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Shawnna Stiver | Elance
Last Sign-in: Sep 24, 2015

Shawnna Stiver

Confident and Creative Freelance Writer/Editor
   United States


Minimum Hourly Rate $44

Freelance writer/editor with more than 12 years of experience with expertise in magazine publishing, technical writing, marketing, advertising and public relations materials. Been published in consumer magazines, trade publications, newsletters, online websites and blogs. Industries encompassing my work include: insurance, financial services, banking, trial attorneys, retail, construction, pharmaceutical, agricultural and manufacturing.

Consistently recognized as a talented writer/editor, leader and team player.
Thrives in creative,...

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Wrote articles for Winner's Circle Portfolio, a monthly sales promotion magazine...
As part of the 100th Anniversary celebration, Neumann Brothers wanted to revamp its...
Worked as sole writer for Recruit, a recruiting newsletter aimed at Farm Bureau...
Wrote stories for Family Ties, a quarterly employee magazine for FBL Financial Group,...
Wrote a feature story for dsm Magazine, a consumer print magazine published four times...
Produced an issue of 515 Magazine from start to finish. Consistently recognized as an...
Wrote articles for Figure Magazine, a custom publication for one of the leading women's...
Worked on the awardwinning Drake Magazine staff as a writer while getting my second BA...
Worked as a freelance copy editor/proofreader for a series of agronomy books aimed at...

Skills (10)

Adobe InDesign
Adobe InDesign CS6
Cover Design
Digital Photography
Microsoft PowerPoint
Article Writing
Blog Writing
Business Writing


Iowa Bankers Association
Communications Coordinator
2013 - Present
PUBLICATIONS MANAGEMENT Iowa Bankers Exchange (monthly print/digital magazine) Role: Editorial planning, research, interviewing, writing, editing, proofreading, design/layout, approval process...
dsm Magazine
Freelance Writer
2012 - Present
Research, interview subjects and write feature stories for DSM Magazine, a local city magazine covering people and lifestyles that make a difference in Des Moines. My stories have appeared in both...
Welland Laike Communications
Freelance Writer
2012 - Present
Write monthly feature stories for You Should Know, an integrated marketing e-newsletter for trial attorney clients - topics including: purchasing a home, distracted driving, forced arbitration,...
The Wittern Group
Freelance Writer/Editor
2010 - Present
Write, copy-edit and proofread installation and operating manuals for Wittern Group, one of the leading manufacturers of vending machines. Take highly complex engineering language and translate...
Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Marketing & Communications
2010 - 2013
Write requests for proposals collaborating with top executives on content. We have successfully been awarded 10 jobs from the proposals I have written. Manage and write all content on corporate...
Iowa Pharmacy Association
Communications Consultant
2011 - 2012
Wrote and compiled annual award booklet, proofreading annual report and award presentation materials. Wrote, copy edit and proofread quarterly Journal and monthly Board of Trustees and member...
Pioneer Hi-Bred International
Freelance Technical Writer/Proofreader
2009 - 2010
I was a full-time freelance technical writer/editor assisting the agronomy services sales department with presentations and training modules, editing copy for grammar, AP style and content so it's...
Meredith Corporation
Editorial Assistant, Integrated Marketing
2008 - 2009
Brainstormed story ideas, wrote short briefs and fact checked for Figure Magazine, a custom magazine for Charming Shoppes, Inc. a leading women's apparel retailer. Copy edited and fact checked...
Drake University
2006 - 2008
Brainstormed story ideas, interviewed subjects and wrote feature articles for award-winning Drake Magazine. Staff writer for 515 Magazine, capstone publication to Drake University's undergraduate...
FBL Financial Group, Inc.
Communications Assistant
2004 - 2008
Wrote travel and food oriented articles for Winner's Circle Portfolio, a sales promotion and incentive brochure for all FBFS agents. Published monthly and distributed to more than 2,000 agents....


Drake University
Master's Degree - Communication Leadership
2010 - 2013
Drake University
Bachelor's Degree - Magazine Journalism
2006 - 2008
Simpson College
Bachelor's Degree - Corporation Communications
2002 - 2004
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