Content Writer

Content Writer Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Content Writer job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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Resume Skills: Tools

  • SEO
  • SEM
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Adwords
  • Email Marketing
  • WordPress
  • Hootsuite
  • Buffer
  • Trello
  • Slack
  • Keyword Research
  • Metadata Strategy
  • SEO Copywriting
  • Content Planning
  • WordPress SEO
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Google Docs
  • Asana
  • Google Trends
  • Ahrefs
  • Semrush
  • Moz
  • Spyfu
  • KWFinder
  • SEMrush
  • Google Search Console
  • Screaming Frog SEO Spider
  • SEMRush
  • Keyword Planner
  • Grammarly
  • Hemingway Editor
  • Copyscape
  • Quillbot
  • Scrivener
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Yoast SEO
  • Canva
  • Mailchimp
  • Buzzsumo
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Resume Skills: Writing Techniques

  • Proofreading
  • Editing
  • Creative Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Content Strategy
  • Blog Writing
  • Web Content
  • Blogging
  • Article Writing
  • Social Media Content
  • Copy Editing
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Resume Skills: Language

Resume Skills: Content Management

Resume Skills: Content Writing

  • SEO-driven Articles
  • Blog Posts
  • E-books
  • Landing Pages
  • Product Descriptions
  • Press Releases
  • Brand Storytelling
  • Social Media Posts
  • Ebook Writing
  • Website Content
  • Whitepapers
  • Marketing Copy
  • SEO Content
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Resume Skills: Programming Languages

Resume Skills: Copywriting & Editing

Resume Skills: Technical

Resume Skills: Technical Writing Platforms

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Sample Content Writer Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Content Writer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Content Writer
Masterminded a content overhaul that improved SEO rank by 40% by leveraging keyword-focused content strategy.
Boosted blog readership by 60% in one quarter through the implementation of a new social media marketing protocol.
Executed effective content marketing campaigns, increasing overall site traffic by 35%.
Slashed proofreading errors by 80% by implementing rigorous editing and quality check policies.
Implemented WordPress-centric blogging strategies and saw a 50% increase in subscriber engagement. May 2017 - December 2019
Content Writer
Increased organic search traffic by 30% through strategic SEO copywriting.
Authored and edited over 200 articles, contributing to a 25% increase in online publication subscribers.
Expedited web content production, reducing turnaround time by 40%, leading to timely dispatch of content.
Buzzfeed February 2015 - April 2017
Junior Content Writer
Enhanced digital marketing efforts through creative writing, leading to 15% response rate increase in CTA interactions.
Reduced website bounce rate by 20% by producing engaging and relevant blog content.
Assisted in developing company’s advertising content, achieving 10% increased traction on commercials.
Resume Worded University March 2017
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Focus in Digital Media Composition
Resume Worded Academic Center February 2015
Certified Content Marketer
Coursework included: SEO Basics, Digital Marketing, Writing for Websites
Writing Techniques: Proofreading, Editing, Creative Writing, Copywriting, Content Strategy, Blog Writing
Digital Marketing: SEO, SEM, Social Media Marketing, Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Email Marketing
Certifications: HubSpot Content Marketing Certification (2020), Google Analytics Certified (2018)
Publications: Authored over 50+ articles in 'Digital Content Digest', Co-author of 'The Marketer's Writing Guide'
Volunteering: Pro Bono Content Strategist - The Humane Society (2018 - Present)
Awards & Honors: Winner of 'Best Digital Content' at 2020 Marketing Awards, Buzzfeed 'Employee of the Month' - March, 2017
Your Name
SEO Content Writer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2019 - Present
Lead SEO Content Writer
Spearheaded a comprehensive SEO strategy, elevating organic website traffic by 60%.
Augmented inbound marketing success by 25% through strategic SEO-focused article writing.
Created an efficient keyword strategy, resulting in a 35% increase in search rank.
Achieved 40% increase in site engagement through SEO copywriting tweaks.
Implemented WordPress SEO plug-ins, elevating blog visibility by 30%. July 2016 - February 2019
SEO Content Writer
Contributed to 25% growth in web traffic through SEO optimized blogging.
