Rodika Tollefson

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Developmental Editor, Editor, Ghostwriter, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Technical Writer, Videographer, Writer, Managing Editor

Writer on a mission to turn your message into a great story and your story into great content

I am a versatile, experienced multimedia content creator, writer and journalist who will not settle for anything less than compelling and concise content. As a journalist, I will provide a well-researched and informative article; as a copywriter, I will make you shine and create prose that will sing (maybe even dance); as a ghostwriter, I will provide an authoritative article that follows your voice and speaks to your target audience.

I believe that everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone is a good storyteller. This is where I come in with my passion for writing and storytelling, my nearly 20 years of work as a journalist, and my corporate and content writing background that includes producing bylined, nonbylined and ghostwritten content for some of the world's biggest brands.

While I am a generalist, I am especially well-versed in technology topics (with specialties in information security and high tech) and business topics (everything from startups and leadership to productivity and small-business growth).
Categories
Content Types
Blog Post, Case Study, Commercial, Documentary, Interview, Press Release, Website Copy, Whitepaper, Article, Ebook, Landing Page, Page Layout, Video, Presentation
More Information
University of Washington, Masters of communication in digital media
University of Alaska Anchorage, Bachelor's in journalism
Warm Beach, WA 98292, USA|English, Romanian, Russian
Publications
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Technology

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blog.credit.com
Article
More Americans Live Under Cloud of ‘Data Uncertainty’

Blog post

June, 7 2015
westsoundcoderdojo.com
Article
West Sound CoderDojo | FREE coding for kids 8-18

Sponsored blog post

kitsapsun.com
Article
Banks, merchants in transition to ‘chip’ credit cards

Technology trends newspaper article

March, 8 2016
boxlight.com
Case Study
November 2013 - Dallas ISD Case Study

Case study for BOXLIGHT

netfactor.com
Article
Top of the Funnel B2B Marketing: 5 Ways to Increase Qualified Leads

Nonbylined blog post

May, 2 2017
oneneck.com
Blog Post
Cloud-Enabled Collaboration with Cisco's New Spark Board

Nonbylined blog post

March, 16 2017
southsoundproud.org
Article
South Sound Leads Clean-Water Technology Improvements

A sponsored, nonbylined newspaper article

April, 28 2017

Cybersecurity

17
resources.infosecinstitute.com
Blog Post
Security+: How to Explain Threat Actor Types and Attributes

Blog post for InfoSec Institute about concepts on the CompTIA Security + exam

June, 27 2018
thirdcertainty.com
Article
The needle hasn’t budged on the number of women in cybersecurity

Featured blog article

June, 5 2017
thirdcertainty.com
Article
Cybersecurity’s people problem: More millennials needed

Featured blog article

April, 10 2017
thirdcertainty.com
Article
Fitness trackers can be dangerous to the health of your data

Featured blog article

January, 30 2017
thirdcertainty.com
Article
Your social media posts are popular—with hackers

Featured blog article

January, 23 2017
thirdcertainty.com
Article
More health care organizations on HIPAA’s hit list

Featured blog article

October, 10 2016
thirdcertainty.com
Article
Academia tries to ease shortage of cyber sleuths

Featured blog article

August, 24 2015
thirdcertainty.com
Article
Intellectual property breaches often carry hidden business costs

Featured blog article

November, 16 2016
thirdcertainty.com
Article
Understand the nuts and bolts of cyber insurance before buying

Featured blog article

December, 14 2016
thirdcertainty.com
Article
Ransomware attacks are a fact of life, so real-time detection, response is critical

Featured blog article

January, 11 2017
thirdcertainty.com
Article
For cybersecurity industry, it looks like AI revolution is here to stay

Featured blog article

May, 31 2017
thirdcertainty.com
Article
Cyber criminals follow the money … to your health care data

Featured blog article

March, 8 2017
resources.infosecinstitute.com
Blog Post
Security+: Security Implications of Embedded Systems

Blog post for InfoSec Institute — an overview of IoT implications and a review of CompTIA's Security + exam.

