Patrick Roland

Copy Editor, Copy Writer, Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer, Writer Manager

Published author, editor and content writer with 20+ years of experience

I am an award-winning journalist, author and editor with twenty-one years of mainstream media, specialty publication, corporate and public relations experience. I have been on both sides in the publishing world as a writer pitching stories and as a PR manager being pitched to. I have written three books, a memoir called Unpacked Sparkle, a children's book called Sparkle On and a second faith-based memoir called The Sparkle King, which is due in 2019 internationally.
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The Changing Face of HIV/AIDS
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The Changing Face of HIV/AIDS

I took my HIV/AIDS Over 50 story over to Echo and updated with the new demographic at the time, which was focused on minorities - and women.

WNBA - Phoenix Mercury
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WNBA - Phoenix Mercury

Article about the WNBA for Echo Magazine.

20 years of AIDS
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20 years of AIDS

I wrote this piece for the 20th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic when I was a reporter. I had less than a day to find all these people and get them to talk about AIDS and this was still when people didn't really want to talk about it or be identified with it, especially in the daily neighborhood newspaper.

HIV/AIDS OVER 50
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HIV/AIDS OVER 50

I won several state awards for this series I did on people living with HIV/AIDS over the age of 50.

Guest Post - Patrick Roland - How My Bipolar Makes Me Sparkle Even More
judgmentfreezone2013.blogspot.comBlog Post
Guest Post - Patrick Roland - How My Bipolar Makes Me Sparkle Even More

Blog post I wrote about how I choose to be empowered by my bipolar diagnosis.

July, 13 2017
Guest Post: Why I Write By Patrick A. Roland
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Guest Post: Why I Write By Patrick A. Roland

A guest post I wrote to promote Unpacked Sparkle on why I write.

January, 5 2017
Meet Guest Author, Patrick A. Roland…
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Meet Guest Author, Patrick A. Roland…

I was asked to write my story for the "Author Hall of Fame" in support of the release of Unpacked Sparkle.

March, 29 2017
My sober sparkle
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My sober sparkle

A promotional piece I wrote for my book Unpacked Sparkle for www.drug-addiction-support.org

June, 18 2018
Excerpt from “Unpacked Sparkle” by Patrick A. Roland
endthestigma.blogBlog Post
Excerpt from “Unpacked Sparkle” by Patrick A. Roland

This a chapter that was published online from my first book, Unpacked Sparkle, a Story about Grief and Recovery.

June, 21 2017
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