Increased website pages’ visibility through effectual search engine optimization, resulting in a 20% increase in click-through-rate.
Accelerated content reach and website impressions by 35% with effective back-linking strategy.
Huffington Post January 2014 - June 2016
SEO Assistant
Collaborated to enhance website’s SEO structure, aiding in a 10% increase in global rank.
Aided in designing an SEO blueprint, influencing a 15% rise in organic traffic.
Conducted periodic SEO audits, facilitating a 20% improvement in website performance.
Resume Worded University March 2014
Master of Arts in English with salience in Content Writing
Thesis on 'Increasing Accessibility and Reach of Content through SEO Strategies'
Resume Worded Institute December 2013
Certified Google SEO Professional
Awarded distinction for the final project on 'Innovative SEO metrics and strategies'
SEO Tools: Google Trends, Ahrefs, Semrush, Moz, Spyfu, KWFinder
Content Creation & Editing: Grammarly, Hemingway Editor, Copyscape, Quillbot, Scrivener, Microsoft Office Suite
Programming Languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, PHP
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), German (Conversational)
Certifications: HubSpot's Content Marketing Certification (2021), Certification in Web Analytics from Google (2020)
Projects: Semantic SEO: Created innovative semantic SEO-optimised travel blog leading to 300% traffic increase in 6 months
Awards: Recipient of 2018 Outstanding Content Contributor Award
Volunteering: Conducted monthly free workshops on 'Demystifying SEO for Small Business Owners' (2018 - Present)
Your Name
Digital Content Writer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2021 - Present
Head Digital Content Writer
Directed the crafting of innovative digital marketing campaigns, hacking lead generation by 50%.
Accelerated brand recognition by cleverly strategizing social media content, glimpsing a 70% increase in followers.
Empowered the content strategy with analytical insights, prompting a 30% uptick in content engagement.
Curated personalized content for targeting and retargeting campaigns, achieving a 40% spike in conversions.
Led the editing team to enforce stringent quality checks, cutting down errors by 60%. August 2018 - March 2021
Digital Content Writer
Enhanced online visibility by 35% through strategic content marketing.
Boosted conversion rates by 30% through persuasive, high-quality copywriting.
Enhanced customer engagement rate by 20% by creating unique, relevant, and appealing content.
TechCrunch May 2017 - July 2018
Digital Content Intern
Contributed to a 15% surge in website engagement through innovative article writing.
Assisted in producing compelling web and social media content, impacting a 10% climb in follower count.
Supported in streamlining the web content production process, influencing a 20% increase in productivity.
Resume Worded Academic Center August 2017
Master of Arts in Digital Media
Final Project: The Evolution and Influence of Digital Content on Mainstream Media
Resume Worded University May 2015
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with Minor in Creative Writing
Academic Excellence Scholarship Recipient (Top 10% of class)
Publication: 'The Power of Digital Storytelling' in Journal of Media Studies
Copywriting & Editing: Headlines, Sub-Headings, Body Copy, Proofreading, SEO Optimization, Adaptation to Various Content Formats
Digital Tools: Google Analytics, WordPress, Hootsuite, Buffer, Trello, Slack
Language: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent)
Content Management Systems: Joomla, Drupal, Adobe Experience Manager, Sitecore, Kentico CMS
Certifications: Content Marketing Certification – HubSpot Academy, SEO Certification – MOZ Academy
Leadership & Volunteering: Content Lead – Non-Profit Digital Content Awareness Campaign
Projects: Creator and Writer – ‘CONTENTOLOGY’, a blog dedicated to evolving digital content trends and strategies
Awards: Winner – ‘Best Digital Content’ at the 2020 Digital Media Awards
Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Senior Writer
Cultivated a content creation strategy, resulting in a 30% increase in monthly web traffic.
Transformed complex topics into engaging, digestible articles, seeing a 40% increase in readership.
Created and implemented SEO strategies to maximize organic reach, multiplying web presence by 35%.
Developed company's monthly newsletter, which currently reaches over 10,000 subscribers.
