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Laura Mantzoros

Copy Editor

Creative | Strategic | Curious

Greater Chicago Area

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Copy Editor

2011 to 2012


Expedia Group

Sr. Content Strategist

March 2018 to July 2018

Chicago, Illinois

Maestro Health

Content Strategist

Laura Mantzoros's Education

DePaul University

MA, Writing and Publishing

2010 to 2013

Albion College

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English, journalism, fine art

2004 to 2008

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Copy Editor @ Y&.Love From 2011 to 2012 (1 year) virtualSr. Content Strategist @ Expedia Group From March 2018 to July 2018 (5 months) Chicago, IllinoisContent Strategist @ Maestro Health Sr. Content Strategist @ Morningstar From September 2018 to July 2019 (11 months) Chicago, IllinoisFreelance, writing @ The Shadow Gang Wrote a detailed description of a book, summarizing plot, characters, motive, and development. From 2012 to 2012 (less than a year) Copywriter/Editor for UX, Promo, SEO Product Pages & Online Content Strategy @ Sears Holdings Corporation -Designed & implemented product-level content standards & product feature hierarchies, leading to an average 20% lift in overall engagement, delta revenue & conversion-Shifted content strategy to focus on seasonal & promotional efforts-Collaborated on online content strategy & project creation to drive increased revenue-Built & directed content standards and guidelines From June 2014 to June 2017 (3 years 1 month) ChicagoContract Editor @ Freelancing I work with a variety of people, teams, and businesses to provide customized high-quality content, content strategy, and editing services.Projects I've worked on in the past:Stanford Worldview:• Review existing transcripts for content opportunities for both Science of Decision Making and Behind and Beyond Big Data content platforms• Mapping out evergreen blog series that utilize podcast and interview content to supplement both the educational space and public blog• Monthly meetings to discuss overall content opportunities for the site to maintain traffic and engagement• Write relevant blog posts on neuroscience and big data topics*Content strategy and marketing copy for ZinMarketing (SEO, newsletters, blog posts and social media)*Editor for Chicago Decorative Concrete (edited copy and wrote evergreen lifestyle articles)*Consulting with FuryWing, a mobile gaming startup, on their business, project management, and investment pitch deck*Event coverage for Nibletz Media during the EE Tennessee Conference From January 2012 to 2016 (4 years) ChicagoGrade Level Editor @ Pearson North America • Comprehensive edits of the teachers guide (looking for clarity, appropriateness for the grade, consistency within lessons, units, and the grade as a whole, and adherence to the Common Core State Standards)• Style and copy edits as dictated by the Pearson Style Guide and the Chicago Manual of Style• Analyzed vocabulary across lessons, units, modules, and grade• Tracked and maintained the book map of the Grade 1 Teachers Guide • Communicate with production regarding workflow and edits• Re-write portions of the lessons as needed From January 2014 to April 2014 (4 months) GlenviewAssociate Editor @ Pearson North America • Implemented style edits and boiler plate edits as dictated by the copy editor and senior editor• Assisted the Grade Level Editor with checking for consistency of the content through lessons, modules, units, and grade• Assisted the Grade Level Editor in readying content for production• Checked lessons for consistency with Pearson and Chicago style From October 2013 to January 2014 (4 months) Glenview, ILManaging Editor @ Firmology I work with the founder/CEO to manage incoming articles for clarity, consistency, and cohesion with the business model and mission. I get to wear some pretty cool hats here that let me develop or get involved with some sweet projects, including but not limited to:• Managed and edited over 400 articles and counting• Develop and edit for SEO-based writing• Write and maintain a Chicago-based style guide• Analyze the tech and small business industry for trending topics and industry-specific terminology• Developed and maintain a contributing writer workshop• Manage over 90 writers• Co-develop the editorial calendar and columns• Review writer applications and assign articles to new writers• Track and analyze genres published in to maintain even flow of content• Acquisitions• Copy and developmental editing and proofing• Consult on and develop business strategy• Top Contributor for the site From August 2012 to 2014 (2 years) Greater Chicago AreaMerchandiser, staff trainer @ freehling pot and pan I embraced the position of "everything girl" here--cash controller, merchandiser, display planner, sales, vendor/receiver, gift-wrapper-extraordinaire; you name it, I probably did it. A true local business, Freehling was a wonderful opportunity to work with a small business at its very heart. As one in a staff of only seven, being flexible and accommodating are crucial factors in driving sales and keeping the business accessible for the