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Name Lindsey D (Writer #1289)
Star Rating 5 Stars based on 2249 orders and 1,058,736 total words
Last Login 10/21/2014
Location Somerville, MA
Education Masters Degree

Summary of Experience

A successful freelancer for over 10 years, Lindsey has demonstrated experience with technology, information retrieval, usability and user experience, social media, cloud computing, and small business needs.

Lindsey is a regular blog contributor, social networking maven and research professional who makes a living freelancing and running a small business. She holds advanced degrees in creative writing and information science and recently worked as the digital repository coordinator at Framingham State University.

Lindsey's web and print publication credits include USA Today, GardenGuides, Edible Boston, Vagaro, The Voice of Downtown Boston, and The Jewish Advocate. Additionally, she has authored over 5,000 blog posts, newsletter articles, webpages, press releases, and product descriptions for clients on WriterAccess.

Lindsey excels at developing custom instructional and informational articles that are easy to follow, informative, and entertaining. She enjoys writing in a variety of niches, including home improvement, health, beauty, green living, technology. and travel. Her specialties include instructional blog posts, small business writing, website rewrites, SEO-rich copy, travel articles, and journalistic pieces.

Lindsey started her own small-batch confection business in 2011, and has appeared at farmer's markets and fairs throughout the Boston area. She had used her product description, writing, and website skills to sell over 400 orders on Etsy and through partnerships with food artisans and other vendors. When not freelancing, she is probably in the kitchen.

Specialties



Lindsey enjoys writing many different types of content, but specializes in the following:

*Blog posts
*Creative writing
*Informational content
*Instructional content
*News articles
*Product descriptions
*Research
*SEO
*Travel articles
*Website copy and website rewrites

Lindsey has written about topics as diverse as hair care, hunting, cloud computing, automotive, and real estate. She enjoys learning new things, researching, and applying her writing skills to improve your web content and your web presence.

Interests

Lindsey's areas of interest include food, cooking, education, gardening, computer troubleshooting, technology, travel, home repair, interior design, pets, beauty, fashion and DIY construction projects/home renovation. She is slowly taming her backyard and recently created an outdoor nook, complete with upcycled patio furniture and a flagstone path.

When not writing for clients or working on her novel, Lindsey's interests include travel, gardening, home brewing, baking, bike riding, stand up paddleboarding, rock climbing, geocaching, and spending lots of quality time with her beagle. Lindsey has traveled extensively in the U.S., Canada, Central America, Europe, and the Middle East and is currently planning a 6-week Southeast Asia trip.

Education

Simmons College
Library Science, MLIS
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Studied library and information science with a focus on technology, digital services, and usability.


Emerson College
Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts
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Received MFA degree in Creative Writing - fiction.


Association Memberships

Friends of the Cambridge Public Library
9/1/2011
For three years, Lindsey served on the Board of the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library. She curated the newsletter and assisted with Friends initiatives, including member events and the biennial Garden Tour.

Projects by Industry

Auto

Lindsey has written on car repair, car maintenance, car buying, and green cars for a broad range of clients. She blogs regularly for an automotive fan site dedicated to all things overpowered.

Topics covered include auto body detailing, cosmetic repair, removing scratches from cars and other cosmetic tips, types of car paint, both car and motorcycle maintenance, car safety, car shopping, electric cars, hybrid cars, and celebrity cars.

Banking

Lindsey has generated informative and instructional articles on a variety of banking and business topics, including owning your own business, filing taxes, understanding tax law including tax deductible donations, understanding interest calculations, unemployment, social security, general budgeting and money saving tips, and returning to school or finding training to improve your marketability.

Beauty

Lindsey has written hundreds of beauty articles for the Tyra Banks platform TypeF.com, as well as product descriptions and product reviews for Vagaro.

Typical topics include makeup tutorials, haircare, hair style, skincare, beauty trends, and natural beauty routines.

She uses a fun, engaging voice that appeals to hip women ranging from teens to thirties.