Collaborated with marketing team, constructing targeted content that increased customer conversion by 25%. January 2019 - December 2021
Devised an innovative approach to product descriptions, boosting sales by 20%.
Drafted and edited compelling copy for email campaigns, leading to a 15% uptick in engagement.
Enacted fresh copywriting techniques for website copy, resulting in 10K new monthly users.
Teamed with designers to form captivating visuals that complimented copy, enhancing user appeal by 30%.
BuzzFeed March 2016 - December 2018
Junior Writer
Generated weekly blog posts, attracting an average of 2K new readers per week.
Contributed proficient researching skills to upcoming publications, supporting a team of senior writers.
Utilized social media to promote recent articles, amassed an average of 1.5K shares per post.
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) - Creative Writing
Graduated with Distinction
Resume Worded Academic Center September 2014
Certificate in Digital Marketing
Studied marketing statistics, analytics, and SEO best practices
This was Part-time
Writing & Editing: Copywriting, Technical Writing, Proofreading, Editing, AP Style, Chicago Style
Digital Marketing: SEO, SEM, Google Analytics, AdWords, Email Marketing, Content Marketing
Content Management Systems: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Adobe Experience Manager
Graphic Design: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Google Analytics Certified, Certified Copywriter (American Writers and Artists Inc. - 2018)
Projects: Weekly contributor to 'Wordsmith Weekly', Published Author ('Flights of Fancy' - 2020)
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor, Young Writers Program (2018-2020), Volunteer Editor, City Literacy Project
Awards: Writer of the Year 2021,, Creative Writer Award (2020, 2022)
Your Name
Content Strategist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE May 2020 - Present
Senior Content Strategist
Formulated comprehensive content strategies which elevated website traffic by 40%.
Led a dynamic team of junior writers, achieving over 80% content approval on the first draft.
Produced detailed plans for long-form features, resulting in a rise in average session duration by 25%.
Collaborated with SEO team to ensure all written content is optimized for search, improving organic page visits by 50%.
Represented key voice in editorial meetings, informed direction of digital publication content.
BuzzFeed January 2017 - April 2020
Creative Writer
Produced and edited compelling narratives for digital and print outlets, decreasing bounce rates by 20%.
Devised cross-platform content suitable for website, blogs, and social media channels, increasing overall user engagement by 35%.
Mastered company voice and tone in all written materials, resulting in a 25% increase in brand recognition.
Collaborated with graphic designers to pair visuals with text, elevating user experience and page views by 15%.
The New York Times September 2014 - December 2016
Assistant Writer
Contributed to research and content development for weekly news section.
Collaborated on a team project which resulted in winning a journalism award for best feature article.
Assisted in social media plans, leading to a 10% increase in followership.
Writing: Web Content Writing, Copywriting, SEO Writing, Blog Writing, Press Release Writing, Social Media Content Writing
Content Strategy: Audience Analysis, Content Auditing, SEO Strategies, Multimedia Content Development, Social Media Strategy, Metrics Monitoring
Technologies: Content Management Systems (CMS), Google Analytics, SEO Tools (Yoast, SEMrush), Social Media Tools (Hootsuite, Buffer), Microsoft Office Suite
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Certifications: HubSpot Content Marketing Certification (2020), Google Analytics Individual Qualification (2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: Professional Writers Association (Board Member, 2018-Current), Pro Bono Content Strategist for local charities
Projects: Developed full-fledged content strategy for 10+ startup companies, Wrote and implemented SEO strategy for, leading to 30% increase in organic traffic
Awards: Winner of the 2019 Best SEO Guide Award from the Resume Worded Institute, Finalist for the 2018 Content Strategist of the Year
Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2018 - Present
Senior Editor
Supervised a team of remote writers, increasing team productivity by 30%.
Introduced a new comprehensive editing system, speeding up the publication process by 20%.
Led weekly meetings with writers, fostering an environment of open communication and increased cohesion.
Implemented an improved proofreading procedure, reducing errors in publications by 70%.
Negotiated contracts with freelance writers, expanded publication by 45% through increased outsourcing.
