Kelly Kling

Kelly Kling

Editing, Writing, Photography, Mixed Media

I am a Texas State University Alumna with an extensive background in the written word and a lively social media presence. With a bachelor's degree in public relations and minors in sociology and writing, I am your girl for both face-to-face and behind-the-scenes media in ATX.

 

Yours Truly

  • Austinite from Baton Rouge.

  • Writer and editor by day, singer and dancer by night.

  • Horror movie geek.

  • Fan of in-depth music discussions. 

  • Lover of animals, water, sun, seafood and a good time involving all of the above.

 

Resume

 

Publicis Sapient

Senior Associate Proofreader
November 2017 - Present

As a proofreader for Publicis Sapient, I ensure the accuracy, consistency and quality user experience of all materials we send to our client, a major bank, including wireframes, copy decks and presentation decks. I work directly with designers and copywriters to provide feedback in order to deliver polished products to our client. I also provide proofreading services to other client teams as needed, and I wrote and edited social media copy for our Austin Pets Alive! pro bono project.

The Pen is Mightier Content Creators, LLC

Copywriter/Editor
May 2019 - Present

As a copywriter and editor for The Pen is Mightier Content Creators, LLC, I write and edit website, blog and social media copy for all kinds of clients. I utilize Basecamp to keep track of assignments and give feedback to writers to improve the various written products we deliver.

Vertical Axion

Copy Editor/Article Writer
August 2016 - January 2018

As a copy editor for Vertical Axion, I edited articles on a wide range of topics and scheduled them to post to the various blogs of the company's clients. Previously an article writer, I wrote articles on an array of subjects in the business and technology world.

Gatehouse Media

Proofreader
November 2015 - October 2017

As a proofreader for Gatehouse Media, I inspected pages of many newspapers across the country for correct spelling, grammar, design and Associated Press style. I worked directly with other proofreaders and designers to ensure the best possible product while meeting strict deadlines.

Beckham's Cube: Overcoming
Anxiety and Depression

Contributing Editor
April 2013 - September 2014

As counselor and author Michael Beckham's contributing editor, I ghost-wrote his book based on his lectures and helped him organize and title the chapters. Beckham's Cube: Overcoming Anxiety and Depression is now available on Amazon.com.

Yik Yak

Campus Representative
January 2015 - May 2015

As a campus representative for Yik Yak, an app through which college students can exchange anonymous messages, I promoted the app on the Texas State University campus with social media, promotional booths and materials and an upbeat, inviting attitude. Through this internship, I was able to grow Yik Yak's Texas State user base.

Texas State University Student
Learning Assistance Center 

Writing Tutor
August 2013 - July 2015

As a writing tutor for Texas State University's Student Learning Assistance Center, I helped students perfect the grammar, spelling and organization of any and all types of writing assignments. I built relationships with my clients that helped us both excel as students.

The University Star

Copy Editor
September 2012 - May 2014

As a copy editor for The University Star newspaper, I edited news, editorials, sports and many other types of stories for factual accuracy, grammatical correctness and adherence to the Associated Press Stylebook.

Writing for Medium

Ongoing

I write essays on Medium.com and have a following of 172 readers. I also have essays published in Publishous, a publication within Medium, that reaches over 10,000 readers. Check out my writing here.

Photography

Ongoing

I specialize in college graduates and scenery.

 

Achievements

 

Gatehouse Media

Primary proofreading responsibilities for Gatehouse Media's high-circulation commercial publication, The Oklahoman

Texas State University

Publication of short metafiction, Heights, in Texas State University's literary magazine, Persona

Texas State Student Learning Assistance Center

College Reading and Learning Association Level 1 Tutor Certification

Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”

 

Contact

Contact me to discuss opportunities, or just to chat! I look forward to working with you.

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