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Katherine Gustafson

Katherine Gustafson

Technical Writer

Past clients include Intuit, Bloomberg BNA, and Quartz.

With over a decade of experience as a writer and editor, Katherine Gustafson specializes in content marketing, thought leadership, ghostwriting, copywriting, and grant writing for B2B SaaS, fintech, and health IT enterprises as well as nonprofit organizations. She has written whitepapers, reports, letters, articles, blog posts, web copy, and other business and marketing collateral, including branded content for companies such as UPS, Apervita, Singapore Tourism Board, and Oath. Her work has appeared to sites and publications like Forbes, QuickBooks Resource Center, Yes! Magazine, Slate, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Civil Eats, and CRS Wire. As an executive ghostwriter, Katherine has written for nonprofits executives and board members and published content in Wall Street Journal Logistics Report, TechBeacon, Tribune newspapers, CBS Chicago, The Huffington Post, and The Seattle Times.

Technical Writing
Content Marketing
Thought Leadership
Ghostwriting
Copywriting
Grant Writing
Writing
Editing
Copyediting
Proofreading
White Paper Writing
Blogposts
Web Copywriting
Marketing Collateral
Business Content
Technology Content
Financial Services Content
Branded Content
Non-profits
Proposal Writing
Katherine Gustafson

Katherine Gustafson

Past clients include Intuit, Bloomberg BNA, and Quartz.

Technical Writer

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Employment Highlights

Nonprofit Writer & Editor

Independent

January 2004 - Present (17 years 8 months)

Executive Ghostwriter

Independent

January 2004 - Present (17 years 8 months)

Business & Tech Writer & Editor

Independent

January 2004 - Present (17 years 8 months)

Travel Guidebook Editor

Rick Steves Europe

March 2015 - December 2017 (2 years 9 months)

2 More Entries

Education Highlights

Master of Arts, International Relations & Religion

Boston University

January 2003 - January 2005 (2 years)

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology

Amherst College

January 1997 - May 2001 (4 years 4 months)

Portfolio

TechCrunch

Should You Hire an In-house Designer or a Contractor?

QuickBooks

How Construction Innovation Can Lead to More Effective Recruiting

wearestillin

Loyola Chicago Charts a Course Toward a Just Future

BloombergBNA

Special Report: A Look Ahead at Federal Regulation

www.noodle.com

The Crazy Growth of Public Health Jobs Is Just One Reason to Consider an MSPH

The Rise of Transformative Travel

TechCrunch

Should You Hire an In-house Designer or a Contractor?

QuickBooks

How Construction Innovation Can Lead to More Effective Recruiting

wearestillin

Loyola Chicago Charts a Course Toward a Just Future

BloombergBNA

Special Report: A Look Ahead at Federal Regulation

www.noodle.com

The Crazy Growth of Public Health Jobs Is Just One Reason to Consider an MSPH

The Rise of Transformative Travel

Resume

Nonprofit Writer & Editor

Independent

January 2004 - Present (17 years 8 months)

  • Wrote, edited, and proofread complex materials for diverse private clients, including proposals, program reports, and annual reports involving detailed programmatic information conveyed in reader-friendly language.
  • Helped nonprofit organizations and universities secure and retain millions of dollars as a fundraising writer, including managing the production of comprehensive reports to government agencies and foundations.
  • Contributed to publications such as Yes! Magazine, Slate, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Civil Eats, and CRS Wire, on social issues such as education, women and girls, health, and food.
  • Clients: World Wildlife Fund, Oceana, The Wilderness Society, NoVo Foundation, The Christensen Fund, Orbis International, Pro Mujer, Grameen Foundation, and International Pacific Halibut Commission.

Executive Ghostwriter

Independent

January 2004 - Present (17 years 8 months)

  • Composed opinion pieces, speeches, and fundraising appeals for nonprofits executives and board members such as Harrison Ford (Conservation International) and Jennifer Buffett and Peter Buffett (NoVo Foundation).
  • Wrote content on a range of topics, from healthcare informatics to high-powered computing, for executives at companies such as Lighter Capital, QuantHC, UPS, and HP Enterprise.
  • Published ghostwritten pieces in Wall Street Journal Logistics Report, TechBeacon, Tribune newspapers, CBS Chicago, The Huffington Post, and The Seattle Times.

Business & Tech Writer & Editor

Independent

January 2004 - Present (17 years 8 months)

  • Wrote white papers, reports, and other business collateral for major companies and international banks on topics such as taxes, sustainability, technology, and logistics.
  • Composed infographics, letters, articles, blog posts, web copy, and other marketing material, including branded content for companies such as UPS, Apervita, Singapore Tourism Board, and Oath.
  • Contributed to sites such as Forbes and QuickBooks Resource Center on topics of business operations and entrepreneurship, and wrote diverse content for B2C magazines, such as Energy of the City.
  • Prepared grant applications seeking millions from government agencies for equipment renovation and upgrade.
  • Edited documents of all lengths, including developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading.
  • Clients: Intuit, Bloomberg BNA, SkiftX, Sappi Paper Company, Extra Space Storage, Avalara, Apervita, Lumeon, Lighter Capital, CVent, Washington Gas, and Quartz.

Travel Guidebook Editor

Rick Steves Europe

March 2015 - December 2017 (2 years 9 months)

Rick Steves’ Europe is a long-running travel documentary television series hosted by American travel writer and television personality, Rick Steves, as he travels across the continent of Europe, documenting his experiences along the way.

  • Edited Rick Steves’ best-selling series of European travel guidebooks, including leading an editorial team.
  • Collaborated with editors, field researchers, and travel specialists to keep the books up to date.
  • Composed travel articles under Rick Steves’ byline to be syndicated by the Tribune Company.

Blog Managing Editor

Avalara

April 2015 - June 2017 (2 years 2 months)

  • Provided editorial direction and management for the TrustFile sales tax software blog.
  • Established and maintained editorial standards and blog style guide and directed the editorial calendar.
  • Recruited, hired, managed, and edited the work of a team of freelance writers.

Author

Independent

January 2009 - December 2012 (3 years 11 months)

  • Wrote and published Change Comes to Dinner (Macmillan, 2012), a book about entrepreneurs and innovators in sustainable food.
  • Authored Locavore U.S.A. (Macmillan, 2012), an ebook made of a chapter of Change Comes to Dinner.
  • Wrote DC Insider’s Guide (Sutro Media, 2009), a travel e-guidebook to Washington, DC, for mobile devices.

Education

Master of Arts, International Relations & Religion

Boston University

January 2003 - January 2005 (2 years)

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology

Amherst College

January 1997 - May 2001 (4 years 4 months)