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Richard Conine

Freelance Biography Writer, Book Writer, & More

Location:Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
12 Skills
Richard Conine

• I am a professional writer, member HWA, with more than 30 stories in print and on the web, two novels published or under contract, extensive experience in the fields of creative writing, analysis, research, marketing, IT and technical writing. I am the sole proprietor of my own business, WritersInk, a freelance writing company that offers the services of writers with specific genre and business expertise. I am actively seeking to expand my freelance base to better serve the business community.

• To obtain freelance work in the fields of writing, editing, blogging, technical / journal writing, contract writing, marketing, grant writing

Recent Publications
• Novel: “The Dreamtime – Book I of Somnia Mortis” Just Fiction, October 2010
• Flash Fiction: “Blurry Images” Linguistic Erosion, February 2013
• Short Story: “Time and Again” Swamp Biscuits and Tea, March 2013
• Short Story: “Raft” Bewildering Stories, May 2013 (Scheduled)
• Short Story: “Finn’s World” Cast of Wonders, May 2013 (Scheduled)
• Short Story: “The Tomb” eFiction, May 2013 (Scheduled)
• Short Story: “Juggernaut” eFiction, May 2013 (Scheduled)
• Short Story: “The Picnic” Fiction on the Web, July 2013 (Scheduled)
• Short Story: “The Legend of Smoke Ross and the Metal Man” Science Fiction
Trails, July 2013 (Scheduled)
• Novel: “Hellpointe” Post Mortem Press, July 2013 (Scheduled)

Work History

• Intelligence Specialist, U.S. Navy (anti-terrorism analysis, all-source analysis, threat reporting, personnel evaluations, staff/crew briefing, etc., Worldwide, 1984-2004)
• Classified Recruiter, TAC (personnel research, evaluations, briefing, hiring, Washington, D.C., 2004-2006)
• Software Sales, Sageworks (content planning, technical specifications, technical writing, marketing, promotion, training, in-house, business sales, team manager, Raleigh NC, 2006-2008)
• Editor, Nabelich Magazine (editor-in-chief, design, layout, article writing, organization, administration, Raleigh, NC, 2011-2012)
• Software Sales, Remote Support, Provident Alliance (remote trainer, technician, SOP design / writing, technical writing, Los Angeles, CA, 2008-Present)
• Freelance Writer, UNO, Chicago (MLI graduate interviews, personnel profiles, Chicago, Il. 2013)
• Freelance Writer, WritersInk (blogger, article writer, Raleigh, NC, 2012-Present)

Writing Awards
• 2nd place Next Big Writer Novel Competition, annual contest, 2010
• 1st place Scribophile Best Short Story, annual contest, 2012
• 1st place Creative Fiction Award, North Carolina Writers Competition (NCWC), 2012

Writing Activities and Memberships
• Member, Horror Writers Association, 2009-present
• President, Pubwriters, Local Writers Critique Group, 2010-present

• Editing
• Ghost Writing
• Technical writing
• IT support and administration
• Creative writing
• Marketing and promotion

• Associates in English, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL, 1982-1984
• Associates in Network Security, ECPI University, 2010-2012

Author’s Platform/Social Media Presence
• Familiar with / operate accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and own my own website and blog.