My name is Beverly Dolva. I provide highly effective writing support to success-focused organizations and executives seeking a decisive edge in a very competitive and noisy marketplace. I primarily serve architects and engineers, the leaders of non-profit and public affairs organizations, the editors of web sites, online news publications and blogs, and executive search firm CEO candidates.
My background is blend of journalism, grant-writing and professional services marketing. As a member of multidisciplinary marketing teams, I have been privileged to assist organizations in obtaining projects, program funding, employee support, and visibility. Many of these outcomes seemed nearly impossible at the start. Blending our collective and distinct talents made the difference.
My special focus is serving those companies who recognize the power of language. Many great marketing coordinator/proposal writer generalists are available today. If you wonder whether a writing-focused team member merits the expense, imagine for a moment that all the words in your next proposal or presentation were removed. Would you get the project?
Independent Writing Professional, Anaheim, CA, US, Independent Writing Professional
Editor, Monthly Online Newsletter, Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS),
Directing production and writing content of newsletter for marketing professionals
Proposal Writer and Communications Specialist, Coast to Coast Foundation, Fullerton, CA
Establishing grant program for Fullerton nonprofit serving homeless children and adults.
RBF Consulting, Irvine, CA, US, Marketing Proposal Coordinator
Wrote persuasive cover letters, project profiles, bios and proposals to public agencies on behalf of leading engineering company’s business development department. Within eight months, oversaw 19 proposals, which generated eight short-listings and six contracts worth $963,000 in fees.
UltraSystems Environmental, Irvine, CA, US, Marketing Proposal Coordinator
Served as right hand to Marketing Manager, writing and coordinating marketing proposals to public agencies on behalf of environmental services company. Wrote project profiles, resumes, cover letters that made a strategic difference in winning key projects.
Jacobs, Santa Ana, CA, US, Proposal Manager
Serving in a management role, wrote web site content, proposals, project profiles, marketing collateral and resumes for national architecture and engineering company.
Fluor Enterprises, Inc./TRS, Aliso Viejo, CA, US, Proposal Specialist
Edited multi-volume proposals in response to state-issued RFPs for rail and tollroad projects. Wrote and edited proposal copy for clarity, accuracy, persuasiveness and compliance with RFP requirements. Short-term assignment.
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, US , Special Sections Writer
Developed story ideas, overseeing publication projects and developing marketing strategies with advertising managers. Designed page layouts, edited stories and coordinated production of weekly special real estate sections. Wrote feature articles on home design, special events, fashion and weddings for high-profile supplements and magazine.
Drake University, Bachelors, Journalism
Best Chapter Newsletter, Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Nomination
Transformation of Chapter Newsletter
Employee Recognition Award, Carter & Burgess, Award
"The Orchard at Saddleback," a profile of a mixed-use project in Orange County, CA, published on corporate web site