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
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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
Edmonds, WA, 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

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resources.infosecinstitute.com
How to Detect and Prevent Direct Deposit Phishing Scams
August 10, 2018
resources.infosecinstitute.com
7 Elements of a Successful Security Awareness Training Program
August 16, 2018
resources.infosecinstitute.com
10 Reasons Why You Should Pursue a Career in Information Security
August 17, 2018
resources.infosecinstitute.com
The Increasing Threat of Banking Trojans and Cryptojacking
August 17, 2018
resources.infosecinstitute.com
Critical Components of Implementing a Successful Security Champions Program
August 31, 2018
americanexpress.com
Cybersecurity: Do You Need a Virtual CISO?
September 20, 2018
resources.infosecinstitute.com
What a Security Auditor Needs to Know About Privacy Compliance
October 8, 2018
resources.infosecinstitute.com
Do You Need CIPT Certification?
February 26, 2019
resources.infosecinstitute.com
How to Align Training With the NIST NICE Framework
February 26, 2019
resources.infosecinstitute.com
What you need to know to avoid becoming a phishing scheme victim
May 15, 2019
resources.infosecinstitute.com
The difference between AI and machine learning
May 21, 2019
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
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