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Steve W.

Average rate
$40/hour
  • Joined July 2016

I'm a writer and a promoter with a great deal of experience in healthcare and the arts. I like to see the big picture and then tell others.

  • Inman, SC
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Steve W.
Inman, SC

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Copywriting Content Public Relations Community Admin

Experience

Summary

I am a communications generalist with strong talents in writing, creative thinking, media relations, public relations, promotions, and management. I have extensive experience in mass media publishing, healthcare, and the arts. I can write long or short.

Work history

Marketing Director
Duties include media relations, writing, advertising, website management, agency management, print production, coordination of activities among 10 cultural agencies with high profile integration with local community.
Marketing Director
All public relations, marketing, advertising, communications, promotions, special events, and community outreach for 125-bed hospital and affiliated physicians’ network. Also directed Volunteers and Chaplains. Writing, media relations, desktop publishing.

Portfolio

Life in Our Foothills magazine

I had the cover story, a personal column, and a story about a men's cooking along with a sidebar.

Hendersonville Times-News

I've written 14 reviews of a professional theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse.

The Greenville Journal

I write a personal column for this publication.

Education

Accreditations

University of South Carolina
Journalism, bachelor's degree

Skills

Skills

communications editing media relations journalism public relations publicity writing corporate communications editorial event organization

Tools

Constant Contact Facebook InDesign Photoshop

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 40hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Interests

Industries I love

Entertainment Events Food Health & Wellness Media PR & Communications Travel

What I read

Playboy, Esquire, Time, newspapers, Stephen King, Southern writers, Dune series

Side projects

Empty Bowls fundraiser; coached beginners soccer; board member for Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, American Red Cross, arts council, children's home, literacy council, cancer committee, marketing alliance, women's shelter; started a weekly newspaper

Ideal team

I like working with a team — big or small — with defined structure, where everyone knows what is expected of each other. I like straight talk, creativity, leeway, and respect for the individual. I like clear direction, but I don't like to be micromanaged.