Resume

Beth VanHoose
azwritergal@yahoo.com

Skills and Abilities

 Writing Skills

  • Blog and online article writing
  • Product descriptions
  • Knowledgeable in search engine optimization
  • Press release, public service announcement and newsletter writing
  • Short television scripts for news stories and special projects

Additional Skills

  • Proofreading and editing skills
  • Extensive research skills
  • Knowledgeable in Social Networking, current active accounts with Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
  • Typing 55 WPM
  • Customer Service
  • Computer skills (Windows) including MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, basic HTML, Blogger, WordPress, other word processing and photo editing software

Writing Credits

  •  Links to online writing and writing samples available at Writing In The Sand
  • Ghost writer several content providers, including Interact Media, Text Broker, Writer Access
  • Contributing Writer for several content providers and blog networks, inclduing Demand Media, Suite 101, kLaT
  • Maintain several personal blogs including Writing In The Sand, and Route 66 in Arizona
  • Wrote and maintained blogs for ipetsblogs.com, 2010-2011
  • Wrote and maintained blogs for Today.com May 2008 – March 2009
  • Wrote and maintained blogs for Content Quake (Amazing Race and Survivor), February 2008 – March 2009
  • Wrote and maintained blogs for BlodgetTech (blogs on American Idol, Survivor and CSI – out of business; blogs no longer exist) April 2008 – September 2008
  • Participant in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo),  2008-2010
  • Participant in WordCount Blogathon, May 2010
  • Participant in National Blog Post Month (NaBloPoMo), 2010
  • Former Midwest USA Editor for BellaOnline.com, March 2007 – July 2008
  • Staff Writer for Take 5/Scene 62 company newsletter for KCTV/KSMO, Kansas City
  • Press releases for Muscular Dystrophy Association, Kansas City; and Cornerstone Church, Lee’s Summit MO
  • Scripts for local television public service announcements and special project vignettes

Education and Training

Education

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville MO
B.S. in Bi-Lingual Office Administration, Minor in Library Science, Graduated May 1984

Two year secretarial certificate, Received May 1983

Writing Training

Longview Community College
Craft of Magazine Writing, Received Certificate April 2004
Creative Writing, Received Certificate July 2004

Employment

7/2012 – Present
Receptionist
Kingman High School, Kingman AZ

7/2010 – 6/2012
Library Operations Assistant
Mohave Community College, Kingman AZ

5/2010 – 7/2010
Temporary Administrative Assistant
Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce, Kingman AZ

3/2007 – Present
Freelance Writer
Self-Employed

10/2009 – 03/2010
Search Engine Evaluator
Leapforce Inc (Online)

10/2009 – 01/2010
Text Chat Operator
Wicked Media (Online)

6/2001 – 7/2008
Program Coordinator
KCTV/KSMO, Meredith Broadcasting, Kansas City MO

8/1984 – 6/2001
Program Coordinator
KMBC/KCWE, Hearst Broadcasting, Kansas City MO

Additional Information

  • Member, Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona
  • Volunteer, Mutt Matchers and Friends/Kingman AZ, July 2009 – November 2009
  • Volunteer, Muscular Dystrophy Association/Kansas City MO, 1997 – 2006
  • Member of various committees and organizations while attending college

Awards Received

 

  • Support Staff Employee of the Month, November 2012, Kingman High School
  • 2002 Tad Runions Spirit Award, MDA Super Softball Weekend
  • 1999 Roy Stone Award from Missouri Valley Chapter of MDA
  • 1998 MDA Broadcast Journalism Award, First Place, for MDA Music Video
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