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Beverly Dolva

Beverly Dolva

Anaheim, CA, US

 

About 

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?

Employment 

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.

Mar 2012 - current
 

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.

Jul 2011 - Mar 2012
 

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.

Feb 2010 - Jul 2011
 

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.

Feb 2007 - Feb 2008
 

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.

Aug 2006 - Feb 2007
 

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.

Dec 1989 - Aug 2001
 

Education 

Drake University, Bachelors, Journalism

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012
 

Awards 

Best Chapter Newsletter, Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Nomination

Transformation of Chapter Newsletter

2012
 

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

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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