Business

From writing about business insurance and safety to discussing small business development and technology, Lindsey has written articles, blog posts, newsletter content, and website content for businesses across a range of industries, from automotive to beauty. She has also written business and financial content geared toward a general audience and international business content.

Career

Lindsey has written an extensive number of instructional guides for exploring different careers, general work advice, and other topics. Topics covered include lists of training programs, careers that require a certain degree, apprenticeship profiles for trades, licensing requirements for careers, workplace management, employee-boss relations, and retirement.

Construction

Lindsey has written instructional, informational, and how-to articles for the construction professional and the home handyman.

She excels at explaining high-level concepts in clear language. Typical topics include DIY, interior and exterior home repair, construction trades, green building, HVAC, and career pieces.

Craft

Lindsey has authored informative and entertaining articles on crafting, craft tutorials, craft supplies, and craft ideas. Typical topics include knitting, crochet, candle crafts, paper crafts, and wedding crafting.

She has also written craft process and cleanup how-to articles for a general audience with no special craft knowledge, and articles on repainting and lacquering furniture for a more advanced craft audience.

Education

Lindsey has written extensively on education. Typical topics include pros and cons of distance education, distance education opportunities for specific careers, lists of training programs and skills needed to learn a number of professions, apprenticeship profiles for trades, and exam requirements for careers such as real estate or paralegal. She has also written website copy for institutions of higher education.

Entertainment

As an entertainment writer, Lindsey has covered video game consoles, smartphone gaming, video games, gaming accessories, game room design, movies, TV shows, and celebrity news.

She has written product reviews, product descriptions and blog posts on different topics related to entertainment. She formerly blogged about LGBTQ entertainment for WingerJock.

Fashion

Lindsey has written hundreds of fashion articles for the Tyra Banks platform TypeF.com, on topics ranging from how to wear a particular garment, to what shoes to wear with a dress, to product description of boutique items.

Lindsey has also authored wedding-planning content, LGBTQ style content, and formerly worked as a gay lifestyle blogger for WingerJock.

She uses a fun, engaging voice for fashion content, and can adapt her tone to match the style of your brand and the vibe of your target audience.

Finance

Lindsey has written about finance for a broad range of audiences and authored blog and website content for financial institutions. Topics covered include owning your own business, filing taxes, understanding tax law including tax deductible donations, understanding interest calculations, unemployment, social security, general budgeting and money saving tips, and returning to school or finding training to improve your marketability.

Fitness

With a focus on natural and organic living, Lindsey has authored many articles on fitness as part of a healthy and active lifestyle. Typical topics include outdoor recreation, active travel golf, yoga, pilates, weight lifting, home gyms, and body weight exercises. She has also authored product descriptions for fitness equipment and workout clothes.

Food

A professional cook with a small food business, Lindsey is an expert in this area. She has authored informative and entertaining articles on food and cooking topics including how to cook, profiles of food-related businesses, item and equipment description, and profiles of food or food-related items for websites.

Gaming

As an entertainment writer, Lindsey has covered video game consoles, smartphone gaming, video games, gaming accessories, and game room design. She has written product reviews, product descriptions and blog posts on different topics related to gaming.

Garden

Lindsey has written extensively on gardening for several prominent websites. Her areas of expertise include planting and growing advice for vegetables, fruits, trees, houseplants, flowers, and other garden plants, drip irrigation setup guides, gray water recycling tips, and general indoor and outdoor plant care. Additional gardening topics include planting calendars for specific regions or zones, plant pest identification and control (organic and chemical), tree and plant disease identification and control, and lawn care.

Green Living

An expert on green living and green products, Lindsey has written blog posts, product description, and website copy in this area. Typical topics include understanding what is recyclable in your city, setting up rain barrels, reusing gray water, understanding green building materials, recycling building materials around the home, growing your own food, farming, using alternative energy, buying an electric car, and more.

