Carrie Williamson

New Orleans, LA USA
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Professional Experience

I am an award-winning freelance travel writer that covers all things discerning--travel, cars, motorcycles, luxury goods, wine, spirits, restaurants. Based in New Orleans, I routinely write about the exotic concoction of food, music and fun to be had in my hometown. As a seasoned copywriter, my clients have included both nonprofit organizations, (National Geographic) and businesses (M.G. Maher & Company, Inc., an international shipping company). My corporate portfolio includes web content, social media, newsletters, ad copy, and marketing collateral.

Expertise

Content Editor (online)
14 Years
Copywriter
14 Years
Writer
10 Years

Specialty

Food
7 Years
Business (general)
12 Years
Travel
14 Years

Industries


Association publication
10 Years
Marketing (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
14 Years
Pr/marketing - all
14 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

14 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Forbes Travel Guide (2), KULTUR Magazine (1), PS Magazine (1), Reach Magazine (1), Loews Magazine (1), The Port Record Magazine (1), Transaction Trends (1), Leader\\\'s Edge Magazine (4), AirTran Airways Go Magazine (1)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

M.G. Maher & Company., Inc. (4), MBLX, Inc. (4), New Orleans Commercial Real Estate Women (4), Steeg Law Firm, LLC (4), Line 58 (4), Wye River Upper School (4), Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours (4), Jammin\\\\\\\' for Japan (1), Leader\\\'s Edge Magazine (4)

Other Work History

Owner of Carrie Williamson Marketing in New Orleans, LA Account Executive/Business Development Strategist at Fixation Marketing, Washington, D.C.

Foreign Language Skills

Some French

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Squarespace

Equipment

MAC laptop, Nikon D50 digital SLR with lenses, Sony Mini-DVD Camcorder

Work Permits & Visas

Brazil business visa

References

Rick Pullen, Editor in Chief, Leader\'s Edge Magazine Robert M. Steeg, Managing Partner, The Steeg Law Firm Rosie LeBreton, Past President, New Orleans Commercial Real Estate Women Greg McGruder, VP, Lectures & Public Programs, The National Geographic Society Geoff Coats, Principal, Line 58 Design David Schulingkamp, President, M.G. Maher & Co., Inc. Mark Bielski, Director of Sales, Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours Patricia McGlannan, Board Member, Wye River Upper School

Awards

Society of National Association Publications (SNAP) Excel Silver Award for Feature Article AMA New Orleans MAX Award for Event Marketing

Associations

New Orleans Press Club MediaBistro.com Avant Guild Member Net2NO - Where social changemakers and technological forerunners come together in New Orleans.

Work Samples

Articles Travel

(Leader's Edge Magazine 7/1/2010)
The latest news for connoisseurs of all things discerning. This month: California wine country, Abu Dhabi, Bermuda, Ethiopia, Ferrari 599 GTO.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 3/1/2011)
The latest news for connoisseurs of all things discerning. This month: Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Todo Santos, Pinehurst Resort, Horseback Riding in Belize, Pentax K-5, Tepper Jackson Bags, 2012 BMW 650i Convertible.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 7/1/2011)
The latest news for connoisseurs of all things discerning. This month: Maryland's Eastern Shore, Virginia Countryside, Inn at Little Washington, Keswick Hall, Inn at Perry Cabin, Hotel Sezz St. Tropez, Gaylord Hotels, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, 50 Places of a Lifetime, 2012 Maserati Gran Tourismo MC.
(Loews Magazine 7/1/2011)
Living Local - Loews New Orleans offers visitors a slice of life in the Big Easy.
(Forbes Regional Guide South 2011 1/1/2011)
Contributor to New Orleans section. Wrote: Introduction, Where to Stay, Where to Eat, What are the Top Things To Do in New Orleans?, Shopping. The attached PDF provides a sampling of my copy.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 7/1/2013)
New Orleans entrepreneurial spirit hits the hospitality industry. What's new in restaurants, hotels and craft cocktail bars.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 12/1/2009)
The latest news for connoisseurs of all things discerning. This month: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Orient-Express, Maho Bay Camps St. John, Cross-country skiing with Exodus. Lamborghini Murcielago SuperVeloce.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 11/1/2010)
The latest news for connoisseurs of all things discerning. This month: Macau, The Masters, Family Reunions, Quark Expeditions, Tribeca Digital SLR Sling, Porsche GT2 RS.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 4/1/2009)
The latest news for connoisseurs of all things discerning. This month: The Broadmoor, Crystal Cruises, Idaho River rafting, yoga escapes, Vespa GT 250.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 6/1/2011)
The latest news for connoisseurs of all things discerning. This month: Los Angeles, The Redbury, Four Seasons LA, Ritz Carlton LA, Dream Cars West, Namibia, Amazing Family Tours Italy, Yagtze River Cruise, Loews Hotel New Orleans, Caracella-Bath's Motorsport Collection, Aston Martin 2012 Virage Coupe.
(PS Magazine 9/1/2011)
The "New" New Orleans: This Southern Belle is Back in Business.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 12/1/2010)
The latest news for connoisseurs of all things discerning. This month: Washington, DC, London's Savoy, Breckenridge, CO, Paris to Japan, Book Lust To Go, Bodhi Bags, 2011 Lexus LX570.

