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Abbie Stutzer
Direct contact: Abbie.Stutzer@gmail.com, ginchywords@gmail.com
Where I dwell: absblabs.wordpress.com (ginchy! words for agitated, spunky individuals by Abbie Stutzer)

Well, hello. I’m Abbie, a quirky and driven freelance writer and editor. I write smart, quip filled blogs, engaging marketing copy, and have worked at a number of respected websites, alternative weekly magazines, and print newspapers since 2006 (proof below). My master’s thesis concerned teen reproductive health education, non-profit information distribution and project building. I adore writing about sustainable practices, women’s health and politics.

Areas of expertise: Art critique. Health education, messages (STD prevention, safer sex, women’s health, empowerment). Organics. Sustainability. Non-profit promotion, building. Social media. Smart SEO. News features. B-horror, sci-fi film recognition.

Experience

Nate’s American Made / April 2013 – present / telecommute
Freelance writer                       
Writes product descriptions, meta data and keywords, and articles.

Seedstock / January 2013 – present / telecommute
Freelance staff writer                       
Writes articles about sustainable agriculture, urban farming, farmers, etc.

Networx Communication/The Robstan Group / September 2012 – present / Kansas City, MO
Freelance staff writer                       
Collaborates with editor and writes articles for various industry publications.

OrganicAuthority.com / July 2011 – present / telecommute
Freelance blogger                        
Collaborates with site owner, editor-in-chief and creates weekly content. Works within site CMS, uses SEO and online marketing tactics.

The Pitch/SouthComm / January 2011 – February 2013 / Kansas City, MO
Clubs editor, editorial assistant, freelance blogger/writer        
Updates database, researches new clubs, writes club blurbs, reviews nightlife events. Collaborates with staff editors on news pieces for different sections. Writes print features and calendar shorts, blogs and music reviews. Maintains edit paylist, helps run edit office, and helps other editors.

The Packer/Vance Publishing / May 2009 – September 2010 / Lenexa, KS
Freelance reporter/writer                    
Researched, wrote articles for The Packer’s marketing section. Effectively communicated with sections editor on story progress. Interviewed sources for special sections.

KCFreePress.com / October 2009 – May 2010 / Kansas City, MO
Calendar editor, music co-editor                    
Edited calendar entries, communicated with sources in the community. Assigned stories, communicated with writers and other editors. Maintained music blog, weekly columns, calendar listings. Updated calendar Twitter, Facebook.

Absorbent, Ink. / August 2007 – January 2009 / Lawrence, KS
Copywriter/website optimization                    
Wrote articles for marketing newsletter (SCOOP), website, blog. Answered customer inquiries through blog, researched social media. Optimized website using SEO tools, Web CEO.

KU Bookstores – July 2005 – July 2007 / Lawrence, KS
Customer service associate, HR office assistant, receptionist
Assisted catalog department with spreadsheets, phone inquires, shipping orders. Worked retail floor, arranged merchandise, helped customers with merchandise. Assisted accounts payable with invoices/orders, worked in a computer database.

Other places I’ve slung words: ChuxTrux.com (SEO copywriter). ErikOrganic.com (press releases). BthroughZ (freelance horror writer). PopWreckoning (freelance music writer).

Other places I’ve worked: Simply Sparkling Cleaning Service (executive assistant). JoCo Barking Club (dog walker). Allied National (executive legal assistant).

Skills, programs
Clerical (payroll, customer service, phones, faxing). Care for confidential files. Blogging. Proofreading. Fact checking. Editing. Business to business/client writing. Reporting. AP, APA, Chicago style. Twitter. Facebook pages. Pinterest. Google+. LinkedIn. Instagram. WordPress. Movable type. CMS. HTML. Photoshop. Final Cut Pro. SPSS. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint.) E-newsletters. InDesign. Dreamweaver. Flash. Web CEO. SEO. Apple. PC.

Honors

Sigma Alpha Lambda (spring 2009)

Golden Key International Honour Society, inducted for being in top 15 percent of class (fall 2008)

Published group research paper at the International Communication Association (ICA) (winter 2008)

Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society (spring 2005)

Published in the literary magazine Minds Eye (spring 2003)

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