Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills:
Intuitive understanding and knowledge of personal computing and technology:
Understanding and passion for
As a temporary employee for H-10 Capital, I began
working as Assistant Editor on Amazon.com’s Android
Appstore project on November 1, 2010.
Working in an environment of confidentiality, I leveraged my technical, editorial, and publishing skills to evaluate, test, and summarize submitted Android mobile apps, writing descriptive copy and publishing app product pages in a test environment. Before the Appstore’s public launch, crucial software systems for app submission, review, ingestion, and publication, as well as the store’s mobile client app, were still in development, requiring personal adaptability and process flexibility. Successfully helped debug and improve system in development, and worked around system limitations until fully implemented.
I was a key member within our team of twenty-plus writers that accomplished the successful public launch of Amazon’s Appstore in March, 2011, and I continued successfully working as Assistant Editor under several contract extensions to the full eleven months allowable under Amazon policy, through October 1, 2011.
Since my first stint at Amazon's Appstore, I served
two more temporary assignments at Amazon.com: from
April, 2012 to March, 2013 in Content Policy at the
Appstore, and November, 2013 to February 2014 at
Amazon Instant Videos.
For examples of app write ups I published for the
Amazon Appstore, please follow these links for
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I began working in June, 2001 as a consumer loans
collector, and I was promoted in September, 2003 to
Web Author for Consumer Lending Communications,
where I advanced to the level of Web Content Manager
in August, 2005.
I successfully managed intranet content for, and published a deadline-driven weekly policy e-newsletter to employees of 2,000-plus retail stores and lending centers across the nation.
I was one of four team members to edit and maintain business-critical electronic lending policy and procedure manuals, and I was solely responsible for designing, publishing and updating the Consumer Lending System and Small Business Lending manuals. I was able to successfully work independently and as a strong member of our communications team. I upheld and strictly adhered to WaMu's Corporate Style Guide and the AP Stylebook as first and second sources, maintained the Lending Department Online Style Guide, and used the Chicago Manual of Style and the Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications.
I transferred in 2006 into WaMu’s Retail Banking Communication’s Strategic Projects and Administration (SPA) Team, where I designed and updated team workflow tools and communication submission and publication forms using Microsoft’s SharePoint, analyzed web communications, and monitored user experience.
I resigned from WaMu May, 2007 for marriage and relocation to the Bellingham area. I now live in West Seattle.
As an avocation, I have created Websites for private businesses and worked pro bono for church organizations and other charitable causes in my spare time. My first Web site was for a young man who became a victim of ALS for whom I first learned HTML and published a site to solicit donations for a computer system, allowing him a means of communication and entertainment. My most recent effort was creating a site for a Podiatrist in Edmonds that has become a very successful means of advertisement.
John Philbrook — firstname.lastname@example.org — (206) - 310-1233