Mollie Bryan

Freelance Writer & Editor

Location:Greenville, Virginia, United States
2 Skills
Mollie Cox Bryan

Nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel, 2012
*APEX Award Recipient for Excellence in Newsletter Writing *
* Bravo Award Recipient (ReliaStar’s Employee Recognition Award)*
*Honorable Mention Award, (Poetry) Deus Loci, The Lawrence Durrell Journal*

Writing experience includes features, news, radio, video, fiction, and poetry.
Editing expertise in (both substantive and copy editing) and knowledge of Chicago, AP, and UPI styles.
Supervisory experience includes the hiring, training, evaluating, and supervising of assistants.
Expertise in Macintosh desktop publishing programs, PageMaker, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Word. Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, FileMaker Pro, Job Tracker, and GroupWise.
Management skills include planning and implementing the entire production and editorial flow and hiring and supervising freelance photographers and artists.
Design experience in newsletters, newspapers, magazines, books, and brochures.
Web experience includes developing and editing copy, as well as using the web for research and inspiration.

Non-fiction Books

Author, MRS. ROWE’S RESTAURNT COOKBOOK: A LIFETIME OF RECIPES FROM THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY Ten Speed Press, 2006; worked with the editor to coordinate recipe testing and photography shoot. I also gathered and organized archival photographs. Worked with the publicists on creating marketing materials and arranging book signings.

Author, MRS. ROWE’S LITTLE BOOKS OF SOUTHERN PIES, (Ten Speed Press, 2009) also coordinated recipe testing and gathered and organized archival photographs. Worked with the editor on organizing the photo shoot. Worked with the publicists on creating marketing materials and arranging book signings.



Freelance Experience (1999–current)
Augusta Country, Middlebrook, Va., Wrote garden/nature column “Down to Earth,” feature articles
The Daily News Leader, Staunton, Va., Wrote garden articles, feature articles, and currently a column, “Thoroughly Modern Mollie”
Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Va., Columns (Alumni magazine), Wrote profiles of alumni
The Leader, Farm Credit of the Virginias magazine, Staunton, Va., Field Editor, wrote and edited profiles of farm businesses
GRIT, Topeka, Kansas, frequent contributor, food articles, features.
NPR’s Kitchen Window, online magazine
A Taste of the South, a Hoffman Media publication
Christian Science Monitor
Chicago News Tribune

Freelance Editing and Proofreading

WelderWorte, Sabine Hentschel, intermittently through 2009 and 2010. Edited and proofread copy translated into English for marketing and sales materials, as well as grant proposals and technical materials.

Richthofen’s Knight, David Falash, published by Greenleaf Publishing, 2010. (Fiction)

Jacob Kleinschuster Memoir, by Jacob Kleinschuster , 2011. (Non-fiction,)

Monica Bhide, various fiction projects and a couple of articles (2012).

Jaggers Communications, Charlottesville, Va. December 2013-Current, writing blog posts, profiles, for grocery stores, realtors, and an educational technology company.

Previous Professional Experience

Editor Community Associations Institute, Alexandria, Va., April 1998–April 1999. Responsibilities include managing, editing, and/or layout for a variety of publications, including newsletters, magazines, and journals.

Communications Director The Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP), Leesburg, Va. March 1997–April 1998. Responsibilities included coordinating all communications efforts from the national office, working with graphics arts firms, printers, public relations consultants and web page development companies.

Senior Writer and Assistant Editor ReliaStar Financial Corp., United Services Life Insurance, Arlington, Va. April 1996–March 1997. Responsibilities included the writing, editing, and production of marketing materials, including brochures, flyers, advertisements, and newsletters. Also includes writing a script for video production and writing and editing press releases.

Point Park College, Pittsburgh, Pa., B.A. in Journalism and Communications, Concentrated in Print Media.
Editorial Experts, Alexandria, Va. Completed several editing, writing, and desktop publishing courses.

Speaking/Teaching Engagements
WriterHouse, Charlottesville, Va. Classes taught: "Food Writing." 2010 "The Secrets to Selling Magazine Articles." 2011
Virginia Press Women, Roanoke, Va., (2010) panelist "Niche Writing."
Roanoke Regional Writer's Conference (Jan. 2011) "Writing Cookbooks."
ASJA moderator "Developing Recipes that Editors Crave," April 2011, New York City

Member, American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)
Member, Sisters in Crime
Member, Mystery Writers of America
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