Cathy Vandewater

Brooklyn, NY USA

Professional Experience

Skilled, consistent, and professional web writer/editor with the ability to breathe life into SEO-driving copy for web as well as get the facts straight for a print story. Credits include Huffpo, Time Out NY, amNY, XO Jane,, POZ Magazine,,, and many corporate clients.


Content Editor (online)
6 Years
8 Years


1 Year
3 Years
Other, Specify
4 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
1 Year
Online/new media
6 Years
Marketing (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
1 Year

Total Media Industry Experience

8 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Vault (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

2U (10+)

Other Work History

Much of my writing and editing work has been full time as Content Strategist at 2U (following freelance work) and as Associate Content Producer at (following an internship). I've also had editorial internships at Time Out NY, Smart + Strong Publishing,, and Gotham Writer's workshop.

Technical Skills

HTML, CMS, tracking/analytics proficiency

Computer Skills

CMS (Wordpress, Maxwell, Umbraco, Jira, and others), Google Analytics (and other traffic/reach measuring tools), Newsletter tools (MailChimp, Buzzstream, Survey Monkey), SEO best practices, and the usual suspects at any office (Word, Excel, Google Docs)


Laptop, audio recorder


Phil Stott,



An interview with a teacher at a federal prison for
Easy guide for free online courses teachers can take for professional development. This one got record-breaking traffic when posted on's social media pages.

Career and Job Search

An app that helps you adjust your personality for the person you're talking with may have unique benefits for your job search.
A look at the career (and life) setbacks that come with our high appearance standards for women.

Public Service

A look at the popular marketing technique of "native advertising"--and how nonprofits can take advantage of its low-budget, high-reach effects.
As part of an outreach strategy (getting the nonprofits we mentioned to share our content!) this is a write-up of popular Autism organizations for its awareness month.