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SHEILA KOESTER

2019 Mayflower Drive                                                       (703) 497-2830

Woodbridge, Virginia  22192                                            sdkoester@verizon.net

WORK EXPERIENCE

Koester’s Keywords, LLC                                                         Woodbridge, VA

Marketing Professional                                                              2010 to Present

As a conversational copywriter, I can help your organization increase revenues and sales. A conversational voice will engage and connect with your audience at an emotional level. Conversational copywriting leverages the natural enthusiasm of spoken language to write very compelling Web copy, content and social media updates.

Services performed for current and past clients include social media updates for a Facebook business page for an insurance agency owner, establishment of Facebook groups and email copy for a real estate agent, Web copy and content for both a consumer electronics manufacturer and
nonprofit in the education sector.

Search engine optimized content (SEO) researched, written and proofread include general articles,technical articles, website copy, promotional marketing articles, product descriptions, case studies,press release and guest blogs on a variety of topics.

Independence Federal Savings Bank                             Washington, DC

IT Intern (Consultant)                                            February 2007 to May 2007

Supported Network Security and User Administration tasks under the direction of a Chief Information Officer (CIO). Internet research for reports on various topics including pretext calling, email, laptop encryption and phishing. Used Web Wizard software to edit HTML code prior topublishing changes made to the company web site on the World Wide Web. Used MS EXCEL to summarize information related to Business Continuity Plan/Disaster Recovery Testing.

Intersections, Inc.                                                                       Chantilly, Virginia

Data Base Administration Intern                          June 2005 to August 2005

Supported Data Base Administration tasks for a financial services credit management company. Reconciled reports for an offshore contract to convert Visual Basic Excel reports to Business Objects Crystal Reports XI data warehousing. Documented table and attribute descriptions for a datadictionary for customer data base entries through Microsoft Access tables. Developed T-SQL querieson the Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Manager SQL Query Analyzer.

Intermedia Group, Inc.                                        Arlington, Virginia

Senior Programmer Analyst                            June 2004 to September 2004

Consultant at Anteon  Corporation                                                                                                                 

Supported the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s technical requirement to transition themission critical 1200 Foreign Military Sales System from an IBM mainframe to a Windows000 server.

Prince William County Public Schools                                 Woodbridge, VA

 Substitute Teacher                                                September 2004 to Present                                     

EDUCATION

BS Computer Information Systems: Strayer University, Woodbridge, VAMagna Cum Laude September 2005, 3.88 GPA, President’s List Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters 2002-2003, Scholarship Fall quarter 2003, Dean’s List Fall quarter 2004, Alpha Chi Honor Society

AAS Information Systems Technology: Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge, VA Magna Cum Laude, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

BA International Studies:  American University, Washington, DC

                                                                                                                           

American Writers and Artists:      Accelerated Copywriting

                                                                 Web Copy Apprentice

Email Copy  Made Easy

Email List Building

Social Media Marketing

Nick Usborne:                                  Conversational Copywriting

                                                             Selling with Stories

Web Content Optimization

 TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

Languages:  COBOL, SQL (DB2, PL/SQL, T-SQL), JAVA, Visual Basic.Net, C, HTML/CSS, JCL

Data Base:  DB2, Business Objects Crystal Reports XI under Data Warehousing, Oracle,

Microsoft SQL Server, Data Base Design and Modeling

Tools:  Microsoft Office (WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, POWERPOINT), MicroFocus

COBOL.NET, Snag-It

Operating Systems:  Windows (98, XP, NT, 2000, 2003), UNIX, IBM OS/390

Content Management System: WordPress

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn