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Rebecca D

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Completed Orders 1
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Last Login 8/4/2015
Location BROOKLYN, NY
Education Masters Degree
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
Rebecca has worked as a freelance writer for 7 years and specializes in history, travel, cities, and culture. She has been published in places like Travel+Leisure, New York magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Smithsonian.com, the Boston Globe, and the Washington Post.

For businesses, she is skilled at turning complex ideas into readable prose. She blogs regularly for Ancestry.com and the apartment rental site HotPads, which has familiarized her with SEO and sharable content. She has also written case studies and internal communications copy for Ogilvy & Mather and MossWarner.
Specialties
Having written many articles for general-interest publications, Rebecca knows how to hook a reader and make stories relevant. With years of travel-writing experience, she know how to sell places--whether hotels, cities, or real-estate listings--finding the details that will entice readers. For travel articles she has explored places like ancient mosques in Delhi, Dutch vestiges in Queens, remote churches in Peru, and hidden gardens in London.
Interests
Rebecca is especially interested in exploring cities and bringing history to the general public. She has a master's degree in urban history and have studied city planning in 19th century London, Paris, and New York.
Education
University of Leicester (UK) Urban History, M.A.

Rebecca wrote her master's dissertation on the cultural life in 19th-century London.


University of Pennsylvania History, English, French, B.A.

Rebecca majored in history and wrote her dissertation on city planning in 19th-century London. She studied abroad in Paris and graduated magna cum laude.


Projects by Industry
Other

Rebecca has done history research both for independent projects and general publications. She has researched the history of distilling in New York City, rooftop gardens, jazz in Paris, and historic preservation issues in Delhi, Peru, and London.

Outdoor/Recreation

Rebecca has written many travel articles and city guides, for publications such as New York magazine, Travel+Leisure, and Time Out New York. She also writes blog posts for HotPads about events and activities in the company's most popular cities.

Travel

Rebecca has written numerous travel articles for national, regional, and online publications. Articles have covered topics such as cycling trips, jazz, neighborhood walking tours, seasonal events, new hotels, and weekend getaways.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Rebecca has become skilled in SEO through writing city guides and blog posts for HotPads. In writing the guides the goal is for HotPads to show up when people search for information on renting apartments in certain areas.

Projects by Asset Type
Press Release

Rebecca wrote press releases as the public relations consultant for the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition. The nonprofit group ran a competition for a memorial to the fire.

Article

Rebecca has written many articles for regional, national, and online publications. Her expertise is in travel, history, culture, lifestyle, and cities.

News Story

Rebecca has written several news stories related to urban events and historic preservation. For example, she covered Delhi's efforts to become a UNESCO World Heritage City and the struggle to protect ancient buildings amid rapid urban change.

Copywriting

Rebecca has written internal communications copy and case studies for Ogilvy & Mather and online content for companies like HotPads and Ancestry.com. She is skilled at taking complex ideas and turning them into engaging, readable prose.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

Rebecca has researched many stories as a travel and lifestyle journalist. She has interviewed experts about subjects like secrets of Grand Central, historic preservation in Peru, and jazz clubs. She is a diligent researcher with an eye for detail.

Copywriter

Rebecca has written internal communications copy and case studies for Ogilvy & Mather and online content for companies like HotPads and Ancestry.com. She is skilled at taking complex ideas and turning them into engaging, readable prose.

Projects by Writing Style
Conversational

Rebecca has written conversationally when writing lifestyle pieces for magazines or blog posts for brands. She knows how to write like she's the reader's smart best friend: chatty, knowledgable, and to the point.

Journalistic

Rebecca has written many articles in a journalistic style, for publications such as New York magazine, the Washington Post, and Smithsonian.com. She knows how to hook readers and provide colorful, factual details to enliven the story.

Promotional

Rebecca has written in a promotional style for many travel articles, detailing things like swank hotel rooms, cool shops or new events.

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