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  1. 1. Edison Tyler Russ OBJECTIVE Seeking full-time opportunities to build on my experience editing and writing. EDUCATION B.A., Mass Communications, Emory & Henry College, Emory VA, 12/2012 Studied abroad w/ Zambia Daily Mail, Radio Phoenix and Muvi TV, 05/2010 SKILLS Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), WordPress, QuarkXpress, Analytics in IBM SPSS, Adobe Creative Cloud to include InDesign, Illustrator, SharePoint PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Freelance Writer, Copy Editor, Website Administrator 05/2012 to Present Web Content Coordinator, Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC (04/2015-Present) Manage content for public website using SharePoint. Proofread articles and other copy. Write alternate text for photos. Proofreader, Healthy Directions, Bethesda, MD (04/2015-04/2015) Proofread as well as performed blueline and redline edits for books, catalogs, newsletters, web pages, stock-ups, banners. Proofreader, CohnReznick LLP, Bethesda, MD (01/2015-04/2015) Proofread auditor reports during busy season using Adobe Acrobat. Proposal Support, Teracore, Inc, w/ C.A. Russ, Herndon, VA (11/2014-11/2014) For TSA Financial Services Modernization (FSM) Support Services, RFP# HSTS01-15-Q-FIN05, supported Pink Team prep and recovery, proofread content, edited graphics using Adobe Illustrator. Proofreader, Mack Sumner Communications, Alexandria, VA (10/2014-11/2014) Proofread campaign ads for the 2014 general elections and Doorways for Women and Families Fall 2014 Newsletter. Proofreader, HBP, Falls Church, VA (01/2014, 09/2014, 11/2014) Proofread client newsletters and reports: Building an Energy Access, Renewable Energy, or Climate Finance Country Registry: A step-by-step guide, The Energy+ Technical Working Group; and the Renal Physicians Association newsletter. Website Administrator, Maribel M. Vann, DDS, PLLC, Fairfax, VA (05/2013-10/2014) Wrote copy for ProSites-hosted website, including dentists bio and treatment description. Edited office website for grammar, consistent voice. Created office documents such as health evaluation forms in MS Word. Uploaded new content to office website and modify existing content and layout via the ProSites content management system. Writer, Photographer. The Connection Newspapers, Alexandria, VA (05-08/2012, 01-05/2013) Authored 24 articles across six papers addressing topics such as overcrowding in schools and community meetings on issues such as Medicaid and gun safety. Duties included taking original photos for select articles. Paid Internships 08/2007 to 12/2012 Writing Coach, Emory & Henry Academic Support Service, Emory, VA (08/2012-12/2012) Provided input on student papers written in MLA, APAA, CMS formats. Edited reports for a professor. Director of Operations, EHCWired Student News Website, Emory, VA (01-05/2012, 08-12/2012) Led revision of student news website. Developed survey to learn what students wanted to see from the site in order to garner more site traffic. Surveyed 100 students receiving more than a 90 percent 1
  2. 2. Edison Tyler Russ response rate. Discussed site redesign with staff of five and visited Mass Communications classes for potential recruits. Edited and uploaded articles to WordPress-based website. Business Manager. The Whitetopper, Emory, VA (08-12/2012) Sold ad space and subscriptions, coordinated with advertisers, wrote invoices. Copy Editor, Writer, The Connection Newspapers, Alexandria, VA (06-08/2010, 06-08/2011) Authored 7 articles across six papers. Edited written content for six papers. Uploaded content to The Connections website. Copy Editor, Writer. The Whitetopper, Emory, VA (08-12/2007, 08-05 2008-2012) Wrote articles on campus events and issues with campus policy, including an incident that resulted in an SGA presidents ineligibility to serve, and in the removal of a tree important to a sororitys rituals. Edited entirety of paper. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Backing Up, Restoring, and Monitoring SharePoint 2010, CACI Virtual University 11/20/2014 Planning for Search in SharePoint 2010, CACI Virtual University 11/11/2014 Managing SharePoint 2010 Sites, Lists, and Libraries, CACI Virtual University 11/10/2014 Using SharePoint 2010 with Office 2010, CACI Virtual University 11/06/2014 Getting Started with SharePoint 2010, CACI Virtual University 11/04/2014 Writing and Managing Federal Proposals, Shipley University 06/05-08/2012 NEWSLETTER & WEB CONTENT 1. Doorways for Women and Families Fall 2014 Newsletter (w/Mack Sumner) 10/2014 2. Building an Energy Access, Renewable Energy, or Climate Finance Country Registry: A step-by- step guide, The Energy+ Technical Working Group (w/HBP) 09/2014 3. Renal Physicians Association newsletter, Jan. and Sep. 2014 editions (w/HBP) 05/2014, 12/2013 4. Website for Maribel M. Vann, DDS, PLLC, 05/2013 - Present PUBLISHED ARTICLES THE CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS Archive of print articles available at 1. Economics of Student Success, Arlington Connection 05/01/2013 2. Residents Voice Neighborhood Concerns, Arlington Connection 02/06/2013 3. 20 Years in Business, Centre View, Southern Edition 02/06/2013 4. County Approves Pharmacys Historic Designation, Arlington Connection 02/06/2013 designation/ 5. Police to Provide Free Child ID Kits, Alexandria Gazette Packet 01/30/2013 6. Marching for Gun Control, Arlington Connection 01/22/2013 7. Building at Williamsburg Middle Site, Arlington Connection 01/22/2013 8. Board Discusses Overcrowding, Arlington Connection 01/22/2013 9. Teacher Reads from Her First Book of Poems, Arlington Connection 01/17/2013 2
  3. 3. Edison Tyler Russ 10. Dear Richmond: Heres Whats Needed, Arlington Connection 01/09/2013 11. Fighting Crime, Discretely, Oak Hill/Herndon Connection 08/16/2012 12. Nonprofit Thrift Store Fighting to Grow, Centre View 08/02/2012 13. Washington Boulevard Trail Yields Environmentalist Debate, Arlington Connection 08/01/2012 environmentalist/ 14. Freedmens Cemetery Statue Proposals on Display, Alexandria Gazette Packet 07/11/2012 15. Decision Reached on Jamestown Trailers, Arlington Connection 06/27/2012 16. Flamenco in Old Town, Alexandria Gazette Packet 06/27/2012 17. McDonalds Celebrates Redesign with Grand Opening, Alexandria Gazette Packet 06/25/2012 18. DMV Mobile Offices Visit Beatley Library, Alexandria Gazette Packet 06/21/2012 19. Towers Park Redesign Survey Underway, Arlington Connection 06/20/2012 20. Community Discusses, Votes on Relocation of Trailers, Arlington Connection 06/13/2012 21. Selected for MADD Summit, Centre View 05/31/2012 22. Trailer Placement Irks Residents, Arlington Connection 05/29/2012 23. 5k Race Raises Money for Field, Alexandria Gazette Packet 05/24/2012 24. Activist Folk Duo Performs Benefits Concert, Arlington Connection 05/23/2012 25. Nonprofit Preschool Seeks Donations, Alexandria Gazette Packet 08/04/2011 26. Take Paws, Arlington Connection 07/27/2011 27. A Blast in the Past, Centre View Northern Edison 07/14/2011 28. From the Streets to Success, Alexandria Gazette Packet 07/07/2011 29. Voice of the Hoyas, Potomac Almanac 09/01/2010 30. Walking Through History, Arlington Connection 08/25/2010 31. Owner Lives Childhood Dream as Dry Cleaner, Mount Vernon Gazette 08/19/2010 PUBLISHED ARTICLES THE WHITETOPPER (SELECT ARTICLES) 1. Student voice discussed at Senate meeting 12/06/2012 2. Letter From the Editor 12/06/2012 3. SGA president, VP, sworn in, Senators removed fol