Who am I and what is my background?

I am Diane Dobry, and I am currently a course director in PR and New Media Journalism at Full Sail University. My professional background includes 20 years of experience in professional writing, researching, proofreading and editing, as well as PR and media relations. Specializing in writing, editing, blogging, and communication consulting, I have a wide range of personal and professional interests that 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.

What can I do for you?

If you are looking for a freelance writer and communications consultant who has managed communications offices and campaigns and who can work with you to develop effective online and print content and strategy, you have come to the right place.   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 have done them all, and am ready to work with you on crafting those pieces.  Perhaps you have produced your own content and want someone who can proofread and polish it to a higher level of writing.  I am the one you want.  I have also worked with non-native English speakers and academics to proofread their English-language papers and articles for publication, including dissertations.

How do you know I can do what I say?

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 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 have 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.  While I prefer writing for the general public, I am also interested in working with academics who are looking for help with proofreading projects, including publications and grants.

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

 

 

 

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