CV/Resume

Katie Grant Watson is a detail-oriented writer and project manager with a keen editing eye, experienced in effective client management and challenge mitigation. She is currently looking to expand her writing-focused experience, and is eligible to work in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Freelance Work (2010 – present)

  • Copywriting for original S2 Stationery website.
  • Copywriting and editing web content for Asponte Technology website update.
  • Copywriting and editing video voiceover scripts for Innovation Cabinetry.
  • Managed social media accounts for Leader’s Patio Furniture, including creating/updating monthly social media calendar and writing weekly posts, and creating blogs.

See samples of relevant work here.

Full-time Employment

EdComs (now Everfi): Senior Producer, June 2014 – July 2016

London, United Kingdom

  • Point of contact between client and internal digital team to customise Moodle platform for EDF Energy’s professional development needs, particularly MyCampus, an online e-learning platform catering to ~20,000 users.
  • Collaborated with client and internal digital team to plan and execute two-week development Agile sprints, and managed completion of sprint-slated tasks with a team of interactive, front- and back-end developers.
  • Worked with internal digital team members to manifest long-term and quick-response solutions, and liaised with client-side learning team members to craft customised issue responses.
  • Planned and managed on-going website development, balancing internal schedules and client priorities.
  • Maintained high-profile relationships with external stakeholders.

Socratic Arts: Project Manager/Instructional Designer, June 2010 – January 2014

Chicago, Illinois, United States/Virtual

  • Assisted in learning programme facilitation for Deloitte, both in local offices and at Deloitte University in Westlake, TX.
  • Served as consultant to Fourtune-500 Companies and national universities to produce coursework and learning programmes, primarily using a scenario-centred curriculum design.
  • Defined and managed project approach and development, including scope, deliverables, schedule, resource needs, staffing plan, and budget.
  • Acted as primary client interface throughout project execution, overseeing project planning, design, development, and implementation phases. 
  • Successfully interacted with client contacts, including those at the Executive level, to execute project details and remotely manage direct reports.

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Urology: Department Editor, August 2006 – July 2010

Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • Produced and designed quarterly department newsletter, including writing, copyediting, layout, and distribution to department faculty, staff, and 100+ alumni.
  • Formatted, proofed, and edited manuscripts for department faculty and residents, including coordinating and tracking, obtaining usage permissions, final submission to journals/managing editors, and final review/approval of proofs.
  • Utilized CMS to manage and update website content for The Department of Urology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and managed implementation of site redesign.
  • Partnered with Department Chairman to develop Google Knol, including layout, editing for lay audience, and acquisition of images.  

MOD Creative Group: Copywriter/Project Manager, June 2005 – August 2006

Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • Executed all copywriting for contracted Real Estate marketing materials, including high-end open house brochures, business-to-business fliers, charity silent auction booklets, and web content.
  • Generated all project proposals for client review, reconciled client payment, and managed project timelines and process.
  • Participated in all new business presentations and acted as second-in-command for client and business relations.

SchaferCondonCarter Advertising: Junior Project Manager, August 2002 – July 2005*

Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • Primary agency contact for Oil-Dri Corporation; managed execution of new packaging design for Cat’s Pride and Jonny Cat cat litters and interactive development of corresponding websites, Summer 2004.
  • Participated in execution of first national print/FSI campaign for SoloGrips cups, plates and bowls, 2005.
  • Partnered with PR department on events/mailers for both SoloGrips and Oil Dri new packaging announcements.

*Previous positions held: Receptionist, Office Manager and Account Coordinator (General Mills Foodservice) – August 2002 – September 2003

Education

DePaul University (1998 – 2002)

BA – English Literature

Minor in journalism

Study Abroad: Ghana, West Africa, November – December 2001