Communication and Editing

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Through journalism, blogging and social media work, I have multi-platform publishing experience. My volunteer efforts are directed, to a large degree, toward the promotion of libraries.

Blogging: I write about trends and happenings at libraries at “Cynthia Parkhill: Paralibrarian and Editor.” At “Librarian on a Bicycle,” I write about daily travel via bicycle and bus, with a special interest in library outreach that takes place on “two wheels.”

You can find my professional byline on blogs for Body Support Systems and the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Content management: My blogging for RVUUF is part of work for the church as Web Content Editor. I solicited, created and edited content during an initial population of RVUUF’s website. I continue to update the site with current information.

Social media: My professional work and volunteer interests include posts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. I curate news and images for “Yarn Bombing at Your Library,” a project on Facebook to showcase libraries.

Email campaigns: I use the “MailChimp” email marketing platform to self-syndicate my blogs, and produce and distribute marketing campaigns for RVUUF’s “Religious Explorations” program.

Public speaking: I’ve given various presentations in professional and volunteer capacities, including effective communication with the media and the promotion of library services.

For about two years, I was an A&E correspondent on a community radio show. I earned the rank of “Advanced Communicator-Bronze” by completing speakers’ manuals through Toastmasters International.

Signage/displays: I regularly create library signage and a variety of promotional materials including bookmarks, “Top 10” circulation fliers and letter-fold brochures. At Body Support Systems I create magazine ads, packing inserts and trade-show materials.

Print publications: I worked several years as editor and paginator for daily and weekly newspapers, and volunteered as newsletter publisher for various nonprofit groups. During two terms as Public Relations Officer for a Toastmasters club, I submitted press releases to local print media.

My weekly Arts and Entertainment section was twice honored as a finalist in the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest. The Association of California School Administrators honored me for Outstanding Media Coverage of Public Education.


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