Relevant Writing & Editing Experience

Published Author: The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty (Sartoris Literary Group). Insider Secrets for Free Media Attention, marketing e-book released in May 2019.

Writing: Professional writer for 28 years, with expertise in television, digital and magazine magazine.

Published author of two dozen nationally syndicated feature and news articles and two video blogs within the USA Today network that reached 141,000 people.

Author of articles published in: The Clarion-Ledger, USA Today, Austin-American Statesman, Jackson Free Press, Shelbyville News, and New Palestine Press. (links below)

Script and screenwriting: Experience includes local television news & special reports, documentaries, commercials, webinars and feature-length scripts.

Editing: Copyedited four non-fiction books and a screenplay. Edited broadcast and digital news scripts in seven different newsrooms (large to small markets). Edited various business materials (newsletters, blogs, press releases).

Links to Dawn’s work:

CoSIDA Magazine:How to Find Your Content Champions

LinkedIn: “Crisis Management 101: How to Create a Plan”

LinkedIn: “Crisis Management 101: Check Your Marketing Messages”

LinkedIn: “How to be Productive When Working From Home”

LinkedIn: “Mentoring Monday: Advice for Women in Business”

LinkedIn: “What a Squirrel Can Teach You About Business Decisions”

LinkedIn: “When Interning, Keep Mom Out of It”

USA Today:Go Red for Women and Save Lives

USA Today:Pecan, Apple, Sweet Potato: Oh My Pies!

USA Today: “It’s National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, Are You Wearing One?”

USA Today: “America Wants Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill”

Jackson Clarion-Ledger: “Millennials Muscle in on Housing Market”

Jackson Clarion-Ledger:  “#GoHealthyMS: It’s About Time”

Jackson Clarion-Ledger:  “How I Became the Governor’s ‘Running Mate’”

Jackson Clarion-Ledger:  “Tired? Missing Sleep is Dangerous”

Jackson Clarion-Ledger:  “TEDxJXN: We Need ‘Ridiculous Optimism’”

Jackson Free Press:Finding My People in Mississippi

Jackson Free Press: I’m a Mississippian by Choice – Twice

Jackson Clarion-Ledger:  “Move Over Silicon Valley: Mississippi is Innovating”

Jackson Free Press: Feed Your Brain

Jackson Free Press: “Ready or Not for Baby”