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Kathryn Lang
160 Joe Reeves Road
Guntersville, AL 35976
Email: kathrynlang@kathrynlang.com
Website: www.kathrynlang.com
Cell: 256-477-5773
Fax: 256-486-3964

A desire to inspire and motivate others allows me to work in a wide range of fields with comfort and confidence. My experiences and education have prepared me to invest and connect with a variety of individuals and groups. I am looking for opportunities where my unique skill set can become a solid part of the organization.

Special Events Work

Special Event s Wrangler
WordCamp Birmingham 2018
Secured sponsorship to allow for the expansion of benefits for conference attendees; located and negotiated unique venues for the speaker dinner and after party.

Lead Organizer and Conference Chairman
Mountain Valley Writers Re-Conference 2017
Negotiated venue for activities; secured sponsorship to bolster the budget – allowing for lower attendee expense; located and secured presenters; developed programming for full conference.

Special Events Coordinator
Rocket City Bloggers 2015
Developing quarterly teaching events for members and the public at large. Arranging and implementing the yearly Rocket City Meet and Greet event.

Events Leadership

Communications Director
WordCamp Birmingham 2017
Responsible for creating content for website and social media platforms to promote the WordCamp Birmingham event.

Executive Director
SouthEastern Literary Tourism Initiative
2013 - present
Working with communities, organizations, and authors to cross-promote tourism and literature. Working to create interactive literary experiences to highlight tourism features.

Chairman
Arts Factory, Guntersville Alabama
Jan 2015 – Jan 2016
Developed monthly programs for working artists to create opportunities for developing business incomes. Coordinate events, meetings, and special activities to encourage and support artists across genres.

Writing Positions

Kathryn C Lang
Freelance Writer
2005 – present
Develop content (long and short form) for companies, organizations and websites with a focus on keywords, long-tail keywords, and other SEO tools. Develop social media plan to draw more visitors to the websites, drive sales, or activate other measurable actions. Crafted eBooks, resources pages, and other marketing elements to serve as leads for engaging potential (and existing) customers or readers.

The Lakeside Post
Columnist/Feature Writer
June 2009 – July 2015
Regular columnist with weekly inspirational column; mentor and content editor to junior writers; feature writer focused on personal stories or encouragement.

Contentrix
Content Writer
2009 – 2011
Develop weekly articles providing tips for creating stronger content or reviews of sites that offer help with content.

All Custom Content
Content Writer
2008 – 2010; 2015
Develop content for business websites across a wide range of industries

Single Grain
Content Writer
2006 – 2008
Develop content for business websites across a wide range of industries

Social Media Management
Work with companies and organizations to develop and implement social media plans with effective ROI. Schedule content, develop content, and engage content across platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Experience with content management systems including HootSuite, CoSchedule, Tailwind.

Writing Portfolio

Media

Growing HOPE Broadcast
2014 – Present
Syndicated internet program focused on motivation and encouragement. Currently carried on:
Alive in Christ Radio, Wed 11:00 am Central
TruLight Radio
Spotify
iTunes

Snarky Rainbows Moments
Livestreaming through Facebook Live; Video content on YouTube.

Speaking

Craft Content Nashville
April 21, 2018
Repurposing Your Words – finding ways to put your words to work for you.

WordCamp Birmingham 2017
October 21 & 22, 2017
Why, Who, What, and When of Blogging

Craft Content Nashville
April 8, 2017
Find Your Peeps

Mountain Valley Writers Conference
March 23 – 24, 2017
It’s All About Relationships

Work History

Peculiar Productions, LLC, Guntersville, Alabama
1999 – present
Freelance author and speaker
Specializing in helping others find focus for their job or circumstance; developed courses and classes to provide practical applications for defining a target market, completing a project, and planning the steps for unique success.

Cranco, Inc., Guntersville, Alabama
1993 – 1999
Office Manager
Handled daily office operations including payroll, payroll taxes, office staff hiring and training; Processed over one million dollars a year of insurance forms.

MWR, NAS Cecil Field, Orange Park, Florida
1992
Intern
Handled MWR Welcome presentations; Planned and implemented social activities for enlisted men and women ages 18 – 24.

Education

1992 Bachelor of Science – Leisure Services – University of South Alabama

Software and Technical Skills

WordPress (since 2004), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, SEO, basic HTML, Photoshop, Premiere, REAPER, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher

(Letters of reference available upon request)