Washington Post January 2015 - March 2018
Associate Editor
Assisted senior editor in managing daily operations, improving overall editorial workflow by 25%.
Ran a monthly column on political affairs, receiving high praise for insightful and thought-provoking analysis.
Coordinated with the marketing team to devise promotional strategies for the editorial section, boosting revenue by 35%.
HarperCollins May 2012 - December 2014
Junior Editor
Spearheaded the editing and publication of ten fiction novels, all of which made it to Top 20 sellers list.
Served as liaison between authors and the editorial team, streamlining the book production process by 15%.
Resume Worded University June 2014
Master of Arts in Editing and Publishing
Graduated with High Distinction
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
Specialization in Creative Writing
Dean’s List 2011, 2012
Editing Software: Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, Scribus, ProWritingAid
Publishing Platforms: WordPress, Medium, Hootsuite, Drupal, Joomla, Weebly
Fact-checking and Research: LexisNexis, Westlaw, JSTOR, ProQuest, Ebscohost, Google Scholar
Markup languages: HTML, CSS, XML, LaTeX
Certifications: Copyediting Certificate, EFA (2020), Proofreading Certification, University of California (2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: Content Editor, local NGO newsletter (2018 - Present), Volunteer, New York Public Library (2015 - 2016)
Professional Training: ‘Editing for the Digital World’ - Poynter Institute, 2017
Accolades: Recognized as 'Editor of the Year' by Resume Worded, 2020
Your Name
Content Developer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2020 - Present
Senior Content Developer
Utilized advanced technical tools such as FrameMaker, Oxygen XML Editor, and MadCap Flare to produce easy-to-understand content, resulting in a 35% decrease in inquiries.
Trained a team of 4 content developers in Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA), and Agile methodologies, improving team cohesion and productivity by 20%.
Led a significant 40% increase in user engagement by using SnagIt to enhance visual documentation.
Spearheaded a strategic approach to content management that led to a 15% improvement in content reuse.
Google July 2017 – March 2020
Content Developer
Played a key role in reducing the cost of content creation and maintenance by 30% by implementing DITA XML to author technical content.
Led a 25% decrease in customer complaints by improving the quality of online help content with the use of XMetal.
Resume Worded April 2015 - July 2017
Junior Content Developer
Successfully authored and updated more than 50 technical manuals as per DITA principles.
Resume Worded Institute February 2020
Certificate in Advanced Content Writing
Achieved specialization in content writing for digital platforms
Resume Worded University December 2012
Master of Business Administration - Marketing
Concentration in Digital Marketing
Graduated in Top 5% of the class
Content Development Tools: Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress
Analytics Tools: Google Analytics, Moz, SEMrush, Ahrefs
SEO Skills: Keyword Research, On-Page SEO, Link Building, SEO audits
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: HubSpot Inbound Marketing Certification (2021), Google Analytics Individual Qualification (2020)
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro-Bono Content Strategist for Local Non-Profit Organizations
Projects: Built and Managed an Award-Winning Marketing Blog, drawing 1M+ monthly traffic
Awards: Google's 'Content Hero' Reward in 2019
Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded August 2020 - Present
Content Marketing Specialist
Spearheaded a targeted SEO strategy leading to a 35% boost in organic web traffic within 6 months
Crafted and edited over 50 SEO-optimized articles, achieving top 3 Google rank for 15 high-volume keyword phrases
Conceptualized and launched a blog series discussing career growth, increasing unique page views by 50%
Business Insider January 2019 - July 2020
Generated compelling blog content attracting an average of 4K unique views daily
Enhanced web interface by using WordPress and CSS, leading to a 10% increase in click-through rates
Effectively used Adobe Photoshop to create engaging visuals for over 500 articles
Managed Facebook and Instagram channels, growing audience by 60% in one year May 2017 - December 2018
Junior Copywriter
Wrote, edited, and proofread 10+ marketing collaterals weekly, resulting in a 25% increase in lead generation
Assisted in planning and executing promotional events, increasing brand awareness by 40%
Resume Worded University April 2017
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
Minor in Business Studies
Awards: Dean's List 2017 (Top 15%)
Resume Worded Institute June 2019
