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.



·     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
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  
Writing Samples & References Available