Diana Joiner

Diana Joiner - Editor

Maryland, United States

I read Eats, Shoots & Leaves in college and it all went downhill from there.

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Overview


Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Career Guides
Travel
Fiction
Inspirational

Work experience

Content Writer

Primitives by Kathy
September, 2017 – Present (12 months)

A Content Writer in the Marketing department responsible for product copy, both for own website and the websites of Key Account partners (Bed, Bath & Beyond, Nordtrom, Hautelook, Hallmark, etc.). I also write copy for and proofread all print and digital catalogs. Nothing beats holding your polished work in your hands (am I right?). From time to time, I write blog posts to be featured on our website as well.

Copywriter & Web Production Assistant

South Moon Under
September, 2015 – August, 2017 (almost 2 years)

E-commerce copywriter for all product inventory for a fashion website, in addition to uploading all copy and images to the website, building emails, troubleshooting... I could go on, but I'll spare you the nitty gritty duties and details.

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Self-employed
December, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

I was supposed to be a high school English teacher when I graduated, but instead, I packed my bags, grabbed my best friend, and moved to Thailand (before it was the trendy thing to do). We taught English for a semester and then backpacked Southeast Asia for almost 3 months.

While I was away, I realized I didn't want to become a teacher. Nothing at all against teachers because quite honestly, I'm not tough enough. I came home and decided to follow my passions and my skills to make a career for myself I would love. I started on Elance, then quickly left Elance, and now I find my work through the connections I make and the people I meet! I've been extremely lucky in finding one author who has become my mentor, as everything she writes is everything I need to read: Monika Kanokova. I've worked with her on all three of her published guides for freelancers, and am looking forward to helping more authors deliver their messages!

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Work Trips And Road Trips: The insightful guide for the curious, the restless, and the adventurous freelancer (Insightful Guides for Freelancers Book 3)

Monika Kanokova

As an established freelancer, the world is your oyster. You choose when, where, and who to work with every day. How do you make the most of it?Work Trips and Road Trips is a book for creative solopreneurs who want to wander and wonder at the world. These stories, interviews, and prompts give you many paths to the same destination — a life of adventure and meaning.Get inspired by established fr... read more

As an established freelancer, the world is your oyster. You choose when, where, and who to work with every day. How do you make the most of it?Work Trips and Road Trips is a book for creative solopreneurs who want to wander and wonder at the world. These stories, interviews, and prompts give you many paths to the same destination — a life of adventure and meaning.Get inspired by established fr... read more

This Year Will Be Different: The insightful guide to becoming a freelancer

Monika Kanokova

This Year Will Be Different is a book for and about entrepreneurial women; a practical guide for everyone who wants to start their own business or become a freelancer. It’s filled with tips, tricks, stories and interviews with women who are now making money as bloggers, designers, consultants, photographers and many more great professions within the creative industries.

This Year Will Be Different is a book for and about entrepreneurial women; a practical guide for everyone who wants to start their own business or become a freelancer. It’s filled with tips, tricks, stories and interviews with women who are now making money as bloggers, designers, consultants, photographers and many more great professions within the creative industries.

My Creative (Side) Business: The insightful guide to turning your side projects into a full-time creative business (Insightful Guides for Freelancers)

Monika Kanokova

Are you sick of being a freelancer with an irregular income? Do you ask yourself every single month how much you’ll earn? Worried you won’t have any new upcoming clients at all?My Creative (Side) Business is a book for smart creatives who desire to focus on their creative output and monetize their work. Whether you’re trying to figure out a slow strategic way to become a creative freelancer an... read more

Are you sick of being a freelancer with an irregular income? Do you ask yourself every single month how much you’ll earn? Worried you won’t have any new upcoming clients at all?My Creative (Side) Business is a book for smart creatives who desire to focus on their creative output and monetize their work. Whether you’re trying to figure out a slow strategic way to become a creative freelancer an... read more

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