Certification in Digital Marketing
Emphasis on Content Strategy and SEO Optimization
Software: WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Canva
SEO Tools: Google Analytics, SEMrush, Yoast SEO, Ahrefs, Keyword Planner, Moz
Writing Styles: APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, Oxford, Vancouver
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: HubSpot Content Marketing Certification (2020), Google Analytics Individual Qualification (2020)
Projects: Established personal blog 'Viewpoints & Vignettes', with 200+ articles garnering 2k+ views each
Awards: Business Insider Best New Blog Award 2019
Volunteer Experience: Content Creator for Resume Worded Foundation (2021 - Present)
Your Name
Content Creator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2021 - Present
Senior Content Creator
Revamped blog content strategy resulting in 50% increase in audience engagement and 30% in subscription
Implemented a successful social media marketing plan that boosted followers on Instagram and Facebook by 70%
Developed over 200 articles and landing pages improving web traffic and SERP ranking
Forbes September 2018 - January 2021
Content Writer and Editor
Crafted 600+ original posts on technology and business, each generating over 5k regular page visits
Increased web traffic by strategically using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) methods
Managed blog postings and updates exploring how social media impacts modern business practices
Resume Worded January 2017 - August 2018
Associate Copywriter
Translated complex concepts into simplified and compelling web content that attracted a 20% larger audience
Resume Worded University December 2016
Master of Arts - English Literature with a focus on Creative Writing
Thesis titled 'Exploring Persuasive and Engaging Web Content'
Resume Worded Institute May 2014
Bachelor of Arts - English
Minor in Marketing
Award: Dean's List 2013 (Top 10%)
Content Creation: SEO, Copywriting, Blogging, Technical Writing, Press Releases, Social Media Posts
Editing Tools: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Adobe InDesign, Grammarly, Hemingway App, ProWritingAid
Content Management Systems: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Squarespace, Magento
Certifications: Google Analytics IQ Certification, HubSpot Content Marketing Certification
Courses Completed: Creative Nonfiction Writing (Coursera), Advanced Copywriting Strategies for Online Sales (Udemy)
Projects: Created and managed personal professional blog (, Published articles and opinion pieces in Medium and LinkedIn Pulse
Awards and Recognition: Forbes Editor’s Choice Award (2019), Most Engaging Content Award (2021)
Your Name
Digital Content Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2019 - Present
Head of Digital Content
Effectively managed a team of 5 bloggers leading to 2M+ unique blog visits per month
Implemented new SEO strategies that improved organic search results by 50%
Oversaw content for high-profile marketing campaigns leading to 10% increase in annual revenue
New York Times May 2017 - February 2019
Digital Content Specialist
Developed engaging content for social media leading to 45% follower growth on Twitter and 30% on Instagram
Contributed to the successful rebranding of the website by writing and editing more than 100 pages of web content January 2015 - April 2017
Freelance Content Writer and Blogger
Authored and published over 200 blog posts, increasing web traffic by 30%
Resume Worded Institute December 2016
Master of Business Administration - Digital Marketing
Electives: Digital Advertising, Content Strategy
Resume Worded University June 2014
Bachelor of Arts - Journalism
Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Relevant Coursework: Multimedia Storytelling, Digital Journalism
Content Management: WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Contentful, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), Squarespace
Digital Marketing Tools: Google Analytics, SEMRush, Yoast SEO, Buffer, Ahrefs, MailChimp
Graphic Design: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Canva, InDesign, Figma, Sketch
Programming: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python
Certifications: Google Analytics IQ Certification, HubSpot Content Marketing Certification
Projects: Operated personal technology blog, generating over 100,000 monthly visits
Awards & Honors: Resume Worded ‘Content Creator of the Year’ 2020
Volunteering: Mentor at Young Writers Program, guiding emerging writers in developing their skills
Your Name
Writing Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE June 2018 - Present
Senior Writing Consultant
Constructed, tested, and optimized a new writing curriculum for recruitment and hiring talents, leading to a 35% increase in placement efficiency.
