated with University administration, student organizations and the athletic department
  • Utilized strong writing, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Candidate Info
9
months in
workforce
9
months
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
Mass Communications
MA
English
10

Lead Technical Writer

Teaming and Conferencing Collaboration Software, [company name] Writing Group

  • Developed instructional flash videos using Camtasia Studio 5
  • Tested and documented the Conferencing, Teaming and Workflow software to improve usability for end users
  • Wrote, updated and converted all Teaming and Conferencing documentation (API, installation, administration, and user guides) to [company name]'s Structured FrameMaker format to single-source the creation of web-based Guides and context-sensitive help systems
  • Managed online user feedback for all Teaming and Conferencing documentation
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
English

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