Experience

Samples

Articles

Setting Fees for Web-Writing Services – Wealthy Web Writer

Not successful yet? ”Wake up” your inner CEO and watch your writing business thrive – Featured Contributor, The Barefoot Writer Magazine

Planning and Productivity Tips for Busy Writers – BookBaby

Island University Receives National Science Foundation Award for Drone with Gas Emission Sensors – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

How to Survive a Schedule-less Life as a Writer – Wealthy Web Writer

How to Not Panic Through the Slumps – Wealthy Web Writer

A Potential Client Called – Now What? – Wealthy Web Writer

Research, Commercialization and Outreach 2013 Biennial Report
with contributor Daniel Mendez; layout and design by McLeod Creative

Blogs

Write on Wendy – creative writing

Our Write Side – creative writing support

Ghostwriting

Paul Stubenbordt – Stubenbordt Medical Marketing

Premier Academy Childcare Services

Ghost Writer, Inc.

Winterbloom Publications

Profiles

WhitneyLaning-profile

Jumping for Freedom

Bishops Enjoys First-Timer Success

Web Design

RK Wines and Spirits

Premier Academy Childcare Centers

Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation
in collaboration with Daniel Mendez and the Lone Star Development Team

Isotope Core Laboratory
in collaboration with Daniel Mendez and the Isotope Core Laboratory Team

Dive Operations at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
in collaboration with Daniel Mendez and Brett Dodson

Editing

Living Life in the LymeLight – Rachel Long

Local Disaster Resilience: Administrative and Political Perspectives by Ashley D. Ross

Southern Women Novelists and the Civil War by Sharon Talley

Reflections Journal – Associate Editor for 1.5 years

Grants (news of grants contributed to – confidentiality requirements prevent actual samples)

Island University Selected as Texas’ RESTORE Center of Excellence

Island University’s New Electrical Engineering Degree Receives Final Approval

“In addition to your attention to details and accuracy, I appreciate your efforts in connecting the original grant writer or the principal investigator like me with the target audience.  You did make a difference.”
Dr. Jim Lee, Director of the South Texas Economic Development Center,
Regents Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Professional Positions

Freelance Writer / Graphic Design, self-employed
18 years

Ghostwriter, copy writer, technical writer, web writer, blogger, editor – more than 3000 articles, books and other materials created under non-disclosure agreements; trained in the art of visual rhetoric for creation of effective infographics; specializing in case studies, white papers, web content and grant writing; published works edited include Local Disaster Resilience: Administrative and Political Perspectives by Ashley D. Ross and Southern Women Novelists and the Civil War by Sharon Talley.

Climate Reality Leader
4 years

Extending a long-term interest in environmental issues, attended Climate Reality Project Leadership training with former Vice President Al Gore. Available for speaking engagements focused on science-based changes in the global climate, sustainability, and taking proactive roles in improving conditions for life on Earth.

Research Development Specialist, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
2 years

Working with the university’s Research, Commercialization and Outreach division, the primary duties were grant writing / assisting various researchers within the university setting prepare and submit grant proposals for new and often collaborative research. Organizations worked with include NSF, NEH, NIH, NASA, DOT, and private funders. Contributed to more than $37.5 million in funded projects. Within this capacity, I also conducted workshops and presentations for new faculty on how to search for and apply for grants. Was responsible for designing and maintaining several university websites such as the Research, Commercialization and Outreach departmental site and the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation site. Also managed social media channels for three departments. Oversaw and contributed to production of 2013 Biennial Report.

Writing Instructor, First Year Writing Program, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
2 years

Teaching rhetoric and composition, my curriculum was highly technical writing focused. Assisted students make successful transitions into college, instructed on a variety of writing formats, instilled a new understanding of writing and its role in daily life and business, and introduced the delicacies of rhetoric in visual and verbal formats.

Associate Editor, Reflections Journal of Writing, Service Learning and Community Literacy, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
2 years

Assisted with the transition of the journal from its former location in Syracuse, New York to its new location in Corpus Christi, Texas. In addition to editing journal articles as they came in, my responsibilities included maintaining the journal’s website and social media outlets.

Graduate assistant, Coastal Bend Innovation Center, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
1 year

Employed at the center as a technical writer/editor, I wrote business plans, proposals, reports, and marketing campaigns for innovative companies developing in the region which had an environmental sustainability or community service element, gave presentations and workshops to companies on how to communicate their message more effectively, and assisted the center with internal and external training documents.

Graduate assistant, Athletics Department, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
1 year

As a learning assistant, my function was to assist students enrolled through the athletics department develop skills in organization, academic accountability, finding solutions to various writing and scheduling issues, and one-on-one tutoring with selected students in the areas of writing and communication.

Journalist, Mesquite News / Rowlett Lakeshore Times, Star Local News group
6 years

Community editor of one newspaper and contributing writer to its sister publication, covered events in 6 area cities with a combined distribution exceeding 200,000; developed weekly story budget (discovering and scheduling stories for a full and balanced publication); responsible for reporting, interviewing, writing, editing, proofreading, photography, layout and design, website content with an average of 12 stories per week; beats covered included business, politics, civic events, arts and entertainment; developed and maintained a weekly arts and entertainment section with an average total of 6 stories per week.

 

Professional Memberships

Professional Writers Alliance
Freelancer’s Union
Golden Key International Honor Society

Formerly
Toastmasters International, Elite Toastmasters – VP of Membership, 2012
National Organization of Research Development Professionals – 2011-2012

Education

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
Master of Arts – English with academic distinction in Literature and Rhetoric/Technical Writing

Westwood College of Technology – Denver, CO
B.A. Visual Communications

Texas Wesleyan University – Ft. Worth, TX
B.A. English cum laud
minor in education

 

Service

Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network (2010-2014)
Habitat for Humanity (2007-2009)
Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club (1999-2004)

Updated 1-10-15

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