Kelsey Jean Creations | Annapolis, Maryland, Freelance Writer, Editor & Print and Web Designer | kelseycasselbury@gmail.com 

CONTACT

kelseycasselbury@gmail.com

(646) 660-0133

EDUCATION

The Pennsylvania State University (University Park)

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism

Minor in Theatre

VOLUNTEER

INTERNATIONAL FOODSERVICE

EDITORIAL COUNCIL​​

Elected board member of organization that provides networking, business opportunities and professional development for foodservice editors and industry members

  • Treasurer | 2018-present

  • Board of Directors | 2017-present

  • Member since 2015

CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF ANNAPOLIS

501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission of nurturing and developing the love of theatre in children through all aspects of the theatrical experience

  • President | 2019-2021

  • Secretary | 2017-2019

  • Chair of Publicity | 2012-present

  • Board of Directors | 2012-present

  • Creator/producer, Second Stage traveling troupe | 2013-2015

SKILLS & SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Suite

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • InDesign
     

Web Design

  • Wordpress

  • Wix

  • HTML & basic CSS

EXPERIENCE

CONTRACT WRITER, EDITOR & DESIGNER

Experienced in feature and news writing, sponsored and branded content/advertorials, blogs, annual reports, copywriting, press releases, conference materials, web content and more.

  • Editorial Clients: School Nutrition (contributing editor), What's Up? Media (contributing health editor), SmartBrief (freelance health editor) Livestrong.com, TheSpruce.com, American Association of Clinical Chemistry/Lab Tests Online (test editor), Washingtonian Weddings, MD Theatre Guide

  • Branded Content Clients: Washingtonian magazine, Winsight Media

  • Design Clients: American Chemical Society (graphic designer, ChemMatters), Support Development Associates, LLC (website redesign)

ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSORS OF GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS

Communications Specialist

  • Played an integral role in the redesign and redevelopment of the association's website, including the development and maintenance of a content management system (CMS) and learning management system (LMS)

  • Wrote and edited association materials, including the annual report, association e-blasts, press releases and conference programs

  • Designed both print and web materials for APGO programs and materials

SCHOOL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION

Managing Editor, School Nutrition magazine | August 2014-April 2016

  • Managed 55,000-circulation national magazine, including conceptualizing issue themes, writing articles, copy editing and working with contracted designer

  • Managed maintenance of magazine’s online presence, including writing web content 

  • Project manager for association products such as Annual Report

  • Wrote speeches for Association leadership and scripts for Association conferences

Communications Specialist | December 2012-August 2014

  • Collaborated with multiple departments and team members to produce all written material, including promotions and programs, for major conferences and meetings

  • Managed blast email system, coordinating with all departments to send out information to membership; analyse statistics to improve open/click-through rates

WHAT'S UP? MEDIA

Food & Weddings Editor

  • Contributed to and copy-edited content for two websites, three monthly magazines and a weekly e-newsletter sent to 10,000 subscribers

  • Managing editor of twice-yearly wedding publication

THE DAILY TIMES (GANNETT) 

Managing Editor, Go! Magazine & The Beachcomber | August 2008-July 2010

  • Conceptualized, contributed to, edited and designed two weekly entertainment publications

  • Maintained websites and social media outlets

Copy Editor & Page Designer | May 2007-August 2008

  • Copy-edited content for all sections of daily newspaper

  • Designed all sections of daily newspaper

SEPTEMBER 2017-PRESENT

APRIL 2016-SEPTEMBER 2017

DECEMBER 2012-APRIL 2016

JULY 2010-DECEMBER 2012

MAY 2007-JULY 2010