Rodika Tollefson

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

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
Seattle area, WA|English, Romanian, Russian
Publications

Technology

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

Blog post

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

Sponsored blog post

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

Technology trends newspaper article

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

Case study for BOXLIGHT

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

Nonbylined blog post

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

Nonbylined blog post

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

A sponsored, nonbylined newspaper article

April, 28 2017

Cybersecurity

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Security+: How to Explain Threat Actor Types and Attributes
resources.infosecinstitute.comBlog Post
Security+: How to Explain Threat Actor Types and Attributes

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

The needle hasn’t budged on the number of women in cybersecurity
thirdcertainty.comArticle
The needle hasn’t budged on the number of women in cybersecurity

Featured blog article

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

Featured blog article

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

Featured blog article

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

Featured blog article

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

Featured blog article

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

Featured blog article

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

Featured blog article

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

Featured blog article

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

Featured blog article

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

Featured blog article

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

Featured blog article

March, 8 2017
Security+: Security Implications of Embedded Systems
resources.infosecinstitute.comBlog 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
Preventing Risk In Your BYOD Healthcare Environment
infogressive.comBlog Post
Preventing Risk In Your BYOD Healthcare Environment

Nonbylined blog post

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

Nonbylined blog post

January, 12 2017
SaaS Security
skyhighnetworks.comWebsite Copy
SaaS Security

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

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

Case study for Alert Logic

April, 5 2018

Business

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

Trends article for a local business journal

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

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

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

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

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

OPEN Forum article based on my pitched idea

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

Featured article for OPEN Forum based on my pitched idea

June, 6 2018
Why Employee Vacations Pay Off
americanexpress.comArticle
Why Employee Vacations Pay Off

Article commissioned by OPEN Forum based on my pitched idea

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

Business/medical trends feature for a local business journal

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

Reported feature for OPEN Forum

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

Nonbylined blog post based on my pitched article idea.

June, 29 2018

Productivity

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

Nonbylined blog post

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

Reported feature for OPEN Forum based on my pitch

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

Branded blog post

February, 26 2018
6 Counterintuitive Productivity Tricks
americanexpress.comArticle
6 Counterintuitive Productivity Tricks

OPEN Forum article based on my pitch

September, 21 2017
The Two-Minute Rule for Getting Unstuck: Q&A With David Allen
americanexpress.comArticle
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
A Visit to ‘The Little City by the Sea’
wshg.netArticle
A Visit to ‘The Little City by the Sea’

Magazine article

June, 4 2012
Dream Sport Fishing
hertzblogs.wpengine.comBlog Post
Dream Sport Fishing

Nonbylined blog post

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

Feature article for regional magazine

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

Nonbylined blog post

5 Hollywood Inspired Romantic Getaways
hertz.comArticle
5 Hollywood Inspired Romantic Getaways

Nonbylined blog post

Lifestyle

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

Magazine feature

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

Magazine feature based on my pitch

Magical Places: Every Woman Needs a Playhouse
PDF upload
Magical Places: Every Woman Needs a Playhouse

Magazine feature

Preserving Gig Harbor’s Boatbuilding Heritage
wshg.netArticle
Preserving Gig Harbor’s Boatbuilding Heritage

Magazine feature based on my pitch

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

Magazine feature article

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

Trends article for regional magazine, based on my pitched idea

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

Blog post used to market a residential development

May, 12 2018
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