Green Products

Lindsey is an expert on green products and environmental living. She has written informative and instructional articles on green topics including recycling, composting, rain barrel setup and rain water harvesting, buying and selling recycled and reclaimed wood, green building materials, and outdoor living.

Lindsey specializes in breaking concepts down into informative, yet entertaining articles aimed at the general reader with moderate to low green living knowledge.

Green Services

Lindsey has written informative and instructional articles on a variety of green topics, including recycling, composting, rain barrel setup and rain water harvesting, buying and selling recycled and reclaimed wood, housewares, and other building materials, and various outdoor living articles.

Lindsey specializes in breaking concepts down into informative, yet entertaining articles aimed at the general reader with moderate to low green living knowledge.

Hardware

Lindsey has authored many articles, help guides and reviews of different types of software with an eye toward software usability. Typical content covered includes smartphone apps, games, utilities, SaaS, antivirus software, and Windows 8. Lindsey excels at describing tech concepts in straightforward language, and at translating techie speak for a general audience.

Health

With a focus on natural and organic living, Lindsey has authored many articles on how to have a healthy and active lifestyle. Typical topics include outdoor recreation, home gyms and body weight exercises, supplements and vitamins, alternative medicine, mental health, health insurance and the ACA.

High Tech

Lindsey worked as Digital Repository Coordinator at a state university, where she administered the repository, converted content across file formats, uploaded data to the cloud, and troubleshot technology problems. Lindsey also worked as a usability assistant and conducted in-field usability tests on the Microsoft Surface.

Lindsey enjoys writing about technology and has authored hundreds of blog posts, program reviews, and how-to guides. She also wrote the introductory college computing e-course for Simmons College. Her writing in this area has largely focused on cloud computing, SaaS, security, usability and UX. She enjoys the intersectionality between high tech and small business, and is herself a small business owner.

She specializes in explaining technical concepts in straightforward language so that techies and non-techies can share an understanding of the stakes involved with adopting a particular technology.

Home Living

A homeowner and landlord, Lindsey has practical experience in this arena, as well as demonstrated writing experience.

She had written blog posts and articles on home design and decor, interior and exterior home renovation, working with contractors, and DIY home improvement.

Lindsey has also generated website copy and marketing material for realtors, and written descriptive copy for real estate listings that target a wide audience of renters.

Insurance

Lindsey has written articles on auto insurance, boat insurance, motorcycle insurance, business liability insurance, home insurance, and on the Affordable Care Act. She specializes in explaining complex information using straightforward, easy to understand language and on translating technical insurance jargon for an everyday audience. Her research skills come in handy for this type of content.

Kids/Family

Lindsey has authored many blog posts, articles, and webpages that offer a family perspective on everything from pregnancy and health and wellness to home improvement, real estate, sports and travel.

Legal

With experience working as a business, elder care, and real estate paralegal, Lindsey gained legal knowledge and insight. She has applied this to legal business writing, paralegal tips, instructional materials for lawyers, and law firm marketing materials including brochures, blog posts, promotional text, and websites for small and large law firms alike.

Management

Lindsey's many writing assignments in real estate, education, technology, business, marketing, and finance have touched upon the management sector. Typical topics include small business best practices, family businesses, business planning, etiquette, human resources, and business growth.

Marketing

With experience in usability, web design, and small business operation, Lindsey enjoys writing about marketing and has authored hundreds of blog posts, trend pieces, and how-to guides. Typical topics include marketing trends, best practices, social media, email marketing, SEO, and small business marketing and branding. She specializes in explaining high level concepts in straightforward language.

Medical

With a focus on natural and organic living, Lindsey has authored many articles on medical devices, medical treatments, supplements and vitamins, and alternative medicine as part of a healthy and active lifestyle.

Mobile

With experience in usability, UX, and tech writing Lindsey enjoys writing about mobilr technology and has authored many blog posts and how-to guides. Typical topics include mobile gaming, mobile apps, mobile security, and the mobile web. She specializes in explaining technical concepts in straightforward language for a small business audience.

