Professional Writer Resume Example

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The following is a resume example for a professional writer. This job seeker has a wide variety of experience, much of it outside of her current industry. For those job experiences, she focuses on the skills she developed that relate to the industry she is now interested in.

This resume also includes a resume summary and core competencies list to more clearly explain why, despite limited experience in the industry, the job seeker is an ideal candidate.

Professional Writer Resume Example

Katherine R. Riley

Professional Writer: Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Technical Writing, Academic Writing, Business Writing, Copywriting

Talented and versatile writer, proficient in technical communications. Successfully generated hundreds of business materials, including reports, letters, proposals, presentations, press releases, memos, reviews, and manuals. More than 10 years of experience writing creative copy for direct response markets and promotional advertising. Skillfully designed and produced material for newsletters, brochures, and flyers. Authored first-rate essays and articles for publication, in print, and online. Enthusiastic and creative customer-focused writer, adept at details, and producing only first-rate work. Tremendous integrity and common sense.

Core Competencies:
Direct Mail, Copy Writing, Proposal Development, Presentations, Press Releases, Articles, Essays, Research, Sales Promotions, Resumes, Public Relations, Team Leadership, Cold Calling, Editing, Entrepreneur, Lead Generation, Brochures and Newsletters, Target Marketing Customer Service, Information Analysis, Research Reports , Client/Vendor Relations , Project Management, Print Production, Graphic Design, Data Base Management, Coordinating and Scheduling, Business Administration.


  • Bachelor of Science, Ellis College of NYIT
    • 3.6 GPA, magna cum laude
    • Double major in Professional and Technical Writing, and Behavioral Sciences
    • Minor in Business
  • Associate in Arts, American Intercontinental University
    • 3.75 GPA, honors every semester
    • Concentration in Business Administration

Employment History:

Freelance Writer, Owner, and President
Silver Resume Creations


  • Provide a wide range of writing services to various clients, businesses, publications, and websites, including: resumes and cover letters, chapter summaries, articles, writing prompts, press releases, how-to articles, and presentations.
  • Regularly work with the following websites: Writer's Village U, AcaDemon, eCopywriters, Inland Press, Creating Words,,,, oDesk, Sandbox Advisors

Afterschool Teacher
Verona Area School District


  • Taught multiple courses for middle school and high school students that focused on developing writing and reading skills
  • Academic co-advisor to high school newspaper group: taught writing and editing skills and supervised student editors

International Customer Service Manager


  • Supervised 25 customer service employees
  • Collaborated and communicated regularly with managers throughout the company in various departments, including production and purchasing
  • Trained and continually instructed employees on effective oral communication skills
  • Exceeded sales goals 90% of financial quarters during my period of employment
  • Increased employee retention by 25% during my period of employment through increased transparency and more effective and streamlined communication between sales and management

    Sales Coordinator

    20XX- 20XX

    Additional Experience:

    • Advertising Director
    • Project Manager/Editor
    • Other experience: extensive retail and customer service experience, audio, and video transcription

    Certifications and Awards:

    • National Scholars Honor Society
    • 10 Certificates of Achievement for completion of continuing education courses
    • Over 35 Brain Bench Certifications
    • CPRW Certification
    • 14/14 exams passed for oDesk Certifications

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