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DANA CAIN
Writer • Developmental Editor

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Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

Profile

Creative, detailed, and tech-savvy copywriter and editor. Years of experience developing professional content for Fortune 500 software companies, online publications, business professionals, entertainers, and corporations of all sizes.

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Skills

 
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Talent for transforming complex concepts into reader-friendly documentation.

Technical Writing

User manuals (software), how-to instructions, fix-it instructions, website content, help files, guidelines, and product reviews.

Creative Writing

Website content, blog posts, recipes, product reviews, and entertainment reviews.

Business Writing

Social media posts, employee manuals, business proposals, press releases, guidelines, instructions, telephone scripts, and business letters.

Editing & Proofreading

Developmental editing, line editing, and proofreading. Website updates.

 

Technical, creative, business, marketing, and academic material. 

Video editing using iMovie, Canva, and Windows Video Editor.

Document Formatting

Instructions, articles, proposals, forms, ads, tables, scripts, and more.

Microsoft Word and Excel; Google Docs and Sheets; Adobe Photoshop.

SEO 
(Search Engine Optimization)

Write/edit content to ensure website will rank higher on Google's search engine results page (SERP).

 

Create content to reach the target audience.

Experience

 

2020-present

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITOR

DOTDASH MEREDITH / LIFEWIRE.COM

Evaluate a team of editors' work and offer constructive feedback regarding article content and structure. Review for grammar, spelling, punctuation, article flow, accuracy, plagiarism, adherence to project instructions, and SEO best practices.

2017-2020

OWNER | WRITER | EDITOR

WEBSITE DESIGNER

SMARTPAGE SOLUTIONS

Freelance company designed to help businesses grow through expertly written content and inviting websites.

 

Wrote, edited, and formatted technical documentation, company documents, press releases, website content, social media posts, descriptive text, marketing material, proposals, blog posts, magazine articles, telephone scripts, MS Excel timesheets, and resumés.

2012-2017

TECHNICAL WRITER

FISERV, INC.

Created and edited client-facing documentation, including software manuals, app instructions, and help files.

Spearheaded the online creation and indexing of 2,000+ pages of regulatory reports used by clients and internal support personnel. Edited and updated report descriptions and validated the functional purpose of every field on each report.

2006-2012

PROPOSAL WRITER

BRIDGEWAY SOFTWARE

Supported the Sales team by tracking sales in MS Excel, drafting and processing sales contracts, and coordinating the Request for Proposal (RFP) process from start to finish.