Resume

Owner | Sarah Alban Content Solutions (2010-)

Orange County, Calif.

Providing writing services to clients including

Content Manager | Mavenlink (2015-)

Irvine, Calif.
  • Increased blog subscriber base by 900%+ through blogging
  • Generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in opportunities through email

Sr. Marketing Content Writer | Esri (2014-15)

Redlands, Calif.
  • Distributed case studies, press releases, and brochures globally to support sales
  • Produced more marketing materials in 1 year than all writers combined in previous 9 years
  • Sought after by director-level leadership at billion-dollar software company based on good reputation for getting results that tricked up ladder
  • Generated high open rates (15-25%) to support event registration

Writer | TLC Vision (2013-14)

St. Louis, Missouri
  • Increased organic LASIK.com traffic by 300%+ through blogging.
    • Increased unique visitors by 700% 
  • Moved company to page 1 from page 10 on dozens of target keywords

Associate Editor | Missouri Life (2010-13)

Boonville, Missouri
  • Won 3 international magazine writing awards
  • Piloted successful small-town feature series that prompted one reader to order 8 subscriptions
  • Put a property on the National Historic Register to explain to readers how to do it

English Teacher | Sabio Academy (2006-14)

Chicago, Ill.
  • Built 4-part SAT vocabulary curriculum for advanced students
  • Increased advanced students’ scores in SAT/ACT essay, grammar, and reading

Master of Arts, Magazine Writing | University of Missouri School of Journalism (2011-13)

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Teaching Assistant Choice Award (2012)
  • Carnegie Science Journalism Award (2011; first ever given)
  • International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) Award of Merit (2012; topic: overall feature content)
  • International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) Gold Award (2011; topic: Joplin tornado)
  • Missouri Biotech University Environmental Reporting Award (2012; topic: migrant farm labor)

Research Certificate | National Geographic Society (2012)

Bachelor of Journalism, Writing Emphasis | University of Missouri School of Journalism (2007-11)

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • French, English Minors
  • International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) Gold Award (2010; topic: Civil War reenactment)

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