Arielle Parris

Copywriter

A few well-chosen words can change the world.

About

Creative, detail-oriented, and adventurous — the top three adjectives my friends and coworkers use to describe me. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Philosophy, I went on to start a career as a copywriter for online sources. I have had the opportunity to write for Fortune 500 companies, small companies, and everything in between.
I love crafting copy, creating concise and compelling content, and ensuring my words look as good as they sound. I’m a copywriter at heart, but have the ability (and desire) to wear as many hats as it takes to get the job done. I can produce amazing content for any medium, juggle multiple deadlines with ease, quickly learn new technology, and am obsessed with the details.


Skills

Copywriting

Copyediting

SEO

HTML

Photoshop


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I’m a freelance copywriter based in Seattle, Washington.

Skills

Copywriting, blogging, copyediting, social media marketing, web content, SEO.
Mac, PC, Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) Adobe CS5 (Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat), Content Management Systems (WordPress, & more), FTP, HTML, CSS, PHP.

Education

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, 2009 – 2011

Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA, 2007 – 2009

Bronx High School of Science
Bronx, NY, 2003 – 2007

Experiences

Copywriter, Copyeditor, Designer

Freelance, July 2013 to Present

Creates email campaigns, newsletters, print and web content, and blogs for outdoor, fitness, and travel companies (Backpacker Magazine, Eddie Bauer, TravelSmith, Gaiam, SPRI, Cutter & Buck, Wanderlust and Lipstick), branding agencies (Smarthinking, Inc., Milepost 59), and businesses (rockflowerpaper, Natural Valley Kitchen). Designs websites for small businesses. Manages web content for Nike.

 

Thru Hiker, Columnist, & Blogger

Cycked.org, Spring – Fall 2015

Hiked all 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail raising money ($2,000) for GOLD/BOLD, a YMCA program that gets low-income youth into the wilderness. Wrote a weekly column for Backpacker Magazine. Built and maintained blog and social media sites writing, editing, and producing photography throughout the summer: www.cycked.org.

 

Copywriter, Copyeditor, Designer

AmazonLocal, February 2013 to July 2013

Wove visual imagery with pertinent facts into lean, clean, effective deal copy at a brisk pace. Created customer-facing headlines and copy that was smart, accurate, brief, and on-brand. Fact-checked and copyedited with precision and adhered to the standards of the style guide. Edited and placed compelling photographic content following strict visual standards.

 

Copywriter

Tirebuyer.com, November 2012 to January 2013

Created compelling product copy for hundreds of tires and wheels on a tight deadline. Copyedited, fact-checked, and researched products to ensure accuracy. Wrote in a consistent voice, up to company standards, and with an eye on SEO.

 

Cyclist, Volunteer, & Blogger

Bike & Build, Summer 2012

Cycled 4,000 miles across America raising money ($4,500) and awareness for the affordable housing crisis. Volunteered on nine different Habitat for Humanity build sites across the country. Built and maintained blog site writing, editing, and producing photography throughout the summer: www.cycked.org/blog.

 

Digital Asset Management Coordinator

Ivie Marketing Inc.—serving GNC as a client, January 2012 to June 2012

Coordinated photography schedule for all print publications, constantly managing multiple projects with extremely tight deadlines. Investigated and tailored a Digital Asset Management (DAM) system to GNC’s needs. Lead a team to archive, ingest, supply metadata, and organize all of GNC’s digital assets into the DAM system. Managed DAM system assets with an eye for detail, organization, and efficiency. Wrote training manual for the DAM system.

 

Content Coordinator

Dick’s Sporting Goods, September 2011 to January 2012

Wrote, edited, and uploaded product copy for Dick’s eCommerce site. Edited and uploaded photographic content for Dick’s eCommerce site. Multitasked and hit deadlines without fail. Integrated SEO keywords to increase site traffic and search engine placement.

 

New Media Producer

Shady Side Academy Summer Programs, Summer 2011

Created and maintained corporate blog: www.shadysideacademy.org. Researched and wrote articles in a conversational style to engage readers. Photographed and created final digital imagery using Photoshop for use on blog. Managed social media accounts (including Facebook and Twitter).

Adventures

Trekked Camino de Santiago

Summer 2013

Spent three weeks trekking 180 miles on this traditional trail in Spain, blogging and photographing the journey.

 

Summited Mount Rainier

June 2013

Completed a rigorous glacier climbing course that culminated in a successful summit. Currently training others to achieve the same huge dream.

 

Volunteered in Vietnam

Summer 2006

Assisted in building three houses for widows and taught English to Vietnamese children.

 

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Portfolio

I’ve been writing witty, useful online content for years. View my copywriter portfolio to see if my voice matches your vision.

Testimonials


“I hired Arielle to be our summer blogger for a large Summer Program in Pittsburgh, PA. We had never had a blogger before, and Arielle’s work was the first official blogging on our website. After one entry, I knew I had picked a winner. Arielle had determined the perfect balance of playful prose and descriptive information. After three weeks, I realized that not only had I picked a winner, but a real gem. Each day, Arielle came to work with a wonderful attitude, a collegial spirit and a willingness to go above and beyond as a writer, web designer and photographer. I could not have asked for anything more. I know that she is onto bigger and better things now, but if she ever was available for summer work again, I’d snag her instantly!”

David Chottiner - Academy Director of Programs at Shady Side Academy

“Arielle is fully committed to all of her endeavors! She not only made time to blog after very long tiring days, but she blogged with substantial detail and great emotion! Arielle was always on top of her tasks, whether it was on her bike or at the build site. The passion she brought with her of affordable housing and willingness to try anything was inspirational!”

Rachel DeBaun - Bike & Build Trip Leader

“Arielle is extremely dependable and creative. She is smart and professional and someone whom I trust.”

Leah Reynolds M.S.P.L. - Managing Director at Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Salisbury University

“Arielle was excellent to work with; she is a skilled writer and editor, learns quickly, and is proficient in Microsoft Office.”

Dana McCall - Coworker at Dick's Sporting Goods

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ArielleLParris@gmail.com

Seattle, WA