Courtney H
Writer #17559
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Joined 9/8/2016
5 Star Rating
99% Success
675 Projects
6 Endorsements
1 Elite Skills
Courtney has 10 years of experience in journalism and communications roles across a diverse international spectrum. Most recently, she was a PR Manager for one of the Middle East's largest retail and hospitality companies, managing the PR department of their international division. This included managing the full spectrum of PR and marketing communications, drafting press releases and publicity campaigns, and bilingual content creation. This was rooted in an ability to conceptualize promotional content for successful delivery to audiences and networks, along with guiding the in-house communications policies and media training activities.

Prior to this, Courtney worked for a multinational magazine and digital publishing house, establishing a digital department in the consumer publishing division from the ground up. A cornerstone of this role was in the editorial management of new digital publications and products along with work on a portfolio of international glossy titles.

Furthermore, Courtney has experience with many different types of writing and editing projects, from ghostwriting, to feature and journalism writing, to copywriting, copyediting, press releases and PR communications, speech writing and spokesperson coaching, social media management, entertainment writing, policy analysis, and industry specific content creation.
Entertainment
Real Estate
Technology
Marketing
Fashion
Web Page
Product Description
Electronics
Article
Blog Post
4 More

Specialties

Writing, editing, consumer goods, travel, politics, entertainment, technology, business, luxury goods, fashion, health and fitness, public relations, marketing, social media, copywriting, copy editing, design, content creation, strategy, web re-development, SEO, press releases, external communications, digital content, journalism, legal, blogs

Interests

Travel, politics, art, culture, music, technology, languages, history, gender equality, human rights, the Middle East

Education

University of Kansas

Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communications, William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

University of Edinburgh

Master of Science in Film Studies.

University of Edinburgh

Master of Science in Arabic/Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Consumer Goods

87 Projects Completed

With a background in retail and lifestyle PR and communications, Courtney has carved out a well-respected niche for herself in the consumer goods industry. She has produced highly engaging content for B2B publications, glossy bold-faced international titles, large multinational corporations, small start-ups, with content types such as press and PR campaigns, articles and editorials, copywriting projects, blog posts, website content, business presentations, marketing strategies, social media templates, and others.

Travel

49 Projects Completed

Several years of experience writing and editing for the travel industry with published work in glossy international magazines, travel websites and blogs.

Food

46 Projects Completed

Several years of experience in writing on restaurants, the food and beverage industry, and food products for international magazines and corporate clients.

Electronics

22 Projects Completed

When it comes to producing smart, timely content focused on electronics and the electronics industry, Courtney delivers high-quality material time after time. With an attention to detail in returning press releases, articles, blog posts, communications materials, presentations, white papers, and reports, she works hard to produce content that is suited to the client's needs.

Fashion

13 Projects Completed

Head of PR for a large multinationa retail and hospitality organization. Writing and delegating up to three press releases a week, multiple PR communications (both internal and external), social media posts, feature stories and news briefs.

Marketing

12 Projects Completed

More than a decade of experience in marketing and communications, from strategy development, marketing writing and digital marketing methods.

Technology

11 Projects Completed

Courtney has spent some time carving out a professional niche in the area of technology. Whether it's crafting engaging blog posts, articles, white papers, press releases or presentations, she is adept at creating tailored content to suit the critical needs of clients.

Real Estate

11 Projects Completed

With a smart understanding of both the residential and commercial real estate environment, Courtney is skilled at producing engaging, tightly written copy. Whether it is an article, a press release, promotional copy, a presentation, a blog post, or other communications, she delivers timely, high-quality pieces that are appealing to both industry and consumer audiences.

Entertainment

0 Projects Completed

Writing for consumer magazines and publications, including high end fashion and beauty titles, culture and travel publications and entertainment titles.

Blog Post

347 Projects Completed

Courtney is an expert at identifying important and engaging blog topics relevant to a variety of different industries. She then crafts useful information into a refined and polished package that is appealing to readers. All this is done with a focus on both gaining traffic and blog readership as well as converting that traffic into potential customers for the given client.

Article

32 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

Freelance writer for a current news and culture digital publication, focused on gender equality, feminism and politics.

Product Description

20 Projects Completed

Courtney can produce some seriously engaging and tightly written product descriptions. With more than five years of experience in writing on both B2B and consumer goods, products, and other services for glossy international titles, newspapers, and corporate clients she is skilled in producing strategic descriptions that aren't only well-written but contribute to the purchase conversion process.

Web Page

19 Projects Completed

With many years of her professional background spent in digital content creation and management, Courtney is an expert at crafting SEO-friendly, interesting, and enticing web pages. She has experience in the field redeveloping the digital properties of a large university, managing digital editorials for bold-faced international publications, and copyrighting for a wide variety of clients in a vast array of industries and topics.

Press Release

6 Projects Completed

Head of the PR department at a large multinational retail and hospitality organization. Wrote or delegated up to three press releases a week.

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