Kara Skruck Williams
Travel Expert/Freelance Writer
- Grand Junction, Colorado Area
- Writing and Editing
Kara Skruck Williams's Overview
- Freelance Writer at Self Employed
- Communications Coordinator at Semester At Sea / ISE
- Editor, PR Manager at Group Voyagers, Inc.
- Associate Editor at Aspen Magazine
- Assistant Editor at Working Mother Media
Kara Skruck Williams' Summary
I'm an award-winning freelance journalist who has covered topics ranging from business and babies to skiing and spas in my 23-year writing career.
Of the many editorial hats I've worn, I've been a corporate copyeditor, magazine editor, newspaper reporter and online-marketing writer.
Lately, my interests have turned to travel writing and blogging, but I continue to keep my toes in the corporate world, working with clients for whom I write newsletter copy and press releases.
My articles have appeared in Every Day with Rachael Ray, Ocean Home, Thomas Cook Travel, Working Mother, Interval World, Sunset, American Eagle Latitudes, 5280, Denver Life, Dallas Morning News and Mountain Parent. Online you can find my work at Away.com, Fodors.com, FamilyVacationCritic.com and PracticalTravelGear.com.
I pen a monthly travel column for The Denver Post, and I write regularly about worldwide destinations for the Expedia Viewfinder blog.
I have written for custom publications produced by Weaver Multimedia Group, Inspirato, The Broadmoor, Vail Resorts, AffordableTours.com, Aspen Chamber Resort Association and Glenwood Springs Chamber.
I have spoken about travel writing, social media and blogging at multiple conferences and events across the United States.
Specialties: Writing, editing, proofreading. Editorial articles, newsletters, press releases, advertorials, ad copy, brochure copy, blog posts.
Kara Skruck Williams' Experience
April 1999 – Present (15 years 6 months) Colorado
As a freelance writer, my clients include magazines, newspapers and online outlets. Current work can be found in The Denver Post, Expedia Viewfinder blog, AAA EnCompass, Luxury Las Vegas and MiniTime.com.
I am an experienced writer, editor and proofreader.
Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Education Management industry
June 2014 – August 2014 (3 months) Summer 2014 Voyage - Europe & Scandinavia
Writing articles and taking photographs for "News from the Helm," the Semester at Sea blog; managing student workers; updating Facebook and Twitter.
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Writing and Editing industry
October 1994 – March 1995 (6 months)
Wrote, edited and fact-checked feature and departmental stories.
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Publishing industry
June 1991 – April 1994 (2 years 11 months)
Wrote stories, fact-checked articles, edited "Mother to Mother" section.
Kara Skruck Williams' Publications
Kara Skruck Williams' Skills & Expertise
- Travel Writing
- Brochure Copy
- Freelance Writing
- Web Content
- Press Releases
- Social Media
- Feature Articles
- Copy Editing
- Magazine Articles
- Content Management
- Media Relations
- New Media
- Social Networking
- Marketing Copy
- SEO copywriting
- Social Media Marketing
- Public Relations
- Live Blogging
Kara Skruck Williams' Education
Kara Skruck Williams' Additional Information
Travel, Social Media, Fitness, Outdoors, Parenting
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- Honors and Awards:
2012: Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition
Gold: The Vacation Gals for Best Travel Blog
2011: NATJA Annual Awards
“Affordable Aulani” for Budget Travel – Internet
2010: NATJA Annual Awards
Silver: “A Perfect Day at The Broadmoor” for Resorts – Internet
2007: PPA Editorial & Design Awards Competition
Gold: "Lovin' Legoland," Mountain Parent, Travel Feature
Bronze: "Kauai with Kids," Mountain Parent, Travel Feature
2006: PPA Editorial & Design Awards Competition
Silver: "Labor of Love," Mountain Parent, Profile
Silver: "Doin' Disney," Mountain Parent, Travel Feature
2005: PPA Editorial & Design Awards Competition
Rookie of the Year: Mountain Parent, which I edited at the time
Bronze: "Goin' Places," Mountain Parent, Special Section
2004: Colorado Press Association Annual Awards
Third Place: "Boy's angel sighting leads to rescue of injured snowmobiler," Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Best News Story
See also: http://karaswilliams.com/awards/
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