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Writer for hire with a passion for authoring creative, compelling, and engaging content catered specifically for your goals and needs.

About Me

Hi! I’m Catie MacDonald, writer for hire and lover of developing engaging, concise, and beautiful text for a diverse field of applications. I enjoy and savor the challenge of identifying your business or organization’s needs and goals and accomplishing them with skill and efficiency. Even more, as an artist at heart, I celebrate the ability to paint a robust and beautiful picture with words.

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, English from Oklahoma State University in 2010 and taught Language Arts and Writing at the middle school level. Throughout my career, I enjoyed using my writing skills to educate and inspire a new generation of readers and writers. I also served several additional roles providing teacher professional development and completing grant writing.

I also created and launched a small handmade business, selling hand lettered wall art. As a business owner and artisan, I learned the value of excellent written communication and customer service skills, as well as developed SEO and marketing skills. More importantly, I understand the joy and pride small business owners have, and the drive for success. I look forward to being a small part in creating that success for you.

My passion for writing blossomed after working with a small, local nonprofit organization with a cause near and dear to my heart, serving as Communications Director. In this role I set personal goals, took initiative, and implemented strategic campaigns to champion the foundation into their most successful fiscal year to date. My role was self-driven and independent, but my ambition, integrity, and hard work, as well as my belief and investment in the mission of the organization, compelled me to surpass goals and exceed expectations in media attention and public awareness. My role included writing press releases and organizing media interviews, communicating with stakeholders and beneficiaries, and writing social media campaigns and web content.

When I’m not writing, you can find me in the South, with a book, snuggling my three children in our home in the north Atlanta area. I enjoy camping, reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and teaching our children to be good humans, while they inspire me to be an even better human myself. I look forward to meeting you.

Industries I Write About

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My Writing Samples

Web Content

Crafting a donor-facing response to a frequently asked question with sensitivity and an impactful voice.

http://www.jaxonkadefoundation.org/caring-cradles-and-cuddle-cots.html

Experience

Owner/Artist

-Opened, built, and maintained a successful ecommerce business on multiple selling platforms, generating over $350,000 in revenue. -Researched industry strategies to implement search engine optimization on private and public ecommerce platforms to generate sales. -Provided excellent customer service and communicated effectively with customers, building an extensive portfolio of positive reviews.

Company: Golden Paisley, LLC

I worked there from 1/2013 until now

Communications Director

Maintained the organization's social media, developing targeted awareness campaigns aligned with the organization's mission. Authored and distributed press releases regarding donation events, successfully attracting both local and state news coverage and served as a press liason. Launched a grassroots, copy-based social media campaign and raised $15,000 for the foundation. Independently authored and submitted grants and effectively communicated with beneficiaries and donors.

Company: The Jaxon Kade Foundation, 501(c)(3)

I worked there from 9/2018 until 1/2020

Language Arts Teacher, Technology Trainer

Developed, authored, and implemented the 6th grade Language Arts curriculum map and provided successful student instruction, excelling in classroom management and innovative lesson planning. Co-authored and received a grant to purchase educational technology, helped facilitate and support staff in the use of the new technology. Served as the on-site peer Technology Trainer, providing technology assistance and professional development to teacher staff. Received excellent teacher evaluations.

Company: Stillwater Public Schools

I worked there from 8/2011 until 5/2013

Language Arts Writing Teacher

Developed and implemented curriculum in a challenging, inner-city environment with gender-differentiated classes. Received exemplary ratings on the extensive Fort Worth ISD teacher evaluation tool.

Company: Fort Worth, ISD

I worked there from 8/2010 until 5/2011

Content I Write