Writer For Hire
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Location: Joliet, IL, United States
School: Illinois Instititute of Technology
Major: Professional & Technical Communications

Writer For Hire

JESSE C COHOON


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Bella Construction & Remodeling LLC Executive Assistant, Dir. of Marketing, & Technical Writer
------------ July 2014 – Present

• Job Duties: Made & answered phone calls, photocopied, faxed, & wrote correspondence emails, contracts, designed marketing materials, posted & replied to ads, screened candidates, sent out workers, created & maintained the CEO’s calendar, creating & updating the website, redacting sensitive & confidential information, as well as did other minor duties such as light cleaning, coffee-making, etc.

• Updated material on our website and other digital platforms, increasing lead generation by 15%;

• Researched marketing, sales, strategy, and leveraged market data, using data to increase our transactions size by 10%

• Increased office efficiency by 25% by streamlining various office duties

For Sale Local Marketing Research/ Copywriter
(company closed as of 7/2015) June 2011 – July 2014

• Job Duties: Researched calendar of events for the Will & Grundy County area, visited home remodeling, senior, & children expos, as well as special chamber of commerce events. Researched upcoming movie, useless jokes, researched & wrote all articles in the paper, publishing them under different names.

• Saved company over $48,000 in writing costs yearly by writing articles for the publication.

• Increased sales a minimum of $7,500 monthly through the development of new sections.

• Wrote short, targeted informative articles on a variety of topics

Franceschi Development & Investment Administrative Assistant, PR, & Marketing
(company closed as of 6/2011) August 2002 – June 2011

• Job Duties: Greeted clients, customers, & vendors, did intake on clients, made & answered phone calls, photocopied, faxed, & wrote correspondence emails, press releases, designed marketing & PR materials & websites, acted as the company’s liaison high level board & management meetings to the AIDS Foundation of Chicago & the governor’s appointed CSAC Board, amongst others, as well as such duties as mailroom, light cleaning & other misc. duties.

• Cut marketing budget by $2.5 mil while still meeting & exceeding company goals over a decade

• Offered dedicated service to clients/vendors, and continually identified new opportunities.

• Conducted extensive internet research on competitors reporting findings. Developed, formatted & maintained databases for marketing use.

Self-Employment & Editing Activities January 2002 – Present

• Wrote articles, brochures, & school papers for various audiences & industries, including: Messiah Lutheran Church (volunteer work), the real estate industry, Johnn Four’s Roleplaying Tips Magazine, Internationally Renown “Father’s Rights Lawyer” J.M. Leving, ------------, among others. Also did freelance editing to aspiring author, giving advice on style, tone, descriptions, etc.

SKILLS

• MS Office MS • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe DreamWeaver • WordPress • HTML • XML • CSS • Google Aps Familiar with C++, Visual Basic, JavaScript, Strata, QuickBooks, SAS, SPSS

EDUCATION

B.S Major: Professional & Technical Communications, Minor: Psychology Illinois Institute of Technology GPA 3.5/4.0

Writing, Editing, Graphics