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Name Lindsey D (Writer #1289)
Star Rating 5 Stars based on 1849 orders and 890,356 total words
Last Login 4/19/2014
Location Somerville, MA
Education Masters Degree

Summary of Experience

Freelance writer with demonstrated experience with technology, information retrieval, trends, and social media.
Publication credits include USA Today, GardenGuides, Edible Boston and The Jewish Advocate, and a host of ghostwritten blog posts, newsletters, websites, and articles. Regular blog contributor, social networking maven. She holds advanced degrees in creative writing and information science.

Specialties

Writes instructional and informational articles that are easy to follow and informative. Specialties include blog posts, articles, website rewrites, website copy, instructional text, LMS text, SEO-rich copy, profiles, travel articles, and journalistic pieces.

Holds an advanced degree in creative writing. 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.

Interests

Writing, travel, gardening, home brewing, preserving, baking, community service.

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.


Projects by Industry

Auto

Auto body detailing, cosmetic repair, and other car safety tips written for a general audience with low to moderate knowledge of auto body repair. Topics include sanding, stripping, and painting a car; removing scratches from cars and other cosmetic tips; types of car paint; and both car and motorcycle maintenance.

Banking

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.

Career

Instructional guides for exploring different careers, general work advice, and other topics. Lists of training programs, careers that require a certain degree, and skills needed to learn a number of professions, written for a general audience. Apprenticeship profiles for trades, and articles discussing exam requirements for real estate, paralegal, and other careers. Articles on workplace management, employee-boss relations, and retirement.

Craft

Authored informative and entertaining articles on crafting, craft tutorials, craft supplies, and craft ideas. Topics include knitting, crochet, candle crafts, paper crafts, children's toys, and more. 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 slightly more advanced craft audience.

Education

Articles discussing pros and cons of distance education, as well as distance education opportunities for specific careers. Lists of training programs, careers that require a certain degree, and skills needed to learn a number of professions, written for a general audience. Apprenticeship profiles for trades, and articles discussing exam requirements for real estate, paralegal, and other careers.

Fashion

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

Finance

Generated informative and instructional articles on a variety of finance 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.

Food

Authored informative and entertaining articles on food and cooking topics including how to cook, profiles of food-related businesses, short blurbs on cooking techniques, items, equipment. Profiles of food or food-related items for websites, commercial sites, and product descriptions. Experience working as a culinary professional and owning a culinary business inform my work in this area.

Garden

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

Recycling and green living guides for eHow Home and Garden, GardenGuides, and more sites. Projects topics include understanding what is recyclable in your city, setting up rain barrels, reusing gray water, green building, recycling building materials around the home, growing your own food, farming, and more. Experience writing from an instructional, informative perspective.

Green Products

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

Green Services

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

Legal

With experience working as a business, elder care, and real estate paralegal, writer gained legal knowledge and insight. Writer 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.

Outdoor/Recreation

Can write authoritatively about camping, hunting, fishing, and adventure expeditions, as well as gear needed for your trip. 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. Experience writing product description for winter, adventure, and recreational sports gear including biking, skiing, snowboarding, running, and other sports.

Pets

Dog training tips and advice from an experienced pet owner. 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. I have experience owning and pet sitting for fish, cats, dogs, lizards, hamsters.

Real Estate

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. Writer has also generated website copy and marketing material for realtors, and written descriptive copy for real estate listings, targeted at a wide audience of renters.

Travel

Has written travel tips and travel reviews for USA Today Travel Tips, Golflink, and other sites. Specialties include golf travel, cruises, luxury travel, hunting and fishing trips, wildlife trips, US travel, European travel, and Central/South America travel. High experience authoring city and town travel guides, hotel lists, restaurant reviews and lists, and practical planning tips.

Projects by SEO Skill

SEO Keyword Requirements

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

Title/Meta Descriptions

Written title and meta descriptions as part of website copywriting. Performed website copywriting for a variety of clients, including automotive repair, technology, law offices, and education. Also authored articles that explain what meta descriptions and title tags are, how to use them effectively, and the benefits of using these items.

Link Building

Authored articles that explain the concept of link building and its relationship to search engine ranking and website marketing. Explained in an authoritative manner how to build links effectively, and the benefits of doing so. Also discussed additional web marketing strategies related to link building, such as creating local search profiles that link your website.

Projects By Asset Type

Article

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. Specialties include blog articles, news articles, newsletter articles, short tips, instructional articles, resource articles, and promotional and marketing materials.

Blog Post

Technology and marketing blogger with SEO experience and familiarity with blogging in casual, breezy, informal, informative, marketing, and authoritative voices. Blog post highlights include:
• San Francisco bakery blogger for Examiner.com, with past posts breaking the "Top 5" viewed per day.
• Fashion and beauty blogger for websites including the Tyra Banks platform Type F.
• Web marketing, social media and SEO blogger for WA clients.
• Additional experience contributing to personal blogs and community-based blogs for 5+ years using blogging platforms including Blogger, Wordpress and Tumblr.

Copywriting

Researches and write product copy for websites in the areas of marketing, fashion, beauty, outdoor living, and more. Generates technical copywriting for educational, marketing, and technology clients that need authoritative, informative, and entertaining copy. Prepares thoughtful, witty advertising and promotional copy for green living, gardening, real estate, technology, and marketing professionals.

Technical Article

Documentation, technical articles, software reviews, instructional materials for specific programs, network tips, security, cloud computing, and more.

Web Page

Authors web page content for diverse companies, including automotive repair, technology, law offices, and education. Specializes in clean, user-centric, SEO-rich copy.

Projects By Profession

Copywriter

Authored articles, blog posts, newsletters, website copy and other text for companies and sole proprietors in a variety of industries. Can work in a variety of voices, from breezy and casual to authoritative to instructional. Skilled at meeting turnaround times. Publications include USA Today Travel Tips, Daily Nectar, Salon Tech Tips, GardenGuides, and more.

Creative Writer

Creative writer with MFA degree, published in several literary journals. Writer 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. Wide knowledge of contemporary literature including YA/teen literature. Updates Twitter feed for book review service.

Legal/Paralegal

With experience working as a business, elder care, and real estate paralegal, writer gained legal knowledge and insight. Writer 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

Written introductory technology course in LMS for local college, and collaborated on documentation and marketing materials for local college technology department. Authored documentation and how-to articles on software, cloud computing, computing safety and other topics. Written software reviews, web marketing articles, cloud computing tips, social media strategy guides, and other tech-related topics.

Projects by Writing Style

Authoritative

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. Publication credits include GardenGuides, Chron.com, USA Today Travel Tips, and more. pecialize 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

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

Journalistic

Authored web and print articles on food and lifestyles for a variety of clients. Skilled at interviewing contributors, and then weaving their contributions into the story to create compelling text. Topics include yoga, travel, food, sustainability, and more. Additional experience copy editing for a literary magazine and an academic journal.

Promotional

Written product description, website copy, and marketing materials for outdoor/recreation gear, education services, automotive repair, retailers, and other clients. Specialize in working in SEO keywords without sounding clunky, explaining difficult topics in an entertaining manner, and turning work around quickly. Additional experience explaining marketing and SEO concepts in natural language.