Betsy Fraisse-Bailey

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

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

My Resume

BUSINESS OPERATIONS EXPERIENCE

January 2018 – present

Contract Bookkeeper

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

October 2010 – August 2016

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

  • Established and owned human resources processes, including recruitment, new hire onboarding, payroll, PTO, benefits election and administration, and creation and development of company handbook
  • Bookkeeping, including analysis and reporting of finances and working with CPA on tax matters
  • 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
  • Drafted client contracts and acted as point of contact for renewal, invoicing, and client portal use
  • Sorted and delegated client support tickets
  • Carried out administrative duties such as purchasing office supplies and paying bills
  • Programmed and maintained telephone and VoIP systems

WRITING EXPERIENCE

January 2017 – present

Freelance Writer, Journalist, and Blogger

February – May 2016

Corporate Blogger

2008

Writer and Journalist

  • Researched and wrote vegan travel and restaurant review articles for VegDining.com

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017

Private EFL/ESL Teacher • Grenoble, France

  • Prepared materials and exercises for English as a Foreign/Second Language students (EFL/ESL)
  • Customized course content for students based on level of competency 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

MARKETING RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

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

PROFESSIONAL VOLLEYBALL PLAYING & COACHING EXPERIENCE

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 – present

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): Girl’s youth team coach (8-12 year-olds)
  • All American Volleyball Camps (various locations throughout Midwest, USA): Summer camp coach
  • 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): Summer camp coach for middle and high school students

EDUCATION

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

OTHER SKILLS, INTERESTS, AND EXPERIENCES

Foreign Languages:  French (professional fluency)

Other Skills:  Xero; Quickbooks; Zenefits; Expensify; Veryfi; G Suite; Microsoft Office; WordPress; Atlassian’s Jira and Confluence; Google Analytics; Trello; JazzHR; ActiveCollab; Basic Adobe Photoshop; Wix; Freshbooks; Wave; Basic HTML and CSS; iMovie

Interests: Veganism and animal rights; environmental advocacy; traveling; playing music and singing; learning languages; health and fitness; parkour; yoga; disability advocacy

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