Resume

Abigale Berwager Schreier

Education:
Oglethorpe University May 2008
English


LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/aberwager/

Self-Employed Freelance Writer/Editor
July 2014 – Present

Romper, Bustle Media Group
Lifestyle Staff Writer, June 2017 – Present

  • Research, interview sources and write nine articles per week discussing Millennial prenatal, pregnancy and parenting questions.
  • Self-publish the articles, photos and links using a CMS server.
  • All articles assigned to me are based on user-generated questions, which are used for SEO.

I Love McDonough, GA
Contributing Writer, January 2016 – Present

  • Write local, feature stories about events, places and people who live and work in the city of McDonough.
  • Upload stories to the website, as well as monitoring, editing and posting the events listings and lost pets listings.
  • Managing stories and updating on the Facebook page.

McDonough Hospitality & Tourism Department
Freelance Writer, March 2016 – July 2016

  • Wrote reviews on local McDonough restaurants to promote tourism.
  • Wrote reviews on local musicians and concerts to promote tourism.

Sedo Audio/ Chord & Major Headphones
Freelance Writer, November 2015 – Present

  • Revamped client’s website by writing all the web copy, including artist endorsements, headphone specs, and other marketing materials.
  • Created visual concepts through written stories for the sliding billboard on the website.
  • Currently interviewing musicians and writing band biographies, and feature stories on band brand ambassadors.

Chemistry Atlanta
Copy Editor, July 2014 – January 2016

  • Edited brochures, presentation decks, and other forms of media for this national agency.

CityDog Market
Copywriter, August 2015 – November 2015

  • Revamped copy for the company’s new website.
  • Wrote blog posts pertaining to animals and healthy foods/lifestyles for pets.

Druid Hills Outlook Magazine
Freelance Writer, May 2015 – January 2016

  • Wrote feature articles and reviews on local businesses and restaurants for this neighborhood magazine.
  • Proofread and edited articles for publication, ensuring they told a clear, concise and engaging story and maintained the publication’s voice and tone.

Green Gate Marketing
Freelance Writer, April 2015 – July 2015

  • Wrote blogs, webpage content and press releases on behalf of Green Gate’s clients, which included nonprofits and small and local businesses.
  • Uploaded and formated blogs and webpage content via Squarespace onto Green Gate’s clients’ websites.
  • Proofread and edited blog posts and web content for publication, ensuring they told a clear, concise and engaging story and maintained the brand’s voice and tone.
  •  Maintained Green Gate’s social media profile, as well as client’s profiles, which included responding to readers on-the-fly and generating fresh content.

Fruition
Freelance Writer/Ghost Blogger, December 2013 – April 2015

  • Maintained active freelance writing schedule to produce top-quality website SEO content for clients that included a rehabilitation center, an insurance agency, a personal injury law firm, a children’s cookware website, and others.
  • Proofread and edited articles for publication, ensuring they told a clear, concise and engaging story and maintained each brand’s voice and tone.

But I Tried So Hard – A Millennial’s Guide to Making it in the Workforce

  • Edited the book, in full, before publication.

¡Tortillas! Queen Mother and Son’s Cookbook

  • Edited the cookbook, in full, before publication.

Alston & Bird LLP

Business Development Department, March 2011 – August 2014
Copy Editor/Editorial Specialist, August 2014 – July 2014

  • Copy edited and wrote a broad range of copy for firm’s website, marketing communications and professional publications. Seamlessly tailored writing tone to suit a wide variety of media and audiences.
  • Managed time under pressure to produce quick-turn client pitches, press releases, newsletters, advertisements and other collateral.
  • Managed a team of seven people through the advisory and client newsletter process from creation, initial editing, formatting, proofreading and distribution to clients.
  • Composed tweets and LinkedIn posts promoting attorney-authored articles, publications/newsletters and other awards and recognitions received by the firm.

Atomic Family Magazine
Freelance Writer, August 2009 – 2012

  • Maintained active freelance writing schedule to produce top-quality lifestyle content, including on-site interviews with local personalities, book reviews and feature stories.
  • Proofread and edited articles for publication, ensuring they told a clear, concise and engaging story.

Creative Loafing
Music Editorial Freelance Writer/Intern, May 2008 – January 2009
Online Intern, May 2007 – August 2007

  • Wrote local concert and album reviews and conducted interviews with influencers such as The Moth show host Dan Kennedy and Atlanta’s “legendary” musician, Mack Messiah.
  • Fact-checked, edited and researched content ranging from concert listings and events to information for special issues Georgia Music Directory and Urban Explorer.
  • Developed, edited and published web content including blog posts, slideshows, videos, audio clips and Podcasts. Implemented content for Creative Loafing’s four regional websites.
  • Wrote for the “Fresh Loaf” news blog and print edition. Organized voting data for “Best of…” issues.
  • Maintained Creative Loafing’s social media profiles, including responding to readers on-the-fly and generating fresh content.

 


Writing Workshops and Classes: Hollis Gillespie’s “Shocking Real-Life Writing Seminar” and Alston & Bird’s Grant Writing Workshop.

Relevant Skills: MS Office; Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook content syndication; AP Stylebook and The Chicago Manual of Style writing styles.