k. q. ivey | edit & proof
k. ivey | edit & proof was established to provide a place for writers to receive guided editing and proofreading of their messages. As the editor or proofreader of your content, I bring discernment and prayerful understanding to the text to ensure the truest meaning resonates, with flow and clarity, guaranteeing the greatest transformative impact.
Advancing the Gospel and serving those in need are two of my greatest passions and I’ve been blessed, as a long-time believer of Jesus Christ, to be able to financially support several missionaries and ministries whose focus is serving individuals and communities across the world. The hope is that - as they receive the gospel of grace in action – these individuals will come to faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and receive His gift of eternal forgiveness and eternal life.
k. ivey | edit & proof, though distinguished by a faith-based approach, is open to all in need of editing, copyediting and proofreading. Fees are negotiable. My goal is that anyone who I serve as an editor or proofreader will determine in their heart what they deem an appropriate payment for the services (based on the suggested fees), keeping in mind that 10% of any payment that I receive will always go to the ministries or missionaries that I currently support or may support in the future.
CONTENT DESIGNER & EDITOR
February 2013 - Present
Provide line editing, proofreading and cold reading services for self-published authors; proofread and copyedit marketing and professional correspondence, reports, presentations, blogs and Web sites; make improvements to style and tone; fact check, research and confirm validity of author assertions.
TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER
WALMART GLOBAL TECH
August 2019 - Present
Leverage agile and scrum methodologies to facilitate and drive the frontend and backend development, testing and deployment of eCommerce apps that support Walmart's Health & Wellness Digital Rx Experience and Rx Billing initiatives. Work collaboratively with two engineering teams to manage the Jira dashboards, conduct daily standups, sprint planning, backlog grooming, sprint retrospectives and end of sprint demos. Manage Confluence Space for each team. Troubleshoot issues and negotiate resolution of blocks and impediments. Schedule and facilitate discussions locally and with the broader team that's distributed across the US and India.
March 2016 - September 2017
Delighted QuickBooks Online customers with actionable, billing-related emails as a Correspondence Team scrum master, in charge of tracking writing projects, balancing resources, troubleshooting issues and gathering and reporting project status to stakeholders in an Agile development environment. Led daily scrums, sprint planning sessions, backlog reviews and sprint retrospectives. Transcribed meeting minutes and gathered and reported project-related metrics.
BRIO POINT ACCOUNTING
April 2011 - March 2012
Answered phones, completed data entry, sent thank you cards, emailed clients through Outlook, ran reports, performed light bookkeeping in QuickBooks and Xero, checked accuracy of information, gathered client information, conducted research, prepared spreadsheets, created proposals in Practice Ignition, interacted with clients, ordered lunch, ordered office supplies, processed mail, developed and documented processes, scanned and organized files, edited reports, and scheduled meetings and travel - all while working efficiently and getting projects done on time and to completion.
January 2007 - January 2013
Project manager in charge of writing information development plans and schedules, tracking writing projects, balancing resources, troubleshooting issues and presenting weekly project status to stakeholders in an Agile development environment.
March 1997 - January 2013
Designed and edited several information deliverables (User’s Guides, Information Centers, Online Helps) that enabled clients to easily adopt and utilize the IBM products described. Additionally, I organized, developed, and wrote Release for Announcements (RFAs) under rigorous guidelines and timelines; successfully distributed for domestic and international review and approval over 20 announcements in a span of 2 years; coordinated review cycle, facilitated proactive discussions among content contributors concerning appropriate and correct content in the announcements; troubleshot and resolved problems; took on additional RFAs to assist departments without an announcement writer on staff; trained new writers on the systems and procedures for writing announcements.
VISTA VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
February 2004 - June 2005
Successfully implemented a sustainable volunteer management program to effectively recruit, train, retain and recognize volunteers. Completed assignment during an IBM AmeriCorps VISTA leave of absence. Increased pool of construction volunteers by over 50%, which assisted need for volunteer labor to meet goals of a grant to build 35 homes through 2009 and 10 homes per year thereafter.
Experienced editor, proofreader and project management professional, with technical writing and office administration skills. My editing and proofreading skills have effectively prepared for publication and distribution devotionals and books by self-published authors, with first-time writers of content being my specialty and passion. In addition, I've improved the readability and marketability of business website and mobile content. I’ve also leveraged my project management and administrative capabilities in a variety of disciplines, such as information technology and accounting, effectively tracking team work, conducting research, presenting status to key stakeholders, troubleshooting problems, preparing plans and schedules of work, and leading project-related meetings.
I enjoy serving clients, advancing and supporting organization initiatives, and negotiating resolutions to problems. I'm a quick learner, willing to roll up my sleeves to tackle whatever task is before me, in whatever environment it needs to be completed. I'm a stickler for details, methodical and consistent in my work output, personable, diligent and reliable.
Specialties: editing, proofreading, technical writing, project management and research.
New Brunswick, New Jerey
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
Las Cruces, New Mexico