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3905 Herbertsville Road • Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
732.746.3721 • kristen@kristenfischer.com • www.kristenfischer.com
COPYWRITER | JOURNALIST |AUTHOR
Content Strategy • Copywriting • Editing
Energetic copywriter generating sales-boosting marketing collateral that enhances organizational image and cultivates
sales. Articulate leader collaborating with clients to devise brochures, website content, blog posts, email campaigns,
product descriptions, and newsletters. Self-motivated journalist conducting interviews and research to generate
engaging articles. Detail-oriented wordsmith with exceptional command of the English language; familiar with AP, AMA
and Chicago styles. Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office, Adobe, Basecamp, Apollo, WordPress, and other CMS platforms.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Copywriter, Journalist, Author
KRISTEN FISCHER, Point Pleasant, NJ 2005 to Present
Partner with clients to identify content and marketing campaign objectives; originate appealing content for brochures,
press releases, website content, blog articles, e-commerce, newsletters, social media, and other marketing collateral.
Interface with clients using content management systems. Secure and prepare graphics to accompany text; craft SEO
tags to promote content online. Promote books including When Talent Isn’t Enough: Business Basics for the Creatively
Inclined.
Created collateral for Rutgers University, Grainger, Waterford-Wedgewood, Georgian Court University, Provide
Commerce, Trane, AtlantiCare, Marriott, Hilton, PetSafe, American Law Institute, Temple University, Hyundai,
BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.
Summarized industry news for SmartBrief clients including the Airline Passenger Experience Association,
American Cleaning Institute, Luxury Hoteliers, and American Association of Airport Executives briefs.
Substantively edited articles for overhaul of About.com content into lifestyle channels including The Spruce.
Published articles in Prevention, Woman’s Day, Prevention, Health, Healthline, Parade, New Jersey Monthly,
Writer’s Digest, Costco Connection, The Writer, SheKnows, Spirituality & Health, HealthDay, FitPregnancy, Parents,
BELLA NYC, HOW Design, MediaBistro, Home Business, and Home Energy.
Copy Editor
MEDIA LIFE MAGAZINE, Alexandria, VA 2005 to 2006 | ASBURY PARK PRESS, Neptune, NJ 2004-2005
Conducted substantive editing on daily news stories. Gathered and edited content from Associated Press wire; devised
headlines and photo captions. Collaborated with editors to produce stories and in-depth feature articles.
Traveled to Gannett warehouse to proofread newspaper pages as they arrived off the press.
Communications Consultant
MERIDIAN ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, Toms River, NJ 2002 to 2004
Spearheaded company communications. Drafted technical documentation including Phase I reports.
Successfully obtained state grants to finance environmental cleanups.
News Reporter / Journalist
OCEAN COUNTY OBSERVER, Toms River, NJ 2001 to 2002 | COAST STAR, Manasquan, NJ 2000 to 2001
Interacted with state/local officials and organizations to provide comprehensive coverage of 2nd largest municipality in
New Jersey at the Ocean County Observer, and for two municipal beats at The Coast Star.
Selected to write weekly “School Scene” column for the Ocean County Observer.
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
Bachelor of Arts • RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY, Pomona, New Jersey
American Society of Journalists and Authors, Member
Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Member
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