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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Versatile Content Writer proficient in researching, writing and editing diverse content. Works with minimal input to produce engaging, authoritative and error-free work. Autonomous yet communicative with Number-year history of superior performance in remote environments.

Meticulous Copy Writer offering Number-year background preparing well-structured drafts, editing posts and conducting keyword research. Collaborative team player possessing impeccable grammar and in-depth comprehension of Microsoft Word and Office. Familiar with SEO practices.

Hardworking Freelance Writer offering Number years of experience creating Type content. Writes quickly with focus on quality and adherence to client requirements. Skilled in social media strategies and search engine optimization. Successful background of producing high-volume, top-notch work.

  • Resolved product issue through consumer testing.
  • Collaborated with team of Number in the development of Project name.
  • Supervised team of Number staff members.
  • Achieved Result by completing Task with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Documented and resolved Issue which led to Results.
  • Achieved Result through effectively helping with Task.
  • Journalism
  • Press releases
  • Editing
  • Content Development
  • Creative writing
  • Chicago Manual of Style
  • Research
  • Technical Writing
  • Copyediting
  • Grammar usage
  • Project Management
  • Broadcast media
  • Proofreading
  • Copywriting
  • Print media
  • Social media
  • Formatting abilities
  • Editing proficiency
  • Self-publishing experience
  • Marketing communications expertise
  • Articulate communications
  • Networking skills
  • Marketing and advertising strategies
  • Brand messaging
  • Editing and review
  • Team contribution
  • Type genre background
  • Product or service intelligence
  • Promotional planning
  • Unique content creation
  • Software expertise
Work History
Author, 01/2011 to Current
Atria Senior Living Group, Inc.Glendale, AZ,
  • Conducted over Number hours of research on Type and Type topics to increase knowledge in subject.
  • Edited and proofread all texts with help of Software and Software.
  • Created emotionally powerful Type and Type stories to engage consumers and heighten Area of expertise and Area of expertise awareness.
  • Utilized exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills to produce engaging and error-free content.
  • Proofread copy written by colleagues to correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Wrote and edited high-quality content and visually impactful programs under deadline pressure with exciting, captivating and authentic approach.
  • Organized material to research and complete writing tasks.
  • Marketed services through social media platforms and advertising services.
  • Completed thorough research into assigned topics.
  • Coordinated with subject matter experts for interviews and topic generation.
  • Evaluated project requirements and content standards for each project to produce copy in line with creative structure.
  • Wrote and proofread blog and social media posts, website copy and articles.
  • Wrote Number word assignments according to instructions.
  • Maintained informative social media to help further storylines and promote future events.
  • Worked on creative brand messaging, campaigns and creative brainstorming.
  • Chose cover photography or artwork, selected fonts and arranged designs to attract target readership.
  • Wrote fiction or nonfiction prose such as short stories, novels or biographies as well as advertising material for use in promoting sale of goods and services.
  • Produced original, creative content for promotional advertisements and marketing materials.
  • Consulted with editors to shape story and eliminate any errors.
  • Customized brand message to reach and capture target audience interest and drive engagement.
  • Wrote advertising material for use by publication, broadcast or internet media to promote sale of goods and services.
  • Authored Number books with style and voice to fit selected genres.
  • Completed accurate and polished formatting in line with publishing standards prior to submission.
  • Managed competing deadlines with efficiency.
  • Maintained current understanding of industry and Type genre trends, enhancing writing and marketing success.
Nail Salon and Spa Owner. , 10/1999 to 06/2015
Walt Disney Co.Lake Buena Vista, FL,
  • Devised and deployed sales and marketing tactics to drive strategic growth and support achievement of revenue goals.
  • Applied performance data to evaluate and improve operations, target current business conditions and forecast needs.
  • Managed day-to-day business operations.
  • Conducted target market research to scope out industry competition and identify advantageous trends.
  • Founded and managed Type business, growing revenue to $Amount in first year.
  • Developed key operational initiatives to drive and maintain substantial business growth.
  • Remained up-to-date on current trends and attended industry trade shows and markets to view and order inventory.

