Wendy Worrall Redal, Ph.D.

 

I help clients communicate lucidly in writing. Whether your needs involve in-depth aid in defining ideas, making points clear and using compelling prose, or a copy-edit for grammar, punctuation and style, I can help you achieve your goals. As I writer, I focus on travel, the environment, nature, food and health, as well as scholarly research. I am happy to provide references and/or curriculum vitae on request.

 

Writing and editing experience:

 

  • Blogs

  • Websites

  • Social Media

  • Catalogs

  • Brochures                                                       

  • Newsletters

  • Press releases

  • Feature stories

  • Book manuscripts

  • Annual reports

  • Grant applications

  • College admissions essays

  • Sales and marketing communications

  • Theses, dissertations and white papers

 

Teaching experience:

 

 University of Colorado Boulder: Contemporary Mass Media; History of Mass Communication; Media & Public            Opinion; Theories of Mass Communication; Media, Culture & the Environment; Mass Media Writing; Critical  Thinking & Writing; Water & the West.  High School: History, Social Studies, Speech Communication.

 

Selected relevant employment:

 

Editorial Director, Natural Habitat Adventures: Senior copywriter, editor and communications strategist for online and print marketing; contributing writer for Good Nature Travel blog; content developer and contributor for social media including Facebook and Twitter. Staff position since 2011, contractor from 2007-2011.

 

Freelance Writer, Editor & Strategic Communications Consultant: More than 25 years' experience as a freelance/contract writer and editor for numerous corporate, nonprofit and academic clients including Resource Media, Great Harvest Bread Company, Asia360 Travel Company, Explorers’ Corner, New World Music Festival, Boulder Bach Festival, Jubilate Sacred Singers, Compassion International, Northwest Family Medicine, The Gronstedt Group. 

 

Freelance Journalist: Published in The Huffington Post, Budget Travel Online, Alaska, World Wildlife, Headwaters, Gaiam Life, Bare Essentials online magazine, Boulder Daily Camera, Colorado Daily.

 

Blogger: Contributing writer to The Adventure Collection, Good Nature Travel, Gaiam (eco-travel), University Parent, Collegiate Parent, Scholars & Rogues.

 

Admissions/Scholarship Essay Coach: I work with high school and college students to help develop themes, organize content and write clean, cogent prose for application essays.

 

     Editor, CEJ News/Views, online newsletter of the Center for Environmental Journalism,
     University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000-2006.  Developed and assigned stories, wrote and edited copy,  
     coordinated overall issue production.

 

     Program Coordinator & Research Associate, Center for Environmental Journalism, University of Colorado Boulder,
     2000-2006. Responsible for marketing communications, external relations, writing annual reports to funders,
     grant development, website writing and editing, and event planning and management.

 

Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado Boulder, in media studies/journalism and environmental studies, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, and Center of the American West, 1997-2009. Designed and taught courses on environmental media studies, media history, media theory, media and public opinion, and critical thinking and writing.

 

     Copywriter & Tour Development, Holland America Line, Seattle, WA, 1984–1988. Wrote copy for brochures,

     itinerary text, tour narration manuals, sales support materials, and new tour development proposals for land
     tour subsidiary of major international cruise line.

 

Academic credentials:

PhD, Communication, media studies focus; University of Colorado Boulder

MA, Journalism, dual print and media research tracks; University of Colorado Boulder

BA, History; minors in English & political science, Seattle Pacific University

Secondary Teaching Certificate, State of Washington

 

Current memberships: 

Adventure Travel Trade Association

 

Past memberships:

Society of Environmental Journalists

International Communication Association

American Association of University Women                                                                           

 

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