Author and freelance writer, Anne O’Connell, has been an expat since 1993 when she and her husband escaped the cold of Toronto, Canada and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They enjoyed the sun and sand for 14 years, while she worked in the PR field, and then decided it was time for a new adventure. Heading for even more sun and sand, they moved to Dubai in late 2007 and then on to Thailand in 2011. Anne has been working as a freelance copywriter, writing coach and consultant since 2007, specializing in social media, marketing, corporate communications and public relations. She is a regular contributor to Global Living Magazine and Expat Focus. In between clients she squeezes in time for her newly found passion - writing fiction. She and her husband have a passion for travel as well and that adventurous spirit has taken them all over the world. Anne grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has a bachelor of public relations from Mount St. Vincent University. She is the author of @Home in Dubai… Getting Connected Online and on the Ground, 10 Steps to a Successful PR Campaign – a Do-it-Yourself Guide for Authors and Mental Pause, her first novel.
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Since 1990, Anne O’Connell has been managing the communications needs for corporate and non-profit organisations, beginning her career with the international PR firm of Burson-Marsteller. Subsequently, she held communications positions in the fields of higher education and health and wellness as well as in PR agencies and the news media. Prior to going freelance in 2007, she managed fundraising and public relations for a regional educational television station in South Florida.
Currently, O’Connell is working as an independent consultant providing strategic and creative writing services and training programs for clients in both private and non-profit sectors in a multitude of industries. Her writing expertise includes PR, marketing, corporate communications, social media, online content and script writing. She also conducts workshops and seminars in strategic business writing, corporate communications, media relations and social media strategy.
O’Connell received her bachelor of Public Relations from Mount St. Vincent University in Nova Scotia (Canada) in 1990. As a professional communicator and grass roots community advocate she strongly believes in giving back and has always looked for ways to volunteer her services as part of her daily life. She is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and was a founding member chair from 2008-2011 for the UAE chapter of Room to Read. She is the author of @Home in Dubai…Getting Connected Online and on the Ground; 10 Steps to a Successful PR Campaign – A Do-it-Yourself Guide for Authors; and Mental Pause, her debut novel.
O’Connell’s full profile can be viewed at www.linkedin.com/in/anneoconnell. For more information, visit her website at www.anne-oconnell.com, follow her on Twitter @annethewriter or like her facebook page at www.facebook.com/annethewriter.