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  • Enhanced operational efficiency and productivity by managing budgets, accounts and costs.
  • Established and administered annual budget with controls to prevent overages, minimize burn rate and support sustainability objectives.
  • Improved records management systems for leases and contracts to boost renewals timeliness.
  • Monitored market conditions to set accurate product pricing and take advantage of emerging trends.
  • Set, enforced and optimized internal policies to maintain responsiveness to demands.
  • Devised processes to boost long-term business success and increase profit levels.
  • Discovered areas of improvement by generating quarterly operational and sales reports.
  • Reconciled daily sales, returns and financial reports in QuickBooks.
  • Assessed supplier quality to maintain tight cost controls and maximize business operational performance.
  • Generated revenues yearly and effectively capitalized on industry growth.
  • Established, optimized and enforced business policies to maintain consistency and high-quality standards across industry operations.
  • Aligned branding initiatives and sales strategies with client goals.
  • Developed sales presentations and promotion initiatives to key accounts to drive product sales and increase brand awareness.
  • Maintained up-to-date administrative records to monitor operational conditions.
  • Cultivated forward-thinking, inclusive and performance-oriented business culture to lead industry in innovation and push progress.
  • Consulted with customers to assess needs and propose optimal solutions.
  • Created and monitored promotional approaches to increase sales and profit levels.
  • Used knowledge of market trends to create value-added solutions resulting in significant increase in revenues.
Private Caregiver, 01/2011 to 06/2013
Victoria (client)City, STATE,
  • Provided assistance in daily living activities by dressing, grooming, bathing and toileting patients.
  • Achieved consistent safety targets by adjusting driving to different road and traffic conditions, balancing loads and avoiding dangerous driving actions.
  • Completed routine pre- and post-trip inspections to evaluate vehicles and assess maintenance needs.
  • Answered, scheduled and responded to reservation calls at specific times and locations.
  • Coordinated efficient routes to avoid delays and optimize schedules.
  • Assisted passengers with entering and exiting vehicles safely and securely stowed baggage to minimize damage risk.
  • Kept and studied detailed mileage and fuel reports to track overall fuel costs.
  • Worked directly with customers to assess damage and incompleteness of orders.
  • Updated personal logs and business tracking documents accurately and according to schedule requirements.
  • Obtained customer signatures to complete and process paperwork.
  • Delivered employees and materials to job sites daily.
  • Planned and adjusted optimal routes based on traffic and weather conditions.
  • Loaded and secured items in trucks to avoid damage to parcels during delivery.
  • Kept management looped in on daily activities by updating logs with information such as mileage, gas use and special incidents.
  • Verified daily deliveries against shipping instructions before delivering to customers.
  • Generated consistent referrals and repeat business by providing friendly and fast service.
  • Delivered goods and products to customer on time and in excellent condition.
  • Cleaned and maintained vehicle and assessed vehicle for damage after each shift.
  • Upheld high standards of professionalism and discretion when working with high-value clients.
Manicurist and Pedicurist, 03/1992 to 10/2008
Salon 21City, STATE,
  • Responded to customer requests and concerns about gel application and nail art designs.
  • Spoke with clients regarding health history, expectations, services and procedures for safety and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintained client treatment records and designed long-term care programs for return customers.
  • Provided safe, effective and appropriate massage therapy techniques during customer appointments.
  • Booked appointments, answered phones, greeted clients, handled payments and created client service tickets.
  • Stimulated energy flow along medians to channel body healing responses.
  • Created marketing advertisements to increase awareness of services and boost sales.
  • Coached and supervised staff by monitoring techniques and daily activities to suggest improvements.
  • Grew sales with great work ethic, individualized beauty care plans and positive attitude.
  • Performed massages for clients using hot stone, Swedish, deep tissue, sports and pregnancy methodologies.
  • Maintained care products inventory and inspected equipment and selling areas for stock checks and organization.
  • Performed aroma therapies and specialized relaxation techniques.
  • Assessed guest needs and identified muscle issues, medical conditions and contraindications before beginning session.
  • Provided treatment for medical conditions and injuries through therapeutic massage.

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  • Prepared blends of plant-based oils to aid in massage through direct warming and aromatherapy.
  • Worked with clients to ascertain medical history, potential issues and areas needing support.
  • Diversified services by training in additional techniques such as Thai massage.
  • Advised clients on areas such as posture, at-home exercises and stretches.
  • Advised clients on lifestyle changes to improve alignment, posture and gait for better long-term wellness.
  • Assessed clients carefully to determine massage needs and potential problems due to individual physical conditions.
  • Prepared oils and lotions for massages.
: Art, Expected in 10/1969 to William Howard Taft High School - WInnetka Ave, Woodlan Hills, California ,
High School Diploma. : Art Education, Expected in 06/1970 to Arlington High School - Arlington Heights, Illinois. ,
: Business Management. , Expected in 06/1974 to North Harris County College - Houston, TX,
: Massage Therapy/ Craniotomy Sacral Therapy/reflexo, Expected in 03/1996 to Healing Hands Institute For Massage Therapy - Escondido, Ca,
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  • Relevant Coursework Completed: Subject & Subject
  • Continuing education in Subject
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Additional Information

I hold my copyrights for all my work.

I am relaunching a new website to better access consumers.

I have worked with clients proofreading and ghostwriting through Thumbtack and other writers sites.

I am working presently on a fourth book, about to publish with a new company in a couple of months.

I am also creating an online business for crafts I am passionate about.

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School Attended

  • William Howard Taft High School
  • Arlington High School
  • North Harris County College
  • Healing Hands Institute For Massage Therapy

Job Titles Held:

  • Author
  • Nail Salon and Spa Owner.
  • Private Caregiver
  • Manicurist and Pedicurist


  • High School Diploma.

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