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Deirdre Gamill-Hock

Freelance writer and editor available immediately
Freelance writer and editor available immediately
  • Kansas City, MO
  • January 31, 2021

I am a highly organized, resourceful, imaginative, and innovative problem solver who is passionate about providing exceptional customer service while delivering superior products and services on-time and above expectations. 

21-years of experience researching and writing newsletters, articles, online content, and blog posts.

14-years of writing and editing/proofreading grant applications, business plans, marketing plans, and technical reports.

5-years of writing and editing/proofreading experience for fiction authors.

Skilled with Microsoft 360 products.

Areas of Interest

  • Adult art hobbies.
  • Health, wellness, and nutrition.
  • Rehabilitation therapy and exercise.
  • Older adults and aging gracefully.
  • Entrepreneurial and business documentation.
  • Caring for pets.

 

"Deirdre is a fastidious and reliable editor of words, paragraphs, and pages.”
― Iain Rob Wright, Author

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Education

AAS - Occupational Therapy Assistant @ Metropolitan Community College
Aug 2011 — May 2014

Trained in assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations, of individuals, groups, or communities. It is an allied health profession. Trained to work with people with mental health problems, disabilities, injuries, or impairments.

Certificate @ University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute (EDI)
Mar 2001 — Oct 2004

Learn to promote economic well-being and quality of life for communities, by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. Includes public to private, rural to urban, and local to international. Training in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial, and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities, and a variety of other institutions. Graduates are able to create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions.

MBA @ Wichita State University
Aug 1998 — Dec 2000

The Master of Business Administration degree in Wichita State's W. Frank Barton School of Business prepares students for responsible positions of leadership in business, government, health-related organizations, and other institutions. Particular attention is given to developing an understanding of the organization as an integrated system.

BBA - Business/Psychology @ Pittsburg State University
Aug 1986 — Dec 1989

Bachelor in Business Administration through the Kelce College of Business. Designed to prepare future business executives for the workforce with an emphasis on general administration

Experience

Writer, Marketing Communicator, Website Coordinator @ DGH Ventures, LLC
Jan 2021 — Current

Wrote content for blogs, articles, and newsletters.
Edited/proofread business and fiction blogs, articles, newsletters, reports, and books.
Created and maintained websites and blogs.

Tax Examining Technician @ Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service
Jul 2020 — Dec 2020

Reviewed, perfected, edited, and coded submitted Federal 1040 and 1040SR for processing.

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant @ Diversicare Therapies
Aug 2014 — Dec 2019

Wrote succinct daily reports and weekly summaries of each patients' therapy sessions, goals, and progress.

Freelance Writer @ Kansas City Fitness Magazine
Jan 2009 — Dec 2010

Wrote requested and pitched articles on health, wellness, nutrition, and exercise.

Marketing Communicator, Website Coordinator @ Fitwell Lifestyles, LLC
Jan 2007 — Dec 2014

Wrote newsletters, blogs, brochures, and web content.
Designed and implemented marketing campaigns.
Created and maintained the website for the company.

Economic Development Coordinator @ Leavenworth Area Development
Apr 2002 — Aug 2007

Researched and wrote newsletters.
Wrote business correspondence and the board of director meeting minutes.
Proofread and edited business plans, marketing plans, and grant proposals submitted by local business owners and entrepreneurs.

*Wrote the proposal for and received a $25,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan bank for equipment and supplies needed to create more effective proposals and marketing materials.

Director @ Harper County Economic Development Council
Jan 2001 — Apr 2002

Wrote business correspondence and the board of director meeting minutes.
Proofread and edited business plans, marketing plans, and grant proposals submitted by local business owners and entrepreneurs.

*Wrote the proposal for and received $25,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan bank for equipment and supplies needed to create more effective proposals and marketing materials.

Research Assistant/Intern @ Wichita Technology Corporation
Aug 1999 — Dec 2000

Researched and wrote business plans, competitive analysis, and market validation.
Assisted with public relations and promotion.
Developed sales and marketing strategy.

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