Catherine Taylor

Freelance Article Writer & Copywriter

Location:Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
2 Skills
Catherine Helen Taylor


To provide writing, editing and other communication services for a publication, business or organization in a full-time, part-time or freelance position

Demonstrated Abilities:

To obtain, organize, write, edit, package and distribute verbal information
To control quality and consistent style of product packaging, manuals, ads, media materials
To develop and plan public events and exhibitions for fund-raising and public awareness
To give public presentations, including tours, lectures and classes
To help maintain external and internal relations through good communications skills
To welcome visitors and customers with courtesy and a helpful attitude
To prioritize multiple projects and complete them on deadline

Most recent project: planned 2011 fund-raising event; 2012 event planning in progress

Workplaces and Duties:

Waveland State Historic Site, Lexington, KY, 2008-2010 (now volunteering)
Apprentice (interim tour guide): developing and leading tours of historic mansion and farm for students and general public; examining, describing and exhibiting costume and textile collection, May 1, 2008-November, 2009; mounted costume exhibition at Lexington History Center, 2009

McGraw-Hill Healthcare Publications, Minneapolis, MN, 1991-1992
Associate editor: editing journal articles written by and for physicians on health, fitness and sports medicine; selecting photos; proofreading, tracking, correcting at production stage

Fingerhut Corporation, Minnetonka, MN, 1985-1991

Staff writer for catalogs and direct mail pieces: information gathering and editing for product selling copy; working closely with marketing, legal and production departments

Freelance Publications Firm:

DEW D.T.P. Inc., home-based business; writer/editor of ads, newsletters, catalogs, brochures, media packaging, magazine and newspaper articles, 1991-2007

Freelance Clients and Assignments:

Costume Society of America: editor of international newsletter for association of museum staff, designers, educators; gathering and editing materials, layout, proofreading, production, 1995-2007

The College of St. Catherine Alumnae Office, St. Paul, MN: freelance writer/editor for SCAN, alumnae magazine: interviewing, feature writing, substantive editing, proofreading; 1997-2005

University of Minnesota Extension Service, St. Paul, MN: freelance writer/editor: edited manual for adult money management course; wrote and edited copy for catalog of 4-H educational materials, agricultural program pamphlet, other publications as needed; 1998-2004

Songs for Mary, Minneapolis, MN: writer/editor: interviewed sources, wrote and edited promotional pieces, booklet and packaging for fund-raising CD supporting charity; 2001-03

Loaves and Fishes, Minneapolis, MN: writer/editor of informational pieces and packaging for double-CD set, Food for the Spirit, supporting charitable program; 2000

The Old Times, Maple Lake, MN: feature writer/columnist for regional antiques collecting newspaper; monthly column, ads, articles and book reviews; 1994-2003

Victorian Homes, national magazine: feature writer of articles on restored homes; sourcing, interviews, writing, work with photographers, 2001-2005

Victorian Decorating and Lifestyle and Lady’s Gallery, national magazines; writer of articles on period homes and costume, 1996-99

Volunteer Activities:

Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate; Hunt Morgan House, and Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington: examined and described costume and textile collections to help staff determine their future use; now assisting with special tours and fund raising events, 2006-present

Ward Hall, Georgetown: working on public events to help develop historic site, 2006-present

Scott County Arts Consortium, Georgetown: board member, helping promote developing Scott County Arts and Cultural Center, 2006-present


University of Minnesota: M.A., major in Mass Communications, minor in Higher Education

College of St. Catherine: B.A., major in English, minor in Library Science
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing