RESUME

 

Kathryn Pomroy
+1   218-600-7373
upnorthwriter@icloud.com


Writing

  • Blogs / long- and short-form articles / personal and business finance / healthcare programs / law

  • Creative & technical writing - brand and/or campaign development/strategy

  • Write for clarity, coherence and rational development of ideas; tailored to meet the needs of intended audience

  • Development of subject ideas - writing and rewriting material, often many times, to achieve the desired effects

  • Submitting of material in the style/voice required, and to deadline

  • Impeccable spelling and grammar

  • A deep understanding of consumers and what motivates them online

  • Great research, organizational, and learning skills


Editing & Proofreading

  • Comprehensive knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, usage, and vocabulary

  • Deep-editing and proofreading of college textbooks; manuals, whitepapers, etc.

  • Edited long-form articles written by team of nine writers

  • Newsroom editor for large daily newspaper


Marketing

  • Working knowledge of search engines, SEO, SEM, web technology, social sites

  • Developed brand and voice for company(s) website, social media, blog, product materials, manuals, PR, and catalogs

  • Varied language and tone of messages based on product and medium

  • Invented names for products and write the slogans that appear on packaging, brochures and other promotional material

  • Reviewed advertising trends, consumer surveys, and other data regarding marketing of goods and services to determine the best way to promote products

  • Helped increase domestic customer base from 33 to more than 3,000 in two years

  • Developed and international presence and distributor network


Professional experience & work history

  • 2005 - Current - Owner/Writer/Editor - UpNorth Writer, Duluth, MN

  • 2005 - 2014 - Marketing Strategist - Chester Creek Technologies, Duluth, MN

  • 2002 - 2005 - Senior Writer/Account Manager - Carlson & Kirwan Advertising, Duluth, MN

  • 1999 - 2000 - Senior Writer - Out There Advertising, Duluth, MN

  • Newspaper Production Editor - Hutchinson Leader

  • Newsroom Editor - Santa Cruz Sentinel

  • Freelance writer for local and national magazines - Max Magazine, Woman Today, Business North, YourLife, and The Duluthian


Skills & Abilities

PROFESSIONAL: Contract Writer, Content Management, Editing, Project Management, Research, SEO/SEM Expertise, B2B/B2C, Techinical and Creative Writing, Journalist

PERSONAL: Computer Literate, Innovative, Critical Thinking Skills, Leadership, Professionalism, Self-Starting, Open to new styles and processes, CRM Experience, Creative Storyteller


Education

  • Arizona State University   -   BA Journalism   -   3.8 GPA


Social & Memberships

  • LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/writersnb

  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/katecarr55

  • Professional Journalism Coursework: http://www.futurelearn.com/statements/t3av11f

    Blog: https://www.theartcareerproject.com/expert/kathryn-pomroy/

    MEMBERSHIPS:
    ASBPE—American Society of Business Publication Editors

    International Association of Professional Writers and Editors