Spearheaded a team of 5, teaching industry-specific writing strategies and methodologies which boosted team confidence, resulting in an 18% increase in project delivery timelines.
Enhanced client services by integrating robust proofreading and editing protocols, reducing content errors by 45%.
Coordinated large-scale event planning for networking forums to facilitate participant publishing opportunities, attracting over 300 attendees annually.
Boosted social media engagement by 25% by introducing fresh, creative writing concepts, and encouraging team participation.
Resume Worded January 2016 - June 2018
Writing Consultant
Revamped firm’s academic writing standards, leading to a 20% improvement in content quality.
Conducted an in-depth research and implemented a novel technical writing strategy which improved client satisfaction by 30%.
Delivered professional writing services for 100+ clients, contributing to an overall revenue increase of 10%.
Hosted monthly peer tutoring sessions to guide junior writers and foster a cohesive team environment.
Managed the writing and editing of weekly blogs, resulting in a 40% increase in website traffic.
Penguin Random House April 2013 - December 2015
Junior Writing Consultant
Assisted in preparing manuscripts for publication, ensuring swift and error-free copy editing.
Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing SEO strategies for online content creation, increasing webpage views by 20%.
Developed a systematic workflow for proofreading content, reducing editing time by 15%.
Resume Worded Institute May 2018
Certificate in Advanced Writing Techniques
Coursework focus: Copywriting, Editing and Publishing
Resume Worded University May 2013
Master of Arts - English Literature
Thesis: 'Contemporary Narrative Structures in Fiction'
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Writing & Editing: Copywriting, Content Creation, Editing, Ghostwriting, Blog Posts, E-books
Content Management Systems: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Squarespace, Wix
SEO Tools: Google Analytics, SEMRush, Moz, Ahrefs, Yoast SEO
Desktop Publishing Software: Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Publisher, Canva, Scribus
Certifications: Google Analytics IQ Certification (2020), HubSpot Content Marketing Certification (2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: Literacy Volunteers of America (Board Member, 2016-Present)
Projects: Authored 75+ blog posts on writing and publishing trends for
Your Name
Editorial Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE May 2018 - Present
Senior Editorial Consultant
Devised an efficient post-production editing system that minimized content errors by 50%, improving overall content readability.
Initiated a weekly publication analysis meeting, raising team engagement and improving publication quality by 20%.
Managed the editing tasks of a team of 5 consultants, harmonizing workload distribution and increasing team efficiency by 15%.
Introduced proofreading training, raising accuracy and reducing turnaround time by 20%.
Ensured compliance with academic writing standards for all external publications.
Resume Worded February 2015 - April 2018
Editorial Consultant
Edited and redrafted over 200+ pieces of content per month to match specific industry needs, resulting in a 25% increase in client satisfaction.
Implemented professional writing practices and proofreading guidelines, reducing content revision requests by 30%.
Enhanced the company’s social media presence by proofreading and editing posts, boosting engagement by 15%.
Provided peer tutoring to junior consultants, fostering a culture of continual learning.
HarperCollins Publishers July 2012 - January 2015
Assistant Editorial Consultant
Ensured manuscripts adhered to company's writing standards, minimizing editing rounds by 20%.
Regularly edited professional blog posts, contributing to a 10% rise in web traffic.
Participated in the event planning of several networking forums for aspiring writers, resulting in a 15% increase in attendance.
Resume Worded University May 2012
Master of Arts in Publishing
Concentration in Digital Publishing and Editing
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2010
Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
Minor in Journalism
Dean's List 2008-2010 (Top 10%)
Editing Software: Adobe InDesign, Grammarly, Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Hemingway Editor, ProWritingAid
Style Manuals: AP Style, Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, APA, Harvard
Content Management Systems: WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, SquareSpace, Wix
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Professional Editor (CPE), Copyediting Certificate
Leadership & Volunteering: American Society of Journalists and Authors (Board Member, 2016-Present)
Projects: Co-Editor of 'The Worded Times', a monthly newsletter with over 5000 subscribers
Awards: Best Editor of the Year, Resume Worded (2019), Outstanding Achievement Award, HarperCollins Publishers (2014)
Your Name
Content Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE July 2018 - Present
Senior Content Consultant
Developed and implemented a scalable content strategy leading to a 20% increase in web traffic.
