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Cindy Brown, Writer and Editor

503-245-1183 · ·

3847 S.W. Canby St. Portland, OR 97219



  • Over 20 years experience writing and editing educational materials, scripts, ad copy, website and newsletter content, and feature articles

  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and tight deadlines

  • Author of two nonfiction books and six novels

Professional Experience:


Educational Materials:

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Accessibility Office, 2009-present. Educational brochures, books, tip sheets, and online content regarding accessibility to the arts.   

Waypoint Ventures, March 2020-present. Review of Microsoft online content for accessibility, global readiness, and intellectual property compliance.

The Smithsonian Institution, 2009-2015. Educational copy and video script regarding accessibility to the arts. Insignia Health, 2010-2015. Health education modules for online learning.

Northwest ADA Center, 2009-2013. Information sheets and presentations regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Oregon Arts Commission, 2009-2010. Accessibility “toolkit” for website.

Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007-2009. Curriculum to accompany textbooks.

Reviewer for Design for Accessibility, 2001. Produced in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Humanities, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Educational Management Group, 1993-1995. Scripts and lessons produced for educational videos and live interactive television programs.


Copy and Content Writing:

Women's eNews, 2024, Fellowship from The Loreen Arbus Accessibility Is Fundamental Program, covering the most crucial issues impacting the disability community for an award-winning independent news source.

Globe Runner Digital Marketing, Inc., 2009-present. Web copy, blog posts, articles, and press releases. Clients include CoVerica, vArida Network Solutions, and Retirement Planners of America.

OREV Specialty Vet Care, 2012-present. Ad and web copy.

ALSO, 2020-present. Blog posts and articles that inform and support people experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Edward Sweet & Associates, 2004-2015. Video, commercial, and radio scripts; ad and website copy; marketing/PR materials. Clients include Mazda, InterContinental Hotels, and Delta.

InHouse Graphic Design, 2007-2012. Ad and web copy.

DT Design, 2006-2018. Copy for design projects. Clients include Jacobi Interiors, @the Office, and LGE Design Build.

Market Accelerators, 2008-2015. Ad and web copy. Clients include Binary Science (IT), Golden CPA, and Square Deal Remodeling.

Bonbon Marketing, 2010-2013. Web copy.

Channel Savant- 2008-2014. Web, brochure, and product copy. Gained experience launching new brands and products.

Freelance, 1995-present. Web copy, marketing, and content writing for various business organizations and political campaigns. (List of clients upon request.)



Mystery Most Theatrical (anthology), Wildside Press, 2020

The Ivy Meadows Mysteries, Henery Press, 2015-2018. Six-book series.

(title available upon request), Wiley, 2015. Ghostwritten for nationally known financial advisor.

Dive In!, Paramount Books, 2009.


Related Awards and Honors 

Best Books of 2018: King’s River Life Magazine for The Phantom of Oz

Agatha Award finalist: Best Debut Novel 2015 for Macdeath

3rd place 2013 International Words with Jam First Page Competition for The Sound of Murder (judged by Sue Grafton)

2010 Squaw Valley Writers Workshop, with scholarship

2008 Media Award from Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality, for Access Tempe brochure.

2005 Actors’ Choice Award, Screenwriting Conference at Santa Fe, for As Time Goes By

1st Place Screenwriting, 2005 Scottsdale Motion Picture/Television Film & Video Festival, for Fate Happens

Award of Merit, Media Communication Association International, AZ Chapter, for Ability PSA 


Volunteer Experience

Oregon Ethics Bowl judge

Family Promise (homeless shelter)

Produce for People (growing and delivering produce for food banks)

Oregon Writers Colony conference and workshop committees, meeting facilitator, and workshop presenter

Workshop presenter for various libraries and writers’ groups

Bookpals, Screen Actors Guild literacy program

All-Star Kids literacy program

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