About

 

About

 
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Hi, I'm Sarah! I have thoughts, frequently write them down, and sometimes share them with the world. More often than not, I probably just want to tell you about a new coffeeshop I found. If you're interested, contact me below and let's get a coffee.

I am a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, earning a B.A. with highest distinction in English and political science, with a minor in advertising and public relations. Studying communication throughout university, I relentlessly researched the ways words are used to create symbols, make political statements, and capture consumer attention. I continue to do so in my post-graduate career.

I am currently a freelance writer and editor based in North Carolina. My past experiences include editing, public relations, and social media management across different publishing platforms. I have demonstrated that I am a strategic thinker with creative ambition. I have an eye for detail and design, both written and visual. I am open to any opportunity that allows me to pursue my quest for styled and effective communication.

Above all, I believe in the power of a well-told story and the importance of creative problem solving.

 
 
 
 

education

UNC CHAPEL HILL – may 2019

Bachelor of Arts in English (honors) and political science, minor in advertising and public relations

  • 3.8 GPA | Dean's List (7 semesters)

  • Honors Carolina

  • Honors Semester in London (Spring 2017)

  • Phi Beta Kappa (inducted Nov. 2018)

  • Graduated with highest distinction

 
 

skills

LANGUAGE: proficient in oral and written French, familiar with AP, Chicago, and MLA styles

TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, Python, Google Suite, Canva, Slack

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WordPress, Tumblr, HubSpot

WORKPLACE: Communication, Time Management, Teamwork, Goal Oriented, Remote Capable, Organization

 

experience

contributor | neuse news (aug 2018 - present)

  • Write news stories relevant to the Neuse River Basin communities

  • Develop a publication style guide to ensure consistent style and increase editing efficiency

  • Research and write weekly blog posts on digital marketing trends

editorial interN | casual living (Jun 2018 - aug 2018)

  • Edited and formatted press releases using content management systems to publish on company website

  • Researched story opportunities for weekly blog series on independent casual retailers

  • Interviewed industry leaders to write Q&A articles for monthly print publication

  • Managed the company's Twitter presence to share relevant news and increase engagement

assistant editor | Eyewear publishing (jan 2017 - Aug 2018)

  • Edited manuscripts of poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction

  • Parlayed with academic professionals in the US and UK to set up author events and generate publicity

  • Developed strategy and wrote pitch letters for US review copy distribution to request publication reviews

  • Engineered marketing campaign for annual competition, resulting in $1,000 monthly revenue

director of publicity | Global Music outreach (Jan 2016 - May 2019)

  • Manage website and social media presence to promote the organization's mission and efforts

  • Design publicity materials for all organization events and supervise their distribution

  • Generate strategy for informative events to increase campus involvement and awareness