ABOUT ME

As a student of English literature and editing at Brigham Young University, I write and edit online content for advertising companies, articles and essays for student journals, and personal and family histories for friends and family members.

Contact Information

Heather Higgs Randall
heatherhiggs17@gmail.com

Customized Résumé

Education

Bachelor of Arts at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah

  • Received 3.95 GPA
  • Matriculated August 2012–August 2017
  • Received Honors Degree
  • Earned full-tuition, academic-based scholarship (6 semesters)
  • Gained membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society

Editing Classes Taken

  • Grammar of the English Language
  • Copyediting
  • Substantive Editing
  • Print Design

Editing and Writing Experience

Writer and Editor, February 2016–November 2016

Envision Solutions Marketing, Layton, Utah

  • Ensured clarity and concision by editing for a global audience
  • Learned HTML coding and used it to maintain several websites on a monthly basis
  • Created a professional style for all company documentation
  • Corrected errors made in previous documentation

Student Editor, February 2016–December 2016

Criterion, Schwa, Provo, Utah

  • Collaborated with senior editors to compile and edit articles for biannual journal
  • Expanded copyediting knowledge by working with an experienced student editor

University Entrance Application Editor, August 2016–Present

Self-Employed, Midvale, Utah

  • Edited and revised applications to medical and dental schools and undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Communicated to authors on a regular basis for improvement of usage, grammar, coherence, and appropriateness
  • Aided authors by giving them encouraging, patient feedback

Additional Work Experience

Bookkeeper, Tax Preparer, January 2015–Present

Higgs CPAs, Midvale, Utah

  • Utilized various computer programs to input tax and bookkeeping data
  • Corresponded with clients via phone and email to solve problems
  • Compiled monthly bookkeeping projects by organizing and preparing monthly registers in accordance with deadlines

Office Organizer, August 2011–August 2012

Mortgage Compliance Advisors, Murray, Utah

  • Prepared, transferred, and integrated client information to a new master program
  • Created a system of organization for past years of paperwork, resulting in a clean and more manageable office environment

Volunteer Experience

Official Representative, May 2013–November 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ventura, California

  • Planned and presented well-organized, unique lessons
  • Communicated in the Spanish language
  • Interpreted and translated from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English
  • Trained and facilitated new missionaries

Teacher for Young Children, January 2016–Present

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Midvale, Utah

  • Prepared weekly lessons
  • Taught lessons and songs to children ages three to twelve

Skills and Interests

Computer Programs

  • Advanced skills: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Basic skills: WordPress, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Editing

  • Copyediting and substantive editing
  • Project management, team collaboration, one-on-one communication with editors and authors

Languages

  • Fluent in Spanish