customers. My favorite part about this job were the customers who came in and said, "I just moved here and I have nothing for my kitchen..." Helping someone rebuild one of the most central parts of their home with unique yet quality gadgetry and essentials was hands-down the best part of coming in to work. From January 2010 to September 2012 (2 years 9 months) Barista @ Starbucks Coffee Company Extreme multitasker!The take-away from this job was incredible--in the three years I was here, I was able to develop my communication skills with peers and management, customer service skills (including improving positive responses and fostering relationships to develop long-term customers), and a deep appreciation for sales using realistic strategies and first-hand knowledge.My love for working in a fast-paced environment was satiated by working at the Merchandise Mart location where I was able to develop long-standing relationships with customers. Even though this job wasn't in my desired career field, I was still able to walk away with communication and networking skills, the ability to multitask and maintain accurate results, and a love for customer care. From September 2009 to September 2012 (3 years 1 month) Graphic design, PR and marketing @ Chicago Center I initiated and oversaw several projects aimed at re-designing print materials for our marketing campaigns and editorial organization for all media. This included re-stocking our photo stock, creating a personal style-guide for the organization, proofreading, and creating how-to guides. I also participated in active recruitment to bring new students in to the program. I did travel and budget management, data entry and public speaking events. While this position was a limited, one-year contract, I made the best of my time there with the resources that were available to me. From August 2008 to August 2009 (1 year 1 month) Copy editor @ Albion College Pleaid Copy editing, re-wrote the personal style guide for the paper and introduced a separate sports style guide.Also participated as a reporter for features, news and a writer for op-ed. From August 2006 to May 2008 (1 year 10 months) Editorial Intern @ Third World Press, Inc. During my three months here, I was in charge of acquisitions, editing and keeping the database up to date. I attended weekly meetings and gave regular reports on the manuscripts I felt were appropriate for TWP to take on. I was also able to present a several manuscripts to my supervisor that I felt were of high interest to their targeted demographic and was able to push several of those manuscripts in to production. From June 2007 to August 2007 (3 months) Manager, Copywriting & Standards @ Sears Holdings Corporation I led a team of copywriters & direct the content standards, product content strategy & product copydisciplines under the main content umbrella. From designing content road maps to collaborating withmerchants to planning & leading high-visibility projects that align with business priorities, I prioritized producing a great online experience for the Sears & Kmart brands and supporting our high-performing businesses.Key Contributions:• Drive average of 20% lift in engagement, delta revenue & add-to-carts via lifestyle- & SEO-centric product copyfor high-revenue online categories year-round• Re-designed content strategy & projects to focus on supporting year-round site traffic patterns, promotions &peak revenue opportunities for online businesses during each category’s relevant seasonality• Wrote UX & promotional copy standards for Sears Deal Center to keep deals messaging & experienceconsistent with homepage & category promotional messaging• Worked with product development team to define & standardize product info surfaced in upsell & suggestionsmodules, remove irrelevant information & advise on alternative page templates for apparel products• Worked with Sears Wish Book, Toy Book & Fab 15 marketing & merchant teams to enhance correspondingonline product pages ahead of holiday launch• Designed additional research-based product feature hierarchies designed to enhance product page content &serve multiple product teams’ experience modules• A/B tested lifestyle copy vs. info/SEO-heavy copy to better improve product-page engagement (lifestyle testedwith a slight lift for add-to-carts; traffic remained flat)• Doubled enhanced product copy from 4,500 items in FY16 to 8,789 items in FY17• Designed & implemented feedback & quality tracking system for performance enablement, resulting inimproved content quality & consistent editing quality• Design & direct copy standards tailored to engage target audiences for high-revenue online categories From June 2017 to March 2018 (10 months) ChicagoEditor @ US Green Technology I managed incoming evergreen and timely content about the green industry and helped develop a smarter SEO-focused editorial calendar to bring more visibility to our content. I interviewed a variety of businesses and industry leaders, such as NCSEA and ChargePoint, wrote articles and worked with writers to deliver content that met the site's standards. From November 2014 to 2016 (2 years) Chicago

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