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Melissa is a freelance copywriter and project manager. She’s seeking remote work, as well as local part-time gigs and contract work in the Wilmington/North Carolina area.

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The Origins of This Job Applicant:

Melissa What Does The E Stand For Randall (Chinese: 李振藩), known professionally as “that project manager”, “the girl that freelances for us”, or “the stage manager that looks like Justin Bieber” is a Ukrainian-American writer, artist, actress, techie, amateur cell phone photographer, travel enthusiast, and founder of the website Driftyland.

Melissa is the daughter of Dr. Henry Walton, archaeology professor at Marshall College. She is widely considered by commentators, critics, media, and Facebook friends to be one of the most influential bloggers and project managers of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century.

Melissa is an innovative, imaginative young professional who doodles on co-worker’s notepads. She has five years experience creating content, finishing the last slice of pizza and blaming someone else, managing communication between teams and outlining actionable steps to get things done on time and under budget.*

*Some portions of this bio are fabricated and/or borrowed from IMDB, the character description for Indiana Jones, and Bruce Lee’s Wikipedia page. Melissa Randall is not responsible for plagiarism because she wrote this in the third person.

Education:

Temple University, School of Comm. & Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Film and Media Arts

About Melissa:

  • Has consistent, reliable access to the internet.
  • Experienced with productivity and communication tools such as Zoom, Skype, and Slack to communicate with clients.
  • Has 3+ years experience managing campaigns, clients, and content in agencies with content creation and distribution tools such as HubSpot and WordPress.
  • Organized, ambitious, and easy to work with.

Other Accomplishments:

Weapon(s) of Choice:

  • WordPress (5+ years experience)
  • Trello (5+ years experience)
  • Google Drive  (5+ years experience)
  • HubSpot (2+ years experience)
  • Slack (2+ years experience)
  • Wrike (2+ years experience)
  • SoundCloud (2+ years experience)

Professional Experience:

Freelance Copywriter/Project Manager/Brand Evangelist, Driftyland (July 2017-Present)

Works independently with diverse groups such as The Movement Athlete, Port City Collective, Promised Land Kitchen, Big Dawg Productions, and Khalisa Rae as a marketing, brand, and operations/stage manager. Available for remote work, as well as part-time and contract work based in Wilmington, NC or surrounding areas.

Project Manager, Huify (November 2016-September 2017)

Working with a kick ass internal and international team. HubSpot partners, dream makers, and coffee enthusiasts. A part of the client success team, working closely with SaaS clients to exceed expectations. Other marketing jargon that communicates how amazing Melissa was.

Editor, Driftyland (Aug. 2010-Present)
                                                                                                        Created Driftyland (initially Melissas100.com) while looking for opportunities to talk more. Conducted a “bucket list” challenge – a list of 100 things to complete, including indoor skydiving, riding a horse, and entering a Tina Turner impersonator contest on a cruise (well, that actually wasn’t a part of the list but she did it anyway). She now uses the blog as an excuse to travel and write reviews for Netflix shows.

Project Manager, Method Savvy (June 2014-July 2016)

Worked with internal team of 10+ creative and analytical minds, without annoying them to the point of mutiny. Enjoyed performing administrative duties for projects such as raising the sails, dropping anchor, repairing the hull and climbing the masts to look for land. Served as “plank party” coordinator, selecting under performing crew members for swims.

I think I’m confusing this with something else.

Content Director, Audienti (Sept. 2013-June 2014)

Worked with team of Skype account holders in DC while working from not the world’s worst place, Raleigh, NC. Traveled two weekends a month via choo choo to work in office, otherwise entirely remote and responsible for managing what meme they posted up on the blog. Tasked with shaping a content strategy, like Demi Moore did with clay in that scene from Ghost 

SEO/Social Media Manager, Queensboro  (October 2012-July 2013)

Jack of all trades for a clothing and apparel e-commerce company out of Wilmington, N.C.. Wrote product descriptions about the little balls that appear on old clothing and explained the importance behind a well-fitting tee. Picked out motivational quotes for daily email marketing blasts, which hey – was actually pretty fun. Attended events to write content about promotional gear, which included talking to sweaty, tired runners at marathons and pretending it didn’t kind of gross her out.

SEO Social Media Manager, Empire Covers (Sept. 2011- Nov. 2012)

Created original blog, behindthecovers.com, and responsible for writing copy about the thing she knows least about on the planet: cars. Wrote product descriptions about covering cars so you don’t have to clean off bird crap while managing Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest. Gained experience in vital content creation skills by creating a video where she threw pumpkin guts all over her co-worker’s car, and interviewing surly motorcycle guys at bike shows.

What People Are Saying About Her:

“How do you spell Melissa?” – Gary Jules, Singer.

“We need you to wear a french maid’s costume.” – Steve Vernon, Creative Director.

“This is a one way street. Not metaphorically, please move. ” – Crossing Guard, Buffalo, NY

Melissa Randall moves.  She doesn’t sit.  She doesn’t wait.  She takes action.  I’ve never met a more adventurous person.  She isn’t scared of anything, and that desire to tackle the most difficult challenges is what sets her apart.  

Her creativity lives not in the usual places of muses and spark of inspiration, but in her willingness to dive in and deal with the messy business of learning and exploring what is possible.  At the same time, she is organized and can read the needs of the people around her to anticipate roadblocks before they become a problem.

When you combine her willingness to risk and ability to suss out difficulties before they arise, Melissa is someone I’d want on my side no matter where the road less traveled may take her.” – John Pelphrey, Project Management Lead

Social Media Accounts She Updates Too Much:

Driftyland Facebook

Personal Twitter Account

Driftyland Instagram

Motivational Meme To Conclude Resume:

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