Bio

Dana Owens

A natural writer, eagle-eyed editor, and trained and experienced journalist, Dana’s talents encompass all aspects of the written word with a penchant toward manuscripts and online content.

For the past four years, Dana has created marketing and social media content, design, and campaigns for a historic San Francisco non profit, among other diverse administrative duties.

Past projects range from providing media and marketing support to various holistic health ventures, acting as editorial assistant for OxyWatchdog.com., and advising and implementing brand-building strategies for diverse clients.

In 2008, Dana made her way to San Francisco where her journalism and management experience landed her a job with the media and holistic health company Heartline Productions where she served as project coordinator and executive assistant for psychologist Dr. Brenda Wade. In this capacity, she wrote national magazine articles and network television segments, maintained an online newsletter and social media presence, and created marketing and educational copy for classes and seminars. In 2010, she served as editor and ghost writer for Dr. Wade’s fourth book, 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Falling In Love

After her work with Dr. Wade’s book, Dana was offered the position of exclusive copy editor for the 99 Series, Inc. book series. In 2010, Dana also began working as editorial assistant for San Francisco-based journalist Erin Marie Daly and her blog OxyWatchdog.com where she not only created blog content and original editorials, but also worked to increase Watchdog’s visibility through social media and provides research for Daly’s non-fiction book on drug abuse. Recruited to set up a blog and consult on social networking, Dana also worked with the non-profit Foundation for The Healing Arts.

During her colligate career at Middle Tennessee Sate University, Dana worked for the newspaper Sidelines where she was nominated among her peers to serve as features editor, news editor and finally editor in chief. In this capacity, Dana focused on merging print with visual, audio and online content and ensuring the paper was of the highest quality, continually on-time, and under-budget. Her efforts as editor in chief won her the Elizabeth Stratton Porter Memorial Scholarship.

While still in journalism school, Dana wrote freelance articles for The Tennessean and Transitions Abroad Magazine as well as provided editorial and design consultation for various organizations and government agencies.

In addition to her writing credits, Dana has lent her strong eye for design to newspaper layout, promotional materials, as well as built blogs and social media campaigns using her knowledge of WordPress, HTML and Adobe Creative Suite.

Dana currently resides in San Francisco where she is writing and researching an original novel. 

A natural writer, eagle-eyed editor, and a trained and experienced journalist, Dana’s talents encompass all aspects of the written word with a penchant toward manuscripts and online content.

Currently, Dana runs a telesemianr series, writes blog articles and provides media and marketing services for a new holistic health venture between Dr. Brenda Wade and Steve Fox and continues to act as editorial assistant for OxyWatchdog.com.

In 2008, Dana made her way to San Francisco where her journalism and management experience landed her a job with the media and holistic health company Heartline Productions. For a period of two-and-a-half years, she served as project coordinator and executive assistant for psychologist Dr. Brenda Wade. In this capacity, she wrote national magazine articles and network television segments, maintained an online newsletter and social media presence, and created marketing and educational copy for classes and seminars. In 2010, she served as editor and ghost writer for Dr. Wade’s fourth book, 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Falling In Love. In addition to these duties, Dana also planned, organized and coordinated large and small-scale workshops as well as two international summits.

After her work with Dr. Wade’s book, Dana was offered the position of exclusive copy editor for the 99 Series, Inc. book series. In 2010, Dana also began working as editorial assistant for San Francisco-based journalist Erin Marie Daly and her blog OxyWatchdog.com where she not only creates blog content and original editorials, but also works to increase Watchdog’s visibility through social media and provides research for Daly’s non-fiction book on drug abuse. Recruited to set up a blog and consult on social networking, Dana also worked with the non-profit Foundation for The Healing Arts.

While still in school, Dana began writing freelance for The Tennessean and Transitions Abroad Magazine as well as providing editorial and design consultation for various organizations and government agencies.

Though she began her writing career in college, Dana put her talents to use early on winning recognition for her skill and imagination in creative fiction. Deciding to refine her innate abilities and take advantage of her veracious interest in history, politics and research, she entered into the journalism program and graduated top of her class from Middle Tennessee State University.

During her colligate career, Dana worked for the newspaper Sidelines where she gained experience and recognition not only as a skilled journalist, but a hard-working team player. Specializing in politics and news, Dana covered anything from Al Gore’s campus visit to the Thai coup d’etat of 2006 with accuracy, clarity and zeal. Nominated among her peers to serve as features editor, news editor and finally editor in chief, Dana focused on merging print with visual, audio and online content and ensuring the paper was of the highest quality, continually on-time and under-budget. Her efforts as editor in chief won her the Elizabeth Stratton Porter Memorial Scholarship.

Though she traveled and studied abroad frequently, in 2006 she was selected for a foreign correspondent training course in Prague with a group of international students and professionals.

In addition to her writing credits, Dana has lent her strong eye for design to newspaper layout, graphics and promotional flyers as well as built blogs using her knowledge of WordPress, HTML and Adobe Photoshop.

Aside from her professional career, Dana is currently writing and researching an original novel. Her interests include playing the piano and attending the symphony, spending time in Wine Country, reading a huge amount of fiction and non-fiction, discovering new restaurants and wine bars in San Francisco, riding her ’87 Puegeot, and jogging in Golden Gate Park.