General Resume

AMANDA WILLIAMS
adangerousbusiness@gmail.com
330-881-6083

Address
3230 Lynn Road
Canfield, OH 44406

SKILLS

  • Experience writing, editing and designing for the Web, as well as for publications and marketing material.
  • Firm technical command of the English language, spelling, and grammar.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Used to working on strict deadlines with little to no supervision.
  • Proficient in WordPress, Microsoft Office, and Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Comfortable working as part of team, or as an individual.

ONLINE TRAVEL WRITING EXPERIENCE

RoamRight, June 2013-present
Contributing Blogger

  • Contribute 2-3 travel-related posts per month to the RoamRight Travel Insurance blog.

Various websites, January 2012-present
Freelance Travel Writer

A Dangerous Business, February 2010-present
Travel Blogger

  • Run a popular travel blog online that includes stories, photos, and videos from my travels all over the world.
  • Handle all the writing, editing, and social media for said blog.

WEB MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

GoSeeWrite.com, December 2013-present
Managing Editor

  • Coordinate with contributing authors to set up the site's posting schedule.
  • Format and publish guest posts submitted by writers.
  • Am in charge of internal linking, backlinks, etc.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Courier (Findlay, Ohio), November 2009-August 2011
Copy Editor 

  • Designed inside and front pages for this local newspaper, pulled and edited wire and local stories, edited video footage, and even wrote stories and put together special sections when necessary.

Ohio Northern Office of Communications and Marketing (Ada, Ohio), December 2008-February 2009
Intern 

  • Assisted with editing Ohio Northern University publications and online content.
  • Was in charge of the “Student News” section of the ONU website.

AWARDS/HONORS

Ottawa Tourism Travel Writing Award
Winner, 2013

  • Won with a blog post I wrote about my experience sleeping in an old jail that has been converted into a hostel.

EDUCATION

Kent State University
Master of Science
Graduation: August, 2013
Major: Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Master's thesis was a project to create a webinar/workshop on social media best practices in the travel industry.

Ohio Northern University
Bachelor of Arts
Graduation: March, 2009
Major: Journalism
Minor: German

Massey University
Wellington, New Zealand
Study abroad, July-November, 2008

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