Vina H.

  • Joined May 2016

Fearless, ever curious, and bold, Vina Hutchinson has 20 years of experience as an award-winning writer, editor, researcher, and historian.

  • Reston, VA, United States
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Vina H.
Reston, VA, United States



Copywriting Public Relations Social Media



I have 20 years of experience in writing, editing, and research. I also have worked almost exclusively in remote positions for the last five years, an arrangement that suits me as I engage in some additional educational pursuits.

Work history

Independent Content Quality Editor
Edit and process questions for a question-and-answer website built around a community of content experts, working within a preset template.
Hutchinson Group
Work on a freelance basis for a variety of clients on a telecommuting basis, writing and editing copy, evaluating and rating social media, writing grants, research, and design. Clients include Appen, Washington Academy, and others.
Downeast Coastal Press
Copy Editor
Edited copy in a telecommuting position for a weekly newspaper.
Arcadia Publishing
Compiled historic photographs; researched and wrote extended captions for Postcard History Series: New Bern, Dec. 2007; New Bern: Then & Now, Nov. 2002; Images of America: New Bern, North Carolina, Nov. 2000. Proofed final copies, created indices.
By the Sea Publications
Wrote business, attraction and area listings, working with advertising clients and others; edited final editions for eight yearly print editions of a regional tourism guidebook. Created online business profiles as assigned.
Sun Journal
Advertising Staff Editor
Worked with advertising clients to write copy and designed content pages for special advertising sections of daily newspaper and marketing department of regional publications office.



Norwich University
Master's, American history
Marshall University
Bachelor's, history/journalism



advertising communications content creation content curation copywriting public relations




Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


  • Can work 30hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years


Industries I love

Philanthropy Travel

What I read

Reading: Primarily non-fiction - American and British social history of the early 20th century; Magazines: Fortean Times, Rolling Stone, The Economist. Love browsing Pinterest for craft and decorating ideas.

Side projects

Outside of work, my main project for the last two years has been working on my master's degree in American history, which has involved extensive reading, research, and writing.

Ideal team

I feel over the years that I have learned to work well with a variety of personalities and teams, but I prefer to work with small teams of creative, open-minded folks who are willing to listen to and offer suggestions on new ideas.