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Grace J.

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  • Joined April 2015

writer, editor, publisher and social media guru passionate about nonprofits, animals and the medical field.

  • Chicago, IL, United States
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Grace J.
Chicago, IL, United States



Copywriting Social Media Content Email Marketing



I've been at my current position since August 2014. Prior to that, I had experience leading the student-run newspaper in college and having numerous internships.

Work history

Publications and Communications Coordinator
Craft press releases to increase public safety of common hand injuries, compile and edit multiple newsletters, execute successful social media campaigns, serve as production manager for medical reference book projects
Contributing Writer
wrote articles for the USA TODAY College website, developed ideas relevant to Illinois State University and college campuses nationwide
The Vidette
Supplement Editor
Developed content ideas for each special section distributed with the regular paper, assisted in designing the pages, wrote stories and quizzes for each guide
University Marketing and Communications
Editorial Intern
Copy edited pages of the alumni magazine, wrote segments for the magazine and the STATEside blog site, contributed feature stories to other University-affiliated newsletters
The Vidette
Editor in Chief
Designed various section pages, edited one column and one editorial daily in addition to reviewing the entire newspaper, managed entire editorial staff, wrote stories for supplement guides, oversaw the newspaper redesign
Illinois State University Office of Admissions
Viral Marketing Campaign Intern
Used social media as a way to interact with potential ISU students, worked with social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr


Hand Care and Safety with Animal Bites

Press release highlighting the prevention and treatment of cat and dog bites as well as the signs of an infected bite

A Milestone for Hand Surgery

Article focusing on a huge accomplishment in the field of hand surgery - the first pediatric bilateral hand transplant

Inspiring Young Women to Pursue Orthopaedic Surgery

Article emphasizing the importance of The Perry Initiative, a program that encourages young girls to get involved in orthopaedic surgery as well as other male-dominated fields



Illinois State University
BA in Publishing, Minor in Sociology
DePaul University School of Public Service
Master of Nonprofit Management




Elementary proficiency


Native or bilingual proficiency


editing writing social media marketing proofreading publishing blogging marketing strategy email marketing


InDesign Wordpress Microsoft Office ExactTarget Adobe Photoshop Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram DNN Bitly Google Analytics Hootsuite Real Magnet


Not seeking work


  • Available evenings and weekends


  • Can work 12hrs per week
  • Can commit to 6 months to 1 year


Industries I love

Animals & Pets Gaming Health & Wellness Media

What I read

Celebrity memoirs, graphic novels, fantasy novels, adult novels, young adult novels, magazines, online news stories,

Side projects

Social media coordinating for my parent's funeral home

Ideal team

Ability to work with most people and team sizes but prefer smaller teams when possible.