Name: Cory Kuklick
Expertise: Technical and feature/journalistic writing, AP and Chicago style editing, user documentation, project management
Type of work I’m interested in: contract, freelance, full-time
Find me online: LinkedIn, website
About me: I graduated from James Madison University in 2010 with a BS in journalism, and have bounced around various writing and editing fields throughout Virginia and East Africa ever since. I have always considered Harrisonburg to be home, and it’s where I began my technical writing career as an editorial assistant with the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery. Following graduation I worked for a year as a technical writer for an IT management company before getting the travel itch many 20-somethings get, and I decided to volunteer in Uganda for four months as an English teacher and soccer coach. I also started an online magazine, Instances of Hope, that creates awareness toward the refugee issue in the country and garners direct donations to keep at risk-children in school.
I worked on a contract basis as a technical writer for Rosetta Stone following my return to the United States, where I wordsmithed UI text, helped leverage single-sourcing capabilities for user documentation, and wrote numerous internal documentation pieces for legacy content. At the end of my contract I returned to Uganda, working as a writer and editor at the Refugee Law Project for six months.
I currently work as a project manager in northern Virginia but would like to return back “home” to Harrisonburg in a writing and editing capacity. I’m happy writing, I’m happy in the Valley, and I hope to work with you soon to continue pushing the wonderful community forward.