Connie Schlosberg


Professional Experience

Does government jargon confuse you? Let me help you sort through the madness. Need help with white papers, studies, reports, contracts, and proposals? I have been writing and editing those words for years, and I speak that language well! My style is clear and concise. I love writing profiles and company histories. I can make anyone's life an interesting must-read. Ask me about personal branding. I write about wellness, music and education. I'm a copy editor, article writer, book reviewer, researcher and, I confess, a poetic teetotaler. My writing has a sense of humor when needed, but my copy is always clean. My poems have appeared in A Far Off Place and Stories of Strength and I'm the author of 1340 and Revamp Your Resume. I make my deadlines, report with accuracy, and am a pro at extracting great information from a dull source. I'm comfortable with journalism, book publishing, and corporate work. Please visit or


26 Years
26 Years
26 Years


Business (general)
26 Years
20 Years
10 Years


Online/new media
10 Years
3 Years
20 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

26 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Colorado Springs Gazette (1-2), Space Observer (3-5), EBSCO Publishing (1-2), Mom Writers Literature Magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Jordan Marsh Department Stores (1-2), Ergon, Inc. (10+), Gypsy Rain Jewelry (10+), Department of Defense (10+), Polymere Corporation (6-10), The Red Pen Editor (6-10), J C Rex Group (3-5), Home Depot (3-5), Hudson Realty (1-2), (1-2), Apeyga (musical band) (1-2), Century 21 (1-2), Colorado Springs Film Commission (1-2), K-Mart (1-2), Lockheed Martin (1-2), Karmadoza (musical band) (1-2), Remix Your Health (1-2), Tommy Gallagher (1-2), (1-2), Sterling Leather (1-2), The Asylum (musical band) (1-2), Colorado Springs Wine Festival (1-2)

Other Work History

Business Content Manager, 2001-2012, USAF, Program Management Division, Peterson AFB Program Coordinator, 1998-2000, Colorado Springs Dance Theatre, Colorado Springs, CO Information Manager, 1989-1997, Defense Contract Audit Agency, Philadelphia, PA & San Diego, CA Copy Editor, 1988-1989, Hess's Department Stores, Allentown, PA Account Manager, 1987-1988, Copy Spot, Inc., Santa Monica, CA Technical Writer, 1985-1987, Ergon Company, Edison, NJ

Technical Skills

Video Editing (Camtasia), Photo Editing, Web Design

Foreign Language Skills

I speak, write, and read French, Spanish, and Italian on an elementary level.

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat, Marketo,MailChimp, Microsoft Front Page, Windows XP, OS 10, TFS, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Blogger


iMac, iPad, Desktop with Windows XP, Laptop with Windows XP, Digital Camera, Audio Recorder, Fax Machine, Scanner, Printer, High Speed Internet


Available upon request.



Art Critiques

Sometimes art tells us a story, but sometimes art takes on a social meaning that moves us to think more, to change.
Three-dimensional art incorporates height, width, and depth giving artists another venue for creativity.
Both Leonardo da Vinci' Mona Lisa and Andy Warhol's 30 are Better than One are bothfine examples of the two-dimensional processes in art. However, each work of art was accomplished in very different ways.
Artists express their ideas through their art. Such artists as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Salvador Dali, and Georgia O'Keefe have opened our minds to new thoughts through their art.
Artist Paul Cezanne's The Basket of Apples takes a modern twist on still life. This oil painting on canvas catches the eye with Cezanne's flair for geometric spatial organization on a two-dimensional surface.


I remember when I was working in procurement for the Department of Defense, an office supply sales rep told me he could sell ice to the Eskimos. Of course that statement is as old as time, but he seemed to wear it as a badge of honor.
Article about getting organized at work.
Personal essay about an incident with my father while on vaction in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Funneling her energy between her job as chief of program control for FMA and volunteer work, Debbie Lombardi is living proof on how to give more and live more by devoting her time for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).
How to determine your conflict style.
The Combined Federal Campaign of the Pikes Peak Region is having its annual fundraising drive from Sept.30 through Nov. 13.
Tips for choosing a charity for donations.
Have you felt stressed lately? Anxious? Nervous? Who wouldn't be with fall semester just getting underway!
Seven easy things you can do to safeguard your information.
Is it better to have a scripted sales presentation or a tailored one? The guiding principle in any sales process should be listening to your buyer and tailoring your sales presentations to meet your buyer’s unique business needs.
How-to article on 7 yoga moves that you can do at your desk.
The best place to start is with the basics. Yes, you may offer some really amazing bells and whistles with your product, which may even be a big selling point in your presentations. But most of your customers have to start from the beginning.
This article shares tips on what to do when your buyers doesn't want to make a purchase with your solution or your competition's.
Advice on how to react when faced with an active shooter.
There’s a little known marketing secret in the retail industry that can easily be applied to those whose primary clientele are other businesses. It’s so subtle most people don’t even notice what’s happening, which is probably the best kind of advertising you can get.
Securing your data is top priority at Primary Intelligence. Our TruVoice software and its reliability are essential to our business. You can rest assured your data is 100% secure with us at all times.
Living close to the scenic Delaware River, I can count umpteen rustic 18th century inns and taverns while driving along the country roads, which lead to the well-known water way.
Remember in high school when your friends told you that if you didn't understand the question to select “C� as your answer? That may very well be the same adage respondents use when completing surveys.
Price and cost may seem like one in the same but that is not true.
By going straight to the source, you discover what is and isn’t working for you and most importantly, why.

Op-Ed Articles & Essays

With the recent fiscal budget war in Congress almost leading to a government shutdown over Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger's 1921 speech "A Moral Necessity for Birth Control" is still an important rhetoric for the rights of women's health and well being.
I remember September 11, 2001 clearly. My daughter Isabella had just turned one year old. I was getting us ready to leave for Peterson Air Force Base where I worked and where Isabella attended day care. I caught a bit of the news.
As I drive west towards the majestic Rocky Mountains along the flight line, a steel gray jumbo military airplane's propellers are whirling and about a dozen or so camouflaged airmen are lined up getting ready to board. The sun is still rising as I park my Land Rover in the lot by the radio tower.
The day my daughter was born was a wonderful day. My parents had flown in the day before to give me a helping hand. She was supposed to have been born a couple of days before their arrival, so the doctor decided to "assist" Isabella's arrival by giving me some labor inducing medication.
I remember almost drowning off the coast of Daytona Beach, Florida when I was eighteen years old. My dad had just gotten over a serious operation and was out of a job because of his illness. We moved in with my Aunt Ethel and Uncle Joe who were living in Deland, Florida at the time.
An analysis of the South Asian, Chinese, and Abraham religions reveals challenges in their relationships with accepting each other's belief systems as valid practices. Our faith stems from many different beliefs, culture, and ideology.
Whenever we are faced with a moral dilemma, we need to consider whether the action would respect the basic rights of each of the individuals involved.
I feel that America's strength is today's youth, yesterday's youth, and tomorrow's youth. It requires all walks of life of all ages.
The mindset - that computer users are entitled to whatever is available on the internet - is partially to blame. Changing users' mindset will require a lot of education in schools, media and the internet.
Artists should be given free reign in the creation and display of their works regardless if these said pieces of work offend or disparage some - or even - all persons' beliefs and values.
I'm fortunate enough to have been born into a musical family. My father's mother is a descendant of the opera composer, Giuseppe Verdi. My mother loves Broadway and opera tunes and is always singing around the house. My grandfather was a musician and had his own band.
Using a rating guide to label record albums is not a form of censorship. Censorship is the removal or suppression of what is considered morally, politically or otherwise objectionable.
Blues music is something to be felt. It encompasses emotions and attitudes and both strangely and beautifully, the art knows no gender. Blues are both masculine and feminine. Women came into the blues with both barrels loaded.
For a brief moment I have to myself, I sit down to peruse the November issue of Self magazine. I only turn to the first page and there are crystal blue eyes are staring at me. Her golden skin is noticeably perfect with not a blemish or wrinkle in sight.
The piercing whistle from a passing train turns my head toward the train station. A sign catches my eye. "Help me. I'm homeless." Beneath the sign sits a mousy-haired middle-aged man, wearing a red flannel shirt, ripped cargo pants and no shoes.
According to an ABCNEWS/Beliefnet poll, 58 percent of Americans support stem cell research with six in ten saying the federal government should fund such research. With recent political advertisements running this week, the media have stirred up the ongoing debates of stem cell research and cloning.
It is 8:00 a.m. on a frigid January day. Snow has already accumulated on the grass, and the weatherman reported black ice on most roadways. I've just finished warming up the Outback Subaru and Isabella's finally put her black suede boots on.
I ruffled through my roll top oak desk searching for stationary paper to write a letter to my nephew. He's going to Europe - acting as an ambassador - on a school trip. His school requested family members to write notes to the students to keep them from getting homesick.
The living room is the coziest place in the house. It has a couple of plush leather couches that I got not too long ago. However, my family spends most of the time there watching television. Isabella has some toys thrown about the room.
Although predicting Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees is as difficult as predicting the weather considering the ever changing environment of the business, the mentioned artists have the potential to remain chart topping, touring darlings of the music industry.
Studies have shown the importance of early education in lifelong academic success. There is tremendous importance with building an academic foundation early for later learning. As of 2000, sixty percent of school districts in the nation have kids enrolled in full-day programs
Soon, music will be having a grassroots movement if it has not started already. Once upon a time, artists needed the big record labels to help pay for the cost of recording music, including renting a professional studio and hiring an engineer and producer.
Imagine being a United States solider driving with your comrades through the war zone desert of Iraq, when you stumble upon a young girl, no more than six or seven years old, standing innocently in the middle of the dirt road.
Recently, while reading an article on the disturbing suicide of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, I saw the name "Generation X" mentioned throughout the article. The first thing that came to my mind is what does Billy Idol's old punk band have to do with someone's self-destruction?
My alarm rings at six o'clock in the morning, but the smell of tomato sauce simmering on the stove is what really wakes me up. I'm visiting the old neighborhood I grew up in. It's funny what you miss when you've been gone so long.
Over fifteen years ago, I met my husband at Perkins Restaurant after partying with a few girlfriends of mine from work. We walked into Perkins at about two in the morning and asked for seating for three. One of the guys behind us shouted, "Six!"
Poetry is an unusual art where most of the time the giver is also the receiver.
The pending death of the compact disc (CD) will be arriving shortly. The recording industry is at a major crossroad. Record companies used to partake in the majority of an artist's career.


This workbook can help you build the resume that makes your greatest impression whether you are creating your resume to get your first professional job; revamping an old resume due to a job change or re-entry to the workplace; or planning a career change where the old resume just will not do.
Featured poem - Roses will Bloom. Born in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, this anthology shares stories about what it takes to beat the odds.
Poems, lyrics and recipes from my early life as a cheeky teenager to an idealistic forty-year old.

Concert Reviews

Review of Lady Gaga's Monster tour at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO.
Review of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra's performance "Double and Triple."


Colorado driving destinations - Day trip to the Rockies.


A bio that I wrote for a Century 21 real estate agent.
When Debbi Fowler started in federal government civil service in March 1980, she had no idea how far her career would take her. Her first job was in Washington DC - not far from where she grew up - working as a clerk-typist.
Fresh from his day-to-day program manager activities overseeing the FENCE contract, Rusty Hatfield is heading towards the main lobby in building 350 to volunteer as an entry control person for the doorway during the 21st Space Wing's latest exercise.
I'm always afraid to share my favorites for guilt of having everyone discover them and then I never get the guilty pleasure of enjoying good music selfishly to myself. Nonetheless, I'll present to you a delight in musicality that you don't come across everyday.
Tommy Gallagher's Incredible Friends' music kicks off with a punch. Self-described as a "Seasoned, Professional, Fun loving Jamband," Tommy provides an innovative sound to some great favorites.
Tony is a retired Air Force sergeant who was assigned to the Reconnaissance division right before the Vietnam War started. "My group went into Vietnam to scope out everything before we [The United States] were officially supposed to be there," he says.
Looking for a great sound with an innovative crunch and ferocious complexity? You'll have that with The Asylum - an up and coming Phoenix-based heavy metal band.

Music Reviews

Book Reviews

Henry James wrote his "Daisy Miller" characters the way an artist would paint this canvas, contrasting his characters with lightness and darkness. Both Daisy and Winterbourne share an independent viewpoint, but the two differ on their approach to this viewpoint.
David Bach's book, "Start Late, Finish Rich" is directed to older readers who have neglected their savings. This message is positive to the extreme and continuously motivational. Its style is reminiscent of an infomercial script minus the cheesiness.
Emily Dickinson treats death with two minds - death as trepidation and as blessings. To her, death symbolizes immortality. Many of Dickinson's poems are ambiguous, but four stood out to me as related to death - Nos. 216, 449, 465, and 712.
Edgar Allan Poe chose a suitable title to his short story, "The Fall of the House of Usher." This title is symbolic as it suggests both the last of the Ushers, Roderick and Madeline, and the decaying mansion where they live.
In an excerpt from Good to Great, business consultant Jim Collins wants everyone to forget about what they were taught that creates great companies.

Press Release

A press release announcing a new blog dedicated to progressive music.
A press release for a Naval change in command.


A resume that I wrote for a CEO of a large corporation.

Creative NonFiction

Several pictures of dogs adorn the walls. One is an 8 by 10 photograph of a bride and groom smiling and posing with a white Labrador retriever. Lenny is waiting patiently near a mahogany cocktail table, eyeing the backpack Stephanie is carrying. She greets Lenny with a pat on his blonde head.
Ron Hoskinson recalls how he didn't have a great reputation coming on as program manager to the Thule Air Base, Greenland contract. He wears a short-sleeved khaki shirt, no tie, and casual slacks with Docksider shoes - Don Johnson-style - with no socks.
Husbands and wives are going to work with their children in tow. Some children will stay with grandma, some will go to a child care center, some will go to school. After everyone has gone, the houses are deserted and the streets are empty. The aroma of stale coffee doesn't even linger around.


A promotional letter that I wrote for a client who teaches yoga.
Promotional articles for the Combined Federal Campaign.


Ron is my last interview and the work week is coming to an end. Publications like Rolling Stone are always covering politics and government in a dim light. On a whole, I'm sure that's true.
As I drive west towards the majestic Rocky Mountains along the flight line, a steel gray jumbo military airplane's propellers are whirling and about a dozen or so camouflaged airmen are lined up getting ready to board. The sun is still rising as I park my Land Rover in the lot by the radio tower.
I take a deep breath because I'm a little nervous about meeting the subculture I've chosen for my research - the infamous government auditors. Pictures of weasel-eyed, anal retentive oafs dance in my head.

Technical Documents

A how-to instruction on using the Word feature in Microsoft.

Travel Essay

A travel essay on a visit to Deetjen's Inn, Big Sur, California.