Dawn Duncan is a published writer and accomplished editor who opened Yellowbright in April, 2012. As the company celebrates its 11th anniversary this year, it evolves yet again into adding unique services for businesses, publications, and individuals seeking assistance with creative copy. Known for her ability to quickly generate ideas and concepts, Dawn has built her career working in marketing, public relations, media and the world of crafting her own books, blogs, and short stories. She launched her company initially focusing on the world of entertainment, representing musicians and artists before transitioning to small business, authors, and solopreneurs in addition to building her freelance portfolio and own book publishing. She is a highly experienced trainer and instructor who has developed course curriculum spanning many industries, age groups, and demographics; she continues to teach regularly on various topics related to writing, self-expression, and transformation through creativity.
Dawn is a native of Minnesota and graduate of the University of North Dakota where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English prior to moving to Colorado in 1994.
In the fall of 2020, Dawn and her husband moved to her home state and currently reside in Detroit Lakes, MN where they are active business owners and community members, contributing to various causes, including the Humane Society of the Lakes, Propel DL, Polar Fest, and more. She is an active alumna of Delta Gamma and serves as the Honor Board Advisor for the University of North Dakota's collegiate chapter while participating in the area alumnae association.
Currently, Dawn has completed her first children's book and is at work on a memoir while continuing to grow her business and work with companies and authors across the US and Canada. In addition, Yellowbright continues to offer an array of classes and retreats for writers and those interested in living a creative life.
Dawn is a noted freelance writer who currently contributes to various magazines regularly, including NoCo Style, Life in Ptarmigan Hills & Meadows Magazine, Lake and Home, and Real Producers. She is a contributing writer for the DL Tribune and Perham Focus in the newspaper realm.
While Dawn covers a wide array of topics, but is best known for her expertise in feature writing about beauty, fitness, health/wellness, food/beverage, and stories involving human interest.
In her free time, Dawn is loves to cross country ski, snowshoe, run in community races, dance, and volunteer. She is an active yogi and licensed Zumba instructor, hiker, lake life enthusiast, and animal lover. She enjoys time with her husband, Michael, and their German Shepherd Dog, Reva Evangeline, spending time with family and friends, baking, and cooking.
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