Randi Donahue

3234 Campbell St
Website: https://www.clippings.me/randid
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Professional Experience

The first book I wrote won me a Young Authors Award. It was titled "I Don't Want to be Kangaroo Anymore." I came up with the concept. Wrote the words. Heck, I even illustrated the dang book. I was in first grade. I am still working on my next book. Somewhere in between I've managed to get a bachelors in business, a masters in journalism, find true love and create two amazing little humans. I'd like to think I have a decent amount of life experience, but the truth is, just like every other human on this planet, I am forever in "school." Learning as I go. Seeking knowledge to propel me forward. Hoping to share that knowledge with others through words. I love the mystery surrounding an assignment, the confidence to pitch a great story and the gumption to tell a fellow freelance I know he can do better. If you have read this far, you also know I like to write. To balance this flaw, I take on positions editing...because, well, I am admittedly Type-A and mostly left-brained so it full-fills my need to plan, org

Expertise

Writer
10 Years
Editor
4 Years
Copy Editor
1 Year

Specialty

Environment & Nature
4 Years
Lifestyle
9 Years
Business (general)
2 Years

Industries


Newspaper - Local/Regional
4 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
9 Years
Online/new media
4 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Edible Sarasota (10+), The Business Observer (6-10), The Observer Media Group (10+), LWR Life Magazine (1-2)

Other Work History

I've had jobs as an energy rater, copy editor, banker, bartender, waitress laborer, ropes course guide and more. I've been a managing editor of a weekly newspaper and a project manager for a custom home builder. I've managed the family business and my family for quite some time now!

Technical Skills

Photography

Computer Skills

Excel, Word, Data Entry, Powerpoint, Wordpress

Work Samples

General

An in-depth look at the Circus Arts Conservatory based in Sarasota, Florida.
Red-tide has afflicted my hometown for the longest stretch ever. This story addresses the issue and offers tips on how civilians can help mitigate future blooms.
An artist with a mind for business has made significant progress in a mission to disprove the starving artist myth. It has taken some serious hustle.
A college student turns his love of sailing into a way to facilitate growth and education of at-risk peers.