Points for Style (Guides)

I am an absolute geek for style guides. I own more than one copy of the Chicago Manual of Style, subscribe to the AP Stylebook online, and enjoy helping companies create and maintain their own style guides (AKA brand style guides or design system manuals). I don’t know if it’s because I like rules, or…

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Giving and Receiving Feedback

I recently gave a presentation at work about feedback (the professional kind, not the kind that Nirvana produces). Here are some of the take-aways. Why feedback is important In the workplace, feedback is information about how a person is doing in their efforts to reach certain goals. It’s important because it keeps us oriented to…

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My First Job

My first job that was not babysitting was working concession stands at the Erie Zoo. I was 16, and happy to be setting my feet on the road to experience and independence. First jobs — just like babysitting and lawn mowing — are as much about figuring out what one wants to do or not…

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My Next Adventure

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I am happy to report that I started a new full-time job today. I am now a Content Writer with a company called CGI, an IT and business consulting firm, and I am diving right into the swing of things. I am so excited to meet my new team members, get started with my first…

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation

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Given my experience this year with the unexpected termination of a full-time position, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of networking. Whether you build a network via social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter, or even TikTok, or use networking events, live or virtual, having a variety of people connected to you professionally is key to…

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Internal Communications

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An important aspect to company culture is internal communications. These communications include deploying information to stakeholders and employees in various ways: company-wide presentations, digital signage, newsletters, and via an intranet. In 2018, I was instrumental in the creation and launch of PN Pulse, the intranet for Pocket Nurse. The creation of PN Pulse was requested…

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Cover Letter

I can bring a great deal of experience, passion, and creativity to content creation and management for marketing agencies and in-house marketing departments. In my five-plus years at Pocket Nurse, marketing efforts drove success through improvements in copy writing and by increasing our digital marketing footprint. I grew the Twitter account, created the blog SimTalkā„¢…

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