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  Amy Southerland
Professional/Personal Overview
  See samples of my work at www.wordhoney.com. I specialize in promotional and informational writing for businesses and nonprofits, crafting copy for websites, brochures, mailers, feature articles, annual reports, media releases, and social media. Most of my work falls under the broad umbrella of marketing communications, but my experience is wide-ranging. Career highlights include writing the copy for a permanent exhibit at the Harry S Truman Library and Museum; serving as lead writer and editor for three in-depth "Beyond Charity" reports that document the role of nonprofits in Greater Washington; and blogging from the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival for The Atlantic as part of an integrated marketing hub sponsored by Shell. I often assist businesses and nonprofits with core messaging and other communications strategies, and in 2014 I am expanding my services to include customized workshops and coaching -- an endeavor that draws on my experience as a college English teacher.
Work Info
Writer 18 Years
Business (general) 12 Years
Philanthropy 18 Years
Nonprofits 18 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
18 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
The Atlantic (theatlantic.com) (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
DC Access (11+), Shawnee Mission Medical Center (6-10), Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington (3-5), Northern Virginia Health Foundation (3-5), Catalone Design (3-5), Collective Method (3-5), Covenant Consulting (1-2), Green Hedges School (1-2), RoxJobs.com (1-2), Summit Fund of Greater Washington (1-2), Capacity Partners (1-2)
Other Work History
Communications Project Manager, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (2000-2003)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Kansas (1989-1995)
Computer Skills
Basic HTML, Word, Excel
Technical Skills
WordPress (blog content creation/posting), Twitter, HootSuite (Twitter management/tracking)
M.A. in English, University of Kansas; M.S. in Journalism, William Allen White School of Journalism, University of Kansas; B.A. in English, University of Missouri - Kansas City
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Washington, DC. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Contact Info
  Amy Southerland
Washington, DC 

E-Mail: wordhoney@gmail.com
Website: http://www.wordhoney.com