Dana Hinders

freelance writer, blogger, and editor


Selected Projects

Party Ideas Editor, Craft Gossip
July 2014 to Present
Maintained daily blog showcasing creative ideas for birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, and holiday celebrations.

Blogger, TruStory Media
August 2013 to Present
Wrote blog posts for company sites covering various frugal living and natural lifestyle topics.

Blogger, Brightline Media
March 2012 to Present
Wrote product review blog posts for Smart Mom Picks and general parenting blog posts for Modern Baby.

Blogger, Brandsplat
November 2011 to Present
Completed various ghostwriting projects for legal blogs, with a focus on divorce and personal injury topics.

Origami Guide, About.com
October 2011 to October 2014
Wrote articles about paper folding history, interviewed various origami artists, and created step-by-step tutorials. Maintained social networking presence and published weekly newsletter.

Baby’s First Year Contributing Writer, About.com
November 2010 to October 2011
Wrote 12 articles per month covering ways to preserve memories from baby’s first year, with a focus on scrapbooking, photography, and paper crafts.

Content Producer, SkyPublishers
October 2011 to July 2013
Created reputation management content for company’s various clients, including both businesses and private individuals.

Writer, Demand Studios
September 2009 to December 2013
Wrote articles for company-owned websites covering health, gardening, and parenting topics.

Writer, The Writer’s Network
March 2011 to July 2012
Wrote articles for company websites covering various home, style, business, and personal finance topics.

Web Content Writer, Living the County Life
July 2007 to January 2008
Developed content for website based on topics covered in the Living the Country Life magazine and radio show.

Writer/Researcher, Online Guru
February 2006 to October 2010
Assisted with various research and writing projects relating to the development of the DMV.org website.

Group Editor, LoveToKnow
January 2006 to August 2011
Managed 13 site channels. Wrote an average of 25 articles per month. Edited submissions for adherence to style guidelines and offered constructive feedback for new writers.

Writer, WiseGeek
August 2005 to September 2010
Wrote short informational articles covering various topics of interest to the general public.


The University of Iowa
Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication with minor in sociology and elective coursework in accounting, marketing, and public relations.