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Douglas Gorney

Douglas Gorney

Director of Media


Writer, Editor, Collaborative Author, Social Media and Marketing Consultant






Community Director

Convozine is a social magazine, created by readers.

Convozine's social network-meets-online magazine context bridges high end publishing and everyday people.

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Human Factors International

Senior Writer

• Written over 25 white papers, case studies, brochures, Certified Usability Analyst profiles.
• Collaborative authorship of contextual innovation articles for INTERACTIONS Magazine, including cover article, January/February 09 issue
• Consulted on development of site
• Editor/project manager of "American Dream 3.0, Profiting from the New Sustainable Lifestyle" (in development) by Human Factors CEO Eric Schaffer.

Human Factors International is the global leader in user experience, usability and persuasion design.


Douglas Gorney - Writer, Editor, Social Media + Marketing Consultant, Collaborative Author


Douglas helps clients position themselves, differentiate their products and services, and tell their stories.

As a marketing copywriter, ghostwriter and editor, Douglas has created and edited content for the web and print for over 20 years. He has developed websites, written and edited books and book proposals, and designed print collateral.

Douglas is currently:
• Directing social media campaigns for three snack food brands under contract with the advertising/branding agency Motivate, LLC
• Editing "Institutionalization of UX: A Step-by-Step Guide to a User Experience Practice
" by Eric Schaffer, Ph.D. and Apala Lahiri (Coming in December from Addison-Wesley)
• Collaboratively authoring "The Tapas Life: Your Tasty, Active, Engaging Retirement" with Andrew Robin

Past clients have included:
• Software providers like Veritas Software/Symantec and AdviceAmerica/FiServe
• Travel outlets/aggegators such as and the AAA
• Consulting groups such as Human Factors International
• Artexpo New York—the world's largest fine arts trade show
• Sustainable businesses such as CMIGreen, Inc.
• Consumer product/speciality food producers like Chado-En Tea

Douglas has collaboratively authored and edited six books, in addition to articles for print magazines. He has
• Collaborative authored the sports autobiographies TAYLOR, YAZSTREMSKI and MONTANA (Rugged Land/Random House)
• Edited "Shopping for the Real You" by Andrea Pflaumer.
• Edited business and human resource books including "Job Hunt Like a Predator" by Jim Rocca (Amazon), "American Dream 3.0; Profiting from the New, Sustainable Lifestyle" by Eric Schaffer (Berret-Koehler, 2014) and "Consulting Mastery: How the Best Make the Biggest Difference" by Keith Merron (Berrett-Koehler).
• Written articles and interviews have for The Atlantic, Outside, Interactions, Moment and other publications.

Douglas is also the creator and associate producer of the comedy court show pilot MS. TRIAL (Disney/Buena Vista).

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Transcendental Meditation Program

Teacher, Administrator, Publicist


Director of Media

Created press materials, contacted press and media, coordinated media coverage, produced video teaser interviews, assisted in social media campaign


Marketing Manager

Lakshmi Technologies


Intersection Productions

Consultant/Associate Producer

SourceTrace Systems

Marketing Director

• Directed relaunch of Re-architechted site, guided design, wrote all new content.
• Webmaster
• Wrote and guided design of all SourceTrace Systems brochures.
• Wrote press releases
• Responsible for all other marketing and publicity collateral.

STS provides remote data transactions technology to microfinance institutions, banks and other financial institutions; agricultural commodity companies and cooperatives; health insurance providers; microinsurance providers; and clean water suppliers who need to reach markets in remote locations in developing markets.

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City guide writer, reviewer

Created tours, neighborhood guides, city histories and backgrounders, restaurant and business reviews for travel content syndicator Wcities, published on (Condé Nast Traveller), Yahoo!Cities, Sabre


The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BFA, Sculpture, Sound Design

California College of the Arts


University of California, Berkeley

BA, American History

Wesleyan University

San Francisco University High School