WRITING SAMPLES

Professional Writing

CLIENT NAME

CLIENT TYPE

PROJECT SCOPE

SAMPLE LINKS

Becky Nelson New Beginnings, Inc.

A nonprofit organization site targeting clients and community alliances.

Content for all website pages, covering organization mission and model statements, client success stories, application process guidelines, Google Forms application,  and on-brand blog posts.

 

David Cisneros Marketing

David Cisneros Marketing

An ecommerce site for internet marketing products.

An ecommerce site for internet marketing products.

Keyword-rich, private label rights (PLR) web content covering a broad range of topics. Produced 390+ 1-page articles and 41 35-page reports.

Keyword-rich, private label rights (PLR) web content covering a broad range of topics. Produced 390+ 1-page articles and 41 35-page reports.

 

High Beam Research

High Beam Research

Online educational archive and search engine owned by Cengage Learning.

Online educational archive and search engine owned by Cengage Learning.

Encyclopedic articles covering a broad range of topics. Produced 50+ articles.

Encyclopedic articles covering a broad range of topics. Produced 50+ articles.

 

Judenland Management Consulting, Inc.

SEO web content provider.

Researched/sourced SEO articles using primary and secondary keyword phrases as prescribed.

Produced 200+ articles.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Mahalo

mahalo.com

Mahalo

mahalo.com

A now-defunct knowledge exchange site.

A now-defunct knowledge exchange site.

A series of technical how-to articles, using prescribed style guidelines.

A series of technical how-to articles, using prescribed style guidelines.

A fitness blog.

A guest post.

THS National LLC

A construction renovation company.

Company-wide new employee onboarding procedure handbook.

[Under non disclosure agreement]

A wiki-style how-to article community.

Instructional articles covering a broad range of topics, within style guide parameters, for viewership of over 1.8 million registered users. Produced 200+ articles.

Samples upon request (in person)

Personal Writing

 
Mechanical Heart

Mechanical Heart

GENRE: Creative Nonfiction DESCRIPTION: A mother copes with her son's incurable disease. AWARDS/ACCOLADES: Honorable Mention—Marjorie Blankenship Creative Nonfiction Award, 2010

Co-Parenting 101

Co-Parenting 101

GENRE: Nonfiction/Academic DESCRIPTION: An analysis of common co-parenting communication pitfalls and how to avoid them

Glimpses of Truth

Glimpses of Truth

GENRE: Nonfiction/Academic DESCRIPTION: At first glance, eastern and western approaches to mindfulness couldn't seem more different. A closer look reveals the truths that unify them.

Can We Speed This Date Along, Please_

Can We Speed This Date Along, Please_

GENRE: Creative Nonfiction DESCRIPTION: The narrator takes a sometimes comical, sometimes profound look at the speed dating experience.

Happiness Project Cleaning Out the Closet

Happiness Project Cleaning Out the Closet

GENRE: Blog DESCRIPTION: Surprising insights that can come from a seemingly menial task

Will the Real Patriots Please Stand?

Will the Real Patriots Please Stand?

GENRE: Blog/Academic DESCRIPTION: Football's Colin Kaepernick is garnering a lot of attention for his decision to kneel during the national anthem, leaving Americans on both sides—both for and against—to question the meaning of patriotism.

Door in the Floor

Door in the Floor

GENRE: Experimental Fiction DESCRIPTION: Eron explores feelings she doesn't understand in this coming-of-age story, told in dream logic. AWARDS/ACCOLADES: Published—Signet Literary Magazine, 50th Anniversary Edition

Communication Ethics in the Bachelor

Communication Ethics in the Bachelor

GENRE: Blog/Nonfiction/Academic DESCRIPTION: A humorous analysis of communication ethics using scenes from the television show

The Good American

The Good American

GENRE: Fiction DESCRIPTION: Opposing perspectives of the same incident warn of the dangers of xenophobia

Things Nerds Do for Fun

Things Nerds Do for Fun

GENRE: Blog/Nonfiction/Academic DESCRIPTION: Complex communication theory concepts made accessible through descriptions of everyday occurrences

College with Kids

College with Kids

GENRE: eBook/Nonfiction DESCRIPTION: This 42-page ebook provides strategies and resources for single parents who want to earn a college degree.

Book of Dreams

Book of Dreams

GENRE: Nonfiction DESCRIPTION: Interview piece profiling Dr. Michael Kobre, Creative Writing professor at Queens University of Charlotte

Dear Son, Please Help Me Help You

Dear Son, Please Help Me Help You

GENRE: Nonfiction/Academic DESCRIPTION: Autoethnographic exploration of a mother's journey through teaching her special needs son self advocacy skills

Friends in Other Places

Friends in Other Places

GENRE: Creative Nonfiction DESCRIPTION: Excerpt from a nonfiction novel about a divorced couple that reunites for their son's Make a Wish—a trip to Tokyo, Japan

When the Land Speaks

When the Land Speaks

GENRE: Historical Research/Nonfiction DESCRIPTION: A commissioned piece detailing the history of Rural Hill, a restored Colonial-era farm in Huntersville, North Carolina

A Visual Display of Communal Grief

A Visual Display of Communal Grief

GENRE: Blog/Nonfiction/Photojournalism DESCRIPTION: Story covering silent vigil in memoriam of Keith Scott at Queens University of Charlotte

Grasping for Grades

Grasping for Grades

GENRE: Blog DESCRIPTION: A series of blog posts describing what it's like to volunteer in the public school system.

Hands Say What Words Cannot

Hands Say What Words Cannot

GENRE: Fiction DESCRIPTION: A bullyish man and his Russian mail order bride meet for the first time in an airport and must show their hands in ways neither could have planned for. First-round entry in NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge; parameters were bully, mail order bride, and comedy.

The Visual Rhetoric of Pandering

The Visual Rhetoric of Pandering

GENRE: Blog/Nonfiction/Academic DESCRIPTION: An analysis of presidential candidates' body language and rhetorical style, and what it means

How Slenderman Meme Became Legend

How Slenderman Meme Became Legend

GENRE: Nonfiction/Academic DESCRIPTION: Examination of the Slenderman meme, from its genesis to its making headline news as an accomplice to murder

Oh Brother How You Rap at My Nerves

Oh Brother How You Rap at My Nerves

GENRE: Blog/Nonfiction DESCRIPTION: Amicable conflict negotiation for kids by way of ethical communication practices

Shelby: Chapter One

Shelby: Chapter One

GENRE: Fiction DESCRIPTION: Excerpt from a young adult novel

Cat Sounds

Cat Sounds

GENRE: Fiction DESCRIPTION: An unemployed man revisits a disturbing memory. Second-round entry in the NYC Midnight Short Story Competition; parameters were horror, unemployed man, and cats