Work History

Autoweek
Detroit, Mich.
Title: Editorial Assistant
From: November 2016 To: June 2017
Duties:

  • Drive cars and write reviews on driving impressions 
  • Write automotive stories daily
  • Attend industry events and drive events
  • Source images from manufacturer websites
  • Photograph manufacturer cars in the fleet and at industry events

Lovecars.com
Bristol, UK
Title: Editor-in-Chief
From: April 2015 To: Present
Duties:

  • Write 5-10 automotive stories daily
  • Source images from manufacturer websites
  • Search automotive media sites and wire services for news and story tips
  • Edit contributing writers’ copy to ensure Lovecars.com editorial standards, style and voice are maintained
  • Take photographs of events, cars and news events as needed
  • Reach out to auto manufacturers for press vehicle access

The Tecumseh Herald
Tecumseh, Mich.
Title: Staff Writer, Columnist
From: April 2014 To: November 2015
Duties:

  • Cover city government and schools
  • Photography
  • Feature writing
  • Columnist
  • Proofreading and editing
  • AP Style

Alaniz Consulting and Freelance, LLC.
Tecumseh, Mich.
Title: Sole Proprietor/Consultant
From: June 2013 To: Present
Duties:

  • Automotive writing, mostly for Revvolution.com and Lovecars.com
  • Image processing, editing, caption
  • Photoshop
  • Social media strategy
  • Automotive knowledge and research
  • WordPress and Blogger experience
  • Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign, CS5
  • AP Style

The Eastern Echo
Ypsilanti, Mich.
Title: Columnist
From: September 2013 To: December 2013
Duties:

  • Wrote opinion pieces on local, state, national and global issues including politics, social issues and news events

Car and Driver
A Hearst Publication
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Title: Production Consultant
From: May 2013 To: December 2013
Duties:

  • Aided in production of online articles on CARandDRIVER.com
  • Aided in production of online articles on blog.CARandDRIVER.com
  • Sized and captioned photos for publishing
  • Maintained various production documents and spreadsheets
  • Kept sites up to quality standards
  • Trained new employees in production standards
  • Quality assessed production before publication

Car and Driver
A Hearst Publication
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Title: Video Engagement Manager
From: May 2012 To: April 2013
Duties:

  • Created SEO title and keywords on YouTube for videos and channel
  • Social Media promotion (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) of videos
  • Curated relationships with other automotive bloggers and blogs to host content
  • Moderated and responded to comments on YouTube videos
  • Analyzed Google and YouTube Analytics to implement new social media strategies
  • 421% increase in subscribers
  • 207% increase in views
  • 291% increase in video likes
  • 186% increase in video comments
  • 150% increase in video shares

The Daily Telegram
Adrian, Mich.
Title: Special Writer
From: April 2013 To: June 2013
Duties:

  • Covered local college and high school sports
  • Maintained game statistics
  • Interviewed coaches and players

Schmidt and Sons Pharmacy

Tecumseh, Mich.
Title: Certified Pharmacy Technician
From: June 2005 To: June 2013
Duties:

  • Filled and prepare prescription medications according to doctor orders.
  • Prepared compounded medications in a sterile environment per doctor orders and directions.
  • Maintained correct on hand inventory of all CII and CIV medications.
  • Assisted in customer questions and sales.
  • Ordered products for following business day using the ECHO ordering system.
  • Computer RX and PDX software experience.
  • Assisted in software transition in March 2010.
  • Certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) until November 30, 2013.
  • Lead Weekend Technician.
  • Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Certified, updated yearly.
  • Stocked front end shelves.
  • Delivered, repaired, and cleaned medical equipment (hospital beds, oxygen concentrators, nebulizer machines, wheelchairs).
  • Kept accurate inventory of equipment in stock.
  • Helped run the cash register when needed.
  • Delivered medications to patients, doctors, and hospitals.
  • Maintained detailed driving logs for Joint Commission standards.
  • Filed third party insurance papers.
  • Maintained work environment to meet Joint Commission standards.

Car and Driver
A Hearst Publication
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Title: Online Production Associate
From: January 2012 To: May 2012
Duties:

  • Aided in production of online articles on CARandDRIVER.com
  • Aided in production of online articles on blog.CARandDRIVER.com
  • Sized and caption photos for publishing
  • Maintained various production documents and spreadsheets
  • Kept sites up to quality standards
  • Trained new employees in production standards
  • Quality assessed production before publication

Car and Driver
A Hearst Publication
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Title: Online Data Assistant
From: November 2010 To: December 2011
Duties:

  • Aided in production of online articles on CARandDRIVER.com
  • Sized and caption photos for publishing
  • Maintained various production documents and spreadsheets
  • Kept sites up to quality standards

The Eastern Echo
Ypsilanti, Mich.
Title: Staff Writer
From: May 2011 To: December 2011
Duties:

  • Wrote news copy pertaining to the university
  • Interviewed relevant persons for articles
  • Researched necessary information for articles
  • Communicateed with editor on progress and story ideas
  • Maintained AP Style standards in copy

High Gear Media, Inc.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Title: Contributing Writer
From: May 2010 To: November 2010
Duties:

  • Wrote news copy pertaining to the automotive industry and automotive technology
  • Found relevant stories to report on
  • Interacted with automotive PR websites
  • Communicated with editors and community manager on story ideas and progress
  • Maintained High Gear’s writing standards for copy