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Donna D

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Last Login 9/27/2016
Location Kansas City, KS
Education College Diploma
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Summary of Experience
After earning her BS in Business Administration degree and paralegal certificate, Donna D. worked for over 17 years as a technical writer in the Contracts Department of a national company specializing in home health care. Completing responses to “Requests for Proposals/Invitations to Bid” required extensive research, attention to detail and coordination of responses from multiple levels within the organization, including staff, management, and field personnel.

Donna D. completed several assignments dealing with health issues for an East Coast women’s magazine. The Editor provided the general topic and e-troductions to several physician advertisers; the rest was a matter of Donna developing the appropriate questions, conducting the interviews, and turning the information into an article suited to the readership. Her previous experience in the home health industry led to a successful relationship.


Drawing from her love of growing things, Donna D. went a step further and in 2006 became a Master Gardener through her local state Extension office. After completing the course taught by professors from the State agriculture university, each year she exceeds the minimum continuing education hours necessary to maintain her active status. Part of the volunteer service she performs for the organization includes drafting responses to grant offers and turning the after-program data into a comprehensive report to the grantor.
Specialties
Donna D. has almost 20 years experience as a technical writer in the home health care industry preparing proposals and answers to RFIs. In addition, she was a freelance writer specializing in health issues for two years for an East Coast women’s magazine. She is comfortable interviewing health professionals and “translating” information into text easily understood by lay people.

A volunteer who has been trained in horticulture and gardening, Donna D. (a Wyandotte County, Kansas Master Gardener since 2006) has an exceptional knowledge about outdoor plants in the central Midwest, as well as indoor plants. Master Gardeners are concerned with offering tested answers to questions and rely on the educational experts. She keeps current on developments regarding many varieties of edible and decorative plants and continually exceeds the minimum annual continuing education requirements of her County. If she doesn’t already know the answer, she has the ability to research and provide authoritative responses.

Home cooks are increasingly receiving credit for their production of quality meals for family and friends. As one of these individuals, Donna D. is able to produce nutritious culinary delights on a daily basis, and has done so for decades. She is especially interested in the use of fresh herbs to complement the protein and sides. She can share recipes, techniques, as well as tips and tricks she has developed and learned over a lifetime in front of a stove.
Interests
Health issues
Gardening
Cooking
Education
Rockhurst College Business Administration, BS in Business Administration/Management

Donna D. successfully completed all requirements for a cum laude Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Management from Rockhurst College (now known as Rockhurst University).

In addition, she earned a Paralegal Certificate from the same institution.


Projects by Industry
Health

Donna D. has almost 20 years experience as a technical writer in the home health care industry preparing proposals and answers to RFIs.

Women

Donna D. completed several assignments dealing with women's health for an East Coast women’s magazine. The Editor provided the general topic and e-troductions to several advertisers; the rest was a matter of Donna developing the appropriate questions, conducting the interviews, and turning the information into an article suited to the readership. Her previous experience in the home health industry led to a successful relationship.

Garden

Drawing from her love of growing things, Donna D. went a step further and in 2006 became a Master Gardener through her local state Extension office. After completing the course taught by professors from the State agriculture university, each year she exceeds the minimum continuing education hours necessary to maintain her active status. Part of the volunteer service she performs for the organization includes drafting responses to grant offers and turning the after-program data into a comprehensive report to the grantor.

Projects by Asset Type
Grant/Proposal

Donna D. has almost 20 years experience as a technical writer in the home health care industry preparing proposals and answers to RFIs. In addition, she was a freelance writer specializing in health issues for two years for an East Coast women’s magazine. She is comfortable interviewing health professionals and “translating” information into text easily understood by lay people.

Article

Donna D. completed several assignments for an East Coast women’s magazine. The Editor provided the general topic and e-troductions to advertisers; the rest was a matter of Donna developing the appropriate questions, conducting the interviews, and turning the information into an article suited to the readership.

Facebook Post

Donna D. limits her Facebook entries and generally offers comments on issues that will raise consciousness or offer the reader the opportunity to reflect on personal matters.

Projects By Expertise
Research Writer

With a variety of interests and acquaintences, Donna D. enjoys delving into an assortment of subjects that may be of interest to readership.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

As a volunteer interested in gardening, Donna D achieved certification as a Master Gardener in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Her continuing education and projects provide source material.

Conversational

Donna D is a regular contributor to the Wyandotte County Master Gardeners monthly newsletter. The pieces she submits deal with members’ backgrounds, other interests, and highlight their current gardens.

Journalistic

As an unpaid freelance writer for Girlfriendz Magazine, Donna was assigned the topic of “questions that a woman might be too embarrassed to ask of her own physician”. After interviewing several doctors, she wrote the article in question-and-answer format. Below is the introductory paragraph for that piece.

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