· Editorial management, development of editorial calendar, management of freelance staff of writers, editing and fact checking, development and implementation of news content, blogs, polls, surveys, help documentation and securing third-party article reprint permissions.
· Identification of consumer trends for marketing firms, SEO content writing.
· Preparation of press releases, marketing copy, consumer health guides.
· Creation of promotional materials and segment copy for The Pet Report, a 60-second television news feature, and Amazing Pet Discoveries, a radio show nationally syndicated with Radio America.
· Preparation of briefs for a major Wall Street information provider to deliver summaries of earnings calls and other types of live corporate conference calls to analysts.
· Feature writer and columnist for numerous industry and consumer magazines with a strong focus on wellness, complimentary therapies, cooking, home and family, gardening, and Eco-friendly living.
· Writing and editing of consumer, employee, and corporate newsletters for various non-profit organizations, businesses, and web sites.
· Newspaper correspondent and columnist covering regional news, recreation, travel, art, history, and lifestyle.
· Book author and contributing author to several titles focused on health, country living and cooking.
WEB DESIGN/COMMUNITY BUILDING/TEAM & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
· Founded a comprehensive alternative health site that has earned twelve awards for excellence in content, function, and design.
· Production of web-based and email newsletters.
· Daily monitoring and enhancement of discussion forums, site metrics, etc.
· Community management of staff and remote teams:
· Coordination and moderation of promotional events.
· Recruitment and training of chat and message board hosts via documentation, online classes, practical scenarios, and individual mentoring.
· Scheduling and supervision of up to 30 online hosts, coaches, or customer service representatives.
· Conflict resolution, crisis intervention, and security enforcement in an online environment.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY/CLIENT LIST
· MONTEREY BAY HERB COMPANY -- Copywriter, Social Media Content
. SELF IMPROVEMENT, INC. – Web Editor, Online Community Facilitator
· ECOMII, LLC – Content Writer, Green Living Guides
· CLUBSPACES, INC. – Managing Editor/Content and Blog Producer
· ARDIS HEALTH – Marketing Copywriting, Medical Protocols, Blog Production
· altMD.com – Copywriting, Natural Health Information Content
· INFOSEARCH MEDIA – SEO Copywriter (Various Industries)
· PROSPERO TECHNOLOGIES – Online Community Moderation (Corporate)
· SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH MAGAZINE – Newsletter & Web Producer
· LIFE EXTENSION Foundation – Medical Protocol Writer
· EMEDIA/FDCH & CCBN - Financial Brief Writer & Editor
· NEW VISIONS INTERNATIONAL – Copywriter, Natural Product Guides & Catalogs
· STEWART LABS – Pharmaceutical Copywriter, Packaging & Insert Copy
· RUFF RIDER, LLC – Copywriter, Press Releases for Natural Pet Products
· SOUTHEASTERN FRIENDS – Radio & Television News Copywriter
· CONSENSUS HEALTH – Online Community Coordinator, Balanced Life Coach
· LYCOS, INC. – Online Community Coordinator
· HEALTHLINE.COM – Daily Health News Writer
· TRIPOD.COM (Lycos Network) - Alternative Health Newsletter Editor
· UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON – Online Medicinal Herb Library Writer
· SUITE101.COM – Botanical Therapies Columnist & Editor
· AMERICA ONLINE – City Guide Writer
· AMAZING INSTANT NOVELIST (on AOL) – Chat, Boards & Game Host
· PARENTING MAGAZINE ONLINE – Chat Room Moderation
· AMETEK ROTRON (formerly EG&G) – Marketing Assistant
· DEEGAN & SANGLYN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE – Copywriter, Brochures
“Karyn was one of the first writers we hired at altMD to create expert and unique consumer-oriented content for altMD.com. AND she became the standard to which all other's who followed were compared. Thank you Karyn! You rock!!”
Joel Fellman, SVP Business Development and Principal, altMD.com
“Karyn is one of our highest-rated copywriters at InfoSearch Media. She produces top quality content, and she's both very reliable and easy to work with.”
Diane Sievert, Director, Content Development at InfoSearch Media
“I've worked with Karyn Maier more than once in the capacity of Online Community Moderator, and have consistently found her work to be of the highest level. She's always managed to handle any job handed to her, and handles the public - a major aspect to this work - with absolute professionalism. She has also worked exceptionally well with colleagues, both as a team member as well as team leader. I would not hesitate to hire her again, and recommend her highly.”
Bill Pfleging, former Community Director at Lycos.com