Writer #12215
Columbia, MD
4 Star Rating
5 Love Lists
3 Clients
33,000 Words
With over 20 years writing experience, Patricia brings a varied background to her work. She has authored everything from legal documents and contracts to communication materials. Her fiction includes children's stories, poetry, romantic short stories and novella ghostwriting for young adults. Patricia also has about 10 years experience writing press releases, news articles, and blog posts for various websites.

During the last year (2015), Patricia has been writing blogs and web content for various companies. She loves that blogging gives her the opportunity for research into new areas, sharpen her analytical skills and, of course, keeps her writing in demand.

Patricia has an unfinished novel in the works - don't we all - and makes her living as a full-time freelance writer.

Highlights

Orders
52
Last Login
12/2/16
Samples
9

Patricia WS D's Health Industry Experience

20 Projects Completed

Patricia spent about 20 years writing in her capacity as a lawyer, consultant, and communications director for law firms, a national consulting firm, and a national non-profit advocacy group. Much of that time was spent representing or otherwise providing services to health plans and a membership organization that included group health plans.

Patricia's interest in the topic resulted from her daughter's recent diagnosis of MS and her youngest granddaughter's diagnosis of Type I diabetes at age 3. In addition, she has first-hand knowledge of the breakdown of the human mind and change in personality that comes with Alzheimer's because she lost her mother in 2012 to the dreaded disease. She understands the consequences of all these diseases in terms of the human and financial toll they exact on friends and family.

Industry Projects

  • Real Estate50+
  • Business20+
  • Health20+
  • Kids/Family10+
  • Non Profit0

Summary of Industry Experience

Real Estate

Patricia has sold 21 posts, earning "exceeds expectations" from her client. Patricia enjoys analyzing market trends and demographic statistics and then describing their importance with respect to the property under review. She also enjoys building a story about a neighborhood and researching the history and activities that have grown up in an area.

Business

Patricia's 20+ years working in law firms, consulting firms and non-profit organizations has given her experience in business management practices that work (and those that don't) and how to write so that the information (or story) connects with many different audiences.

Below is an original writing sample extolling the virtues of Columbia, Maryland as a vacation spot.

Health

Patricia spent about 20 years writing in her capacity as a lawyer, consultant, and communications director for law firms, a national consulting firm, and a national non-profit advocacy group. Much of that time was spent representing or otherwise providing services to health plans and a membership organization that included group health plans.

Patricia's interest in the topic resulted from her daughter's recent diagnosis of MS and her youngest granddaughter's diagnosis of Type I diabetes at age 3. In addition, she has first-hand knowledge of the breakdown of the human mind and change in personality that comes with Alzheimer's because she lost her mother in 2012 to the dreaded disease. She understands the consequences of all these diseases in terms of the human and financial toll they exact on friends and family.

Kids/Family

Patricia has written children's stories (as works for hire) and children's poetry. In fact, in the works for publication later this year is a compilation of her whimsical animal poetry for kids. Below is a sample of one of those children's poems.

Non Profit

Having worked in the non-profit sector for about 10 years now means that Patricia has had the opportunity to author news articles and blog posts for three non-profit websites as well as communication materials for members, press releases announcing events, annual reports and membership campaign fundraising letters.

The following writing sample is an example of a blog article for kids who visit one such website.

Product Projects

  • Blog Post100+
  • Newsletter Content20+
  • Press Release5
  • Annual Report3

Summary of Product Experience

Blog Post

Patricia has been writing blog posts and web content for various businesses for the last year. She has sold over 175 such posts in fields as varied as industrial, health, pets, real estate, IT, cyber security, and many others. She loves the opportunity content writing gives her to research new disciplines, sharpen her analytical skills, and - of course - opportunities to write!

Newsletter Content

Member newsletters over the last 3 years have changed and grown as membership and programs have evolved for the non-profit organization. The newsletters range from an event calendar alerting members to particular upcoming events to membership drive materials as well as photos and a listing of volunteer opportunities. The writing sample below is an excerpt from one of those newsletters.

Press Release

Working in the non-profit world, writers to get to wear many hats. Writers are called upon to fill the organization's writing needs and that often means press releases for particular events or topics.

The writing sample below is an excerpt from one of those news releases.

Annual Report

Patricia produced the Annual Report for the Board of Trustees of her non-profit employer. The Trustees published this report on the non-profit organization's website.

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