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Lara Carvin

Writer and Editor

Knoxville, TN

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Flexible, analytical, and creative Technical Writer with experience in organizing material and completing writing assignments in accordance with set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology. Has a keen eye for details, skilled at synthesizing and editing information to achieve overall company objectives. 
 
Key strengths in collaborating cross-functionally to develop and write technical documents, manuals, procedures, and proposals. Detailed-oriented in performing self-assessments. 
Well organized with the capability to balance multiple projects under extremely demanding deadlines. Articulate, persuasive communicator, with excellent oral and writing skills. 
Specific experience to include: 
 
• Website Content 
• Advertising/Direct marketing copywriting 
• Email marketing 
• Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access) 
• Blogger and blog writing 
• Brochures and print collateral writing 
• RFPs/proposals and new business pitches (Department of Energy) 
• Document management systems 
• Reference manuals 
• Installation guides and training materials

Work Experience

Administrative Assistant

Omega Technical Services
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Oak Ridge, TN
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October 2012 to May 2013

Responsibilities 
Managed office functionality, assisted in opening of new Corporate Office location, and volunteered as editing “catch-all,” by collaborating on a wide range of documents, from brochures to technical procedures. Aided in composition of both technical and cost sections of a large-scale proposal, by way of editing, creating dynamic graphics, and assuring smooth collaboration between partnering companies. Served as Omega’s first Training Coordinator, furthering a relationship with DOE sites, established a training alert system, and maintained clearance and training records.

Business Administrative Intern

Omega Technical Services
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June 2011 to August 2011

Was responsible for reformatting professional resumes, keeping in contact with clients, maintaining current employee training records, assisted in opening of new facility, general office duties, assisted in establishment of Company handbook and orientation, collaborated on security procedures for new facility. Worked on proposals/RFPS for new business opportunities.

Proposal Development Associate

City-State, LLC
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June 2010 to August 2010

Aided in securing large-scale job contracts, collaborated on proposals, and provided clerical support in the form of filing, records keeping, inputting data into Microsoft Access, and answering phones.

Cashier/Team Leader | Wynnsong

Carmike Cinemas
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April 2005 to August 2007

Handled/Managed register and stocked inventory-Won Company upselling award and film promotion award.

Education

BA-Magna Cum Laude in English / Creative Writing

University of Tennessee

Semester Abroad

University of Melbourne

Additional Information

NETWORKING\COMMUNITY SERVICE  
 
Editorial Intern for Unique Ink 
Reviewer for Portland Book Review 
Co-Creator and Author of Critical Blog 
Guest Editor for Auburn's Yearbook 
Phi Sigma Theta Honor Society 
Pro-Life Collegians 
Choir Member at Sacred Heart Cathedral 
Magna Cum Laude Fall ’08 and Spring ’09 
Summa Cum Laude Spring ’09 
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars 
Girl’s Australian Football Team Fall ‘09