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.

Freelance Writing

Ongoing

As a freelancer, I write occasional short and long-form articles 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.

Photography

Ongoing

I specialize in college graduates and scenery.

 

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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