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Anna Gonzales
  • XXX XXXXXX XXXXXXX, West Springfield, MA 01089
Professional Summary
  • 20 years experience writing innovative marketing copy for a variety of mediums, including traditional, digital, and social
  • Strategic thinker who contributes to concept development and brand implementation
  • Solid record of managing project plans and timelines, as well as adapting to shifting priorities
  • Long-standing reputation for quality, accuracy, and sound judgment
  • Active listener who effectively implements feedback and advances collaborative solutions
Areas of Expertise
  • stewardship materials
  • case statements
  • annual appeals
  • Web content
  • feature articles
  • award citations
  • talking points
  • speeches
Development Writer, 01/2012 to Present
Amherst College Office of Advancement Amherst, MA
Principal writer and/or editor for a wide variety of print and electronic projects, including funding proposals for individuals, capital campaign materials, annual stewardship reports for select foundation donors, acknowledgment letters, event scripts, impact reports, and fundraising project summaries
  • Collaborate with other members of the Advancement team to create materials for fundraising and donor relations
  • Draft copy for a range of campus constituents, including the President's Office and the Career Center
Writer, 10/2004 to Present
Mount Holyoke College Office of Communications South Hadley, MA
Contribute to award-winning print and web materials that promote Mount Holyoke's pioneering legacy and its leadership in the education of women
  • Write copy showcasing the College's remarkably diverse and accomplished community of students, faculty, and alumnae, as well as its distinct mission
  • Convey MHC's never fear / change brand and institutional key messages while engaging a range of target audiences
  • Communicate with campus stakeholders to ensure that deliverables are of the highest editorial quality, meet marketing objectives, and are delivered on time
  • Copyedit materials produced by other staff and collaborate with in-house designers
Writing & Editing, 05/1993 to Present
Freelance Writer
Clients have included: Elms College; Amherst College; Big Y Foods, Inc.; Channing L. Bete Company; Harvard University; Holyoke Community College; Smith College
Staff Writer, 05/2001 to 10/2004
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA
Writer for The Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly, a magazine published by the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College  and distributed to alumnae, students, faculty, and staff
  • Interviewed administrators, faculty, alumnae, and students; researched programs, policies, and archival materials
  • Wrote campus news, Alumnae Association news, and profiles of notable alumnae
  • Shaped copy to promote both the mission of the Alumnae Association and Mount Holyoke College's key institutional messages
  • Arranged photo shoots, collaborated with designer, supervised interns, and proofread materials written by other staff
Staff Writer, 08/2000 to 05/2001
Smith College Northampton, MA
Limited term position
  • Researched and wrote articles and news items about people, programs, and events for AcaMedia, Smith's weekly newsletter/calendar
  • Proofread layouts and assisted with other projects as needed
M.F.A.: Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
Creative Writing: Fiction
M.A.T.: Smith College - Northampton, MA
English/Secondary Education
Bachelor of Arts: Smith College - Northampton, MA
English Language & Literature
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Previous Companies:

  • Amherst College Office of Advancement
  • Mount Holyoke College Office of Communications
  • Freelance Writer

Previous Job Positions:

  • Development Writer
  • Writer
  • Writing & Editing
  • Staff Writer


  • Indiana University
  • Smith College

Level of Education:

  • M.F.A.
  • M.A.T.
  • Bachelor of Arts

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