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Kathleen Hannon

Freelance Article Writer & Children's Book Writer

8910
Location:Concord, North Carolina, United States
Phone: 704-425-8106
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=39351231&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/kathleenhannon
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KATHLEEN HANNON

Career Focus:

Business communications copywriter and PR executive for B2B companies as well as published fiction author. Drafts all forms of business communications including: copywriting brochures, blogs, articles, press releases, social media posts, etc. Provides a wide variety of content for digital and classic media platforms.

Also a former Hollywood executive, I write feature films and children's books, occasionally with a partner.

Summary of Skills:

• Press Releases
• Social Media
• Web Content
• Feature Articles
• Ghostwriting
• Branding and Messaging Copy
• Newsletter Writing

Professional Experience:

Senior Communications Specialist
April 2010 to Current
Mayfield Sales & Marketing Consultants – Concord, NC
• Drafting, editing and issuing all press releases on behalf of clients
• Strategizing, brands and crafts new branding and messaging on behalf of clients
• Providing copywriter support on all email blast, social media, & email campaigns
• Providing support on all client public relations campaigns, including compliance
• Clients include EGD Inc., Beanstalk Data and Harvard Business Club of Charlotte

Freelance Web Editor (temporary)
November 2012 – June 2013
Davidson College – Davidson, NC
• Redrafting content for website including all academic departments
• Meeting with Department Chair in each department to insure accuracy
• Editing content drafted by other freelance writers to insure consistency
• Contacting alumni and drafting profile articles about their achievements for the website

Media Consultant
January 2004 to January 2010
Shhh Productions – Concord, NC
• Co-wrote screenplay "The Lost Chord" for Alturas Films
• Read/write analysis of screenplays and books submitted by literary agencies
• Provide ongoing editorial commentary of each draft of all projects in development.
• Draft media copy on behalf of clients including press releases and feature stories
• Redraft and update website content and marketing materials
• Clients include Dreamworks SKG, Walden Media, Educational Adventures,

Media Consultant
March 1998 to January 2004
Universal Studios/Mostow & Lieberman Productions – Universal City, CA
• Hired by film director Jonathan Mostow to read and edit all drafts of projects
• Analyzed all speculative material for commercial and creative value
• Assisted with blockbusters “U-571” and “Terminator 3.”

Vice President of Development
March 1994 to November 1997
Universal Studios/Lobell/Bergman Productions – Universal City, CA
• Hired by film director Andrew Bergman to edit all drafts of projects
• Supervised the development of “It Could Happen to You,” and “**********.”
• Managed the office staff of four during extended production absences of the producer.
• Liaised with agents, identified projects for the company and sold them to the studio.
• Launched projects such as “Animal Attraction” and “Now I Know Everything.”

Published Credits:

• Internationally Published Fiction Author
• Co-screenwriter of “The Lost Chord” with Rock N’Roll Hall of Famer Andy Summers

Education:
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA

University of London
London, UK (Study Abroad Writing Scholarship)

Herzen Pedagogical Institute
St. Petersburg, Russia (Study Abroad)

Teaching:

University of North Carolina Charlotte Adjunct Lecturer
Charlotte, NC Playwriting/Screenwriting Course (2x)

St. Norbert’s College Adjunct Lecturer
De Pere, WI Playwriting/Screenwriting Course (1x)

Professional Affiliations
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)
Cabarrus County Friends of the Library Board Member
Cabarrus County School Administration Magnet School Exploratory Committee