Molly Clark

Molly Clark

Writer

 

About Me

The words and beyond

I realized at a young age that writing was a lifelong passion of mine. I've come a long way from acting as editor-in-chief of the The Clark Gazette (my childhood family newspaper). I've written for AAA Northeast, Rhode Island Monthly and Engaged RI, among other publications. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Connecticut and a Masters of Fine Arts in creative and professional writing with a concentration in food and travel journalism from Western Connecticut State University. I also have a background in hospitality and am the proud mom of a Garfield-esque kitty. Feel free to contact me directly if you would like to learn more about me and my work.

 

Past Projects

The Scoop on Different Types of Clam Chowder

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Gleaning Grace with Hope's Harvest

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Honeymoon Destinations Non-Stop From PVD

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Where Are The Hamptons: A Comprehensive Guide

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Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in New Hampshire

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Northeast Camping Guide: Camping and Hiking in New England and New York

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Matilda Will Soon Serve Pastelitos at a Store Front

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New England Zoos and Aquariums Perfect for Day Trips

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10 Authentic European Dining Experiences

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Wine Trails of the New England Coast

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Take a Road Trip to the Finger Lakes

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Get Out and Explore on These Top New England Tours

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For more work samples, click here or here.

 

Professional History

Work Experience

January 2019-December 2020

Western Connecticut State University - Graduate Assistant

Serving as both a tutor in the university's writing center and as a graduate assistant in a Writing 101 class, I helped students become better writers

  • Perform tutoring and teaching functions including but not limited to reviewing papers, editing, providing advice on structure, thesis statements and citations

  • Manage website and Instagram and Facebook accounts

  • Presenter at International Writing Center Association conference

June 2019-August 2019

Rhode Island Monthly - Editorial Intern

Responsible for the curation of editorial material for multiple publications including Rhode Island Monthly, Engaged RI, Encore and Be Well Rhody across both print and web mediums.

  • Research stories, prepare and conduct interviews

  • Write, edit and fact check articles

October 2016 - March 2018

AAA National - Inspector, Inspections and Diamond Ratings

Responsible for quality assurance and ensuring proper diamond ratings for AAA's well-known tourism program. This position involved extensive travel throughout many states and Canada and a high focus on hospitality, hotels and restaurants.

  • Perform inspections, initiate dialogue with hospitality  managers

  • Provide written and visual content for AAA collateral, web and app

May 2016 - September 2016

Admiral Fitzroy Inn - Front Desk & Marketing Associate

Worked in both a customer service and marketing capacity for this bed & breakfast

  • Making reservations and ensuring guest satisfaction

  • Creating and maintaining website, creating email marketing through Constant Contact, maintaining social media accounts, blogging

March 2016 - September 2016

AAA Northeast - Editorial Assistant

Promoted to this position after six months with AAA Northeast, I worked with the Editorial and Web teams in both New York and Rhode Island.

  • Write and edit copy for print, blog, website and social media

  • Write and take photos for the "Eating Out" column - a monthly guide to Rhode Island restaurants

September 2015 - March 2016

AAA Northeast - Publications Advertising Assistant

Within this position I served as a writer, editor and website maintainer, in addition to an editorial assistant to the Publications department.

  • Conduct interviews, take photos and write articles for member publications on AAA-related products and services as well as internals happenings for the employee newsletter

  • Prepare content for, upload to and maintain publication CMS sites

  • Compile news briefs; post events to the online calendar; proofread and fact check

  • Coordinate internal distribution of publications

August 2011 - July 2015

Ocean House - Server, Hostess, Restaurant Supervisor

  • As a server, I served guests in all six of this Forbes 15-star, AAA 5-diamond, Relais & Chateaux property's dining outlets, all while adhering to the highest standards in the hospitality industry.

  • As a hostess and reservationist for the hotel's fine dining restaurant, I worked to guaranteed an even and prodcutive flow of actiity during service to ensure overall restaurant success and developing a hosting system deemed worthy of teaching to new employees by hotel executives.

  • As a restaurant supervisor, I served as the assistant to the manager of one of the hotel's casual, seasonal dining outlets and trained and educated staff members as to sequences of service and Forbes standards.

February 2011 - April 2011

Consumers Interstate Corporation - Web Content Writer

All writing projects I did for this janitorial supply company were completed using SEO strategies to increase website traffic and search engine visibilty. In my time here I also conceived, developed and implemented a blog-based marketing strategy.

  • Write copy, product descriptions and blog posts

  • Manage social sites, maintain blog sites using WordPress

 

Publications

  • Rhode Island Monthly

  • Engaged RI

  • Encore

  • Be Well Rhody

  • AAA TourBooks

  • Your AAA

  • AAA Horizons

  • AAA Times

  • AAA Northeast Connections

  • Shelburne Falls Independent

  • The Resident

  • Patch

  • Toilet Paper World

  • Cleaning Products World

 

Contact

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