Resume

Theresa Jarosz Alberti

Minneapolis, MN

theresa.sapphire@gmail.com     

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Business Writer with strong experience creating / designing website content, blogs, social media, and other marketing / promotional materials.  Experience editing, proofreading, and utilizing various creative software tools.  Able to interpret and adapt to customers’ needs / requirements.  Known as a creative writer and problem solver who enjoys challenges.

SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

  • WordPress             
  • Audacity digital audio editor                 
  • Excel                           
  • Quark Xpress               
  • iMovie                                                 
  • Constant Contact         
  • Power Point                                         
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Salesforce             
  • FireAlpaca design software                   
  • Gimp editing tool
  • Canva design

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Writer       [2000 to present, Minneapolis, MN]

Provided high-quality and engaging website and print content for small and large companies including University of Minnesota – Biomedical Engineering Dept.

  • Wrote and designed promotional copywriting materials, including brochures, ads, press releases, fundraising materials, event promotion.
  • Created social media posts for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to promote businesses.
  • Designed websites using WordPress and wrote online content for various small businesses.
  • Edited stock / personal photos using Gimp photo editor and uploaded to websites.
  • Researched writing topics for books, articles, and promotional materials including biomedical engineering, aluminum manufacturing, Russian / Vietnamese culture, and world climates.
  • Wrote, designed, and edited newsletters using Constant Contact and Quark Xpress.
  • Created YouTube videos using iMovie and Audacity.
  • Wrote lifestyle blogs and personal essays on WordPress site since 2012.
  • Created freelance digital designs for print-on-demand for t-shirts, mugs and other products using FireAlpaca.
  • Managed customer communications, financials, and business activities by using Google Drive, Dropbox, and Excel.
  • Wrote and published books, magazine articles and poetry (see Publications).

Communications / Administrative Assistant  [2015 – 2017,  Minneapolis, MN]

Robert Half / OfficeTeam / Adecco Employment Agencies                                                    

Provided administrative support in various fast-paced professional office environments including Ecolab, Minnesota Public Radio, WCCO-TV, American Academy of Neurology, and Memorial Blood Center.

  • Created and edited PDFs in Adobe Acrobat, and scheduled meetings using Outlook.
  • Created quarterly internal newsletters using PowerPoint.
  • Coded / processed invoices; recorded sales and researched customer data using Sales Force.

Marketing Media Manager / Event Planner            [2013 –2015, St Paul, MN]

The People’s Gallery                                                                                                           

Managed all online and print marketing, promotional activity, and events for art gallery.

  • Created print, email and social media marketing to promote events and activities.
  • Created and maintained website content using WordPress.
  • Copywrote, promoted and managed community outreach activities to invite artists to apply for upcoming shows.
  • Collaborated with team to envision, problem solve, and plan events, communications, themes, operations and marketing.
  • Planned and managed gallery openings, receptions, and other events for up to 200 attendees.
  • Communicated with potential clients, customers, both written and in-person, to promote the gallery and events.

Municipal Liaison of the Twin Cities Region           [2005 – 2010, Berkeley, CA]

National Novel Writing Month Organization                                                                       

Responsible for managing the region and supporting writers undertaking this novel-writing challenge.

  • Planned and hosted regional events during the season for up to 80 attendees. Wrote copy for event promotions.
  • Managed daily correspondence, wrote informational instructions, and answered questions for the regional website with more than 9,000 users.
  • Executed a book drive that collected 3,000 books for charity.

Writing Instructor              [2006 – 2008, Minneapolis, MN]

The Loft Literary Center                                                                                                      

  • Taught workshops on “How to Write a Novel in a Month.”
  • Developed curriculum and executed in-class writing exercises.

Previous Experience

Additional experience as a proofreader / editor of financial documents for Arthur Andersen Corp.

EDUCATION

B.A. in English Literature, Library and Information Science minor

St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota

Phi Beta Kappa honor society member

TESOL Teaching Certification (grammar, language and educational training)

Certified to teach English as a foreign language; 100-hour course

ITTT (International TEFL Teacher Training), http://www.teflonline.net

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

  • Ozga, Tazmyn (pen name). Mono in a Poly World. Amazon, 2021.
  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. Dragons. Focus Readers, 2018.
  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. Mermaids. Focus Readers, 2018.
  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. Unicorns. Focus Readers, 2018.
  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. Russia: One World, Many Countries. Child’s World, 2015.
  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. (After) Confession. Zottola Publishing, 2009.
  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. Vietnam ABCs. Picture Window Books, 2007.
  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. Climates. Capstone Press, 2005.
  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. Out and About at the Planetarium. Picture Window Books, 2004.

Articles:

  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. “Rx: Bedrest.” American Baby, May 1994, pp 48 – 53.
  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. “Big Beauty: Tailor a Fantasy to Fit Your Size.” Radiance, Summer 1994, pp 32-33.
  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. “Internet Mom.” Welcome Home, June 1997, pp 25-26.

Poetry:

  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. “Mississippi.” St. Paul Almanac, Fall 2022 (upcoming).
  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. “Ode to Triceratops.” St. Paul Almanac, 2019, p 150.
  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. “Mississippi.” Write to the River, 2018, p 24.
  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. “Minneapolis Haibun.” Write to the River, 2018, p 25.
  • Alberti, Theresa Jarosz. “Moment.” Welcome Home, January 2004, p 13.