Katrina Hawkins

Freelance Article Writer & Copywriter

Location:Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
2 Skills
Fun, inspired writer with a passion for grammar and getting things right.


Home: (913) 727-1822 Cell: (913) 704-8183 Email: Hawkins.katrinal@gmail.com

Current Security Clearance: SECRET
Career Target: To use my strong organizational, writing, and analytical skills in an environment that will challenge and help to grow my abilities.
EDUCATION: B.S., Communications, 1999: Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Defense Analyst, writer, editor, and facilitator with impeccable communication and time management skills. Demonstrated learner with the ability to conduct data gathering and analysis; as well as employ active listening skills, and partner with clients to achieve goals and outcomes while always meeting deadlines.

Proposal Writing/Editing Strategic Research/Analysis Data Analysis/Gathering

Workflow Planning Primary Source Research Technical Writing

Synthesizing Skills Technical Editing Secondary Source Research

Team building Proofreading Microsoft Office Suite Graphic Design



Recorder, Unified Quest Army Wargaming Team

Information gathering lead during high-level Army wargaming seminars, workshops, and meetings
Document work performed and the processes and techniques used
Facilitate the implementation of project results within the DoD community
Share project results, as practical with interested entities within seminars, workshops, and meetings, as practical
Facilitate discussion among high-ranking military, civilian, and academic individuals

BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON, Leavenworth, Kansas, 2008 – Present
Project Analyst, Advanced Analytics Team

Support defense analytics clients in the development of strategies and methodologies for gathering and disseminating information through focused interactions with diverse groups; to include strategic and operational senior leaders. Facilitate discussions among key stake holders in order to formulate lasting recommendations for use in the development of strategies leading to future planning. Work closely with military and non-military clients, to determine requirements for the coordination and execution of technical research projects. Responsible for independently working to capture and visually represent complex ideas and concepts in support of Department of Defense clients’ requirements and expectations.
? Led research assignments for use by client to develop institutional knowledge; developing a comprehensive methodology to discover and evaluate materials used to support client requirements
? Preparation, writing, and editing of technical reports, proposals and papers for various DoD clients; including: the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), Future Warfare Division (FWD), Joint Center for International Security Force Assistance (JCISFA)
? Research team member, working to discover and evaluate open source information sources needed for the development of seminar materials for use in medium to large wargaming seminars
? Developed an office-wide professional development initiative to provide continued development for colleagues in various capacities in an office of 100+ people; served as the liaison for 20 people as the office’s Relay for Life team captain.

COUNTY MAGAZINE, Leavenworth, KS, September 2007 to November 2007
Managing Editor

Assigned and maintained auditable records of story leads for assignment to a group of over 20 freelance writers with the task of bringing fresh, exciting material to light through interactions with the public. Coordination and organization of articles and photographs used to influence the design of each issue. Writing and editing of articles on tight deadlines. Wrote and edited articles on tight deadlines. Developed solutions for tracking and creating interest within the community to bolster readership.
? Worked with publisher to develop interesting material to solicit business from advertisers
? Proposed and assigned story ideas, requirements, leads to freelance writers
? Assisted the designer with page layout and development
? Conducted research on the community to determine areas to highlight within the publication

GOLDER ASSOCIATES INC., Lakewood, Colorado, 2005 – 2006
Group Administrator, Power Engineering Team

Supported a team of seven by developing solutions for the accurate and speedy recording of information for client deliverables in a short-turnaround environment. Organized research materials and information to be included in technical documentation and reports. Delivered quality customer service by organizing and prioritizing information to support physical identification requirements and site surveys.
? Worked with clients to determine needs and address concerns with scheduling requirements
? Assisted engineers with their site survey schedules and with travel arrangements and accommodations.
? Maintained records of documents sent to and from office in accordance with company proscribed requirements, and team maintained levels of accuracy

MOUNTAIN STATES EMPLOYERS COUNCIL, Denver, Colorado, 2001 – 2004
Background Research Specialist, Pre-Employment Screening Team

Responsible for timely research and completion of background research investigations for prospective employers before extending employment opportunities. Author of employee handbook, as well as basic department policies pertaining to company standards and responsibilities. Conducted background and reference checks, along with comprehensive assistance with interpreting the data found on each applicant.
? Writing and editing of business communications for delivery inside and outside of the company
? Maintenance of documentation on each applicant sent from respective members of the company’s membership base
? Conducting background research investigative interviews to determine the validity of information provided by prospective employees to prospective employers

THE HERALD JOURNAL, Logan, Utah, 1999 – 2001

Sports Reporter/Features Writer

Covered college and high school athletic teams and various feature and news stories throughout Cache Valley. Key contact for women’s/girls’ sports coverage throughout the valley; including the Utah State Women’s Soccer team, and five local high school. Responsible for organizing and planning daily coverage of several sports, including, soccer, basketball, softball, tennis and track. Wrote daily pieces covering stories such as game day coverage, previews, and occasional features stories, while always meeting deadlines. Planned and executed daily page design of a 4-8 page section.
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing