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Amanda Phillips

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About Me


A former teacher, I am the publisher and editor of a weekly newspaper, which includes a heavy focus on digital media (think SEO). For 10 years, I owned and operated Write the First Time, an online freelance writing business with seven employees and clients worldwide. 

When not writing, I am an avid reader. I have three children in college and we love to spend time together hiking and enjoying the outdoors. And, my favorite person is my dog Brownie!

My husband retired from the U.S. Navy after 24 years of service. We have traveled extensively and lived in a variety of wonderful locations. 

Please review my education and relevant experience below. 


Education

MASTER’S DEGREE | FEBRUARY 2018 | WESTERN GOVERNOR’S UNIVERSITY - Major: Management and Leadership

MASTER’S DEGREE | MAY 1995 | UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA - Major: Special Education

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE | MAY 1990 | UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, CHATTANOOGA - Major: Psychology • Minor: Anthropology

Relevant Experience

PUBLISHER/CEO | GRUNDY COUNTY HERALD | MARCH 2014 - CURRENT  Management of daily operations including 15 staff members, circulation, advertising sales, editorial, and digital initiatives • Management of digital media • WordPress for paper’s website • SEO • Interviewing • Collaboration • Marketing (internal/external) • Team leadership and team building • Hiring and staff management • Project planning and development • Project management • Liaison between Grundy County Herald and the community, businesses, and government offices and agencies • Training of all staff and staff at sister publications (33) both online and in person • Advertising sales (print and digital) • Advertising creation • Layout and design • Budgeting • Financial planning and goal setting • Covering news in the local community and nationally (writing, editing, photography)


OWNER | WRITE THE FIRST TIME | JANUARY 2008-MARCH 2014 • Management of daily operations including 7 staff members • Marketing Write the First Time • Marketing for clients • SEO • Freelance writing • Onboarding new clients • Hiring and training staff members • Team building • Process management • Planning and execution of developmental areas • Budgeting • Payroll • Goal setting • Business strategy and planning


TEACHER (CERTIFIED) | SEATACK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL | AUGUST 2004-JUNE 2009 • Instruction (2nd grade) • Advising students, parents • Development of lesson plans to meet state standards • STEM • Goal setting • Team building • Training grade level instructors (state standards and educational processes) • Communicating with parents


MEDIA SPECIALIST (CERTIFIED) | COCOA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL | JULY 1994 – JUNE 1999 • Daily management of school media center and two media assistants • Instruction of students in Pre-Kindergarten – 6th grade, development of lesson plans to meet state standards • STEM • Training of media assistants • Team building • Ordering and managing large inventory • Budgeting and goal setting SKILLS • Microsoft Office, Pages • Excel • PowerPoint, Keynote • Internet, Intranet • Windows, MAC OS • Online meeting platforms • Google Docs • AP Style • APA Style • Chicago Manual of Style • WordPress • Google Suite      




Industries I Write About

Apparel & Fashion

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Writing & Editing

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Wine & Spirits

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Tobacco

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Supermarkets

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Staffing & Recruiting

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Research

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Broadcast Media

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Civic & Social Organization

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Commercial Real Estate

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Consumer Electronics

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Cosmetics

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Consumer Services

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Consumer Goods

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Design

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E-learning

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Arts & Crafts

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Cosmetics

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Entertainment

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Food & Beverages

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Health, Wellness & Fitness

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Leisure & Travel

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Marketing & Advertising

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Military

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Online Publishing

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My Writing Samples

Bluegrass Underground at the Caverns

A visit to the underground caverns that house Bluegrass Underground. Great music, good food, amazing people, and bathrooms that tell a story!

https://www.grundycountyherald.com/bluegrass-underground-at-the-caverns/

The Good, the Bad, and Jesus; My Weekend on Facebook

What happens when Facebook comments go wrong?

http://www.grundycountyherald.com/the-good-the-bad-and-jesus-my-weekend-on-facebook/

TVA Welcomes Visitors for Summer

Tennessee Valley Authority offers recreation activities for summer - great hikes and more.

http://www.grundycountyherald.com/tva-welcomes-visitors-for-summer-with-recreation-awareness-programs/

Mountain T.O.P. Receives Literacy Grant

Press Release

http://www.grundycountyherald.com/mountain-t-o-p-receives-3000-grant-to-support-literacy/

Experience

Publisher/Editor

CEO of weekly newspaper; writer and reporter; designer

Company: Grundy County Herald

I worked there from 3/2013 until now

Owner

Owner of online freelance writing business.

Company: Write the First Time

I worked there from 6/2008 until 3/2014

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

Food stamps to Farmers' Markets

Encouraging food stamp recipients to utilize farmer's markets is often difficult. What are the roadblocks? And, can farmer's markets make themselves more attractive to food stamp recipients by offering specials such as double points for fresh fruit and vegetables.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: farmer's market,food stamps,recipients,fresh fruit,fresh vegetables,healthy eating,budget,grocery budget

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Communicate early, communicate well

Parent and teacher communication is vital to a child's successful early learning experience. But, many parents do not take the ooppurtunite offered by teachers to be a proactive part of their child's education. How can parents communicate effectively with teachers? In mastering parent and teacher communication early, parents will develop habits that follow their child through their education years. (With examples)

Content type: Article

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Be Kind to Your Vagina: Prebiotics (Stop the Itch)

Vaginal Itch: Let's be honest. We all have experienced that uncomfortable itch "down there" after wearing our tightest jeans, working out, or during our periods. But, none of us have time to lounge around for three days in boxers waiting for relief from vaginal itch. Enter prebiotics. The trendiest buzz word in gut health is also the number one method to treat that annoying itch. (Focus - Prebiotic Anti-Itch Cream; SEO optimized; article can anchor a series of Be Kind to Your Vagina articles)

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Vaginal itch,prebiotics,period,constricted clothing,vaginal itching,vaginal itching and burning,vaginal itch with discharge,vaginal itch with pregnancy,vaginal itch cream,vaginal itch relief

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