Non Profit

Lindsey has written blog posts, articles, and instructional content of interest to nonprofits. She has worked within education, libraries, and the environment. Lindsey has experience with grant writing, grant editing, environmental scans, and research that are of particular interest to nonprofits.

Nutrition

With a focus on natural and organic living, Lindsey has authored many articles on nutrition as part of a healthy and active lifestyle. Typical topics include vitamins and minerals, supplements, cooking and eating fresh and natural foods, and healthy meals.

Office

Lindsey's many writing assignments in real estate, education, technology, business, marketing, and finance have touched upon office politics, office relationships, and other office topics. Sample topics Lindsey has covered include small business best practices, family businesses, business planning, etiquette, human resources, and business growth.
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Outdoor/Recreation

Lindsey enjoys writing outdoor and recreation content. When not writing, she is often bike riding, hiking, stand-up paddleboarding, or rock climbing.

Topics covered include camping, hunting, fishing, and adventure expeditions, gear needed for outdoor adventures, descriptions of outdoor and active travel in the United States and abroad, profiles of hunting and fishing expeditions, articles on golf travel, and hunting tips.

She also has experience writing product descriptions for winter, adventure, and recreational sports gear including biking, skiing, snowboarding, running, and other sports.

Pets

An experienced pet owner and pet sitter, Lindsey has written many pet training and advice articles. Example project topics include pet training, pet care, pet wellness, plants that are poisonous to pets, fish tank setup, fish care, traveling with pets, pet-friendly hotels, and more.

Real Estate

A homeowner and landlord, Lindsey has practical experience in this arena, as well as demonstrated writing experience.

She has written informative articles on home design and decor targeted at staging your home, articles on renting vacation homes from the renter and owner's points of view, and general real estate articles.

Lindsey has also generated website copy and marketing material for realtors, and written descriptive copy for real estate listings that target a wide audience of renters.

Relationships

With a focus on natural and organic living, Lindsey has authored many articles on relationships, both romantic and casual. Typical topics include dating, love romance, friendships, etiquette, LGBTQ interest, and wedding planning.

Search Marketing

With experience in usability, web design, and small business operation, Lindsey enjoys writing about marketing and has authored hundreds of blog posts, trend pieces, and how-to guides. Typical topics include marketing trends, best practices, social media, email marketing, SEO, and small business marketing and branding. She specializes in explaining high level concepts in straightforward language.

Shopping

Lindsey has written a variety of product description, shopping gift guides, and wedding industry shopping and gift guides. This work has intersected her industry specializations including beauty, green living, and weddings.

Software

Lindsey has authored many articles, help guides and reviews of different types of software with an eye toward software usability. Typical content covered includes smartphone apps, games, utilities, SaaS, antivirus software, and Windows 8. Lindsey excels at describing tech concepts in straightforward language, and at translating techie speak for a general audience.

Sports

Lindsey enjoys writing sports content. When not writing, she is often bike riding, hiking, stand-up paddleboarding, or rock climbing.

Topics covered include outdoor recreation, active travel, home fitness, golf travel, sports gear and accessories, pro sports, and racing.

She also has experience writing product descriptions for winter, adventure, and recreational sports gear including biking, skiing, snowboarding, running, and other sports.

Technology

With experience in usability, UX, and tech writing Lindsey enjoys writing about technology and has authored hundreds of blog posts, program reviews, and how-to guides. She has focused on cloud computing, SaaS, security, usability and UX.

She specializes in explaining technical concepts in straightforward language so that techies and non-techies can share an understanding of the stakes involved with adopting a particular technology.

Lindsey holds a Masters in Information Sciences. She has performed usability tests of a Microsoft Surface at Harvard University, has trained others in conducting usability tests, has designed websites for businesses and organizations, and served as the Digital Repository Coordinator at a state academic library.

