Kathy Hagood

Freelance Newsletter Writer & Copywriter

Location:United States
2 Skills

2003 to present - Freelance writer and editor - Birmingham, AL, Winter Park, FL, and Rockledge, FL

• Have served as associate editor of the Society of American Travel Writers newsletter SATW Traveler since December 2007
• Contributed articles to publications including Incentive, Islands, Latitudes, AAA Going Places, North Florida Doctor, HealthSource, Senior Matters, Business Alabama, Technology Alabama, Orlando Home and Leisure, Lake Mary Life, Space Coast Living, Chicago Sun-Times, Ottawa Citizen, Orlando Business Journal, Charleston Regional Business Journal, Florida Today and Daytona Beach News-Journal
• Provided Web copywriting for About.com and Suite101.com using search engine optimization techniques
• Provided corporate copywriting, including newsletters, brochures and press releases, for IAP Worldwide Services, Astronaut Memorial Foundation, Florida’s Technology Research and Development Authority, Spacecoast Office of Tourism, Port Canaveral Authority, Children's Home Society, Beson4, University of Alabama in Birmingham, UAB Health System, and Marketing 24/7

1999 to 2003 - public affairs Writer, Spaceport News editor, InDyne Inc., NASA News Center, Kennedy Space Center, FL

• Wrote and edited newsletters, press releases, articles, fact sheets, annual reports and other materials creating multimedia mission briefings
• Layout and print production of Spaceport News, space center newsletter for 17,000 employees; producing video; and taking photographs
• Organized media events, served as a media escort and answered public inquiries about the space program
• Chosen to traveled to East Texas to cover the Columbia accident in for SpacePort News and to provide photography for media use. Commended by InDyne management and NASA customers for coverage provided


B.S. in anthropology with minor in journalism, University of Alabama in Birmingham

Continuing education courses and seminars in writing, editing, photography, public relations, marketing, business development, graphic design, web design, search-engine optimization, video production, Frontpage, Pagemaker, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
Skills (2) Rating
Newsletter Writing