J. Christy McKibben


Skills Summary

Editing, Proofreading, Writing
Articles, blog postings, brochures, documents, e-books, faculty documents, glossary pages, how-to guides, medical documents, newsletters (weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly), technical writing/editing, workshop materials, other projects
Brochures, e-books, how-to guides, logos, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, websites, other projects
Tools & Other Competencies
Adobe products, Canva, Constant Contact, CSS, customer service, Google Docs, Grammarly, HTML 5, Microsoft Office, open source software (multiple), Pixteller, Prezi, research (multiple subjects), SEO best practices, social media, WordPress, other tools, other competencies
Audited medical records in a hospice facility
Educated and coached new employees on customer service techniques
Trained new employees to proofread documents at a financial company
Guided new employees through data entry methodology
Deescalated callers’ phone calls and gave helpful tips to the team to improve their skills

Education & License 

Bachelor of Science, Technical Communication, Arizona State University
Associate of Applied Science, Practical Nursing, Hennepin Technical College
Licensed Practical Nurse, North Carolina Permanent License #76621

Past & Current Experience

Writer & editor: Cat Angels Pet Adoptions internal newsletter, 2016-current (entirely remote)
Freelance SEO Blogger/Article Writer: DennyWrites.com, 2021-2022 (entirely remote)
Freelance healthcare copywriter/content writer: Tailored Ink, 2021-2022 (entirely remote)
Author & cover illustrator: Let’s Talk About…Cockroaches! (e-book)
Author & illustrator: My Pal Tiernan’s Coloring Book 1: Cats, Cats, & More Cats (paperback)
Author & Illustrator: Hey Tiernan! Where’s Your Tail? (e-book and paperback)
Author: Living in Darkness: Understanding the Dark Cloud of Depression (e-book and paperback)
Freelance writer/editor/web designer: Indelible Productions, 2017 (entirely remote)
Freelance writer/editor/web designer: Extreme Adrenaline Fest, 2017 (entirely remote)
Freelance writer: iBus Media, 2017 (entirely remote)
Freelance writer/blogger: CODA Concepts, LLC, 2016 (entirely remote)
Freelance writer: Study.com, 2015 (entirely remote)
Quality improvement technician Licensed Practical Nurse: Transitions LifeCare, North Carolina
Licensed Practical Nurse: St. Anthony’s Hospital, Patient Care Unit, Florida
Administrative specialist: University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus
Advanced customer service representative: American Express Financial Advisors, Minnesota
Preschool/Pre-K teacher: Especially for Children, Minnesota
Primary teacher, assistant teacher, aide: KinderCare, Minnesota
Volunteer, Cat Angels Pet Adoptions 2015-current
Working with cats and kits in the facility; writing and editing the internal online weekly newsletter

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