Skills, Traits, Clients, Titles

I have a rather diverse set of skills, so it’s hard to fit them into a standard CV. The common elements are words, boats, and a water view.

For more information, please drop me a note: carolncroninATgmailDOTcom.

Skills

Boat knowledge Expert on sailing and sailboats. Familiar with a wide range of powerboats.
-Feature writing Award-winning stories about boats, boating adventures, and waterfront personalities
Editing I have a sharp eye for typos and can also make a story shorter, longer, edgier, or more web-appropriate.
-Blog writing In addition to posting for various clients, I’ve maintained Where Books Meet Boats since 2009.
-Fiction writing 3 published books
 
-Graphic design/layout Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign
-Wordpress knowledge (Managed posting schedule for boats.com, YachtWorld, and BoatTrader from 2009-2015)
-YouTube knowledge (Managed and helped grow the boats.com and Yachtworld channels from 2010-2015)

Traits

-Self-educating and self-motivated. No babysitting required.
-Internationally recognized by the sailing world, especially among the dinghy and Olympic crowd.
-Member of the Olympic Sailing Committee 2005-2016
-Active Snipe sailor and editor of SnipeToday.

Clients

I’ve created content for a variety of clients, and all but one is somehow associated with the water:
WAMIT
Wired.com
MP&G
IWWWFB
Sailing World
RegattaRecon
New England Ropes
Various one design classes (J/109, J/105, Snipe)

Official job titles: Dominion Marine Media’s Managing Editor (2012-2015) and Features Editor (2009-2012)

Things you might not know about me:
-My best morning starts off with a sunrise SUP session (year round).
-My favorite work week challenges me to learn something new and to use more than one skill set.
-My favorite cruising grounds are Maine, Cape Cod, and of course the Caribbean.
-I sailed across the Atlantic in 1986.

 

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