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Maren Vernon

Maren Vernon

Freelance WordPress Developer & Educator

Codified Concepts, LLC

Multnomah County, OR

I am available for website design and development work, currently focusing on WordPress development. I also love teaching people to use WordPress.

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Skills
HTML5 • CSS3 • Familiarity with JavaScript & jQuery • WordPress • PHP • Git & GitHub • Responsive Web Design • Adobe Creative Suite • Photo Editing & Retouching • Project Management • FileMaker Pro • Proofreading • Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing
Interests

WordPress • Web Development • Web Design • Photography • Video Editing • Teaching • FileMaker

Freelance

Freelance WordPress Developer

Develop and customize sites for individuals and businesses

Expertise in responsive design (optimizing sites for ease of viewing across multiple devices), custom theming, and building upon existing WordPress sites and themes

Can design interactive contact forms and custom page templates, post types, and 404 pages, to name a few

Can design engaging user experiences (with limited use of JavaScript, jQuery, and social media APIs)

Experience editing and updating existing websites and dynamic web applications

Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, for creating graphics and logos, altering and optimizing images, working with website mockups, creating print materials, and more

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Career

Penguin Random House

Project Management, Various Positions

Duties included:

Managing editorial activities on 35 or more projects per season to ensure high standards of quality control & completion within the production schedule; which also included running biweekly status meetings & overseeing around 40 people from various departments at a given time

Creating reports, forms, & instruction sheets to improve workflow & easily communicate information

Training & support for application systems

Setting up, maintaining, & ensuring accuracy of data information in various databases

Proofreading manuscripts & proofs

Hiring & supervising freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, & indexers

Special Project: Served as project manager for the FileMaker database used by approx 170 users for schedule tracking

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Skillcrush

WordPress TA

Help students learn foundational HTML, CSS, PHP, and WordPress concepts, and then guide WP students as they create two portfolio projects through live Office Hours, live chat, email, and group forum support

Provide students with more in-depth explanations on course material, as well as mine my personal experiences as a freelancer

Ensure lessons account for changes as WordPress core is updated, at times drafting curriculum updates. And I ensure that students understand best practices and methods for development, in part by updating project code to keep up with best practices

Edit WordPress curriculum videos using Adobe Premiere Pro, when updates are necessary

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Career

Western Oregon University

BA, English/Literature

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Education