Let me show you my skills.
"Could you send us a link to your portfolio?"
Yeah, you'd think I would have one of those, wouldn't you?
Well, after enough prospective clients asked for it, here I am pulling my head out from where the sun don't shine and creating it. Take a look at a few of my favorite pieces of client work — and if you need a peek at something you don't see here, just ask! I'm always working on (and looking for!) new projects.
Marketing Content Writing: Vi
Since May 2016, I've had the pleasure of working with Vi, a luxury senior-living company with 10 communities throughout the United States, as one of its primary freelance content writers. I've written corporate press releases, stories for the monthly printed magazine, Vi Living, and a whole lot of marketing content for the website.
The best part? I've gotten to interview and learn about the lives of a handful of incredible seniors living in these communities.
The Lavines Profile
This wonderful couple had to "right-size" their belongings as they prepared to move to Vi at Highlands Ranch, Vi's community near Denver.
Pastry Chef Anna COconati
Bonus points for this feature: I actually got to try this talented chef's incredible crème brûlée!
Luxus Private-Label Wine
With a wine buyer for a husband, I got to mix business with pleasure on this one. (And I learned a lot about the process of creating a private-label wine! Spoiler: There's a lot of red tape.)
Betty Miller Profile
I could have spent hours on the phone interviewing this woman. Telling the stories of the storytellers themselves is the ultimate gratification. This feature on a big-hearted widow's transition to life in a senior-living community was one of my favorites to write.
Feature Writing: Tribune Content Solutions
Through a contract with Tribune Content Solutions, the digital-marketing arm of the Tribune Company, I wrote two sponsored pieces on behalf of Goodwill of Orange County and their Tierney Center for Veteran Services.
5 Secrets That Help Veterans
Transition To Civilian Life
Life transitions are never easy, but by far one of the hardest, one filled with ups and downs and uncertainty, is the transition from active military service to civilian life. Read the story.
How Veterans Can Put
Their Sleep Problems To Bed
Sleep problems are rampant, especially among veterans; up to 40 percent report having trouble sleeping, according to a report on Orange County veterans. Read the story.
Blog & Lead-Gen Content Writing: Adecco
International staffing firm Adecco is one of my longest-running clients; I've been ghost writing content for the company since 2014.
Here are a few of the blog posts I've written, on topics ranging from how job seekers can get their résumés noticed to how employers can handle social media tantrums from ex-employees.
- How To Make Your Resume Stand Out
- 7 Tips For Staying Positive During The Holiday Rush
- Looking For The Best Seasonal Jobs? Consider Call Center Careers!
- What Do The Tesla Model 3 And Ford Model T Have In Common?
- Updated Outdated Career Advice From Dear Old Dad
- How To Handle A Former Employee’s Negative Comments On Social Media
E-Book: INCREASING ROI THROUGH
MED-SCI CONTINGENT LABOR
This highly technical, heavily researched guide is my biggest piece with Adecco to date. Read the e-book on Adecco's website.
Copy Editing: The Black Tux
I'm currently working with The Black Tux, a startup getting all up in the men's formalwear space, to copy edit their comprehensive Groom's Guide to wedding planning.
The guide will be released digitally and in print this fall. You can reserve your copy for fun (or to see my crack editorial work) on their website.
Squarespace Website Design: John Mead
A local musician, guitar instructor, and talented visual artist — who also happens to be a close friend — needed to amp up his web presence, and I was looking to get my feet wet in Squarespace beyond my own website.
We worked together to create a website that would really let his art shine. Click through to his site, johnlmead.com, to interact with this work (and maybe even catch one of his gigs)!
Squarespace Website Design & Copy: SDK Media Strategies
Staci Diamond King, a longtime fellow #MsTech-er and entrepreneur, was ready to launch her new business and needed a website to make the case for hiring her fledgling agency.
Staci had a vision for creating a digital presence that echoed newspaper style and the values of old-fashioned journalism — and we worked together to create it. Check out the website at SDKmediastrategies.com.