A creative and versatile writer who also has extensive copy and content editing, proofreading and fact-checking experience. A problem solver who plays well with others; strong written and verbal communications abilities; excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills; a conceptual thinker adept at performing in deadline-driven environments while working within budget; well-researched, accuarte, cool under pressure, healthy sense of humor. These are some of the things I bring to the table.

Professional Experience:
Consulting Writer/Editor (San Francisco, CA), 2001 - present:
WRITING/EDITING:
Nine years experience in magazine, website and blog writing and editing. Clients include CNBC, Astrology.com, Gay.com, PopMatters.com, and ConstantFitness.com. Work closely with editors in project management and coordination and crafting atricles and blogs that engage, entertain, and educate.
- Wrote a weekly column and stand-alone articles that doubled the readership of the Gay.com health and fitness section.
- Currently write two popular daily horoscopes for Astrology.com that have international readership.
- Consulting editor for Astrology.com since 2007, maintaining copy for five section of the Astrology.com website.
- Adept at AP and Chicago style guides.
- Proven track record of delivering projects on time and under budget.

BUSINESS AND CORPORATE WRITING:
Developer, writer and editor of a wide range of business material, including brochures, collateral, online tutorials, email, landing pages,and learning guides. Clients include Jisaw (San Mateo, CA) and Salesforce (San Francisco, CA).
- Work with clients and account executives in strategy and project coordination.
- Transform client concepts, ideas and selling points into compelling copy that sells or prompts readers to take action.

Stephen Kelly Design (San Francisco, CA), 1999 – present: Owner/designer of a one-man graphic design shop specializing in print and web design, marketing strategy, and copywriting.

Three Marketeers Advertising (San Jose, CA), 1996 - 2001: Senior graphic designer/copywriter: Worked closely with clients, account executives and art directors in strategizing and enacting new concepts and campaigns to help give businesses a brand, a voice, and a better position in their industries. Communication skills, business savvy and interpreting a client's goals were important aspects of this position, as were juggling multiple projects while adhering to deadlines.

Northeast Breeze Newspaper (Philadelphia, PA), 1988 - 1990: Reporter
Reporter/assistant editor for 24-page Philadelphia weekly newspaper, reporting on hard news, city politics, local human interest, community meetings and local sports. Worked closely with managing editors in the design, layout and production of each issue.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, 1986 - 1990
Master of Fine Art in Graphic Design, Academy of Art University, SF, CA, 1991 - 1994

Technical Proficiency:
Programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark Xpress, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word, Excel, Blogger, PowerPoint
Knowledge of: HTML, CSS, SEO