Led a team of 4 in creating industry-specific technical writing content, fostering client relations and increasing retention by 10%.
Executed a successful social media campaign based on creative writing content, leading to a 30% increase in company's social media following.
Formulated an SEO-driven blog strategy which boosted organic traffic by 25%.
Worked closely with the sales team, aiding in a 15% increase in conversions by creating persuasive sales copy.
Resume Worded December 2015 - June 2018
Content Consultant
Designed and executed a blog calendar that led to a 22% increase in readership.
Developed customized content to increase client workflow efficiency by 10%.
Incorporated a company-wide professional writing standard that elevated content uniformity and boosted client trust by 20%.
Conducted intensive research to draft and design valuable industry-specific content.
Simon & Schuster January 2013 - November 2015
Junior Content Consultant
Participated in frequent peer tutoring sessions to hone technical writing skills.
Managed and updated content on the company’s social media platforms, leading to a 10% growth in following.
Played a key role in proofreading and copy-editing, reducing content errors by an estimated 15%.
Resume Worded University December 2012
Master of Arts - English and Creative Writing
Awards: Resume Worded Distinguished Scholar (Top 1% of class)
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Arts - English Literature
Graduated Summa Cum Laude (Top 2% of class)
Editor of the Literary Arts Magazine
Content Management: WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Sitecore, Wix, Squarespace
Copywriting Software: Grammarly, ProWritingAid, Copyscape, Hemingway Editor, BlankPage, Draft
SEO Tools: SEMrush, Google Analytics, Moz Pro, Ahrefs, SERPstat,
Design Tools: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Canva, Sketch, Figma
Certifications: Certified Professional Content Marketer, Copyblogger (2021), HubSpot Inbound Marketing Certification (2019)
Publications: Authored 'Content Strategy for Professionals: Engaging Audiences for Your Organization', a book that bridges content and business strategies
Projects: Developed and implemented a content strategy for a startup blog, increasing unique page views by 87% within 6 months
Volunteering: Coaching young aspiring writers at the Resume Worded Community Center (2016- Present)
Your Name
Marketing Writer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2018 - Present
Senior Marketing Writer
Developed and implemented a comprehensive content strategy that increased website traffic by 30%
Led a team of 5 writers in creating engaging blog posts, resulting in a 20% increase in newsletter subscriptions
Revamped web content for SEO purposes, pushing our main keyword ranking from 30 to 10 on SERP
Edited and proofread team's work, maintaining a high standard of language proficiency and reducing external editing costs by 15%
Introduced new email marketing campaigns, leading to a 25% increase in lead generation
Spearheaded the storytelling approach in our content marketing strategy, resulting in a 50% increase in user engagement March 2016 - May 2018
Content Writer
Generated compelling copy for the company’s website, marketing materials, and social media channels, increasing brand visibility by 35%
Crafted press releases and newsletters, increasing media coverage by 20%
Authored engaging blog posts that effectively used SEO strategies, driving a 15% boost to organic site traffic
Collaborated with the digital marketing team to hone email marketing tactics, resulting in a 10% higher opening rate
Tech Marketing Pros August 2015 - Feb 2016
Copy Editor
Implemented rigorous proofreading processes, reducing content errors by 45%
Enhanced readability of digital content by enforcing concise and clear writing guidelines
Helped increase web traffic by 10% through SEO copywriting enhancements
Resume Worded University May 2015
Master of Business Administration - Marketing
Award: Dean's List 2015 (Top 10%)
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2013
Bachelor of Communications - Journalism
Minors in Marketing and English Literature
Recipient of the 2012 Excellence Award for Journalism
Writing & Editing Tools: MS Office Suite, Google Docs, Adobe Acrobat, Grammarly, Hemingway Editor
SEO & Analytics : Google Analytics, SEMRush, Moz, Google AdWords, Keyword Planner
Content Management Systems: WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Squarespace
Social Media Platforms: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat
Certifications: HubSpot Content Marketing Certification, Google Analytics Certification
Publications: Authored 'Content Marketing Trends in the 21st Century' published in the Marketing Mastery Journal