Transportation

As a transportation writer, Lindsey has written articles and blog posts for the oil and gas, trucking, and transportation industries. Typical topics include fuel efficiency, innovations, equipment, maintenance, and technology.

Travel

Lindsey has written travel tips and travel reviews for USA Today Travel Tips, Golflink, Apartments.com and other sites.

Her specialties include golf travel, cruises, luxury travel, hunting and fishing trips, wildlife trips, US travel, European travel, and Central/South America travel. Lindsey has traveled extensively and is presently planning a 6-week Southeast Asia trek.

She has high experience authoring city and town travel guides, hotel lists, restaurant reviews and lists, and practical planning tips.

Web Development

With a masters in information science, Lindsey has demonstrated experience with coding and programming, and has written hundreds of articles on web development. She has developed her own webpages and is familiar with many CMSs.

She specializes in translating high-tech concepts for small to medium-sized business owners. Topics covered include web security, website development, programming, CMSs, Drupal, and WordPress.

Women

Lindsey has authored hundreds of women-centered blog posts and web articles topics on topics such as health and wellness, fashion and beauty, family budgeting, pregnancy and childcare, relationship advice, and wedding planning. She uses a fun, engaging voice that appeals to hip women ranging from teens to thirties.

Projects by SEO Skill

Link Building

Lindsey has authored articles that introduce the concept of link building and its relationship to search engine ranking and website marketing. She has explained in an authoritative manner how to build links effectively, and the benefits of doing so. She has also discussed additional web marketing strategies related to link building, such as creating local search profiles that link your website.

SEO Keyword Requirements

Lindsey specializes in working in SEO keywords without sounding clunky, explaining difficult topics in an entertaining manner, and turning work around quickly. She has additional experience explaining marketing and SEO concepts in natural language. She has written web marketing articles and blog posts that explain what SEO is and how to optimize content, and has authored website copy that works in keywords, per client request.

Title/Meta Descriptions

Lindsey has written title and meta descriptions as part of website copywriting, blog posts, and articles for a variety of clients, including automotive repair, technology, law offices, and education. She has also authored articles that explain what meta descriptions and title tags are, how to use them effectively, and the benefits of using these items.

Projects By Asset Type

Advertisement

Lindsey has authored advertisement copy for small businesses, solo professionals, and artists. Capable of crafting social media ads, video/sales pitch scripts, banner ads, and other types of online advertisement, Lindsey excels at making your keywords come to life with audience-specific copy.

Article

Lindsey has authored thousands of web and print articles for clients in a variety of industries including health, beauty, green living, gardening, technology, marketing, home, travel, and career advice. Her specialties include blog articles, news articles, newsletter articles, short tips, instructional articles, resource articles, and promotional and marketing materials.

Banner Ad

Lindsey has authored advertisement copy for small businesses, solo professionals, and artists. Capable of crafting social media ads, video/sales pitch scripts, banner ads, and other types of online advertisement, Lindsey excels at making your keywords come to life with audience-specific copy.

Blog Post

Lindsey is a savvy blogger with SEO experience and familiarity with blogging in casual, breezy, informal, informative, marketing, and authoritative voices. She ha ghostwritten over 4,000 blog posts for clients in industries including automotive, beauty, health care, parenting, and technology.

Brochure

Lindsey has written brochure copy for healthy and beauty companies, for attorneys, and for technology clients. Whether editing an existing brochure or developing a brochure from scratch, Lindsey can help you develop a brochure that meets your needs, increases your return on investment, and explains your business model to potential clients.

Email Copy

From pitch emails to fair applications, Lindsey has written emails on behalf of small business owners in technology, retail, and food industries. She offers a quick turnaround for emails, and clean, succinct copy that quickly explains what you need and why. The result is engaging, professional email copy that meets your needs.

Facebook Post

Lindsey has authored Facebook posts and status updates as part of blog content. She can create an interesting and clickworthy posts to accompany your content, and can work keywords and hashtags into Facebook content to meet your needs.

