Carolyn Erickson

Adjunct Instructor at Butler Community College

Location
Wichita, Kansas Area
Industry
Writing and Editing

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Carolyn Erickson's Overview

Current
Past
  • Freelance Writer at Chart Publishing
  • Freelance Writer/Blogger at The Housekeeping Channel
  • Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Kinseth Hospitality Companies
  • Administrative Assistant; Sales and Catering Coordinator, Sales Reporting Systems Analyst at Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • Real Estate Appraisal Clerk at The Appraisal Company
  • Owner at Residential and Commercial Cleaning Services
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Websites

Carolyn Erickson's Summary

Award-winning freelance writer, blogger, web publisher, WordPress instructor, and successful social media manager.

My experience is primarily in small business, marketing, website content, WordPress website management, social media management, advertorial, and how-to/instruction.

Carolyn Erickson's Experience

Adjunct Instructor

Butler Community College

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2014Present (9 months) Andover, KS

Instructor of CMS for Web Development in the CTE/ATC division.

Owner/Publisher

Wichita on the Cheap

Public Company; Myself Only; Publishing industry

December 2009Present (4 years 10 months) Wichita, Kansas Area

Wichita on the Cheap is a local website with daily updates highlighting the best of what's free and affordable in Wichita, Kansas. I maintain the website, manage social media accounts, and write the content for the site. It is an independently-owned member of the nationally recognized Living on the Cheap network.

For more information about Wichita on the Cheap, visit www.wichitaonthecheap.com/about

WordPress Instructor

Pixel Time

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Arts and Crafts industry

March 2012Present (2 years 7 months) Wichita, Kansas Area

Teach classes that help businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals how to establish and maintain their own websites using WordPress. The course includes instruction in the selection and purchase of domain name and hosting, installing and configuring WordPress, basic marketing and SEO techniques, mobile optimization, and customizing their websites with plugins, themes, and simple code.

Technical Support Consultant

Living on the Cheap

August 2012Present (2 years 2 months)

Provide support and instruction for WordPress users, install themes and plugins, research and make recommendations to accomplish specific website functionality.

Freelance Writer and Blogger

Carolyn Erickson

April 2005Present (9 years 6 months) Wichita, Kansas Area

Write articles for consumer magazines and websites, marketing materials including advertorials, press releases, case studies, web copy for businesses, and provide editing, proofreading, blogging, and social media services.

Publications include:

MSNMoney.com
LivingontheCheap.com
HousekeepingChannel.com
HealthyHouseInstitute.com
Generation Boom
Women's Focus Magazine
Business Connection
Wichita, KS Diner's Guide
The Wichita Eagle (advertorial)
Wichita Family Magazine

Business clients include:

The Tomcat Group
CommonCents Software
Chart Marketing/Chart Publishing
The Housekeeping Channel
Healthy House Institute
Empire Vision Centers

See my portfolio of select pieces at www.carolynrerickson.com/portfolio/html

Member, Contributor

Living on the Cheap

May 2012Present (2 years 5 months)

Freelance Writer

Chart Publishing

December 2005May 2011 (5 years 6 months) Wichita, Kansas Area

Freelance Writer/Blogger

The Housekeeping Channel

May 2007March 2011 (3 years 11 months)

Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Kinseth Hospitality Companies

May 2000September 2000 (5 months)

Administrative Assistant; Sales and Catering Coordinator, Sales Reporting Systems Analyst

Starwood Hotels & Resorts

April 1999May 2000 (1 year 2 months) Wichita, Kansas Area

Real Estate Appraisal Clerk

The Appraisal Company

July 1997April 1999 (1 year 10 months)

Owner

Residential and Commercial Cleaning Services

April 1986April 1997 (11 years 1 month)

Carolyn Erickson's Publications

  • 7 Tips to Save on School Supplies

    • MSN Money
    • August 21, 2012
    Authors: Carolyn Erickson

    Maximize your back-to-school savings by following this advice. And when you're done, leave your extra coupons next to the item for someone else to find.

Carolyn Erickson's Honors and Awards

  • Kansas Professional Communications Contest

    Kansas Professional Communicators
    • 2007

    1st place, Advertorials
    First place in the state contest qualifies entries to compete in a national competition of the National Federation of Press Women.

  • NFPW Communications Contest

    National Federation of Press Women
    • 2007

    2nd place, Advertorials

Carolyn Erickson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Microsoft Office
  2. Wordpress
  3. Social Media Marketing
  4. Writing
  5. Web Content
  6. Social Marketing
  7. Editorial
  8. Website Management
  9. Blogging
  10. Social Networking
  11. Press Releases
  12. Social Media
  13. Facebook
  14. Freelance Writing
  15. Frugal Living
  16. Online Publishing
  17. Online Advertising
  18. WordPress
  19. Editing
  20. Publishing

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