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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - resumesample@example.com - -
Professional Summary

•Natural manager, plans ahead, motivates people, juggles short and long-term goals

•Prefers direct communication and works to see ideas translated into realities

•Conveys fast pace, enjoys a challenge

•Self-reliant, self-motivated, independent

•Spots flaws quickly and make adjustments/corrections

Core Qualifications

PC/Windows, Microsoft Suite: WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, SharePoint; QuickBooks, Quicken, Adobe CS5 Illustrator and Photo Shop.

Technical writing; journalism; business correspondence; reports; multi-media communications; briefs; white papers; photography.

Accomplishments
  • Trained employees on documentation preparation, security badging policies and procedures.
  • Supervised peers and subordinates for WEO including: orientation documentation, presentations, reports, and technical documents.
  • Completed general military trainingn numerous Navy Knowledge Online courses, and NKO website training; obtained (2) AA degrees while working full time.
  • Supervised peers and subordinates in various WEO-related projects, meetings, symposiums, orientation conferences and training sessions.
  • Interacted with several WEO departments and supported their documentation projects and meeting minutes including: RAIDER TPG, CGS, JSUW, and NEWIWG.
Experience
01/2011 to 06/2015
Technical Writer-Editor/Public Affairs Specialist/Protocol Specialist General Atomics La Mesa, CA,

Corporate Communications Office 1 Administration Circle.

11/2008 to 01/2011
Technical Writer/Editor DoD Technical Communications Office City, STATE,
  • Responsible for creation, editing, completion of technical documents including, but not limited to, technical software manuals, awards packages, security policy and procedures for Empire Challenge 09, articles, press releases, correspondence, and reports.
  • Liaison between Weapons Engagement Office (WEO) civilians and military officer leadership and military enlisted counterparts.
  • Created, set up, and maintained WEO reserves website.
  • Established and solely responsible for first WEO four + -page color quarterly newsletter that is distributed nationally (15 volumes to date) throughout NAVAIR Reserve Program (NRP).
  • Conducted monthly Director teleconferences, responsible for recording and distributing minutes.
  • Conducted monthly Virtual Drills, arranged teleconferences.
  • Responsible for research, editing, and submission of press releases, articles, profiles, formatting of: correspondence, reports, memos, technical documents, software manuals, awards packages, as well as dictation, and transcription.
  • Created and maintained personnel and logistics spreadsheets utilizing MS WORD, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel.
  • Responsible for Information retrieval, transmitting text, data and graphics, photocopying, scanning, and filing.
  • Maintained reservist personnel databases.
  • Managed large and small social and business events including: conference planning and coordination, invitations, agendas, calendars of events, space reservations, catering, berthing arrangements, transportation, logistics and management; created handouts, presentations, maps, attendance spreadsheets, and secured promotional "giveaways" for attendees.
  • Acted as public affairs representative: official photographer, prepared and submitted articles, press releases, photographs, and reports.
  • RESEARCH: Researched and prepared documentation for personnel spreadsheets, metrics and logistics for upper management.
  • TRAINING: Provided employee training on documentation preparation, security badging policies and procedures.
  • Supervised peers and subordinates in task completion for WEO including: orientation documentation, presentations, reports, and technical documents.
  • General Military training; completed college classes (4.0) to obtain AA degree May 2010; Records Mgmt (DON) as well as numerous Navy Knowledge Online courses.
  • MANAGEMENT: Supervised subordinates in various Empire Challenge-related projects, meetings, symposiums, orientation conferences, and training sessions.
  • Interacted with several WEO departments and supported their documentation projects including RAIDER TPG and CGS (code 4.7J).
  • COLLATERAL: Public affairs officer and assistant to Information/Training officer of WEO reserves.
  • Planned, coordinated, and executed visits of high ranking US military and civilian and foreign military hosted by the WEO Commanding Officer.
  • Facilitated arrangements for events including, procurement of awards and gifts, press coverage, menu selections, meetings, invitations, seating arrangements, transportation, lodging, etc.
  • Served as protocol escort for the duration of scheduled events, including transportation procurement providing driver/escort assistance, as required, and taking corrective action that allowed the events to continue to a successful conclusion.
  • Always exhibited total professionalism, tact, diplomacy, and ensured a favorable impression.
  • Responded to requests for advice/assistance in all matters relative to protocol procedures and event logistics.
  • Always maintained confidentiality appropriate to the issue.
  • Responsible for the planning of all official/social functions and events, applying general knowledge of the principles, methods, practices, and techniques associated with the military protocol function, as it related to national and international rules, procedures, and forums prescribing traditional and diplomatic customers, courtesies, and etiquette.
  • Freelance photographer and journalist to several publications including: Rocketeer II, Daily Independent, and Sierra News, Scenic Highway 395, and Ridgecrest News Review.
01/2006 to 07/2008
Technical Writer/Editor; Program Analyst New Directions Technology, Inc NDTI City, STATE,
  • Scott Faris , XXX-384-2444 ; may contact supervisor.
  • ADMINISTRATIVE: Liaison between Weapons Engagement Office (WEO) civilians and military counterparts.
  • Created, set up, and maintained WEO reserves website; Established and solely responsible for (first of its kind) WEO four-page color quarterly newsletter that is distributed nationally (seven to date) throughout NAVAIR Reserve Program (NRP); Conducted monthly Director teleconferences, recording and distributing minutes.
  • Conducted monthly Virtual Drills, arranged teleconference phone numbers.
  • Responsible for creation, editing, and formatting of: correspondence, reports, memos, letters of appreciation, as well as dictation, and transcription.
  • Personnel and logistics spreadsheets utilizing MS Access, MSProject, MS Excel.
  • Information retrieval, transmitting text, data and graphics, photocopying, scanning, and filing.
  • Maintained master listings of reservist personnel, customers, and management staff.
  • Tracked and logged manhours/metrics for submission to NRP leadership.
  • Created and distributed WEO "Hot Shots" updates, on a monthly basis.
  • Managed large and small social and business events including: conference planning and coordination, invitations, agendas, calendars of events, space reservations, berthing arrangements, transportation, logistics and management; created handouts, presentations, maps, attendance spreadsheets, and secured promotional "giveaways" for attendees.
  • Processed travel/expense reports, processed orders for pay, public affairs representative, photographer, prepared and submitted articles, press releases, photographs, and reports.
  • Was instrumental in securing Unit of the Year award for NASC 0366 Det B.
  • RESEARCH: Researched and prepared documentation for personnel spreadsheets, metrics and logistics for upper management.
05/2005 to 01/2006
Executive Administrative Assistant /Marketing Golden State Solar Power, Inc City, STATE,
  • Small business office setup, management, executive admin functions and marketing director.
  • Responsible for accounting AP/AR, personnel management, advertising, marketing, tax preparation and business management; website creation and maintenance including: posting, retrieving, copying and transmitting text, data and graphics.
  • Creation of business marketing material: publications, forms, letterhead, advertising brochures, postcards, website design, informational handouts and all related correspondence and legal forms.
  • RESEARCH: Researched federal and local tax and insurance compliance regulations and implemented same.
  • Conducted safety inspections and ensured company compliance to regulations.
  • Gathered data to prepare customer system manuals.
  • Prepared and presented accounting status to owners.
  • TRAINING: Trained office assistant on Quickbooks applications, Excel and WORD applications, and office procedures.
  • MANAGEMENT: Maintained and reconciled company budget.
  • Determined costs associated with customer systems including equipment rental, travel, meals, inventory and supplies.
  • Tracked purchases and created accounting documentation.
  • Resolved accounting disputes.
  • Tracked payroll, taxes and insurance for company employees.
  • COLLATERAL: Marketing Director and Salesperson - Assisted with Trade Shows; Created marketing tools.
Education
Expected in 2011
AA: Fine Arts/English General Education
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GPA:

Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest, CA

Interests

Freelance writer/photographer for local, regional, and national publications.

Outdoor sports including kayaking, bicycling, hiking.

Professional Affiliations

California Writers Group member - Ridgewriters Association;


Additional Information
  • Longmont Writers Guild 1992 - 2003 President 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Women's Information Network, Hygiene, CO President/Founder 1991
  • United States Naval Reserves 1988 – 2009 E-6 Storekeeper
  • Colorado Romance Writers 1987Vice President/Co-Founder 1988
  • Freelance author/artist/photographer with the following publications: Thomas Bouregy/Avalalon Publishers (NY, NY); Fence Post Magazine (5-state regional, Windsor, CO); True West Magazine (Stillwater, OK); Discover Magazine (Greenville, WI); Network Magazine (Longmont, CO); Senior Voice (Fort Collins, CO); Rocketeer II; China Lake Observer; Daily Independent; Sierra View Reader (Ridgecrest, CA); News Review (Ridgecrest, CA); Ventura County Star (Ventura, CA); various military publications.
  • Avalon Books Contemporary Romance Fiction Above Ground Level ISBN 0-8034-9435-1
  • Avalon Books Contemporary Romance Fiction Alaskan Magic ISBN 0-8034-9324-x
  • Avalon Books Contemporary Romance Fiction Love in Motion ISBN 0-8034-9276-6
  • Recent publications include: newspaper articles, press releases, profiles, and non-fiction historical documentation published in the local and regional publications. (Samples upon request)
Skills

Key Strengths:

•Motivates others to achieve the impossible – Longmont Writers Guild

•Self-disciplined, confident, convincing – writing

•Industrious and decisive – running businesses

•Outgoing and direct – public speaking

•Excellent communication skills – reporting, writing, speaking

•Will look for the good in people and events – in every situation

•Challenges convention – “always been that way”

•Driven to achieve competence – stick with task until perfect


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  • Technical Writer-Editor/Public Affairs Specialist/Protocol Specialist
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  • Executive Administrative Assistant /Marketing
Degrees
  • AA