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Amy R.Connolly


(Amy C. Rippel)

Award-winning writer with proven editing skills. Skilled researcher with an eye for uncovering minute details. Accomplished interviewer who captures distinctive voices. 


Adapts to quickly changing environments under deadline pressure. Juggles multiple projects daily. Works well autonomously or with a team. Driven by honesty and integrity. 



  • Strong grammar 

  • Advanced knowledge of AP style

  • Adept in news, magazine, web, blog and marketing writing 

  • Skilled SEO and SEM content writer

  • Accommodating to client needs

  • Creative and innovative

  • Dependable and timely

  • Focused on 100% accuracy at all times

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

  • Able to translate confusing topics to understandable details



2017 – 2023

       Think Agency, senior content writer/editor

  • Head writer/editor of a content-development team for construction- and education-industry clients with a focus on articles, case studies, video scripts, newsletters, brochures, website copy and social media posts.

  • Wrote high-caliber content to meet a variety of clients and content needs. 

  • Wrote, edited and compiled digital content for publication. 

  • Developed marketing campaign and targeted on-brand messaging for companies that include Atlas Roofing, The EverRest Group, Custom Comfort Medtek, Fi-Foil Company, Great American Packaging, Georgia-Pacific and Pearson Education.

  • Managed multiple projects with competing deadlines and edited digital content from staff writers and freelancers.

  • Attended to client and co-worker needs daily.

  • Remote work since 2017.


2006 – Present

         Freelance reporter, SEO writer, editor, photographer and television personality

Topics include education, health, nutrition, finance, human interest, federal, state and local government and law enforcement:

  • Print:

    • Orlando Sentinel

    • Daytona Beach News-Journal

    • Richmond Navigator magazine 

    • MyCoast magazine

    • Stetson University

    • My Coast Magazine

  • Online:


    • Arête Marketing Inc.

    • Exactmatch SEO

    • Robert Palmer Companies

    • AMAG marketing


  • Television

    • Snapped: S17, E 12 (Angela Stodlt)

    • CFN 13 (Now called News 13)


Newspaper Staff Writer/Reporter

  • Orlando Sentinel

  • The Stuart/Port St. Lucie News

  • Lakeland Ledger 

  • Tampa Tribune 



  • Orlando Sentinel Journalism Excellence

  • Associated Press Sports Editors

  • Orlando Sentinel annual Teamwork Award

  • Orlando Sentinel Employee of the Month 



         University of South Florida, BA, Mass Communications 

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