There are people who are born with so many talents they spend their entire lives discovering all of these new and thrilling things they can do. For me, there’s always been just the one thing – writing. Sure, I can take a pretty decent photo and have been known to whip up a rather complex meal, but at the end of the day, I am a writer. I recognized that early on, and spent my life focusing on that skill.
In some ways, I lead a dual life professionally, though one in which both “occupations” complement the other. What I do and who I am begins and ends with my power over the written word – or rather, its power over me.
Joy Frank-Collins – The Writer
After over 20 years in Public Relations, I felt a calling to return to my roots as a writer. My freelance work ranges from sports to travel to special interest features. Among other places, you can find my work in Columbus Monthly, Pittsburgh Magazine, multiple platforms for AARP, The Marietta Times, and multiple sports blogs. I also contributed longform features to two baseball books published in 2018.
Joy Frank-Collins – The Communications Strategist
I started my Public Relations career after serving as a general assignment journalist at a daily newspaper. My role in the field started in corporate communications for a national building products company as a Writer/Editor. It then grew to PR Manager, then expanded further into the field of Marketing Communications. By the time I struck out on my own, I was skilled at creating and implementing strategic PR Plans, PR campaigns, trade show communications initiatives and digital campaigns. I have a proven track record in media relations, crisis communications and internal communications.
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