Is this a bio? Or is it a resume? Either way, here it goes:
My name is Kathy Drasky, Editor-in-Chief of KazzaDrask Media. I have produced millions of words of copy for print, online and digital sources. I have 25 years experience as a writer and editor across the varied disciplines of publishing, journalism, PR and marketing. I was a pioneer in the desktop publishing industry, an original contributor to some of the first online publications and an early adopter of social media. At every phase of my career I have been part of the digital media revolution.
(That's me in the green shirt in the photo to the left, setting up to do some video interviews in Silicon Valley with ANZA Technology Network.)
A select list of clients, past and present includes:
- Advance / Global Australians
- ANZA Technology Network
- Appleton & Lange
- Bay Area Reporter
- Continental Association of CPAs
- G'Day USA
- Institute of Management and Administration
- Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
- McGraw-Hill Professional
- Pet Planet
- Princeton University Press
- Simon & Schuster
- Teachers Curriculum Institute
- Veterinary Practice Publishing
- We Blog the World
- WebMediaBrands (formerly Meckler Publishing Corporation)
The best way to see if you like the way I write is to read the posts on my website - which you can probably tell started out as a blog. Here you'll see stories I followed and covered for various clients as well as lot of the coverage on how online culture is transforming the way we live, work, play - and think.
I'm currently working on scanning in some "vintage" pieces I wrote back in the 1980s and 1990s, many of which never appeared online or are no longer available. I think these will make you at least smile - if not downright LOL. While I consider myself lucky to have maintained a full-time freelance business since 1992, first as K. Drasky Editorial (1992-2007) and then as KazzaDrask Media (2007 - present), there were certainly times when things got tough and I supplemented my editing and writing career with odd jobs. I answered phones at a mental hospital, waited tables at a gay bar and worked for two private investigators. This extracurricular work experience has given me my edge.
I also take digital photos. Most of these end up on client's websites. Some have have appeared in magazines like 7x7 and newspapers like the San Francisco Chronicle.
writing about the 2010 Australian election for Prime Minister, I took the liberty in 2012 to make fun of her missing shoe.
Education: B.A. English, Western Connecticut State University (1984); A.A. Communications, Norwalk Community College (1981).
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.