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Eager to contribute excellent academic credentials and professional background toward supporting a dynamic organization in optimizing bottom-line performance
Grant Writing ~ Fundraising ~ Development ~ Administration ~ Project Management
Medical Writing ~ Classroom & Web-Based Teaching ~ Editing ~ Budgeting ~ Forecasting
Well-versed in concepts and practices related to data gathering and analysis, strategic planning, RFP preparation, and project leadership.
Successfully acquired more than $3M in grant awards including with major organizations such as National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Sound knowledge of sales and marketing, strategy development, competitive intelligence, consumer behavior, and trend analysis.
Significant leadership skills including proficiency in group dynamics, public speaking, delivering lectures, promoting team unity, and motivating personnel to achieve productivity and performance excellence.
Considerable expertise in planning, organizing, and managing workflow to optimize efficiency.
Able to establish and maintain cohesive working relationships with all levels of an organization.
Skilled at connecting with, influencing, aligning, and managing people from all cultures and backgrounds.
JC Penney, Kirksville, MO, 2013 to Present
Promoted from initial role in sales support to management position tasked with overseeing merchandise displays, motivating employees, delivering customer service, reviewing credit applications, and processing online orders to drive sales growth.
Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, 1999 to Present
Adjunct Instructor English Department / Truman Institute
Taught multiple courses spanning Creative Writing, Technical Writing, Grant Writing, American Literature Chronology, Critical Thinking, and more.
Developed, coached, mentored, and inspired several students to publish pieces in Huffington Post and Salon.com.
Truman State University Press, Kirksville, MO, 2014 to 2015
Leveraged proficiency with Chicago Manual of Style to edit book manuscripts for publication.
Functioned as managing editor of three issues of the Chariton Review; selected fiction, poetry, and essay manuscripts, meticulously performed copy editing, chose covers, approved layout, and finalized contracts.
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Edit Rx, LLC, Kirksville, MO, 2005 to 2013
Writing and Editing Consultant
Spearheaded full-scope daily business operations as owner of small firm which provided medical writing, editing, grant writing, and copy editing services.
Authored convincing funding applications for National Institutes of Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and countless public/private foundations and agencies.
Diligently adhered to style guides for qualitative, quantitative, CONSORT, QUORUM, and Cochrane manuscripts published in biomedical journals.
Pursued and acquired $220K+ from NIH for University of Connecticut Health Center.
Successfully secured $195K+ in funding from Connecticut Health Foundation for St. Francis Physicians Hospital Organization.
Acquired $250K from Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to support efforts of Elisabeth Bruyere Research Institute.
Obtained $381K+ from The Connecticut Foundation and $1.7M+ from The Donaghue Foundation for Health to support the University of Connecticut Health Center.
Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, 2009 to 2011
Grants Specialist Department of Nursing and Communication Disorders Department
Managed the complete spectrum of grant proposal development and submission including online methods.
Evaluated and identified feasible grant proposals, met with with faculty, thoroughly researched need for grants, and generated grant proposals from conception to submission.
Work It, Mom Work at Home, 2007
Freelance Editor and Blogger
Selected and hired freelance writers, delegated and approved writing assignments, edited blog content, and authored several articles to support women in the workplace.
Stimulated activity within discussion board to foster and nurture a sense of community.
Resourcefully leveraged SEO and social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to increase website traffic.
Weblogs Inc., 2005 to 2007
Blogger / Life Sciences Lead Blogger
Created between five and seven blogs per day on topics such as parenting, television shows/reviews, diabetes, cancer, and heart health which have been cited in The Boston Herald, Wikipedia articles, and on popular websites such as mediapost.com and livestrong.com.
MA in English, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, 2001
BA in English, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1991
Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, InDesign, Blackboard
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I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity as a (INSERT TARGET POSITION) and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
In addition to solid academic credentials including a Master s degree, I bring to you extensive experience in writing, editing and teaching, outstanding skills in grant writing and funds acquisition, and exemplary abilities in project management, team coordination, and business administration. My well-developed analytical, communication, financial, and public speaking skills will prove immediately beneficial in this role. To further complement these qualifications, I offer significant experience in research, community development, Internet marketing, and medical writing.
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