|Gwen Eastlake DeCrow
Freelance Writer Turns Book Author
Former corporate communications and freelance writer Gwen Eastlake DeCrow is looking forward to becoming an "author" as she adds the finishing touches to the manuscript of her first book.
"First Book Confessions: Lessons Learned the Hard Way" began as a memoir for Gwen to leave behind for family, but during the writing process, an evolution of sorts began to occur.
In an easy, conversational voice, Gwen documents the real-time thrills and challenges that transpired for her and others as she wrote about the journey of her life as an aspiring writer.
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A professional writer and public relations executive with over 15 years of successful business experience, Gwen has interviewed company presidents, physicians, professors and laborers and has written copy for hundreds of news releases, sales letters, newsletters, brochures, websites and bylined articles in several states since receiving her bachelor's degree in English from the Ohio State University in 1988.
In 2000 Gwen launched DeCrow Business Writing Solutions in Evansville, Indiana, and produced numerous marketing pieces as a freelance writer for the healthcare, education, publishing and manufacturing industries.
Gwen and her husband relocated to Marco Island, Florida in 2004. She now lives and works near the beach and is writing her first book. She is past president of the Marco Island Writers, a networking group she founded in June 2011 and facilitated through it's one year anniversary.
Portfolio of Published Work
Gwen's bylined published writing has appeared in local, regional and national consumer, educational and business-to-business magazines and newspapers, and web publications based in Ohio, Indiana and Florida. Examples of publications include: Marco Island Sun Times newspaper, Ohio Magazine, Evanvsille Living Magazine, Evansville Business, Lady's Gallery, New Leaf Resources, Youngstown Business Journal and the Lawlor Review.
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