Rachel Essinger's Portfolio

 Objective:  To obtain a technical writing or editing position


Bachelor of Arts           

Major: English

Specialization:  Technical Writing

Idaho State University, Pocatello

     Related course work: Business Communications, Technical Writing, Editorial Writing, Graphic Design, Literary Analysis, Grammar and Usage, Advanced Composition, Rhetorical Theory, Linguistics



  • AP, APA, MLA  Style Guidelines
  • Experience working with Mac and PC
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign 
  • Microsoft Office
  • International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)


Work History:

Freelance Editor                                                                              January 2011 - Present   
work at home

·  Edited fictional manuscripts and resumes for grammatical, syntactic, style, and continuity

·  Provided suggestions to further develop characters, story, setting, and themes

·  Assisted in the construction and development of professional resumes  



Writing Intern                                                              Summer 2010

Student Writer,                                                                   Fall 2010   
University Relations, Idaho State University

·  Wrote and edited press releases, magazine articles and newsletter pieces within a deadline

·  Contacted and interviewed sources

·  Verified information for clarity and correctness

·  Read technical literature and rewrote relevant information for general        audiences


Manager / Food Service Associate,                               July 2006 – August 2008   
Goody’s Deli, Pocatello, ID                                              August 2004 – July 2005

·  Balanced financial transactions daily                                            

·  Coordinated work lists and routines

·  Motivated employees to work efficiently and cooperatively


Customer Service Representative,                                     July 2005 – July 2006   Teleperformance, Pocatello, ID                        

·  Addressed customer service inquiries in an orderly and timely fashion

·  Researched and suggested solutions to fulfill customer needs