Christa Terry

Beverly, MA USA
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Professional Experience

Talented and detail-oriented editorial specialist with solid writing, interviewing, editing, and proofreading skills. Adept at managing multiple priorities and meeting time-sensitive deadlines. Past achievements include working with editors at Simon & Schuster to complete a full-length non-fiction book in under two months, transforming a relatively unknown blog with a readership of hundreds per week into a high-profile resource with a readership of over 20,000 per week, managing the editorial content of an entire edition at The Boston Bulletin, and transforming the cultural coverage at the Queens Courier from a single half-page article into a full-color, multi-page section.

Expertise

Copywriter
3 Years
Reporter
4 Years
Writer
10 Years

Specialty

Arts & Humanities
4 Years
Women's Issues
4 Years
Other, Specify
6 Years

Industries


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
1 Year
Online/new media
10 Years
Marketing (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

4 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Shoeblogs, LLC (4)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Graham's Foundation (4), Marketing to Brides Online (4), McDougall Interactive (4), USABride (4)

Other Work History

Past and present editorial clients include USABride, Daily Media, Inc. (DailyOM.com); Andre Maier Photography; Graham's Foundation; Jaeger Interactive Communications; and Net Atlantic, Inc. Articles in Boston Magazine, Gift Shop Magazine, Wicked Hawt, INDIA New England, and other publications.

Technical Skills

Basic photo editing Basic HTML

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Applications Photoshop and The Gimp Blogger/Wordpress Constant Contact and other newsletter applications Various CMS

Equipment

laptop, digital camera, digital hand-held audio recorder

References

Kat Lane - (212) 247-5175

Work Samples

Writing Samples

(Daily Media 2/23/2007)
Short article written for Daily Media, Inc.
(Daily Media 5/8/2007)
Short article written for Daily Media, Inc.
(Gift Shop Magazine 8/1/2006)
Feature length article written for Gift Shop Magazine. Excerpt: The past few years have seen steadily increasing sales in home holiday decor, and the outlook promises to be rosy. With consumers embracing everything from the traditional to the modern, industry watchers hope the next holiday season will be merrier than ever.

Book Length Works

(Simon & Schuster 8/1/2008)
From venues to videographers, from bouquets to boutonnieres, Christa Terry has put together a treasure trove of resources that give you the freedom to plan a wedding from anywhere, at any time, using your computer.

Marketing/Business Clients

(The Bella Sera 1/1/2011)
Site copy for a wedding and event venue in Brighton, CO
(Best Essay Editing 10/1/2011)
Optimized web copy and weekly blogging for a company based in Massachusetts.