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Kathleen Hannon

Freelance Article Writer & Children's Book Writer

Location:Concord, North Carolina, United States
Phone: 704-425-8106
2 Skills

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

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA

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

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


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