Dawn Mentzer

Dawn Mentzer

Freelance Writer / Copywriter - Website content, Blogs, Social media content, Print marketing, Video Scripts

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Area
Marketing and Advertising

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Dawn Mentzer's Overview

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Dawn Mentzer's Summary

As a freelance writer, I help businesses more effectively project their value to - and better connect with - clients and prospective clients.

I write marketing, public relations and corporate communications content for online and print media. I work with marketing firms, business owners and managers in varied industries, and website developers and designers.

My areas of focus include writing website content; blog writing and editing; marketing and public relations copywriting; corporate communications writing; and social media content calendar creation.

With a background in project management and product development/management, I'm effective at facilitating efforts of multiple groups to accomplish objectives.

Specialties: Writing for blogs, websites, newsletters, press releases, and magazines; Social media coaching and content curation to facilitate audience engagement and growth; Proficient in Word Press (for blog and website content management), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Constant Contact (email marketing tool for newsletters), MS Publisher, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Expression Web 3 (for website content management), & Google Docs.

Dawn Mentzer's Experience

Freelance Writer

Dawn Mentzer Freelance Writer

2010Present (4 years)

Specializing in content for websites, blogs, e-newsletters, copy for brochures and other print collateral, social media profiles, press releases, feature articles, and sales letters. Experienced in writing for a variety of industries including travel and tourism, health care, construction, spa and salon, alternative energy, financial, restaurant, lawn and landscape, business, and technology.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; WIN; Telecommunications industry

2005January 2010 (5 years)

For Voice products and services - Responsible for: corporate readiness related to new product introduction, product enhancements, and retiring of products. Includes project management, pricing and profitability analyses, training of Sales and Customer Services departments, coordination of efforts across multiple departments including Regulatory, Accounting, Purchasing, IT, Network Operations, Engineering, and Marketing.

Long Distance Product Manager

D&E Communications

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; DECC; Telecommunications industry

20012005 (4 years)

Responsible for: support to operational departments for long distance product product line; maintaining long distance vendor relationships; Customer Service and Sales training related to new products and product enhancements; forecasting of revenues and expenses for annual budget.

Product Marketing Coordinator

D&E Communications

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; DECC; Telecommunications industry

19982001 (3 years)

Responsible for: development and execution of advertising and marketing campaigns for the long distance product line; planning the annual product expense budget; coordinating development of product business plans; monitoring product success; exhibiting our wholesale Advanced Intelligent Network services at industry trade shows; Customer Service and Sales training.

Central Office Engineer

D&E Communications

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; DECC; Telecommunications industry

19971998 (1 year)

Responsible for: development of the retail and wholesale Advanced Intelligent Network services programs; writing and administrating wholesale contracts; promoting wholesale services via speaking engagements at conferences and seminars.

Business Customer Services/Special Services Representative

D&E Communications

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; DECC; Telecommunications industry

19931997 (4 years)

Responsible for: Processing orders for business telephone services; coordinating data and voice circuit orders with other telephone companies and interexchange carriers; primary contact for high profile business telephony customers.

Dawn Mentzer's Publications

  • Lancaster County Physician

    • Hoffmann Publishing Group
    • April 16, 2014
    Authors: Dawn Mentzer, Tracy Hoffmann, Kelly Lyons, danielle gilmore, Bonnie Oberholtzer, Anna Brendle Kennedy, Susan Shelly-McGovern, Sarah Schaeffer

    Published quarterly, Lancaster Physician is mailed to nearly 1000 physicians throughout Lancaster County, to nearly 500 community business leaders and owners, and is placed in nearly 1000 physician, hospital, dentist and beauty salon reception areas throughout the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania area. Lancaster Physician focuses on physicians, practice management issues, and health care and wellness issues that impact the future of health care delivery and the general community.

Dawn Mentzer's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Member of Ambassador and Women in Business committees

      Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce
      • Economic Empowerment
      October 2013 present (1 year)

      The Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce represents over 200 local businesses in a variety of industries. The organization gives members opportunities to enhance their business knowledge, network with other businesses, market their services, and get involved in the local business community -- all important activities that can drive success.

    • Volunteer, Formerly on Board of Directors and Executive Committee

      Downtown Ephrata, Inc.
      January 2011 present (3 years 9 months)

      Downtown Ephrata Inc. (DEI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Ephrata.

    • VP of Marketing, Mentor

      SCORE Lancaster
      • Economic Empowerment
      February 2010 April 2013 (3 years 3 months)

      SCORE is a national non-profit organization that provides free mentoring and affordable workshops to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Served as VP of Marketing Committee and as a mentor to start-up entrepreneurs and small business owners.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Economic Empowerment

Dawn Mentzer's Skills & Expertise

  1. Blogging
  2. Copywriting
  3. Marketing
  4. Social Media
  5. Public Relations
  6. Newsletters
  7. Product Development
  8. Press Releases
  9. Marketing Communications
  10. Facebook
  11. Entrepreneurship
  12. Editing
  13. Project Management
  14. Leadership
  15. Coaching
  16. Management
  17. Social Media Marketing
  18. Copy Editing
  19. Web Content
  20. WordPress
  21. Strategy
  22. Writing
  23. Business Development
  24. Marketing Strategy
  25. Product Marketing
  26. Project Planning
  27. Nonprofits
  28. Online Marketing
  29. Advertising
  30. Small Business
  31. Public Speaking
  32. SEO copywriting
  33. SEO
  34. Google+
  35. Content Writing
  36. LinkedIn
  37. Twitter
  38. Email Marketing
  39. Social Networking

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Dawn Mentzer's Education

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

B.S. in Communications, Concentration: Journalism


Graduated Cum Laude

Activities and Societies: Citamard (drama association) - acting and directing, Health and Fitness Columnist for the Snapper newspaper

Dawn Mentzer's Additional Information


Personal and professional development, entrepreneurship, writing, reading, fitness, holistic approaches to health and wellness,news and media

Groups and Associations:

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce member; Ephrata Chamber of Commerce member (Women in Business and Ambassadors committees); Former Downtown Ephrata Inc. Volunteer (Board member and Executive Committee); Former SCORE Lancaster Volunteer (Mentor, VP of Marketing, Executive Committee Member);Former Girl Scout Leader for Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA;

Honors and Awards:

2011 SCORE Lancaster Distinguished Service Award, 2010 SCORE Lancaster "Rookie of the Year" Award, Cum Laude graduate at Millersville University. Edward J. Laucks Memorial Sertoma Award for Excellence in Communications. Vice President Citamard (campus theater organization)

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