Stephanie Dolan

Freelance Article Writer & Content Writer

1528
Location:Camby, Indiana, United States
Phone: (317)442-4715
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/stephaniedolan
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Kudos
3.0
2 Skills
$25
Rate/Hr
Stephanie Dolan
E-mail: stephanie.m.dolan@gmail.com

CAREER OBJECTIVE:
The acquisition of a paid virtual or local full-time position with a publication seeking a talented journalist who is also skilled in social media, public relations and Search Engine Optimization.

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Media Studies, anticipated May 2014
Creative Writing Minor
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College – Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
GPA: 3.6/4.0

Related Courses
News Reporting Editing
Advanced Reporting Digital Video and Audio Production
Digital Imaging Photography
Public Relations Web Design

Related Experience
Indiana Horse Council, Newsletter Writer
(Re-hired October 2013)
IndianaHorseCouncil.org, Indianapolis, IN
• Complete Quarterly Newsletters
• Assist the IHC Secretary with marketing projects surrounding the Council’s largest annual event: the Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo
• Interview various professionals on equine health, sports and training
• Volunteer at the Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo as an announcer for those presenting workshops and classes

SMWC Office of College Relations, Blogger
(August 2013 – Present)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
• Creating weekly blog posts SMWC students
• Reporting on campus/virtual changes to school policy and procedure
• Offer study tips and advice to online students

{C} Magazine Staff Writer, Editor
(July 2013 – Present), (August 2013 – Present)
Deviate Publishing, Inc., Atlanta, GA
• Interview artists, musicians and actors as research for entertainment articles
• Critique film, concerts and events
• Complete entertainment articles for publication
• Submit article ideas for other magazine pages on Fashion, Health, Food, Travel & News
• Social Media maintenance and editing
• Copy Editing
• Newsletter creation and editing

{C} Magazine Internship
(May – July 2013)
Deviate Publishing, Inc., Atlanta, GA
• Interview artists, musicians and actors as research for entertainment articles
• Critique film, concerts and events
• Complete entertainment articles for publication

PreviewStay Travel & Real Estate Guest Blogger
(March – May 2013)
PreviewStay.com, San Diego, CA
• Complete weekly blog posts cataloguing the “5 Best” of that week’s assigned destination
• Research destination information and real estate statistics for appropriate area
• Complete SEO driven articles for placement on city sites devoted to available vacation homes for sale

Indiana Horse Council Writing (Virtual) Internship
(September – May 2013)
IndianaHorseCouncil.org, Indianapolis, IN
• Complete three to four quarterly newsletter articles
• Assist my internship supervisor with marketing projects surrounding the Council’s largest annual event: the Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo
• Interview various professionals on equine health, sports and training
• Volunteer at the Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo as an announcer for those presenting workshops and classes

The Mooresville Times, Reporter
(November 2011 – Present)
Mooresville, IN
• Accept assignments on coverage of local current events
• Accept assignments on coverage of “Main Street” businesses
• Submit articles to the editor for publication
• Submit article ideas to editor for approval

The Woods Campus Newspaper, Contributing Writer
(September 2010 – Present)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
• Accept assignments from my advisor on special events or personal milestones that would translate themselves to appropriate student newspaper articles
• Submit proposals on articles I would like to see published in my campus paper
• Utilize life experiences as inspiration for my writing

Contracted Marketing Project
(October – December, 2012)
JoshHarker.com, Chicago, IL
• Created press releases detailing the artist’s latest KickStarter.com crowd-funding project
• Heavily utilized social media in disbursing the press releases
• Developed marketing strategies with the artist in order to maximize the power of the press releases
• Contacted publications with whom the artist had previously worked in order to gain as much “guaranteed” exposure as possible
• Utilized newly acquired public relations strategies in developing new relationships with newspapers and magazines on behalf of the artist

The Zionsville Times Sentinel, Reporter
(June – October 2012)
Zionsville, IN
• Accepted assignments on coverage of local current events
• Accepted assignments on coverage of “Main Street” businesses
• Worked closely with editor in fine-tuning my “writing-for-newspapers” style

Other Employment Massage Therapist
(December 2007 – Present)
Indianapolis, IN
• Supplementing clients’ health care and wellness maintenance with the experience and knowledge gained from 500 hours of training and practical application
• Upon graduation (Indiana Massage School/IUPUI, December 2007); taught anatomy, Chinese medicine, energetic therapies, practical applications and assorted supplemental therapies to students in up to 12 different classes
• Managed massage clinics within each class’s curriculum, placing clients with the appropriate therapist and checking clients out at the end of their sessions
• Planned and hosted field trips designed to supplement a well-rounded massage curriculum
• Acquisition of national, state and local certifications as well as numerous certifications in supplemental therapies (reflexology, craniosacral therapy, lymphatic massage, etc.)
• Member Association Bodywork & Massage Professionals

• 2012 Louise Eleanor Ross Kleinhenz Scholarship awarded by the Women’s Press Club of Indiana
• Member of the Women’s Press Club of Indiana
• Member of the National Federation of Press Women
• Honors & High Honors, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, 2011-2013

References

Patricia Krapesh
Adjunct Faculty
Woods Online
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
(812) 466-5343
pkrapesh@smwc.edu

Jacqueline Fischer
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Assistant Professor
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
(812) 535-5193
jfischer@smwc.edu

Amy Hillenburg
Editor
Mooresville Times
23 East Main Street
Mooresville, IN 46158
(317) 831-0280
ahillenb@md-times.com

Mary Marshall
Secretary
Indiana Horse Council Board of Directors
225 South East Street
Suite 738
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317)692-7141
medicinehorsewoman@gmail.com
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Content Writing