John Criado

West Virginia, Fairmont
75 years old
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Donna Brown is a confident, highly motivated and energetic Social Media, Blogging and Promotions Consultant with a proven track record of delivering within fiercely competitive online and publishing environments. An enthusiastic problem solver who can identify issues and resolve them quickly to create ambitious and engaging output that adds genuine value.
I'm currently working as a self-employed Social Media, Blogging and Promotions Consultant and have been providing full-time support to a bestselling author for the past two years. I'm also a blogger and book reviewer. I manage the blog The Mrs B-Line and also contribute to A Life in Words and The Diary of Mr Kain.

From 2011-2013 I contributed to the independent publishing community by setting up, funding and running an voluntary online community, The Indie Exchange, where readers, bloggers and authors could connect. This opened up a range of promotional opportunities for authors and introduced many readers to new works.
Donna Brown began working at 17 for a further education college before progressing quickly into more demanding roles, first for a large media firm and then for an online research company. Taking on more responsibility from 2003-2007, Donna worked as a Claims Supervisor for a large insurance company, before moving to a local government position. In 2011, Donna set up her own business providing consultations and advice on social media, content marketing, blog setup and management and content creation. She has been self-employed since then.
Donna Brown aims to continue working in the areas of social media, content marketing, community management and content creation, seeing the future as very much rooted in how we connect with one another in a digital age and how the online world is changing. An avid internet user, learner and reader, Donna Brown is keen to see how upcoming technology changes the face of commerce, education and social innovation across the world.

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  • Tunxis Community College

    01/2011 - 01/2011
  • Wasson High School

    Diploma, General Studies, Graduated 3.5
    01/2005 - 01/2009
  • The Open University

    Higher Education Certificates: Social Sciences, Natural Sciences , I completed two Higher Education Certificates and also completed standalone modules in Biology, Creative Writing, German, Technology and Politics
    10/2002 - 07/2007
  • Med Tech of VA

    CNA, Nursing assistant
    01/1998 - 01/1998
  • MED TECH of VA

    CNA, nursing
    01/1998 - 01/1998
  • Ryburn Valley High , Huddersfield

    A Levels: German, English Literature, Business Studies, General Studies , I also hold GCSEs in Mathematics, Science (Dbl), English, English Literature, German, Business Studies, History. Additionally, I have RSA Word Processing up to and including Stage III Part II
    09/1994 - 07/1998
  • S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook

    01/1993 - 01/1996
  • Glencliff Comprehensive High School

    01/1991 - 01/1995
  • Jefferson State College

    01/1990 - 01/1992
  • EC goodwin tech

    Highschool diploma
    01/1990 - 01/1994
  • University of San Diego

    Bachelor, Accounting
    01/1986 - 01/1991
  • Pace University - Lubin School of Business

    01/1981 - 01/1988
  • Pace University Lubin Graduate School of Business

    01/1981 - 01/1988
  • Sunrise Aviation @ McMinn Airport

    Commercial MultiEngine Instrument Pilot's License
    01/1978 - 01/1980
  • American University

    01/1976 - 01/1978
  • University of Central Florida

    01/1976 - 01/1976
  • Hospital Corpsman School

    US Navy Hospital Corpsman Rating
    01/1975 - 01/1975
  • American Institute through American University, Washington, D.C.,

    01/1975 - 01/1978
  • Alliance Francaise, Paris, France

    01/1975 - 01/1975
  • Rollins College

    01/1973 - 01/1975
  • West Virginia University Hospitals

    01/1972 - 01/1974
  • West Virginia University

    MA, MM, Education
    01/1971 - 01/1973
  • Smithtown Central High School

    01/1970 - 01/1973
  • Fairmont State College

    01/1968 - 01/1972
  • Fairmont State University

    BA, Education/Business
    01/1965 - 01/1968

  • Med Tech of Virginia

    CNA, Certified Nursing Assistant
Career History
  • Live-Out

    Home Health Nurse
  • Air Academy Federal Credit Union

    Front Line Representative
  • Air Academy Federal Credit Union

    Front Line Representative
    01/2013 to 01/2014
  • Project Manager , Home-based , • Successfully providing novice and experienced authors with project support, and developing and implementing social media and marketing strategies that deliver against objectives • Providing advice on blogging, social media and author platform building • Advising on planning and implementation, sharing lessons learned and tips • Maintaining a supportive and encouraging online environment for members
    12/2011 to 09/2012
  • TruStaff Nursing

    Travel Nurse
    01/2011 to 01/2013
  • Social Media, Blogging and Promotions Consultant , • Successfully applying first-rate writing and sub-editing skills to a range of projects on behalf of clients • Tirelessly researching and developing knowledge to maintain adaptability to different writing styles, and understand and articulate different topics • Building and maintaining productive and enduring relationships with clients, publishers, and thought leaders in blogging community • Diligently cultivating a motivated, strong work ethic and the ability to hit tight deadlines • Developing an outstanding knowledge of client data, areas of interest and commercial objectives • Ensuring excellence is delivered at all times for all key projects • Rapidly identifying target audience for client accounts through a thorough understanding of the readers' needs and interests • Developing new proposals autonomously and delivering appropriate pitches to potential clients • Successfully providing full-time assistance to bestselling author Terri Giuliano Long • Providing high quality general support for a variety of tasks, ranging from blog/website management through to proofreading, social media support and blogger/reviewer outreach • Developing and implementing engaging and far reaching marketing and promotional campaigns • Managing the blog ‘The Mrs B-Line’ and regular contributor to the ‘Diary of Mr Kain' blog

    not defined
    01/2011 to 12/2099
  • Maxim Healthcare Staffing

    Registry Nurse
    01/2010 to 01/2011
  • Pikes Peak Credit Union

    Lead Teller
    01/2010 to 01/2013
  • Pikes Peak Credit Union

    Lead Teller
    01/2010 to 01/2013
  • Golds Gym

  • Website Owner/Editor , Home-based , • Running and providing assistance to readers of, a gaming website aimed at female gamers and families • Championing the contribution of female writers, gamers and users to the community, helping to identify talent and areas of interest • Successfully creating and sourcing engaging web content to attract and retain readers • Applying excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with PR Contacts effectively

    not defined
    10/2008 to 03/2010
  • CNX Translation

    01/2008 to 01/2009
  • Business Support Officer , Huddersfield , • Accurately completing data processing to ensure meaningful management information • Rapidly resolving complaints and feedback, escalating issues as appropriate • Liaising with nursery owners and managers to ensure the fullest understanding of requirements and priorities
    09/2007 to 10/2010

    Travel Nurse, Jeff Freeman Nurse Recruiter
    01/2007 to 01/2010
  • CNX Consol, Pittsburg, PA (Contact)

    Lease acquisitions Title Search/ Right of ways, Crew Chief
    01/2007 to 01/2009
  • Stone Energy

    Landsman - Abstractor, Landman, Crew Chief
    01/2006 to 01/2007
  • Registry

    Travel Nurse
    01/2004 to 01/2007
  • Claims Supervisor , Leeds , • Communicating with and responding to policyholders and suppliers to investigate and settle claims, including delivering unwelcome decisions • Making sound claims decisions to resolve claims effectively and efficiently • Diplomatically explaining contractual obligations, including when the insurance company won't pay out where the claimant has accidentally broken their policy conditions • Adhering to strict quality checks and observing all FSA and legal requirements • POCA (Proceeds of Crime Act) liaison for the department, referring on cases of concern where relevant.

    not defined
    03/2003 to 07/2007
  • Legal Secretary (Temporary) , Leeds , Administrative support to the legal professionals.

    not defined
    10/2001 to 12/2001
  • Research Coordinator , London , • Accessing and organising online and offline resources • Identifying problems and inconsistencies • Writing up results for presentation and publication

    not defined
    08/2000 to 07/2001
  • Marketing Secretary/PA to Head of Marketing , Leeds , Administrative support to the Marketing team and PA support to the Head of Marketing.

    not defined
    07/1999 to 07/2000
  • Administrative Assistant , Halifax , Administrative support for the Integrated Arts faculty.
    05/1998 to 01/1999
  • Medical Center of Louisiana

    In-House Pool Nurse
    01/1994 to 01/2003
  • Registry

    01/1993 to 01/2007
  • TranSouth Airways

    Commercial Pilot
    01/1990 to 01/1990
  • Epogen Research

    Data Manager, Univ. of Alabama
    01/1987 to 01/1990
  • Epogen Research

    Dialysis Technician
    01/1978 to 01/1978
  • A & H Coal Company

    Company Employee/Family Business
    01/1978 to 01/2003
  • United States Navy, South East Regional Medical Center

    Emergency Room Hospital Corpsman during Vietnam Era
    01/1975 to 01/1977
  • Strip Mining

    Project Supervisor, Landsman & Abstractor, Coal
    01/1972 to 01/1988
  • Medical
  • Roadruck Chrstphel Invstgtions

  • Simic Galleries

  • Cusco Energy Resources, LLC

    Landman/Abstractor/ROW Agent
  • Cusco Energy Resources, LLC

    President Of Cusco Energy Inc.Landman/Abstractor/ROW Agent
  • Holland

    Crew Chief
  • Vista Resouces (Non-Contractual)

    Leasing Agent
  • Cusco Energy, Inc

  • Cusco Energy Resources

  • smithtown central school district

    foreign languageteacher
  • jarvis township senior citizens center

  • Jarvis Twp Senior Citzens Center

    Executive Director
Family & Friends
Core Competencies
  • Social Media
  • Blogging
  • Content Marketing
  • Blogger Outreach
  • Proofreading
  • Customer Care
  • Complaint Handling
  • Project Management
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
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