To inform and to entertain: This is Dawn Allcot’s calling and dream. A woman of diverse interests, Dawn Allcot is a full-time freelance writer and editor. Her impressive client list includes Fortune 500 companies such as Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft and a variety of others, including ghostwriting for top names in many industries.
Widely published in trade and consumer magazines, including Club Business International, Sound & Communications, Church Production Magazine and on Web sites such as Long Island Exchange, CreditShout.com and AllReviews.com, she makes it a point to continually expand her knowledge on all subjects.
She currently serves as the Grammar Guide on the popular Freelance Writing Jobs Network and as a blogger at Writer's Roundabout, where she fulfills her goals of mentoring, guiding and networking with writers at every level.
Always an entrepreneur and interested in every realm of the publishing business, Dawn launched her first publication while still in college. She went on to hold the title of Editor-in-Chief for Band & Orchestra Product News, a trade journal for music educators, as well as for Paintball Sports and RECON, internationally-distributed paintball magazines.
Critically involved in the mid-90s launch of Long Island-based publisher Testa Communications’ Club Systems International, she brought her vast experience and broad knowledge to the project as an Executive Editor. With her extensive editorial background, Dawn has insight into an editor’s daily challenges, understands the importance of deadlines and editorial standards, and prides herself on exceeding editors’ expectations.
Some of her niche markets include parenting, pregnancy and paintball, as well as health and fitness, home-based businesses and marketing, finance and technology.
Dawn serves on the Advisory Board of the International Mastermind Group with other top authors, coaches and professionals in a myriad of fields, guiding and advising fledgling writers as they accomplish their goals.
With a wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics and a willingness to share with others, Dawn has spearheaded, organized and moderated a variety of online writers’ workshops. Her desire to mentor young writers recently evolved into an interest in public speaking. To that end, she has joined Toastmasters to hone her speaking skills.
When she’s not traveling the world in pursue of captivating stories, this multi-talented woman lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter and four useless, but lovable, cats.
When asked what is next in the life of Dawn Allcot, her answer, without hesitation, is: “More of the same: Expanding my talents and always giving back in a spirit of gratitude for all the blessings in my life.”