Newsletter Content

Lindsey has authored newsletter articles for small business and technology clients looking for unique, well-written, timely, and engaging content.

Press Release

Lindsey has written press releases for tech companies, podcasts, financial institutions, software developers, and other clients. She excels at meeting deadlines and turning around content quickly for times when it is needed right away.

Script/Video

Lindsey has written script and video content advertisements for small businesses. She specializes in writing natural sounding script copy that reads well both on the page and when said aloud. Lindsey enjoys crafting this type of content and looks forward to the opportunity to write more video and script content.

Twitter Post

Lindsey has authored Twitter hashtags and tweets as part of blog content. She can create an interesting and clickworthy tweets to accompany your content, and can work keywords into posts or hashtags to meet your needs.

Web Page

Lindsey has authored web page content for diverse companies, including automotive repair, technology, law offices, and education. She specializes in clean, user-centric, SEO-rich copy.

Projects By Profession

Copywriter

Lindsey has authored articles, blog posts, newsletters, website copy and other text for companies and sole proprietors in a variety of industries. She can work in a variety of voices, from breezy and casual to authoritative to instructional. She is skilled at meeting turnaround times and deadlines.

Creative Writer

Lindsey holds an MFA in creative writing and has published in several literary journals. She has experience copy editing for academic journal and literary journal, and blogging on behalf of a local literary journal. Works in fiction, nonfiction, and flash fiction. She holds a wide knowledge of contemporary literature including YA/teen literature.

Journalist

Lindsey has written journalistic articles for print and web publications, including Edible Boston, the Jewish Advocate, and Maple Casino. She excels in delivering engaging content on a variety of topics with a fast turnaround time.

Legal/Paralegal

With experience working as a business, elder care, and real estate paralegal, Lindsey gained legal knowledge and insight. She has applied this to legal business writing, paralegal tips, instructional materials for lawyers, and law firm marketing materials including brochures, promotional text, and websites for small and large law firms alike.

Technical Writer

With experience in usability, UX, and tech writing Lindsey enjoys technical writing and has authored hundreds of blog posts, program reviews, and how-to guides. She has focused on cloud computing, SaaS, security, usability and UX, software and hardware, and video gaming. She specializes in explaining technical concepts in straightforward language so that techies and non-techies can share an understanding of the stakes involved with adopting a particular technology.

Projects by Writing Style

Authoritative

Lindsey has written informative and authoritative instructional text on a variety of topics, including technology, software, education, gardening, home decor and design, DIY repair projects, fashion, beauty, and pet care. Her publication credits include GardenGuides, Chron.com, USA Today Travel Tips, and more. She specializes in breaking concepts down into informative, yet entertaining articles aimed at the general reader with moderate to low knowledge of the topic at hand.

Conversational

Lindsey specializes in conversational instructional writing that tells the reader how to perform a given task without dumbing it down. She is skilled at translating technical or dense language into easy-to-understand prose. She has written thousands of fashion and beauty articles in a flirty, fun voice and is skilled at using language that meshes with existing copy on your website.

Humorous

Lindsey has authored several humorous blog posts and article for clients in a wide range of industries, including fashion, beauty, lifestyle, entertainment, and LGBTQ interest. She can adopt a wide range of conversational and humorous styles and excels at creating unique and engaging content that fits with your existing blog or website.

Journalistic

Lindsey has authored web and print articles on food and lifestyles for a variety of clients. She is skilled at interviewing contributors, and then weaving their contributions into the story to create compelling text. Topics covered include yoga, travel, food, sustainability, and more. She has additional experience copy editing for a literary magazine and an academic journal.

Promotional

Lindsey has written product description, website copy, and marketing materials for outdoor/recreation gear, education services, automotive repair, retailers, and other clients. She specializes in working in SEO keywords without sounding clunky, explaining difficult topics in an entertaining manner, and turning work around quickly.