Projects: Managed and developed content for successful marketing campaigns contributing to a 15% increase in company sales
Your Name
Content Strategist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2017 - Present
Lead Content Strategist
Directed a cross-departmental team on an award-winning content marketing strategy that boosted site traffic by 35%
Utilized storytelling techniques in content creation, enhancing customer empathy and brand engagement by 55%
Increased newsletter subscribers by 40% through cohesive SEO and digital content strategy
Initiated a content auditing system resulting in a 10% improvement in content relevance and readability
Effectively implemented an email marketing strategy, driving a 50% increase in marketing-qualified leads
Digital Marketing Solutions January 2015 - February 2017
Senior Marketing Writer
Led the development of content for online marketing, increasing user engagement by 25%
Managed and mentored a team of 4 writers, ensuring consistent content quality and timely delivery
Curated SEO-friendly blog content, raising our Google ranking by 15 positions August 2013 - December 2014
Content Writer
Created compelling, SEO-optimized web content, increasing organic search traffic by 20%
Contributed to email marketing campaigns, leading to an 8% increase in lead conversion
Resume Worded University December 2014
Master of Business Administration - Marketing
Specialization in Digital Marketing
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Bachelor of Science - Communication Studies
Concentration in Creative Writing
Honors: Resume Worded Scholar (Awarded to top 3% students), Dean's Academic Excellence List
Content Management Systems: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Squarespace, Wix
SEO Tools: Google Analytics, SEMrush, Yoast SEO, Ahrefs, Moz, Google Keyword Planner
Design & Editing Software: Adobe Photoshop, Skitch, Canva, Snappa, PicMonkey, Adobe Illustrator
Writing & Collaboration Tools: Google Docs, Slack, Trello, Basecamp, Asana
Certifications: HubSpot Content Marketing Certification (2020), Google Analytics Individual Qualification (2019)
Awards & Recognition: Resume Worded 'Writer of the Year' for content strategy (2018), Digital Marketing Solutions 'Best Creative Content' award (2016)
Professional Development: Regular participant in Content Marketing World Conference, Member of American Marketing Association
Volunteering: Mentor for young writers at local community center
Your Name
Editorial Content Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE July 2017 - Present
Editorial Content Manager
Directed the evolution of a content-rich website, growing organic traffic by 40%
Managed a team of 10 content producers, maintaining high-quality standards and improving productivity by 20%
Drove the company's content marketing initiatives, resulting in a 35% increase in customer acquisition
Streamlined editorial workflows, resulting in a 25% increase in content output
Initiated a program for the team to undergo SEO and copywriting training, improving content ranking and user engagement
Digital Marketing Sphere April 2015 - June 2017
Senior Content Strategist
Managed company-wide content strategy, leading to a 30% increase in web traffic and user-engagement
Implemented a data-driven approach to content planning, improving content marketing effectiveness by 15%
Designed and executed a content-focused email marketing strategy, improving conversion rates by 10%
Resume Worded September 2012 - March 2015
Content Writer
Crafted engaging digital content for the company blog, improving time on page by 10%
Assisted in the development of an effective content marketing plan
Resume Worded Institute June 2019
Certified Content Marketer
Part-Time course during employment at Digital Marketing Sphere
Resume Worded University May 2012
Master of Arts in English - Creative Writing
Thesis: The Impact of Narrative Strategies in Digital Content Production
Content Management Tools: WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Squarespace, Wix
SEO & Analytics: Google Analytics, Google Search Console, SEMrush, Moz Pro, Ahrefs
Content Creation: Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, Grammarly, Hemingway Editor
Project Management: Trello, Asana, JIRA, Slack
Certifications: Hubspot Content Marketing Certification (2018), Google Analytics Individual Qualification (2017)
Professional Development: Advanced SEO: Tactics & Strategy, Udemy (2016)
Volunteering: Content Creator, Wikipedia (voluntary contributions on literary topics since 2013)
Awards: Digital Marketing Sphere Annual Performance Award (2016,2017)

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