Who am I and what is my background?

I am Diane Dobry, a freelance writer who teaches PR and New Media Journalism at Full Sail University.  With 20 years of experience in professional writing, researching, proofreading and editing, as well as PR and media relations,  I currently specialize in creating content, editing, proofreading, blogging, and general communication consultation services. My personal and professional interests include travel, wine importing, food and higher education. As a member of the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association, my key focus currently is in those areas in my professional writing.

I have always had a passion for writing, and I am also the person who notices all the grammar, usage and spelling errors on social media and in publications–because to me, writing something important is worth doing well.  In my spare time, I write in my journal, read my writing at open stage events, attend writing conferences and workshops, and read–often about writing techniques, but also for entertainment and research. 

What can I do for you?

My clients look to me as a freelance writer and communications consultant who has managed communications offices and campaigns and who can help develop effective online and print content and strategy.   From case studies or profiles of satisfied customers and clients to product descriptions and blog posts for your website, as well as feature articles and press releases that describe your news, events and accomplishments, I am ready to work with you to fill your communication needs. That includes proofreading and polishing your own content to a higher level of writing.  I have also worked with non-native English speakers and academics to proofread their English-language papers and articles for publication, including dissertations.

Achievements:

As a Director of Communications, I have :

  • Advised administrators and faculty members on writing op-eds and working with the media
  • Helped them garner coverage or a forum in major venues such as The New York Times, CNN, Education Weekly, Huffington Post, A&E, Newsday, and major local television news.

As a wine importer, I was successful in promoting my mission and my brand on:

CNNmoney.com

CBS Evening News

Ottawa Citizen

Wine Enthusiast

Playboy.com

I have taught the following subjects at the college level:

  • English language writing and conversation at a college abroad
  • PR writing, public presentation, and integrated marketing communications
  • New Media Journalism, Public Relations Final Project and Thesis, and Reputation Management Strategies

The kind of writing I do and enjoy:

I have written blogs and articles on:

  • food
  • film
  • television
  • travel
  • wine
  • soap

I manage social media sites on travel to Hungary, as well as food and wine

As a stringer for local Florida news and tourism publications, I covered:

  • local and state business stories
  • agriculture
  • travel destinations
  • events
  • human interest stories

I’ve worked with small business owners to:

  • Create brochures and menus
  • Write website content and professional bios.

What are my credentials?

I have a master’s degree and doctorate from Columbia University’s Teachers College, and have written both academically and for the general public on various topics.  I can write content for general target markets, and I have worked with academics in need of help with proofreading projects, including publications and grants.

Contact me today to discuss prices, packages, and consultation services for your writing and editing needs.