Laura Dignan

Smyrna, DE USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

I’m a well-published writing guru. I’ve worked previously as a reporter for numerous local newspapers and worked in the publicity department at Rizzoli, a major book publisher located in New York City. I currently hold a position in Business Development/Marketing/PR for an electrical contracting company. I’ve written everything from human interest feature stories, press releases, yearly and weekly marketing plans, local news stories, and more. I also have experience editing book manuscripts, creating media lists, locating and logging book reviews, creating company newsletters, company portfolios, and maintaining a company blog. I love all things relating to books and literature and am very passionate about the usage of proper grammar.


2 Years
1 Year
2 Years


Books & Literature
Entry Level
Business (general)
2 Years
Other, Specify
2 Years


Book Publishing Consumer
Entry Level
Newspaper - Local/Regional
2 Years
PR (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

3 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Salisbury University Flyer (10+), Rizzoli New York (6-10), Gannett Co. - Delaware Wave/Coast Press (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Nickle Electrical Companies (10+)

Computer Skills

Microsoft Program - Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook; PC & Mac systems; Adobe Acrobat; Google Analytics & AdWords; Basic social media knowledge


Mac laptop, audio recorder, digital camera



Guest column for a local magazine, Delaware Business, about how technology is entering the construction industry.
A freelance press release I wrote for a holistic healing consulting company about an award that the owner received.
This is a press release for an upcoming book release called Indonesian Eye.
This is a press release for Nickle Electrical Companies after the company had set a safety record for working four years without a lost-time accident.
A link to the company blog that I currently manage.