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Shannon D

Writer #12162






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Last Login 1/26/2016
Location Chattanooga, TN
Education Some College
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
Shannon completed the MatadorU travel writing course in February of 2015. Since then, she has become a leading contributor to Matador Network, the world's largest independently owned travel site with 13 million unique monthly visitors, and has had work featured on sites such as Business Insider, BBC Travel, BrandUSA, and Cracked. She's an avid traveler who is able to travel the globe while still meeting her deadlines and providing unique and engaging content for her readers and clients.
Specialties
She specializes in destination pieces, inspiring tourists to visit the back roads of her destinations and locals to see their place with a fresh feel. She also covers culturally relevant pieces with a touch of poetic grit.
Interests
Traveling, stouts, porters, food that makes her sweat, sustainable tourism management, the outdoors, train travel, and hearing the stories of everyone she meets along the way.
Certificates
Fundamentals of Traveling Writing Program MatadorU
Feb 2015
Shannon completed the MatadorU course in February 2015, an online travel journalism school hosted by the largest independently owned travel site in the world.

Projects by Industry
Travel

Shannon focuses primarily on travel writing and is one of the leading contributors for Matador Network, the world's largest independently owned travel site with 13 million unique monthly visitors. She has experience in writing about the American South, producing socially and culturally relevant pieces while adding her gritty flare and humor to each sentence she crafts.

Music

Shannon has been sent on press trips to cover music angles, particularly producing content on Nashville's music and culture.

Food

Growing up in the South, Shannon is no stranger to delicious - and sometimes pretty ridiculous - food. This is often showcased in her articles.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Shannon has produced over 100 articles for various sites such as Matador Network, BBC Travel, Business Insider, Cracked, Listverse, and Oregon Quarterly. She works diligently to give readers a fresh take on the world around us and encourages others to explore the globe.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

Since she joined Matador Network, Shannon has been able to conduct thought-provoking interviews with some incredible people. She digs beneath the surface of cultural issues by researching effectively, thinking critically, and engaging with experts who provide rich commentary on her angle of focus.

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