Articles New Orleans

(Leader's Edge Magazine 3/1/2007)
Travel to New Orleans post-Katrina.
(Transaction Trends 4/1/2013)
Make the most of your down time in New Orleans with these insider tips for attending Jazz Fest, plus recommendations on where to eat, drink, and be merry.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 10/1/2010)
Shrimp, oysters and crab dominate most menus in the Big Easy. But with restaurants like chef Donald Link's Cochon Butcher, a bona fide butcher shop meets urban eatery, New Orleans restaurants are serving up a lot more than the holy trinity of seafood.
(Loews Magazine 7/1/2011)
Living Local - Loews New Orleans offers visitors a slice of life in the Big Easy.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 7/1/2013)
New Orleans entrepreneurial spirit hits the hospitality industry. What's new in restaurants, hotels and craft cocktail bars.
(Reach Magazine 1/1/2010)
A New Orleans transplant goes behind the scenes to explore the world of krewes and floats.
(AirTran Airways Go Magazine 11/1/2009)
The gospel about Louisiana's latest digital interactive media tax credits--a whopping 35%--and the post-Katrina entrepreneurial renaissance New Orleans is experiencing, as young, educated professionals flock to the city, seduced by the eclectic culture, vibrant music scene and affordable lifestyle.
(PS Magazine 9/1/2011)
The "New" New Orleans: This Southern Belle is Back in Business.
(Forbes Regional Guide South 2011 1/1/2011)
Contributor to New Orleans section. Wrote Introduction, Where to Stay, Where to Eat, What are the Top Things To Do in New Orleans?, Shopping. The attached PDF provides a sampling of my copy.

Articles Feature

(Leader's Edge Magazine 10/1/2008)
Insuring vintage investments may be hard to swallow for some, but its absolutely essential if you don't want to become the next "Big Wine Caper." This article won a Society of National Association Publications Excel Silver Award for feature article.
(AirTran Airways Go Magazine 11/1/2009)
The gospel about Louisiana's latest digital interactive media tax credits--a whopping 35%--and the post-Katrina entrepreneurial renaissance New Orleans is experiencing, as young, educated professionals flock to the city, seduced by the eclectic culture, vibrant music scene and affordable lifestyle.
(Loews Magazine 7/1/2011)
Living Local - Loews New Orleans offers visitors a slice of life in the Big Easy.
(PS Magazine 9/1/2011)
The "New" New Orleans: This Southern Belle is Back in Business.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 3/1/2008)
An entertaining read about insuring collector cars using the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance collector car show to tell the story.
(Reach Magazine 1/1/2010)
A New Orleans transplant goes behind the scenes to explore the world of krewes and floats.