Amanda Williams

  • Joined November 2015

I am a travel blogger and freelance writer with a degree in journalism and 5+ years experience of writing for the web and social media.

  • Twinsburg, OH, United States
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Amanda Williams
Twinsburg, OH, United States

Availability

Seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 15hrs per week

Services

Categories

Social Media Content Copywriting Public Relations Email

Experience

Summary

I have a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in hospitality & tourism management. I've been running a successful blog and freelance writing for the web for 5+ years, and have most recently worked for a social startup called Edgar.

Work history

Customer Outreach and Education
I created educational webinars on social media-related topics, handled email marketing campaigns, and helped out with customer service and outreach on social media.
Blogger
I've been running a travel blog since early 2010, writing about destinations all over the world and growing a solid readership and social following. I increased traffic to more than 1 million annual unique visitors in 2015.
Managing Editor
I coordinated with contributing authors to set up the site's post schedule, and published all posts for nearly two years.
Findlay Courier
Copy Editor
I worked for nearly two years as a copy / layout editor at the main newspaper in Findlay, Ohio. I edited and wrote headlines for news stories, and also designed pages of the newspaper.

Education

Accreditations

Ohio Northern University
Journaliam
Kent State University
Hospitality and Tourism Management (Master's)

Skills

Skills

writing editing social media social media strategy blogging public speaking content creation social media management social media marketing

Tools

Instagram Mailchimp Edgar Help Scout CoSchedule Wordpress Google Analytics Trello Slack Facebook Twitter Canva Flow Buffer Hootsuite

Interests

Industries I love

Travel Media PR & Communications Photography

Side projects

I launched a blogging course in November 2015 in conjunction with Travel Blog Success. The course teaches bloggers how to pitch and successfully work with travel brands and tourism boards.