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Resume for Melissa Monson

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An engaging, curious, conversational writer covering a broad range of topics such as coaching, personal and professional development, gender issues, technology, and music. I am a team player, and a strategic problem solver who loves to innovate and offer strong written and communication skills for long-form content, email campaigns, and social media content creation.

WRITING, EDITING, AND MARKETING EXPERIENCE

Writer, Renaissance Woman Writing LLC    2021 – Present

Resume + LinkedIn Writer, Find Your Fit

  • Write coaching clients’ resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profile summaries.

Contract Ghostwriter, CAKE Publishing

  • Write email marketing newsletters using brand identity, voice, and tone.
  • Write long-form articles using research-backed sources.
  • Write content under a variety of deadlines, including one-day turnarounds.

Team Coordinator and Community Outreach, Rise Up for You   2021 – 2022

  • Create web content writing while also copy editing for Mailchimp newsletters for an executive, entrepreneurial, and working professional vertical of over 6k.
  • Utilize marketing strategies to create promotional emails (Mailchimp) and text campaigns (Project Broadcast) using copywriting trends to a 6k+ audience for services and events.
  • Use direct response marketing through social media marketing posts.
  • Capture photos and videos of events for social media and email marketing.
  • Upload and schedule SoundCloud and YouTube podcast recordings using company formatting, create YouTube cover images, and podcast images using Canva.
  • Create design and content for social media posts using company identity and tone.

Freelance Writing and Editing, Multiple Clients    2014-2020

  • Medium, articles for 7+ publications on a variety of topics
  • Me Boldly Life Coaching, content on life coaching and upcoming events
  • Powered by Headphones, first-person concert reviews via WordPress
  • Minnesota Paralegal Association, 10+ newsletter articles, and monthly editorial column
  • Triple III Foundation, promotional speeches to create education on children’s mental illness
  • Lisa Saline Social Media Training and Consulting, promotional content for brand awareness

PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS AND FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE  2014-2021

Prime Therapeutics, Thomson Reuters, RBC Wealth Management, Optum, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Braun Intertec, Ameriprise, and more. Please see my LinkedIn for more details.

EDUCATION

  • Certifications: Professional Coach, Associate in Project Management
  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Augsburg College

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

Collaboration: Slack, Jabber, WebEx, Skype, Teams, Zoom, Google Workspace, SharePoint 

Content Creation: Vimeo, Canva, Streamyard, Thinkific, YouTube, SoundCloud

Content Management System (CMS): WordPress

Design: Figma, Marvel

Marketing: Buffer, Linktree, Calendly, Typeform, Mailchimp, Project Broadcast,

Project Tools: Airtable, Smartsheet, Microsoft Suite, Confluence, Planview, Azure, Basecamp, Jira, Trello, MS Teams Task Planner, Fieldglass, Clockify