Creative/Technical Writer
International Relations
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
University: University of Georgia
Major: International Relations

Creative/Technical Writer

Colby McCoy
Seattle, WA |xxx-xxx-xxxx | xxx-xxx-xxxx | xxx-xxx-xxxx/in/colbymccoy

Profile

Creative/Technical Writer specializing in international affairs and political economics. Leverages strong analytical skills to interpret economic data, prepare articles, and provide insights to positively impact the policy-making process. Communicates effectively with internal and external clients at all levels. Proficient in data collection, quantitative analysis, and content creation. Holds a strong proficiency in enterprise CMS platforms. Creative problem solver with solid work ethic, cultural awareness, and ability to adapt and succeed in diverse environments. Seeks to make a positive difference through the medium of the written word. Language skills: Russian (intermediate).

Related Experience

Writer (Internship) | The Borgen Project, Seattle, WA 03/2018 – 05/2018
Reached one million readers per month by crafting engaging and deeply researched content on a consistent basis; Authored one article per week to increase public awareness of global poverty issues. Researched, analyzed, and provided insight on foreign poverty reduction strategies and relative level of effectiveness.
Reported on large-scale gender inequality in Chad’s education system where 49% of females have never attended primary school.
Proven ability to communicate technical concepts concisely to a diverse audience.
Raised $500 in project funds by creating and distributing flyers and launching campaigns.
Acquired strong knowledge of SEO strategies to reach editorial readership benchmarks of one million readers per month.
Displayed strong editorial skills to ensure adherence to technical style guidelines.

Research Assistant (Prof. K. Chad Clay) | University of Georgia, Athens, GA 08/2015 – 05/2017
Co-led a research project to rate and scale changes in labor rights in 100 countries.
Researched and generated a high-quality academic report for U.S. State Department which measured various labor rights criteria to determine the relative strength of a nation’s labor laws.
Project lead for a team of three students; set expectations, reviewed deliverables, and provided feedback.


Additional Experience

Account Manager | Regency Corporate Living, Athens, GA 04/2018 – 10/2018
Supported CEO by selling services to two Fortune 500 companies and other corporate housing firms. Built strong relationships with clients to enhance customer service and generate new growth opportunities.
Increased leads-to-booking 16% within a six month period+, 2% above industry standard. Served as market expert; managed client expectations, and provided a tailored customer service experience.
Improved client satisfaction and strengthened relationships with customers through communication and individualized attention.
Negotiated contracts with suppliers and conducted daily profit analysis.
Satisfied multiple stakeholder needs through a customer focused approach and displayed a proven ability to work independently to guarantee customer satisfaction.

Operations Representative, LTL Shipments | Coyote Logistics, Alpharetta, GA 06/2015 – 08/2015; 06/2016 – 08/2016
Worked directly with senior management to analyze company goals and improve shipping efficiencies worldwide through real time tracking. Updated customers on shipment progress and provided estimated time of delivery. Contacted terminal personnel to find and resolve missing shipments.
Collected and interpreted data on carrier/customer rates; maintained zero billing discrepancies during tenure.
Awarded high-value client, Red Bull, and quickly developed trust.
Earned promotion to paid position based on outstanding performance.


Education

Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs | University of Georgia 05/2017

Publications & Presentations

McCoy, C. (2018, Jun 2). Girls' Education in Chad Progresses After Outlaw of Child Marriage [blog post]. Available at: xxx-xxx-xxxx


McCoy, C. (2018, April 6). U.S. Possible Signals Change in Foreign Assistance Programs [blog post]. Available at: xxx-xxx-xxxx

McCoy, C. (2016, Dec). Institutional Solutions to Energy Transfers in Conflict Zones [research paper]. University of Georgia

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I enjoy writing about politics, social issues, tech, and literature. As a recent graduate I have sought to make a positive impact with my writing and share the stories that often go untold. Writing for the Borgen Project to bring more awareness to global poverty issues had a huge impact on my values and goals. Ultimately, I'm yearning to be a part of an amazing team and write stories that truly matter.

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