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Linda Coss, Marketing Writing & Editor

EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE MARKETING WRITER AND EDITOR, 2005 – present
Write the text for websites, brochures, articles, blog posts, letters, newsletters, direct mail, press releases, print ads and other marketing materials. Edit articles, proposals, presentations, books and more.

AUTHOR, PUBLISHER, Plumtree Press, 2000 – present
Wrote and published one book about marketing for small business owners.

Wrote and published three books about food allergies (one on managing children's life-threatening food allergies and two dairy-, egg- and nut-free cookbooks). Established distribution network, including website, online retailers and specialty distributors.

MARKETING EXECUTIVE, Burton, Livingstone & Kirk, September 2002 – 2005
Account Executive at a small marketing agency that specialized in branding, positioning and development of highly targeted and measurable direct response marketing programs. Responsibilities included creative work, copywriting, editing/proofreading all written materials produced by the agency, project management, research and analysis, and client contact/coordination.

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER,
Stratos Institute for Healthcare Performance, 1999 – 2002

Performed wide variety of duties for company which produced and marketed continuing education video programs for healthcare professionals. Responsibilities included creating marketing materials; coordinating trade show exhibits; overseeing company website; product management; purchasing; and sales of program sponsorships.

STAY-AT-HOME MOM, Coss Household, 1990 1999
Had a great time raising two wonderful boys. Played with toys, read stacks of books, went on fun outings, cooked, cleaned, etc. In my spare time I wrote a cookbook, started and ran a support group, and became an expert at managing children’s life-threatening food allergies.

MARKETING PRODUCTION MANAGER, Geneva Corporation, 1988 – 1990
Coordinated and performed all analyses associated with complex direct mail program. Negotiated hundreds of printing and mailing services orders.

ADVERTISING COORDINATOR, Monex International, 1986 –1988
Implemented and supervised Literature Fulfillment Center. Purchased graphic design services and printing. Assisted in researching and writing sales literature.


EDUCATION
BA Economics, U.C. Irvine. Graduated Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

VOLUNTEER WORK

Secretary/Treasurer, BNI chapter, 2010-2012
Member, Boy Scout Troop Executive Committee, 2004 – 2011
Cub Scout Leader, 1999 –2004
Founder and Leader, Orange County Food Allergy Support Group, 1994 – 2007
Leader, service organization, 1997 –1999 and 2002 –2004
Classroom Volunteer, 1995 –2005

MEMBERSHIPS
Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
Kids with Food Allergies (KFA)
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
Toastmasters International

 

What Others Are Saying

"It's so nice to work with you. Your writing is so spot on, organized, easy to read and understand, not to mention getting those keywords in! Craziness!!"

Jami Baker,
Baker's Village Garden Center & Shoppe