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Last Login 10/24/2016
Location Herndon, VA
Education Masters Degree
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Summary of Experience
Vonda J. earned a bachelor's degree in journalism with a specialization in medical writing and editing from Northwestern University. She also holds a master's degree in writing from Seton Hill University. This SEO-savvy writer has published thousands of print and online articles on health/medical issues, pets and other topics.

She has worked as a paralegal and as a Federal contracting officer with an unlimited purchasing warrant and has written hundreds of articles on legal topics. During her career at the Pentagon, she served as the senior member of the team that wrote contracts for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Vonda J. also enjoyed working as a senior advertising copywriter and sales promotion specialist for one of the largest U.S. retailers. Her accounts included lawn and garden, sporting goods, automotive and home furnishings. She headed the company's largest sales promotion group, where she led a team of six writers and 10 art buyers and production specialists.

Two of her most satisfying accomplishments are serving as a founding member and vice president of the board of directors of a federal credit union and launching a large local chapter of a national health organization.

In addition to exercising her passion of writing from dawn to dusk and beyond, she operates an animal rescue founded by her family and is a former pet obedience trainer. She served as the state chair for Campaigning for Barbaro, an initiative to raise funds to make thoroughbred racing safer for both jockeys and competing horses.

This writer has taught college-level journalism and business communications. She currently teaches English as a second language (ESL) to adult students.

Vonda J. has an extensive background in marketing real estate. She was both a writer and an editor for more than 1,000 articles that were part of a project promoting neighborhoods throughout the United States. As a member of an HOA board for more than five years, she is also experienced in property management.

You'll love her topics, her professionalism and her style!
This seasoned writer is skilled at bringing readers the most current medical news and developments in articles of at least 500 words. As an animal rescuer, she lends an authoritative voice to pet health and social issues. Since variety is the spice of life, she also enjoys writing on a wide range of lifestyle topics. She is a master of the how-to article and also has four years' experience as a sales promotion manager for a large national retailer.
Vonda J. founded and operates an animal rescue. She is also an Oblate of a Benedictine monastery and has been a volunteer patient advocate for many years.
Seton Hill University Jun 2000 – Jun 2002
Writing, M.A.

Vonda S. completed a two-year program leading to a master's degree in writing.

Northwestern University Sep 1966 – Jun 1970
Journalism, B.S.J.

Vonda S. earned a bachelor's degree in editorial operations from the Medill School of Journalism. As part of her work, she completed a medical journalism specialization.

Honors and Awards
Commander's Award for Civilian Service The Commander's Award for Civilian Service is one of the highest civilian awards for which Department of Defense civilian workers are eligible. Vonda J. received this award from the Department of the Army for excellence in writing and revising large military contracts.

Association Memberships
Women in Communications, Inc. Vonda J. was inducted into Women in Communications, Inc., a professional organization and undergraduate journalism honorary, at Northwestern University. As a writer, she was active in chapters in Wisconsin and Washington, DC, for many years.

Certified Support Group Leader Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
Vonda J. completed training to become a certified support group leader for patients and their families. All support group leaders of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America must be certified to perform this role.

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Vonda J. has been a writer and an editor her entire adult life and has completed specialized training in medical journalism. She writes for several online sites and produces articles on issues that affect humans and their animal friends. She is a certified patient support group leader and a founding member of a large non-profit health organization.


Vonda J. founded and operates an animal rescue. She also served as the state chair for Campaigning for Barbaro, an initiative to raise funds to help injured jockeys, to make horse racing safer, and to honor the late 2006 Kentucky Derby winner. She has published articles on a variety of pet topics on several online sites. She's a hands-own animal advocate with a flair for just the right words.


Vonda J. wrote contracts, white papers, formal procurement decisions, and negotiation positions for 20 years for the federal government. She served as a contracting officer with an unlimited dollar warrant at the Pentagon and at civilian agencies. As a senior procurement analyst, she wrote and revised draft regulations for review by Congress. She also drafted Federal agreements with state and municipal governments.


Vonda J. has completed graduate courses in adult education. For several years, she taught courses in journalism and business communications in a community college. She also designed the curriculum for educational meetings of a large non-profit health organization for four years. She earned a master's degree in part by distance education and has written extensively on distance learning and other topics in education.


