Kara A Caldarone
Writer. Educator. Speaker
Expertise: Creative and Technical Writer; Performer, Editor, Satire, Conversationalist
University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, MA, January 2001 to May 2007
Professional-Writing Graduate Training: Grant Writing, Rhetorical Theory, Stylistics, Public Relations, Persuasive Writing and Speaking, Children’s Literature Workshop, Thesis Research, Web Design and Content Writing, and Communications
Johnson & Wales University Providence, RI, May 1993
Bachelors of Science Marketing
Kara Caldarone: April 2011-Present
Creative Writer: Satire, Humor, Blogger, Conversationalist: Research, fully understand the subject or object matter that I’m writing about or at least pretend as though I do. Write humorous pieces based on my daily mishaps, going through a divorce, and views on life; Write fiction and non-fiction prose; short stories, comedy, create material, write what other people think but cannot express in words; Editor, proofreader, post my blogs; Respond to email; Create and Compose material; Time management, Producing material quickly and efficiently; Work well independently as well as in a team environment; Strong leadership skills; Marketing, Live Performances.
East Greenwich Patch, 2011 to present: www.eastgreenwichpatch.com (search Kara Caldarone to read my blogs)
Creative, Humorous, and Satire Blogger—bringing every day situations (good as well as challenging times) to humorous awareness; writing about how other people feel but cannot express; inspiring, motivating, and instilling smiles; Editing, Proofreader, and creating material.
Kara Abrams Consultants: June 2009 to April 11, 2011
Founder: Work with profit and non-profit clients to enhance their revenue opportunities through business and fund-development planning and execution; design marketing materials, web site content writing,
strategic planning, media and government relations, event planning, review and edit contracts, business development, business planning, design and implement marketing collateral; brand identity. Professional writing; Capital Campaign Management, organizational development policies and procedures, and non-profit management facilitator.
Sophia Academy, Providence, RI—June 2007-2009:
Development Director & Consultant–Implemented a donor/student scholarship matched, managed entire donor base; moves management, implemented policies and procedures for fund development efficiency; worked with students and families of the school; secured operational and program income through annual and major gift giving, and oversaw and worked closely with the grant writer.
WorkPlace Dynamics, Inc., East Providence, RI, September 2006 to June 2007
Marketing Director, Writer, and Consultant- Work with existing clients for profit and non-profit clients to enhance their revenue opportunities through business and fund-development planning and execution; design marketing materials, web site content writing, strategic planning, media and government relations, event planning, review and edit contracts, business development, business planning, design and implement marketing collateral.
Rhode Island Mentor Partnership, Warwick, RI, October 2006 to January 2008
Fund-Development Director Consultant –Successfully assisted in obtaining over $500,000 in additional funding through grants, corporate-business development, advocacy work, and legislative initiatives; helped the partnership recruit new mentors through media-awareness campaigns served as a project manager; handle professional writing needs, and event planning.
Rehoboth, Seekonk, and East Providence Reporter Rehoboth, MA, January 2001 to January 2006
Editor: Edit, rewrite, proofread, and mentor beginner writers, working under tight deadlines; outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills; generating news stories, and strong technical knowledge of the English language. Establish the expansion for the newspaper.
Boston Parents’ Paper, Attleboro Sun Chronicle, Bridal Beginnings, and Rehoboth Reporter. January 1999 to January 2006
Feature Writer and Reporter: Proficient investigator, writer, reporter, columnist, interviewer, and observer. Edited stories, proofread, and wrote over forty profile pieces from experts
to every day heroes.
Town of Rehoboth Rehoboth, Rehoboth, MA, June 2004 to June 2005
Recreational Risk Event Manager and Community Liaison: Town liaison among committees, Board of Selectmen, town’s attorney, and insurance company. Technical researcher and writer, acting as risk manager, public speaking, establishing guidelines and writing an Event Safety Manuel for town compliance, motivating, teaching, and synthesizing volunteers to work for the same goal
Community Service & Associations:
East Greenwich PTG, 2008-2012, Fall Event, Children’s Library Volunteer, Co-Chair Girls’ Choice Dance and Character Counts Chairperson.
Founder and President of the Rehoboth Toddler Playground Association January 2002 to October 2004.
Chairperson/Project Manager of the Rehoboth PTSA Enrichment, Rehoboth, MA September 2004 to June 2005. Developed and produced a procedure book and implemented a community outreach program for the Town of Rehoboth, MA.