Sarah Tollie

Johnson City, TN USA

Professional Experience

I am a creative, conscientious, and committed writing and editing professional with extensive experience in the magazine, non-profit, and higher education worlds. My work runs the creative gamut, from writing and editing museum exhibits and music reviews to editing media law and occupational health nursing textbooks. I am well-versed in using APA, MLA, and AP styles and have helped to implement style guides for writing website copy and museum exhibits.


Content Editor (online)
6 Years
6 Years
6 Years


4 Years
Books & Literature
4 Years
6 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
5 Years
Online/new media
6 Years
Academia Other
4 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

6 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Honest Tune Magazine (6-10), Times Digital Agency (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (1-2)

Other Work History

Digital Marketing Manager, CG Enterprises, 3/14 - present Communications Associate, Birthplace of Country Music, 7/12 - 4/14 Graduate Assistant, College of Mass Communication, MTSU, 8/10 - 5/12 Editorial Assistant and Indexer, Media Law & Ethics, 4th Edition, Routledge NY, 7/11 - 10/11 Online Content Manager, Website Launch, Virginia Intermont College, 6/10 - 7/10 Associate Editor, Summer Edition, Nantahala Review, August 2009

Technical Skills

Content management systems (Wordpress, Basecamp, custom CMS systems for non-profits and higher ed) Customer retention management systems (VinSolutions)

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, Excel) Microsoft OS (Windows XP - Windows 8) Mac OS and Microsoft Office for Mac


Laptop with Windows 8 OS Nikon digital camera Olympus digital camera iPhone 5s Audio recorder


Dr. Mark Roberts, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Reinhardt University Dr. Zeny Panol, Associate Dean, Mass Communication, Middle Tennessee State University Dr. Jessica Turner, Director and Head Curator, Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Reba June Green Communications Award, 2008


Music Reviews

It seems that one-time country-darlings The Wreckers have packed their bags and cowgirl boots, ditched their ripped jeans for kilts, and trekked it all the way to Canada.
The Blue Ridge-bred The Steel Wheels are a rhyme you can't quickly forget. Hailed by country music blog 9513 as "forces to be reckoned with," The Steel Wheels transcend their sing-song name with Red Wing, a 14-track blues, bluegrass, and soul-stomping tour-de-force.
At first glance, Canadian crooner Jenn Grant appears as an ever-subtle songstress, her silky vocals sliding within the ever-present sea of coffeehouse-bred, guitar-strumming queens. But with Echoes, the Halifax resident's third effort, we're witnessing an audition for a bigger stage.
Indie twin darlings Tegan and Sara wowed critics and gained fans with 2007′s The Con. This year, they've delivered again. Sainthood, the duo's sixth studio album, is equal parts dramatic departure and logical progression, sonically lighter and lyrically denser than previous efforts-but entirely Tega
For husband-and-wife duo Over the Rhine, The Long Surrender has been a long time coming. Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler are well-versed industry vets whose music has undoubtedly progressed in the 20 years since Till We Have Faces, the team's independently released (and decidedly '90s) debut.