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.” At “The Autistic Gourmand,” I explore social “norms” and challenges related to eating food.

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 I produced and distributed 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 created 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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