Kaitlyn Tierney

Kaitlyn Tierney

Copy Editor at HY Connect

Greater Chicago Area
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Kaitlyn Tierney's Overview


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Kaitlyn Tierney's Summary

I'm a writer, editor, and information professional with a strong affinity for new technology.

• writing; research; technology; information organization; editing/proofreading; transcription; content strategy; communications; strategic planning and leadership; attention to detail
• Microsoft Office; Open Office; Apple iWork; Microsoft and Mac OS; Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver; Filemaker Pro
• cataloging; serials/database management; acquisitions; reference; archives; records management
• HTML; CSS; Web 2.0, XML
• photography; web design; print layout

Kaitlyn Tierney's Experience

Copy Editor

HY Connect

Partnership; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

April 2014Present (6 months) Chicago

Nonprofit; 5001-10,000 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

August 2010April 2014 (3 years 9 months)

• Managed internal and external communications
• Web site design, development, and content strategy
• Print layout and design, including three annual reports
• Weekly e-newsletter/direct marketing campaign, social media

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; WPO; Education Management industry

June 2008August 2010 (2 years 3 months)

• Created individualized study plans for tutoring students in SAT-level math and verbal and test-taking methods.
• Taught SAT prep classes for all levels of high school students encompassing writing skills, reading comprehension, math and logic.
• Administered practice SAT and ACT tests, represented Kaplan at marketing events, and graded student essays in accordance with College Board grading practices.
• Served as a mentor and resource for high school students during college application process.

Assistant Librarian

Zoological Society of San Diego

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

April 2007July 2010 (3 years 4 months)

• Conducted systematic reviews of literature for staff in research areas of veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, zoology, conservation biology, genetics, ecology, and other biological sciences.
• Provided research support and information services to all employees, including researchers, administrators, curators, finance, and grant writers.
• Managed all print and online journal and database subscriptions with a budget of $75k+ annually.
• Conducted original and copy cataloging for all library materials using OCLC and Library World software.
• Maintained library website and provided IT support for library patrons on Mac and PC platforms.
• Supervised and mentored library science volunteers and interns.
• Implemented digitization process and transitioned to Web Purchasing for library financial records.
• Created Internet accessible databases of staff publications and other electronic resources.
• Transitioned database of Society Archives from outdated FileMaker Pro format to Archon, a searchable, online-accessible open-source archival management application.
• Created sitemap index of library website and integrated Google Custom Search Engine.
• Served on organization-wide Strategic Planning Committee and headed a strategic planning sub-committee.
• Participated in specialized Leadership Development program for supervisory staff, including modules in conflict management, coaching, and creating a positive work environment.
• Administrated Google Analytics to track and monitor library’s web traffic statistics.

Archivist, San Diego Chapter

SLA (Special Libraries Association)

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

December 2009May 2010 (6 months)

• Conducted historical research with Archives Committee (2009) and as Chapter Archivist (2010).
• Maintained Chapter Archives and headed Archives Committee.
• Planned events and seminars with Programming Committee, including collaborative events with other San Diego professional associations.

Library Assistant

Museum of Photographic Arts

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Museums and Institutions industry

March 2006March 2007 (1 year 1 month)

• Provided reference support to curators, educators and other museum staff for exhibit and program development.
• Transitioned from EOS GLAS system to web-based OPAC and cataloging module.
• Supervised library volunteers and interns in shelf read, shelving, organization of vertical files, and inventory of serials.
• Evaluated and organized rare books collection, including developing collection guidelines and salvage priorities.
• General IT support for library staff, including hardware and software installation and updates, transition to online LIS, and troubleshooting for network users.
• Conducted cooperative and original cataloging of library collection using OCLC and Z39.50 interface, in accordance with ARLIS NH Schedule for artistic photography.
• Developed procedures for library marketing, including creating a library blog and standardized web presence.
• Coordinated and orchestrated Library Grand Opening event for 400+ invitees.

Front Desk Production Assistant

Atkinson-Baker, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Legal Services industry

July 2005January 2007 (1 year 7 months)

• Front desk reception and multi-line phones for busy court reporting office.
• Proofread and inspected deposition transcripts and coordinated error correction with court reporters.
• General IT support for satellite office, including hardware and software installation and updates, network setup, and troubleshooting for network users.
• New hire selection process for San Diego sales force, including administering tests and psychological assessments to potential candidates.

Administrative Assistant

University Readers

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry

March 2003June 2005 (2 years 4 months)

• Conducted online research and analysis for customer database and securing copyrights.
• Edited, compiled, photocopied, and arranged academic materials into course packets and custom publishing projects.
• Designed print and online order forms for new e-commerce website.

Kaitlyn Tierney's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Volunteer STEM Mentor

      Web-Making Workshop 2014, Adler Planetarium
      • Education
      February 2014 April 2014 (3 months)

      Mentored high school students who were participating in a multi-week program to learn how to build websites using HTML and CSS. Students constructed websites based around various civic issues, with guidance and support from experienced hands-on mentors.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Health
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Science and Technology
      • Social Services

Kaitlyn Tierney's Organizations

  • AIGA

    • March 2013 to Present
  • National Association of Science Writers

    • January 2011 to February 2013
  • Special Library Assocation

    Archivist, San Diego Chapter
    • February 2007 to December 2011
  • American Library Association

    • January 2007 to December 2010

Kaitlyn Tierney's Languages

  • Spanish

Kaitlyn Tierney's Courses

  • Certificate in Medical Writing and Editing

    University of Chicago

    • Interpreting & Reporting Biostatistics
    • Introduction to Medical Editing
    • Designing and Editing Tables and Graphs
    • Advanced Medical Editing

Kaitlyn Tierney's Skills & Expertise

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Editing
  3. Science Writing
  4. Graphic Design
  5. Strategic Communications
  6. Research
  7. InDesign
  8. Dreamweaver
  9. Microsoft Office
  10. Writing
  11. Proofreading
  12. Cataloging
  13. Photoshop
  14. HTML
  15. CSS
  16. Illustrator
  17. Web Design
  18. Photography
  19. Web 2.0
  20. Layout
  21. Filemaker Pro
  22. Information Management
  23. Transcription
  24. Wordpress
  25. Joomla
  26. Social Media
  27. Library
  28. Library Science
  29. Archives
  30. Online Research
  31. Information Architecture

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Kaitlyn Tierney's Education

University of Chicago

Certificate in Medical Writing and Editing


Coursework in medical writing & editing, biostatistics, visual presentation of data.

San Jose State University

MLIS, Library & Information Science


Coursework in cataloging, XML, web design (HTML & CSS), management, information retrieval and information architecture, user interface design, international libraries.

University of California, San Diego

BA, Literature, Fine Arts


Activities and Societies: KSDT Radio, study abroad program

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