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About David

P.O. Box 15140
Seattle, Washington 98115
(206) 524-1303


  • Strong background in providing creative services in many settings.
  • Quality-oriented professional with a reputation for accuracy, integrity, and consistently meeting deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a multi- disciplinary team.
  • Track record of success in long and short term positions, projects.
  • Creative troubleshooter with ability to identify problems and implement practical solutions.
  • Effective coordinator with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proven ability to learn and utilize new methods, systems, and procedures.
  • Creative work has been featured in national/regional publications as well as international wire services and media outlets.
  • Experience with databases, MS Word, Quark Express on Mac and PC. Also have experience with FrontPage, MS Publisher and Photoshop.


B.J. - University of Missouri School of Journalism (1985)


David G. Volk, Creative Services, Seattle, Washington/Fort Myers, Florida
1987 to present.

HUMOR COLUMNIST, Seattle Magazine (May 2006 to present). Write first person experience humor pieces about events and institutions that are uniquely Seattle.

AUTHOR, “The Tribe Has Spoken,” (Andrews McMeel, Sept. 2004). The humor book takes quotes from the shows themselves to show the wisdom we can learn from watching reality TV.

WRITER/EDITOR, Expedia.com, (March 2002 to June 2002). Short Term Contract. Updated and edited descriptions of hotels for Web site using custom-built software. Also rewrote top selling points to make hotels more attractive to visitors.

TRAVEL WRITER, Seattle’s Best Places, Weissmann Travel Reports and other organizations. Wrote “Day Trips” chapter for Seattle’s Best Places, completed Seattle profile on Web site for travel agents, just wrote Spokane story for Seattle Homes & Lifestyles.

AUTHOR, Fresh American Bananas. Recently completed manuscript for a humorous travel book based on a year spent traveling through Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Israel. Am currently rewriting book proposal.

CONTENT WRITER, Alki.com, (June 2001 to mid-January). Wrote biographical sketches of famous people for web application. Short term project.

WEB CONTENT WRITER, Group Health, (April to December 2000). Helped on relaunch of MyGroupHealth Web site. Wrote content and error messages, tested links, checked code, and reviewed pages for grammar, style and spelling. Also addressed issues raised in daily testlog reports.

PUBLICATIONS MANAGER, Stroum Jewish Community Center (March 1999 to April 2000). Helped build center's first agency-wide Web site. Wrote agency collateral material including newsletter, press releases, site content. Edited class schedules, camp brochures. Was first to publish schedules on deadline. Instituted systems, formats to help department heads market their events and turn copy in on time. Primary media spokesman.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR, Coffee & Cuisine Magazine (January 1998 to February 1999), Served as voice for monthly trade magazine covering specialty coffee and gourmet restaurants by writing lead feature and chef profile plus additional features. Copy edited material for publication, polished columnist contributions and answered reader questions.

FREELANCE WRITER/EDITOR--Perform range of writing, editing and creative services for national, regional and local magazines, wire services and media outlets. Accept short and long-term assignments. Credits include:

Reuters Wire ServiceAlaska Airlines Magazine Chicago Tribune
Seattle Magazine Puget Sound Business JournalSeattle’s Best Places


WEST COAST EDITOR, Building Supply Home Center Magazine (1993-96): Developed, wrote stories on retail hardware super stores in eight state region including industry trends, strategies, practices, products and legislation. Interviewed industry leaders. Consistently assigned expanded coverage area in recognition of talent.

STRINGER, Reuters Wire Service (1993-95): Prepared daily financial tables, price charts and analyses of the spot oil market for international subscribers. Covered breaking news.

GUEST COMMENTATOR, KUOW-Radio (1994): Wrote humorous broadcast commentary features for this regional public radio station. Contributions were well-received by both staff and listeners.

EDITOR, Mercer Islander and Madison Park Times (1991-92): Performed all editorial duties and activities for two monthly community newspapers. Developed stories, recruited writers and columnists, proofed copy, designed layout. Wrote features, news. Implemented more reader-friendly and entertaining editorial style.


DATABASE EDITOR/RESEARCHER, General Information (1990)
SPORTS RESEARCHER, Turner Broadcasting/Goodwill Games (Summer 1990)


Independence Examiner, Independence, Missouri 1986 to 1987
REPORTER - Specialized in local government and environmental issues. Regularly selected for special and particularly complex assignments.

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