Editing, Writing, Photography, Mixed Media
I am a Texas State University alumna with an extensive background in the written word and a lively social presence. With a bachelor's degree in public relations and minors in sociology and writing, I am your woman for all types of client-facing content in ATX.
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.
Senior Associate Proofreader/Copywriter
November 2017 - Present
As a proofreader for Razorfish, I ensure the accuracy, consistency and quality user experience of all materials we send to our major bank client including wireframes, copy decks and presentation decks. I provide feedback directly to designers and other copywriters in order to deliver polished products to our client. I also provide proofreading services to other client teams and take on copywriting tasks as needed.
The Pen is Mightier Content Creators, LLC
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.
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.
November 2015 - October 2017
As a proofreader for Gatehouse Media, I inspected the pages of hundreds of newspapers across the country for correct spelling, grammar, design and Associated Press style. I worked directly with other proofreaders and designers to ensure that the best possible products were published on their strict deadlines.
Beckham's Cube: Overcoming
Anxiety and Depression
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.
January 2015 - May 2015
As a 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 materials and an inviting demeanor. Through this internship, I was able to grow Yik Yak's Texas State user base.
Texas State University Student
Learning Assistance Center
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
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. I also acted as the Copy Desk Chief's assistant and covered her lead shifts in the event of her absence.
Freelance Writing and Resume Editing
As a freelance writer, I write occasional short and long-form personal essay and human interest pieces for Publishous and Candor Magazine. Both online publications have readerships of over 10,000. My online writing portfolio containing these and other pieces can be found here. As a freelance resume editor, I take clients' resumes at any stage and improve their grammar, structure, formatting and consistency.
I specialize in college graduates and scenery.
"Kelly took my resume and sparkled it up! My husband's resume also got lots more hits after she put some pizzazz in it."
"Kelly has helped me edit several major papers throughout my undergraduate studies at The University of Texas. Every time she did, she was super thorough and thoughtful. She caught things that I didn’t even know were issues. I highly recommend her services."
"If you need any help with your resume or cover letter, Kelly is amazing! She did mine yesterday and I already have 5 potential leads for jobs!!"