Errol Rivers

Professional and Technical Writer

Errol Rivers is a committed writer who values effective and ethical approaches to responsibilities. He has a proven ability to leverage analytical and interpersonal skills to produce high-quality works to the specifications of multiple fields and genres. Further, he is skilled in collaborative leadership, encouraging of inclusivity, and receptive to feedback.

Work Experience

2019-2022

Freelance Technical and Professional Writer

Various Clients | Memphis, TN, and Remote

  • Drafted, edited, and proofread clients’ grant and book proposals, interview responses, newsletters, and college application materials among other projects.
  • Assisted clients in producing company style guides and developing brand identities, including logo design and product development

2017-2020

Technical Writing, Composition, and Rhetoric Instructor

Department of English Office, University of Memphis | Memphis, TN, and Remote

  • Taught two sections of Technical and Professional Writing, English 1010: Foundations of Writing, or English 1020: Composition and Rhetoric to a total of 42 students per semester.
  • Mentored students and composed end-of-year reports using Word and Excel

2020

Editorial Assistant

Spark: a 4C4Equality Journal | Remote

  • Designed, conducted, and presented usability tests for the Spark journal’s website.
  • Maintained journal’s website (WordPress) and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), increasing Instagram user engagement by over 100%

2019

Communications Manager

Campaign for Memphis City Council | Memphis, TN, and Remote

  • Designed and maintained candidate’s Nation Builder website to direct users to donate, to learn about the candidate’s platform, and to volunteer.
  • Maintained candidate’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)

Education

2018

M.A. in English

Professional, Technical Writing

University of Memphis
GPA: 3.93

2015

B.A. in English

Professional, Technical Writing

University of Memphis
GPA: 3.53; Magna Cum Laude

Honors

2018

Dr. Martin Teaching Award

Departmental recognition awarded to a single distinguished graduate teaching assistant during their first year of teaching

2017

Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication Scholarship

National award offered on eligibility criteria for diversity and by the student’s technical communication experience

SKILLS

Business Writing and Copywriting

Grant Writing

Editing and Proofreading

Research Experience

UX

G Suite

Adobe Suite

Microsoft 365

Social Media Management

Site Creation Software

Communication Skills

Emotional Intelligence