Violet Szilvas is a Public Relations and Communications expert. She has served as publicist, writer, editor, proofreader, and instructor in her 30+ years as a practitioner. Her experience in communications encompasses a wide range of products and services. Szilvas currently represents book, business, and beauty clients, and has represented clients in the music, arts, leisure, restaurant, and sports arenas among others. Currently she resides in the Greater Cleveland area and continues to run her communications firm, UltraViolet Communications.
Previously. Szilvas served as a magazine writer for such international publications as Ocean Drive, and national magazines including Elegant Bride and Fashion Spectrum. She also contributed to newspaper, news magazines, catalogs, trades, and in-house publications. Her most recent piece is a blog (November, 2016) for Zildjian Cymbals: “From the Street to Social”: Tips for Self Promotion from an 80’s Sunset Strip Rock’n’Roll Publicist.”
An adjunct professor and lecturer for over 25 years, Szilvas has taught a variety of writing and communication courses for numerous public and private institutions of higher education – both four year universities and two year colleges (currently “Journalism and Mass Communication” at Cuyahoga Community College). Additionally she taught executive seminars on communications skills, writing, and professional skills to business clientele including national, regional, and local companies, governmental agencies, and private individuals.
Szilvas is a two-time graduate of Kent State University, where she earned her Master of Arts in Journalism, specializing in Public Relations, and her Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with concentrations in Marketing and Management.
PROFESSIONAL CLIENTELE, CURRENT AND RECENT (OHIO):
J.D. Barker: Published novelist
–Public Relations including media relations, publicity, correspondence, and media data base management for internationally-distributed debut thriller novel Forsaken
–Freelance editor for Forsaken
–Already contracted for Public Relations duties as cited above for forthcoming novel published by Houghton Miflin Harcourt, The Fourth Monkey (June 2017)
Romarin Demetri: Published novelist
–Public Relations including press releases, media relations, correspondence, publicity, YouTube video, and media data base management for urban fantasy novels A Mirror Among Shattered Glass and The Frost Bloom Garden
Immortal Allure: All natural cruelty-free spa specializing in palm oil free soap
Fleckensmart Solutions: Business strategy consulting firm and project managers for a range of firms from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies
–Responsible for editing and proofreading content for procedural materials and LinkedIn biographical summary
KGFROCKS.com: Live call-in podcast, principal Rick Schreiber
–Freelance talent recruiter
Dr. Joanne Ford, University of Rio Grande, Ohio, English Department: Author
— Public Relations and editing for her book Erotica
Perennial Cat: Cat shelter in Rio Grande, Ohio
PREVIOUS PR CLIENTS: Marilyn Manson, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Miami Rocks & East Coast Music Forum, Baja Beach Club, Oceana Records, US1 Travel, Sensormatic, Securiguard Alarms, WSHE/rock radio, WMXJ / easy listening radio, 25th Parallel Magazine, Bachelor Book Magazine, Talent Times Magazine, and night clubs including City Limits and Squeeze, for starters, as well as Susan Richardson (“Eight is Enough”).
Cross-Promotions: WSHE Radio, US1 Travel, Act 1 Models, Take 5 Magazine, Hawaiian Tropic and more
PUBLICATIONS: Ocean Drive, Fashion Spectrum, Elegant Bride, Palm Beach Post, TravelHost, South Florida Magazine, Boca Raton Magazine, Key West Magazine, Wellington Magazine, Dimensions, Thrust, and many others including the now defunct Circus, Hit Parader, RIP, Rock Scene, and Rock Magazine.
MAGAZINE FEATURE STORIES (to name a few): Rockers Pat Benatar (cover story), Aerosmith, Nine Inch Nails, Sebastion Bach (Skid Row), Izzy Stradlin (Guns’n’Roses), John Waite (Babys), Eddie Money, and Sheena Easton; Miami Dolphins Dan Marino, Pete Stoyanovich, and Irving Fryer; actor D.B. Sweeney…
MAGAZINE COLUMN STORIES (to name a few): Donald Trump, Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Billy Squier, Dokken, Cinderella…
WRITING, EDITING, AND/OR PROOFREADING EXPERIENCE OF NATIONAL NON-FICTION BOOKS:
Agora Publishing. Baltimore, MD: Surviving Cancer
Health Communications, Inc.., Fort Lauderdale, FL: Intimate Communion
Shot Tower/Agora Publishing, Boca Raton, FL: Natural Health Secrets