Kathryn Lang
P.O. Box 434
Guntersville, AL 35976
Email: kathrynlang@kathrynlang.com
Website: www.kathrynlang.com
Cell: 256-477-5773
Fax: 256-486-3964

A love of words and 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.

Writing Portfolio

Writing Positions

Content 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; Craft eBooks, resources pages, and other marketing elements to serve as leads for engaging potential (and existing) customers or readers.

The Lakeside Post
June 2009 – July 2015
A regular columnist with a weekly inspirational column; mentor and content editor to junior writers; feature writer focused on personal stories or encouragement.

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

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

Single Grain
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, Buffer.


Growing HOPE Broadcast
2014 – Present
Syndicated internet program focused on motivation and encouragement. Currently carried on:
TruLight Radio

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


WordCamp Birmingham 2018
Pelham, Alabama
August 4 & 5, 2018
Repurpose Your Words – simple ideas that help you put your words to work for you.
Podcasting 101 – basic steps for getting started in podcasting.

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


Growing HOPE, Guntersville, Alabama
1999 – present
Freelance author and speaker
Utilize words to offer encouragement and hope. Build connections between bloggers and communities through Rocket City Bloggers in Huntsville and North Alabama. Develop online groups to promote literary opportunities and projects.

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
Handled MWR Welcome presentations; Planned and implemented social activities for enlisted men and women ages 18 – 24.


1992 Bachelor of Science – Leisure Services – University of South Alabama
Focus in tourism and commercial recreation.


2012 SELTI Short Story Contest – Winner, “Digging Up Bones”


Communications Wrangler & Special Events Wrangler
WordCamp Birmingham 2018, Pelham, Alabama
Jan 2018 – Present
Creating content for website and social media platforms to promote the WordCamp Birmingham event; Securing unique location for Speaker Dinner and After Party.

Chairman, Mountain Valley Writers, Guntersville, Alabama
Jan 2016
Working with local and national companies to support and develop a writing conference for working writers.

Executive Director of the 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, the 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.

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


Experienced with Word, Excel, Publisher, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, SEO, OBS Studio, CoSchedule, REAPER, Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements, Slack

Familiar with HTML, InDesign, Buffer, Blogger

(Letters of reference available upon request)