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INNOVATIVE, METICULOUS FREELANCE WRITER skilled in managing tasks and meeting deadlines. Originates and prepares written materials such as articles, web content, reviews, fiction, advertisements, brochures, and biographies for local businesses and artists. Edits and proofreads written works.

Writing and Editorial Background

• Five years of professional freelance writing experience for online magazines and publications.

• Edited various materials including web content for local businesses, fiction short stories, brochures, and research papers. MLA, APA and Chicago styles utilized.

[Business and Corporate Writing]
• Writer and designer of a wide range of business materials including brochures, web content and local advertisements.

[Internet, HTML, and Desktop Publishing]
• Web designer for several web pages utilizing Adobe CS3 suites.


Freelance Writer - Chicago, IL. Jan. 2007 - Present

• Freelance Writer for Chicago tourist guide (Janina R. Williams).
Wrote local restaurant reviews and feature articles for the online Chicago Guide.
Feature articles: “Going out with Baby” and “Poetry Lives Deep in the Heart of Chicago.”

• Food reviewer for online city guide (Janina R. Williams).

• Content producer for online publisher (Janina R. Williams).
Wrote how-to and list articles, as well as reviews.
Feature articles: “How to Successfully Prepare for a Trunk Show,” “Easy Ways to Fix your Jewelry,” “Review of Personalized Printing Companies,” “What You Should Bring to an Outdoor Music Festival,” “Where to Shop Online for Young Adults,” “Five Things to Do on Your Vacation in Puerto Rico” and “Plan the Ultimate Housewarming Party on a Shoestring Budget.”

• Writer for online publisher (Janina R. Williams).
Wrote how-to and list articles, as well as reviews.
Feature articles: “Letting your children help with vacation planning,” “Car reviews: 2001 Daewoo Lanos,” “How joining a writing group will improve your motivation to write” and “What to eat at a regular restaurant when you're a vegetarian.”

• Published in Smith Magazine's book, Not Quite What I was Planning, Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure.

Financial Firm - Chicago, IL. Admin. Assistant Feb. 2006 – Dec. 2006

• Personal assistant to four individuals in the Private Client Advisory (PCA) department including the Partner, Director, and two senior managers.
• Delivered high-quality coordination and support by responding to client inquiries, managing calendars, organizing internal and external meetings, preparing documents, managing expenses and billing and assisting with any necessary projects.
• Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, deadline-oriented and strong communication skills. Ability to adapt to new technology, work independently and multi-task.

Ad Agency – Chicago, IL. Broadcast Production Finance Coordinator Jan. 2005 – Jan. 2006

•Promote Broadcast Business Affairs in compliance of Sarbanes-Oxley by maintaining current client billing methods including opening jobs, inputting estimates, and creating purchase orders, as well as issuing all applicable paperwork.
• Back-up for print production by opening jobs, inputting estimates and creating purchase orders.

Ad Agency– Chicago, IL. SAP Coordinator July 2003 – Dec. 2004

• Expedite the bill payment process by creating new sales and purchase orders in SAP.
• Processed vendor invoices for payment.
• Support for the print and broadcast traffic departments.

Print Directory– Chicago, IL. Telephone Account Rep. Jan. 2002 – Nov. 2002

• Consultant for Chicago business owners on the effective uses of print, internet and direct mail advertising.
• Wrote ad copy and composed production and insertion orders.

Newspaper – Champaign, IL. Reporter May 2000 – Aug. 2000

• Researched article topics through the internet and national newspapers.
• Wrote articles by interviewing the community.
• Proofread and edited articles.

Literary Magazine– Champaign, IL. Editor-in-Chief July 1999 – July 2000

• Set and enforced deadlines, chose articles for publication, final-edited all articles, reviewed the page and proofed the layout.
• Organized a successful fundraising event to cover the cost of publishing.

• Microsoft Office • Adobe CS3 • Outlook • Access • Artist Biographies • Ad creation • Editing • HTML • Web content writing

REFERENCES– Supplied upon request.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Bachelor of Arts in English

Jagiellonian University at Krakow, Poland: Certification

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If you would like to reach me, please send an email to:

nina {AT} jr-williams.com.