Andrew A. Tran

Washington Metro DC Area

Objective: Passionate and talented writer seeking to apply both writing and creative design skills towards content providing, magazine editing, and website building/maintenance. Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills and exceptional experience working in fast-paced, deadline oriented environments. 

Freelance Photographer who utilizes a Nikon D5000. With his camera, he creates clear and quality pictures using manual mode and no flash at professional gigs. Email or DM @andyman1900 on insta for availability and rates. Hardworking, organized, and goal oriented. Has taken freelance pictures at DC Drafthouse, ROAM Boat Party, and State Theatre in VA. Edits pictures on Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Lightroom CC.

Education: Virginia Commonwealth University

 B. A. degree in English, December 2012

 Northern Virginia Community College,

 A.A. Degree, December 2010


Summer Writing Residency at the Woodlawn Estate and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House with the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Creative Writer and Volunteer—August 2018 

Volunteered at the Arcadia Center's Farm and currently writing a short story

for the Woodlawn Estate to honor Hanson, the enslaved cook, who lived at the estate in the 1800's and who does not have recognition. 

Construction and Manual Labor– Construction worker—April 2018—June 2018

Helped out a friend’s family with building a house in Virginia.

Writing Center at American University – Writing Consultant—September 2017—April 2018

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia – JCC in Northern VA.

Childhood Educator—January 2017—June 2017

KEYW Corporation – Information Technology Service Provider in Falls Church. VA

Documentation and Testing Intern – June 2016

Northern Virginia Magazine – Regional print magazine in Chantilly, VA

 Editorial intern for the Arts and Entertainment section, August 2014 – November 2014

Wrote and pitched online blog articles and pieces for the print issues of the magazine.

K&S Management – Facility Maintenance Service Company based in Vienna, VA

Account Manager, May 2014 – February 2015

Wrote and edited proposals that were then delivered to property managers.

Manassas Chevrolet – Motor Vehicle Dealership in Manassas, VA

New Car Sales Consultant, October 2013 – April 2014

Greeted customers and provided them with pertinent information, so that they could make the best decision in purchasing a vehicle.

Homefix – Home remodeling company in Fairfax, VA

Canvasser, June 2013 – September 2013

Went door to door and persuaded homeowners to sign up for free estimates on windows, siding, and roofing.

Ink Magazine - Student publication based in Richmond, VA.
Managing Editor, 2011 – 2012

Contributed writing pieces and supervised the deadlines of other writing staffs. Wrote five feature articles, available to see as writing samples.

Blackbird - A literary magazine located in Richmond VA.

Intern, Aug 2011 – Dec 2012

Managed audio-editing and commented on submissions.

The Blacksheep - A humor newspaper distributed in Richmond VA.

Intern, Aug - Oct 2010

Provided multiple writing pieces

Best Buy - Falls Church, VA
Sales Associate, 2009 - 2010

Worked in the video game and movie department

Fairfax Tennis Racquet Club—Fairfax, VA

Summer camp counselor, 2005-2007

Taught younger children fundamental tennis strokes and basic game strategies

Software tools: Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Lightroom CC

Certification: George Mason University – Volgenau School Of Engineering – TAIT 0502: Web Design and Developer – Completed on June 16, 2016