Christi Brooks

$30/hr
Professional writer and editor with experience in IT, NGO, arts, and academia.
Reply rate:
-
Availability:
Hourly ($/hour)
Age:
41 years old
Location:
Lysa nad Labem, Stredocesky Kraj, Czech Republic
Experience:
17 years
Christi Brooks PERSONAL INFORMATION Christi Brooks Zamek 4/25 Lysa nL 28922 CZECH REPUBLIC --Date of birth 16/04/1978 Citizenship USA Residence Czech Republic Status Permanent (trvalý pobyt) PROFILE Creative professional with degrees in global leadership & non-profit management and English writing. Over ten years of experience as a professional writer, with experience in IT (technical writing) and NGO (grant writing) sectors. SKILLS LANGUAGES Mother tongue(s) English Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production B1 A2 B1 A2 A2 Operating Systems Word Processing Content Management Desktop Publishing Graphic Design & Presentation MS Word Word Press, Wix PageMaker, Publisher Power Point, Google Slides Czech TECHNICAL SKILLS Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 MacOS X 10-10.8 Open Office, Google Docs AuthorIT InDesign ActivePresenter ChromeOS 70 WPM Confluence PhotoShop DreamWeaver CURRENT POSITION October 2016-Present Technical Writer Techona, Vyskočilova 1481/4, Prague 4, 140 00, Czech Republic ● ● ● Content development: Collaborating and liaising with software developers, QA engineers, and product management to produce monthly release kits and training presentations, user guides (help), product newsletter, and internal documentation (onboarding and training materials). Content management: Updating and improving existing content. Proofreading all external print and electronic publications (Web content, UI content, marketing materials, business plans & annual reports, etc.) Social media: Managing company Facebook page and Twitter account. Business or sector IT © European Union,- | europass.cedef op.europa.eu Page 1 / 3 Christi Brooks WORK HISTORY August 2011-October 2016 Information Services Engineer CA Technologies, v Parku 12, Prague 4, 140 00, Czech Republic, www.ca.com ● ● ● Content development: Collaborating and liaising with software developers, QA engineers, and product management to produce user documentation (online user manuals, video tutorials, etc.). Content management: Updating and improving existing content. Social media: Utilizing Flipboard, LinkedIn, and CA Communities to increase visibility of new content and provide user support. Business or sector IT May 2009-Present Writer & Editor Self-employed, Prague, Czech Republic ● Content development: Writing grant proposals, project reports, and magazine articles. ● Editing: Refining text in annual reports, marketing materials, academic papers and abstracts, and screenplays. Business or sector Communications November 2007-May 2009 Fundraising Coordinator CEE Bankwatch, Na Rozcesti 6, Prague 9, 190 00, Czech Republic, www.bankwatch.org ● Strategic planning: Developed fundraising strategy in collaboration with management team and executive committee. ● Fundraising: Produced grant proposals that successfully procured a 1.5 million Euro annual operating budget. ● Donor relations: Managed grant reporting and maintained relationships with donors. ● Internal communications: Oversaw the collection of quarterly employee self-assessments and compiled the information to produce internal reports detailing the organization’s progress towards the goals outlined in the annual work plan. ● Administration: Coordinated all administrative tasks associated with the production and submission of proposals and reports. Business or sector International Development November 2006-October 2007 Manager of Fundraising and Media Relations World Carfree Network, Virtual, www.worldcarfree.net ● Fundraising: Identified public and private funding opportunities, solicited major gifts from individuals and produced successful grant proposals to procure the 60 thousand Euro annual operating budget. ● Media relations: Secured media coverage and produced templates and other resources for member organizations. ● Management: Directed the organization in collaboration with two other members of the management committee. ● Business development: Created an business plan for self-financing projects which included feasibility studies and work plans and resulted in a 10 thousand USD award from CitiBank as well as an ongoing relationship with the Non-profit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team (NESsT). Business or sector Sustainable Urban Development © European Union,- | europass.cedef op.europa.eu Page 2 / 3 Christi Brooks July 2003-February 2004 Communications Director Oregon Student Association, 635 NE Dekum Portland, Oregon 97211 USA, www.orstudents.org ● Public relations: Secured media coverage, oversaw the production of all print and web publications, developed the organization's messaging, and coached student communications directors. ● Content development: Wrote, edited, and designed print and electronic publications. ● Campaign communications: Produced talking points for staff and students. Business or sector Advocacy--Higher Education EDUCATION MPA, Global Leadership & Management Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA Coursework in public administration, international public policy, and non-profit management. BA, English Biola University, La Mirada, California, USA Coursework in literature, linguistics, journalism, and creative writing. Business or sector Youth, education, recreation COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT May 2009-Present Organizational Development Consultant Private, Czech Republic ● Strategic Planning: Assisted social entrepreneurs with strategic planning associated with launching, expanding, and funding their work. ● Fundraising: Wrote grant proposals and fundraising letters for grass-roots organizations. Business or sector Philanthropy, social enterprise, advocacy May 2009-May 2010 Instructor Native Speaker Network, Austria ● Planning and Coordination: Developed activity/lesson plans for intensive, activity-based English courses, coordinated end-of-week community performances. ● Teaching: Used a variety of activities (drama, cooking, music, sports, etc.) to access students’ passive knowledge of English and provide them with the opportunity to practice and improve their language skills in a recreational environment. Business or sector Youth, education, recreation References available on request © European Union,- | europass.cedef op.europa.eu Page 3 / 3

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