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Profile
  • Certified in User Experience with the Nielsen Norman Group

  • Certified UX writer with the UX Writers Collective

  • Digital content writer

  • Grant writer (fundraising)

  • Playwright/screenwriter/essayist (as Jeanne Dorsey) – go here for a detailed history of theatre/film projects

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Experience​

Freelance UX Consultant

Vegums - United Kingdom

Current position

  • Evaluate the user experience on the Vegums.com landing page for navigation and content

  • Evaluate the purchase and subscription change process

  • Write a detailed report containing observations, key findings, and recommendation for redesign with a focus on an improved user flow and closer alignment with brand guidelines

Freelance UX Writer (Volunteer)

Mott Haven Fridge - Bronx, NY

Current position

  • Lead UX writer on website redesign

  • Collaborate on re-branding initiative

  • Write staff and board member bios

  • Write Bronx Heroes weekly podcast introduction

Freelance Content Writer

SilverBell Coaching - New York, NY

10/2020 - 02/2021​

  • Led content audit and collaborated with CEO on website redesign

  • Streamlined mission statement, process description, and staff bios 

Playwright/Producer

NW 50+ - New York, NY

02/2019 - 06/2019

  • Wrote the full-length play, A Little bit of Forever, during multiple fellowship residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

  • Wrote compelling fundraising content and raised necessary capital to produce an Actors Equity Workshop production of A Little Bit of Forever

  • Hired and managed an 8-person creative team

  • Executed and filed actor contracts with Actors Equity

  • Received a nomination for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize from New Georges Theatre Company

Content Writer:  Real Estate

04/2014 - Present

Compass/The Corcoran Group - New York, NY

  • Wrote detailed, research-based marketing content 
  • Content writer for bi-weekly e-newsletter for broad business network

  • Referral Director/Real estate sales agent
  • Provide buyer and seller referrals to brokers at top NYC real estate firm

Film Writer/Producer/Director
Original Kin Productions - New York, NY

02/2012 - 10/2014

  • Wrote, produced and directed Blood from a Stoner a 28 minute narrative short film

  • Produced fundraising event to raise production capital

  • Hired and directed a cast of well-known professional actors

  • Hired and managed a 17-person crew

  • Coordinated with Mayor’s Office of Film and Television to receive permit

  • Wrote content for Indiegogo online crowdsourcing platform and raised post-production capital

  • Premiered Blood from a Stoner in numerous film festivals including FilmColumbia, Chain Film Festival, and Big Apple Film Festival

 

Teaching Artist

Teachers & Writers Collaborative - New York, NY

01/1999 - 12/2003

Teacher/writer-in-residence at various public elementary and middle schools throughout the five boroughs, including a psychiatric day program at a hospital site

  • Taught poetry and creative writing to both regular and special needs populations

  • Collaborated with classroom teachers in determining needs of each population

  • Designed and implemented writing curriculum according to the needs of each population

  • Compiled, organized and designed an anthology of student’s poems, stories and drawings as the culminating result of each residency

  • Organized and directed assemblies in which students present their work to parents and teachers

Freelance Writer

Cohn Communications, New York, NY   

09/1999 - 12/1999

  • Conceived, wrote and cast instructional corporate training video depicting various examples of workplace harassment

Education 

Nielsen Norman Group - Certification in UX

UX Writers Collective - Certification in the Fundamentals of UX Writing; Certification in Marketing Writing for UX Writers

Bennington College, Bennington Vermont – B.A. in Literature

Trinity Rep Conservatory, Providence Rhode Island – Two-year Theatre Training Program

Skills & Tools
  • Digital content writing; UX writing

  • Conversant in Spanish

  • Email marketing

  • Constant Contact; Figma; Google Suite; Microsoft Suite; Snagit