June, 27 2018
infogressive.com
Blog Post
Preventing Risk In Your BYOD Healthcare Environment

Nonbylined blog post

September, 15 2016
oneneck.com
Article
Cloud – The Security Game Changer

Nonbylined blog post

January, 12 2017
skyhighnetworks.com
Website Copy
SaaS Security

Web page copy for Skyhigh Networks (now part of McAfee)

alertlogic.com
Case Study
Finding the Attack Patterns and Prevent Data From Being Compromised

Case study for Alert Logic

April, 5 2018

Business

9
kitsapsun.com
Article
Branch of the future: Smaller, more high-tech, but here to stay

Trends article for a local business journal

March, 6 2015
americanexpress.com
Article
Why CEOs Need a Strong Personal Brand

An article commissioned by American Express for OPEN Forum, based on my pitch

December, 7 2017
americanexpress.com
Article
5 Strategies for Moving Beyond a Bad Decision

Article commissioned by American Express for OPEN Forum, based on my pitch

November, 20 2017
americanexpress.com
Article
How Busy Executives Inspire and Motivate Employees

OPEN Forum article based on my pitched idea

July, 28 2017
americanexpress.com
The Art of the Apology

Featured article for OPEN Forum based on my pitched idea

June, 6 2018
americanexpress.com
Article
Why Employee Vacations Pay Off

Article commissioned by OPEN Forum based on my pitched idea

May, 30 2018
kitsapsun.com
Article
Light therapy may prevent vision loss

Business/medical trends feature for a local business journal

October, 15 2015
americanexpress.com
4 Mistakes to Avoid at Your Next Town Hall Meeting

Reported feature for OPEN Forum

April, 18 2018
blog.cort.com
Blog Post
Small Meeting Room Design Ideas

Nonbylined blog post based on my pitched article idea.

June, 29 2018

Productivity

5
blog.cort.com
Blog Post
Office Décor Ideas That Will Boost Productivity

Nonbylined blog post

July, 20 2018
americanexpress.com
Article
Will Standing Desks Work for Your Team?

Reported feature for OPEN Forum based on my pitch

February, 15 2018
blog.cort.com
Blog Post
Tips for Making Your Apartment Study-Friendly

Branded blog post

February, 26 2018
americanexpress.com
Article
6 Counterintuitive Productivity Tricks

OPEN Forum article based on my pitch

September, 21 2017
americanexpress.com
Article
The Two-Minute Rule for Getting Unstuck: Q&A With David Allen

Article commissioned by American Express for OPEN Forum, based on my pitch

October, 4 2017

Travel

5
wshg.net
Article
A Visit to ‘The Little City by the Sea’

Magazine article

June, 4 2012
hertzblogs.wpengine.com
Blog Post
Dream Sport Fishing

Nonbylined blog post

April, 20 2017
wshg.net
Article
The Sentinel of Yesteryear Still Beckons Visitors

Feature article for regional magazine

September, 8 2015
hertz.com
Article
Work and Play: Bleisure Travel in Tacoma

Nonbylined blog post

hertz.com
Article
5 Hollywood Inspired Romantic Getaways

Nonbylined blog post

Lifestyle

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PDF upload
Article
Food of the Gods: Taking a small bite out of the mysteries of chocolate making

Magazine feature

PDF upload
Article
Hugh's Caboose — Ex-CIA Agent Follows a Dream

Magazine feature based on my pitch

PDF upload
Magical Places: Every Woman Needs a Playhouse

Magazine feature

wshg.net
Article
Preserving Gig Harbor’s Boatbuilding Heritage

Magazine feature based on my pitch

September, 1 2016
wshg.net
Article
Shade Grown, Organic Coffee Gives New Meaning to ‘Feeling Good’

Magazine feature article

November, 25 2006
wshg.net
Article
Libraries Evolve to Keep Up with New Tech

Trends article for regional magazine, based on my pitched idea

February, 19 2018
liveatmccormick.com
Blog Post
Why Homeowners Love Living in McCormick

Blog post used to market a residential development

May, 12 2018
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