rondabowen@writingresearchediting.com

Objective:  To assist clients with their writing, research and editing needs in a timely and affordable manner.

Experience:

Editorial consultant
Self-employed, January 2008 –Present

• Published over 1000 articles, both print and online
• Assisted multiple businesses with their marketing material and website content including CS Odessa and Strategy Expert on a contract basis
• Dissertation editing, book editing, journal article editing

Social media consultant
Rock The Deadline, New York (Remote), July 2014 – Present
• Increased the number of followers on social media from 200 to well over 3000
• Created blog posts outlining the importance of content marketing
• Helped with quality improvement efforts and created training materials for users

Fundraising coordinator
JB Dondolo, Dallas, TX, February 2013 – Present
• Grant writing
• Constructing donor letters
• Organizing and launching fundraising campaigns

Writer
Spotzer Media Group, (Remote), October 2012 – Present
• Creating SEO-friendly content for webpages
• Content involves dental offices, attorneys, doctor offices, and small businesses
• Editing and customizing content to each client’s needs

Owner & Editor
Activism My Way, Chico, CA, August 2012 – Present
• Creating an editorial calendar
• Writing content for the website
• Promoting website content using social media

Owner & Editor
Wining Wife, Chico, CA, June 2011 – Present
• Creating and ensuring an editorial calendar is followed
• Maintaining a relationship with other writers and advertisers
• Promoting the blog via social media channels

Writer
Enveritas Group, Remote, September 2011 – Present
• Following a list of guidelines to create quality content
• Travel writing and parenting advice
• Creating SEO-friendly content while using a CMS system

Senior Editor
Equanimity Magazine, TX (remote) April 2009 – Present
• Coming up with an editorial calendar for publication
• Maintaining relationships with writers and editors
• Editing and proofing articles prior to publication
• Interviewed Mark Victor Hansen, Gloria Loring, Kevin Sorbo, Barbara Taylor Bradford and many other influential people

Lead Editor
Spartan Avenue and SoDo Mojo, Fansided, (Remote), November 2012 – March 2013
• Increased readership
• Created sports-related content and reported on sporting events and news
• Conducted live blogging and live Tweeting events

Chief Operations Officer, President
Cool Waters, Inc., Chico, CA, October 2011 – December 2011
• Worked as a founding member of a corporation dedicated to publishing books and literary magazines
• Established best practices for the corporation
• Created a business plan and worked on the launch issue of Empirical Magazine

Contributing Editor and Senior Writer
Bright Hub, Remote, 2008-2011

Writer and Editor
Words & Numbers Press, New York, 2008-2010

Writer
Urban Mainstream Magazine, 2008-2009

Writer
Cosmotourist, 2008-2009

Editorial Consultant
Marin Community Foundation, 2008-2009

Writer
Black Hole Online, 2008-2009

Writer
MetroWize, 2008

Lead Bookseller
Barnes & Noble, 1997-2004
I served in various departments, most notably custom orders where I built relationships with customers, distributors, and publishers, and magazines & newspapers. I also became extensively familiar with business, computing, reference, history, crafts, household, entertainment, poetry, and drama resources. I also cross-trained in receiving and spent time cataloging merchandise as well as training new employees. Finally, I maintained displays, and it was imperative to be on top of current publishing trends and customer demands.

Education

Ph.D. Coursework, Philosophy
Michigan State University, 2006-2008
Courses in social and political philosophy, history of philosophy, philosophy of science, feminism, epistemology, and metaphysics; served as a teaching assistant in the philosophy department and a research assistant in the sociology department

MA, Philosophy
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 2006
Courses in German literature, social and political philosophy, logic, epistemology, metaphysics, and metaethics; served as a research assistant in the French department

BA, Philosophy
California State University, Chico, 2002
Philosophy, French literature, Child development and health; served as a teaching intern in the philosophy department