Resume


Dawn Slusher
 
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Career Focus

Exercise creative talents and passion for the written word via freelance writing/editing gigs in the realm of magazines, newspapers and social media outlets. Use experience with marketing and PR to further service the needs of brands, events and persons.

 

Professional
Experience

Blogger/Editor TheBlondeBlogger.com
·     Own and maintain blog with a focus on PR and marketing.
·     Write and edit review blog posts for various clients, including Pepsi, Lands’ End, Build-a-Bear, Pizza Hut, Frigidaire and more.
·     Cross-promote products, persons and events via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media outlets.
·     Host giveaways and network with relevant websites to further promote products, persons and events.
·     Attend various events to further facilitate reviews when necessary.
·     Create and maintain relationships with various PR companies.
8/07 - Present
 
 
Freelance Crisis Management Consultant/WriterVarious clients
·     Researched topics of interest to clients. Interviewed subjects and gathered data pertinent to topic. Composed articles for clients from research, interviews, and data.
·     Provided ad copy for websites
·     Worked closely with well-known crisis management PR firm on non-disclosure basis.
ColumnistParenting Today’s Teen, Online, Freelance
Was responsible for writing a bi-monthly column on mother/daughter relationships until the website ceased publication. Answered readers’ questions about parenting dilemmas.
4/10 - 1/12
 
 
 
 
 
 
     6/01-10/01
 
National CorrespondentCybercast News Service, Alexandria, VA
·     Wrote human interest and hard news stories on a national level.
·     Pitched story ideas to editorial department.
·     Performed in-depth research and interviews.
  10/01 - 1/07
 
 
Reporter/StringerStafford County Sun, Fredericksburg, VA
·     Authored several front page articles and covered a variety of writing assignments.
·     Covered local events and interviewed persons of interest in the community.
 
Contributor – From House to Home Magazine, Online, Freelance
 • Wrote feature articles on home and garden topics that were assigned on a monthly basis.
 
 
12/97 - 9/01
 
 
  11/00 – 3/02  
 
 
 
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