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Heather I. Steinberger

Bailey, Colorado

p: 720-383-5239 / e: heather@writeonllc.com

Professional Experience:

Write On LLC

Freelance writing business, founded April 2004

* Public Relations Manager, West Marine / BlueFuture Fund (November 2015 to present)

*  Contributing Editor, Boating Magazine (January 2012 to present)

*  Contributing Editor, Sailing Magazine (April 2010 to present)

* Public Relations Manager, Cheyenne River Youth Project (June 2006 to present)

Editorial work also has appeared in Backpacker, Boating World, Cabo Living, CharterWave.com, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Door County Magazine, Great Lakes Angler, Heartland Boating, Here & Beyond Magazine (where I was a founding editor and served as associate editor for two years), Indian Country Today Media Network, Islands, Lakeland Boating (where I served as editor-at-large for nearly 10 years), Motor Boating, Sea Magazine, Sea Ray Living, ShowBoats International, Southern Boating, Sport Diver, Voyaging.

Past and current commercial clients: Allstate, ArrowCat Marine, Brig USA, BVK/The Mark Travel Corporation, Carver and Marquis Yachts, Cruisers Yachts, Cypress Cay Pontoons, Door County Visitors Bureau, Door Peninsula Winery, Edgewood Orchard Galleries, ExacTech Inc., Fairfield Art Center, Harris FloteBote, Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, Marine Travelift / Shuttlelift, The Martinez Studio, Meridian Yachts, Properties of Door County/Christie’s Great Estates, Rampage Yachts, Running Strong for American Indian Youth, Time Inc. Media Group/GEICO, Treasure Chest Online.

 

FMG Inc. / BBDS Advertising

Full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm based in Wisconsin.

Partner & Account Manager: March 2002 – March 2004

Account Executive: January 1999 – April 2001
(FMG Inc. was owned by Chicago-based BBDS Advertising during this time.)

Assistant Account Executive: January 1995 – November 1996

Clients: Cruisers Yachts, Powerquest Boats, Yanmar Marine, Marine Travelift / Shuttlelift, Power & Motoryacht, Sea Magazine, Evinrude

 

World Publications (now Bonnier Corp.)

Sport Diver, Travel News Editor: March 2003 – August 2011

Sport Diver, Associate Editor: August 2001 – March 2002

 

Port Publications

Sailing Magazine, Associate Editor: April – December 1998

Sailing Magazine, Assistant Editor: November 1996 – April 1998

 

Tuzee Associates

Full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm based in Florida.

Internship: June – August 1994

Clients: OMC Aluminum Boat Group, Bombardier/Sea-Doo Jet Boats


Education

University of Wisconsin – Madison

September 1991 – December 1994

Degree: Bachelor of Arts – Journalism

GPA: 3.57 / 4.0, Distinguished Graduate

Board Member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Scholarships: UW Journalism School Scholarships (1993, 1994) and Frank Family Memorial Scholarship (1991)

 

Organizations

Boating Writers International — Board Member (2012-2014), Writing Contest Committee (2012-2014), Active Member

Denver Woman’s Press Club — Executive Nominating Committee (2016), In-House Writing Contest Chairperson (2013-2015), Active Member

Northern Colorado Writers — Active Member

Society of Professional Journalists — Active Member

 

Awards

2017 Boating Writers International Annual Writing Contest, Certificate of Merit, “Profiles” Category

2016 Boating Writers International Annual Writing Contest, Certificate of Merit, “Renovations & Retrofits” Category

2016 Boating Writers International Annual Writing Contest, Certificate of Merit, “Business of Boating” Category

2015 Denver Woman’s Press Club In-House Writers’ Contest, 1st Place, “Nonfiction” Category

2015 Denver Woman’s Press Club In-House Writers’ Contest, 3rd Place, “Travel/Journeys” Category

2015 Denver Woman’s Press Club In-House Writers’ Contest, 3rd Place, “Query Letter” Category

2014 Denver Woman’s Press Club In-House Writers’ Contest, “The Minnie” Grand Prize Winner

2014 Denver Woman’s Press Club In-House Writers’ Contest, 1st Place, “Nonfiction” Category

2014 Denver Woman’s Press Club In-House Writers’ Contest, 3rd Place, “Greeting Card” Category

2013 Denver Woman’s Press Club In-House Writers’ Contest, 3rd Place, “First Line” Category

2012 Boating Writers International Annual Writing Contest, 1st Place, “Business of Boating” Category

2012 Denver Woman’s Press Club In-House Writers’ Contest, 3rd Place, “Rant” Category

2011 Boating Writers International Annual Writing Contest, Merit Award, “Profiles” Category

2006 John Southam Awards, Certificate of Merit

 

Volunteering

Cheyenne River Youth Project, Annual Christmas Toy Drive, 2011-present — Colorado Operations Coordinator

Denver Woman’s Press Club — In-House Writers’ Contest Chair (2014-2015)

Denver Woman’s Press Club — Unknown Writers Contest Judge: Nonfiction (2012); Nonfiction (2013)

Boating Writers International – Annual Writing Contest Judge: Business of Boating (2005); Profiles (2006); Boating Columns (2008); Boat Tests (2010); Boating Columns (2011); Boat Tests (2012); Electronics (2013); Retrofits/Restorations (2014); Boat/Engine Care & Maintenance (2015)

Red Horse Youth Culture Camp, 2012 — Public Relations Consulting

Proyecto Baja All-Exclusive, 2011-12 — U.S. Public Relations Consulting

Door County Maritime Museum Marketing Committee, 2009-2011

Door County Humane Society Marketing Committee, 2010-2011

Julie Garreau for South Dakota State Senate (District 28), 2010 — Public Relations Manager

Cheyenne River Youth Project, The Main Youth Center, Summer 2006

Fairfield Art Center, 2004-2009

 

Interests

Travel, sailing, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, scuba diving, triathlons, history, art, Native American studies, Mexican studies, creative parenting and devouring good books.

 

References available upon request.

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