Betsy Bailey

If you’re looking for someone with a richly varied background to wear many hats for your small business, please get in touch so we can talk about your needs. Some examples of my services include:

  • Writing & Editing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Administration
  • Process Improvement & Documentation
  • French/English Translation
  • Research & Analysis

My Resume


January 2017 – present

Freelance Writer, Journalist, and Blogger

February – May 2016

Corporate Blogger


Writer and Journalist

  • Researched and wrote vegan travel and restaurant review articles for


January 2018 – present

Contract Bookkeeper

  • Maintain books for clients — tasks include account reconciliation, troubleshooting discrepancies, accounts receivable and payable, and financial reporting

January 2015 – August 2016

601am LLC • Web Development Agency • Director of Operations • Remote Employee

  • Established and owned human resources processes, including recruitment, new hire onboarding, payroll, PTO, benefits election and administration, and creation and development of company handbook
  • Created, implemented, developed, and documented organizational strategies and policies to ensure company activities ran smoothly
  • Maintained company intranet using Confluence
  • Company bookkeeping and analysis/reporting on budget and finances
  • Prepared, processed and tracked client invoices
  • Organized team outings, meetings, and travel
  • Elected business insurance policies and reviewed contracts

October 2010 – January 2015

601am LLC • Web Development Agency Support Coordinator • Remote Employee

  • Drafted contracts and acted as point of contact for clients concerning renewal, invoicing, and use of client portal
  • Sorted and delegated client support tickets
  • Carried out administrative duties such as purchasing office supplies, coordinating employee travel, and paying bills
  • Programmed and maintained telephone and VoIP systems


January – October 2017

Private EFL/ESL Teacher

  • Prepared materials and exercises for English as a Foreign/Second Language students (EFL/ESL)
  • Customized class content for each student based on current level and individual objectives

December 2008 – April 2010

Assistant English Teacher • Various High Schools and Middle Schools • Lyon, France

  • Practiced spoken English with students
  • Prepared pedagogic documents around the theme of American culture
  • Provided one-on-one personalized assistance for students needing extra attention


February – August 2006

Harris Interactive • Research Analyst • New York City, NY

  • Survey consultation, construction, testing, sample management, and table-checking for QuickQuery (online survey service)
  • Managed several surveys simultaneously while ensuring clients a quick turnaround
  • Trained new employees

June 2002 – January 2006

American Express Publishing • Travel + Leisure Magazine Marketing Research Coordinator • New York City, NY

  • Carried out research projects from start to finish:  conducted research, analyzed results, and prepared documents to present findings to ad sales team and potential clients
  • Analyzed in-book and online reader service lead data
  • Oversaw online reader service website
  • Tracked and maintained budget data for entire marketing department
  • Hired full-time after an internship experience
  • Trained and supervised department interns


2006 – 2014

Professional Volleyball Player • Various Teams in Germany and France

  • Signed to play in Straubing, Germany in 2006 as the starting setter after participating in an agency-run tryout in Prague, Czech Republic; team finished 2nd in league
  • Signed in St. Fons, France in 2007 as the starting setter with the help of my agent; team finished 1st in league
  • Became my own agent in 2008 and succeeded in getting myself recruited and negotiating my salary and benefits with various clubs in France through the 2014 season

1999 – 2018

Volleyball Coach • Various Positions in USA and Europe

  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan):  Adult and Youth Camp coach
  • Team Angle (Muskegon, Michigan):  Spring Clinic coach (6-12th grade)
  • FTSV (Straubing, Germany): Practice coach for girl’s youth team (8-12 year-olds)
  • All American Volleyball Camps (various locations throughout Midwest, USA): Coached summer camps for various high school teams
  • NYC Juniors (New York City, New York): Coached U15 girl’s travel team and ran weekly practices for 10-12-year-old girls
  • Central Connecticut State University (New Britain, Connecticut): Coached various summer volleyball camps for middle and high school students


1999 – 2002

B.A. Communication • Central Connecticut State University • New Britain, CT

  • Focus on mass media and video production, minor in music
  • Graduated with honors
  • NCAA Division I scholarship athlete; volleyball team captain for 2.5 years


Languages: English (native language); French (professional fluency)

Other Skills:  Agile workflow; Atlassian’s Jira and Confluence; Google Analytics; G Suite; Trello; Zenefits Administration; HR software; ActiveCollab; Microsoft Office; Basic Adobe Photoshop; Wix; Intuit QuickBooks; Xero; Freshbooks; Wave; Basic HTML and CSS; Basic Movable Type; iMovie; Basic WordPress

Interests: veganism and animal rights; traveling; playing piano, guitar and singing; learning languages; health and fitness; parkour; yoga

Volunteer Experience:  Website redesign (December 2016) and maintenance for Cause Animaux Libres Isère, an animal rights and vegan advocacy non-profit based in Grenoble, France