As a paralegal, Vonda J. drafted legal pleadings and other documents in a general practice law firm for three years. During this period, she completed six legal assistant courses.

In order to gain the highest level of certification as a contracting officer while employed by the federal government, she completed 15 post-baccalaureate courses in business and law. She held a contracting officer's unlimited warrant, with no monetary ceiling on the products and services she purchased for federal agencies.

This career position required drafting complex contractual documents within the parameters of federal and agency procurement regulations. Prior to retirement, she served as a senior procurement analyst and drafted potential regulations and revisions for consideration by Congress.

As a freelance writer, Vonda S. has published articles on dozens of topics of interest to consumers and the general public.

Real Estate

Vonda S. worked on a two-year real estate project to describe the attractive features of neighborhoods across the United States to prospective home buyers and renters. This project involved following very specific style guidelines adhering to a template for each neighborhood.


Vonda S. has written weekly newsletters, monthly bulletins, non-fiction articles, and op-ed pieces for large parishes, an order of nuns, online sites, and popular print publications such as Catholic Digest. As a Benedictine Oblate, she is a lay member of a monastery, an affiliate who lives outside the walls of the monastery. She has also completed graduate-level courses in religion and spirituality at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.


Vonda S. was a founding member and the first vice president of a federal credit union. In this capacity, she played a crucial role in setting dividend and interest rates and institutional policies. For two years, she was employed as a senior business analyst. Duties included managing the financial aspects of a $2.5 billion federal contract. During her writing career, Vonda S. has specialized in personal finance and sold articles in areas such as saving money and retirement planning. She has sold work to print publications and online sites such as and Yahoo! Finance.


Vonda S. was employed as a retail automotive copywriter for a major national retailer for two years. Due to the quality and timeliness of her work, the company promoted her to a supervisory position in automotive advertising.

The retail advertising produced appeared in newspapers throughout the United States as black and white ads and as color inserts. It included promoting automotive services, as well as parts and accessories. Examples included batteries, tires and products to detail cars and trucks.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Vonda S. is adept at using key words for maximum SEO impact in her articles. She selects headlines with care and repeats the key words in her opening and closing paragraphs. She also sprinkles them throughout the body of the article, with frequency tied to word count. She studies assignments carefully and makes note of any special client SEO requirements.

Projects by Asset Type

Vonda S. has published thousands of articles during her career. Her articles have appeared in national women's magazines and on dozens of online sites. This versatile writer specializes in health and pet issues but has also sold many articles on popular topics like adoption, alternative careers, tightwad families, wedding planning, and sports. She has a definite way with words that will draw readers to any topic she tackles.

Blog Post

Vonda has posted blogs for customers marketing both products and services. She particularly excels at writing blogs for medical professionals, such as dentists and plastic surgeons. This versatile writer also publishes a weekly blog on a medical condition as a health expert.

Product Description

Vonda J. S. has written product descriptions for several online publishers over a three-year period. The descriptions included text for pet products, health and beauty items, electronics, financial products, rental housing units, neighborhoods, office supplies, online courses, and jewelry, as well as medical provider reviews.

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Technical Writer

Vonda J. S. has specialized in creating health and medical articles for decades. While earning her bachelor's degree in journalism, she completed a medical writing specialty through Northwestern University's medical school. This seasoned writer tackles issues that affect both humans and their furry friends. Her writing makes it nearly effortless for readers to understand highly technical topics and procedures.

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After earning a bachelor's degree in journalism, this writer went to work as a journalist on a daily newspaper. After five years of beat reporting and feature writing, she began a freelance writing business and completed a master's degree in writing. She has sold articles to a number of popular women's magazines and to several online publishers. Readers love her how-to articles and her reporting of exciting developments in the word of medical research.

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Fortune 500

Vonda S. has published more than 1,000 articles with an online publisher, where she has received the site's highest contributor rating. In addition to publishing articles on popular topics like pet behavior, child rearing, personal finance, and career changes, she contributes many health and medical articles and also covers a weekly health news beat.


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