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Margie Monin Dombrowski

Compelling stories that connect and inspire

Summary

Creative writer and meticulous editor with 15 years of experience in copywriting, magazines, books and online publishing. Delivers top-notch copy for corporate clients; marketing agencies; universities; nonprofits; and consumer, trade and custom publications. New media savvy. Proficient in AP style. Not afraid of content management systems, blogging platforms, etc. Specialties: Interior Design, Architecture, Real Estate, Business, Healthcare, Technology

Writing Samples

Publications

Preserving Your Memory (Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation)

Healthcare Design

Interiors & Sources

restaurant development + design

Independent Agent

Montage Magazine (Montage hotels and resorts)

Clients

The Center for Health Design

Colgate

Array Architects

Overstock.com

Harrington College of Design

Owners.com

Payoff 

Convene

Work History

MargieMD.com

2001Present

Freelance Writer, Marketing Copywriter and Editor

Craft marketing copy for businesses, including case studies, informational web content, articles, ebooks and more. 

Write feature stories on business, healthcare, commercial design, healthcare design, restaurant design and residential design for trade, custom and lifestyle publications.

Contently (Content Marketing Agency)

2015Present

Freelance Writer

Write thought leadership blog posts on design and event planning trends for Convene. Interviewed safety expert and wrote blog content on home automation for Cox Media.

Skyword (Content Marketing Agency)

2013Present

Freelance Writer

Pitch topics and create engaging, informative blog posts for several brands: Colgate, Murphy Oil Soap, Overstock.com, Owners.com, SolarCity and Harrington College of Design

Beckett Media/Engaged Media

20102015

Managing Editor & Freelance Editor

Copyedited, created sections, wrote articles, scouted interiors and designers, and worked with public relations contacts and freelance writers for special issues of shelter magazines: Cottages & Bungalows, Make It Organized, Outdoor Rooms, and American Farmhouse Style.

Managed production schedule and edited content for three national enthusiast publications: Ultimate MMA, Action Pursuit Games and Gun World. 

Edwards Lifesciences

20092010

Proofreader

Proofread medical device labeling for global labeling temporary project.

Tarbell Realtors

20072007

Copywriter

Wrote weekly luxury real estate ads for Orange County Register, North County Times, Press Enterprise, Daily Breeze, Redlands Daily Facts and San Bernardino Sun. 

Wolters Kluwer

20052006

Editorial Assistant

Copyedited manuscripts on medical terminology and topics for nursing textbooks temporary project.

BowTie Inc./I-5 Publishing

20062006

Associate Editor, Reptiles Magazine

Wrote and copy edited articles, profile stories and captions.
Planned editorial calendar and managed production schedule.
Increased reader interaction by publishing online polls in the magazine and moderating community message board.

Metrocorp Custom Publishing

20052005

Editorial Intern

Wrote and fact-checked articles; scouted interiors and designers for Home & Garden, Elegant Wedding, New England Travel & Life, Concierge and Pennsylvania’s Official Wine and Spirits Quarterly. 

Domsky & Simon Advertising

20042004

Proofreader/Account Assistant

Proofread and suggested copy ideas for catalog copy, press releases and hang tags for Bodek and Rhodes fashion projects, Jordan Fashions bridal fashion projects and Susan G. Komen’s Philadelphia Race for the Cure. 

Razorfish

20042004

Copyeditor

Copyedited hospital technology solutions web content for Siemens temporary project.

Running Press Book Publishers

20022004

Assistant to Associate Publisher

Brainstormed topics for new non-fiction titles.
Wrote and edited book jacket, Mini Kit product copy and sales copy.
Edited catalog copy for consistency with licensed brands such as Mattel, Hasbro and Burt's Bees.

California State University, Los Angeles Office for Students with Disabilities

19992001

English Tutor

Helped students with learning disabilities, some for whom English was a second language, turn average college papers into A-quality essays.

Education

Orange Coast College

20072009

Associate of Science courses

Interior Design

Skills

Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.

Style Guidelines
AP, Chicago and house style guidelines
Quark XPress
Flowing text and inputting images for magazine layouts
Other

Basic CMS, SEO, HTML experience