Writer #1446
Holliston, MA
6 Star Rating
364 Love Lists
235 Clients
1,284,000 Words
Doreen offers expertly sourced articles on a variety of topics but like most writers, has specific niches where she performs best. Specifically, Doreen performs best with work in the legal, business and financial markets since this is what she knows best. Other work is done on a case-by-case basis so feel free to reach out if you believe you have something that is suitable.

Business: If you are looking for business articles focused on self-employment, work at home issues, business law issues or HR issues, Doreen is the right candidate. Doreen has written extensively about and for small and medium sized businesses and has a firm understanding of the issues they face.

Legal: During the past 15 years, Doreen M has written more than 2,000 pages of legal content. Her portfolio includes legal blog posts, website content and newsletter content. Doreen has a unique ability to capture the most recent changes in law ensuring the information put on your website or blog is accurate and up-to-date. Since Doreen is a Paralegal she has a comprehensive understanding of the legal ramifications of law-related website and blog content.

Doreen was previously an active writer for Internet Brands, and during that time honed her legal writing skills. Thanks to Internet Brands and her willingness to learn, she learned how to manage SEO content for legal websites. Doreen's legal clients trust her to provide high quality work, often sending her orders to completely revamp a website.

Financial: Doreen M worked for more than 20 years in the financial services industry. During that time she processed residential mortgages, accounts receivable financing, commercial mortgages and preparation of business plans. In addition, she spent more than five years working in the offshore accounting division of a large mutual fund company where she had the ability to expand her extensive knowledge of the stock market.

Doreen provides content that is easily digestible. She has a solid understanding of how to break down complicated financial, legal and business terms in order to be more "user friendly" for the average Internet reader.

Highlights

Endorsements
52
Orders
2,075
Last Login
12/7/16
Elite Skills
8
Samples
8

Doreen M's Career Industry Experience

451 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

In addition to writing hundreds of career-based titles, Doreen previously served as a site steward for the now-defunct Helium writer driven content site. During this time, she was tasked with editing thousands of titles submitted by other writers. Part of the tasks included fixing typographical and grammatical errors as well as fact-checking articles that were submitted.

Doreen focuses on broad topics including:

Resume preparation - hints and tips for effective resumes
Job interview preparation - common sense tips for making a good first impression
Online job pursuits - avoiding scams, effective proposals
Human resource issues - knowing what to report and when

Industry Projects

  • Legal1,000+
  • Finance500+
  • Career100+
  • Business100+
  • Non Profit50+

Summary of Industry Experience

Legal

Doreen has written more than 2,500 legal articles, blog posts and websites. In particular she likes writing about personal injury law, bankruptcy law and white collar crimes. Doreen M has also discovered that she has a particular infinity for writing about criminal law; in particular how a defendants civil rights are impacted after a guilty finding.

Over the last several years, she has submitted and had accepted more than 2,000 legal articles on various sites including Writer Access and the now-defunct Internet Brands. Doreen also maintains a blog specifically focusing on making the law easy to understand for everyday people -- this is important if you wish to have potential clients staying on your website. In addition, Doreen M has provided content for many attorney websites including sole practitioners, multiple partner firms and large firms. She understands the necessity of writing for the everyday person who may be facing legal challenges.

Doreen M put her money where her mouth was: Understanding how competitive the writing field was and because she had a particular interest in legal writing, Doreen completed her Paralegal certificate in 2015. This has provided her with an entirely different perspective on legal advertising, helped her hone her knowledge of the specific lingo associated with legal writing and helped her fine-tune her already superior research skills.

Doreen has written numerous legal topics including:

Personal injury law - including statutes of limitations, "one-bite rules" and medical malpractice
Business law - from succession planning to preparing business plans
Family law - divorces, child support. restraining orders and contempt of court
Real estate law - community property laws, residential and commercial real estate closings
Trusts and wills - with a particular focus on how these impact retirement accounts

Finance

Doreen has been providing content for a variety of websites focused on financial topics from financing homes to commercial real estate. Doreen has an extensive financial background which includes:

Sales Assistant - Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc. - created mailing lists, drafted letters to potential clients and handled a variety of telephone calls from clients. In addition, Doreen was responsible for creating letters to send to potential clients to encourage them to contact the various stock brokers whom she reported to.

Retirement Accounts Specialist - Putnam Investments Retirement Division - as an account specialist, Doreen was responsible for ensuring all the legal requirements necessary to liquidate IRA accounts were met. The legal requirements for retirement accounts can be very complex; particularly when there is a trust or a deceased spouse listed as the beneficiary. Doreen understands how to break down complicated legalese into language that the ordinary person can relate to and help them understand the importance of financial planning.

Commercial Loan Specialist - Stanton & Associates - as part of this process Doreen was responsible for drafting business plans, securing information necessary for underwriters and putting packages before various funding agencies for approval. In this role, Doreen developed a solid understanding of business plans, commercial underwriting requirements and how important it is to ensure venture capital companies, private lenders and banks have the information they need to make informed decisions. Doreen was involved in loans for commercial properties, planned unit developments (PUDS) and even a few movies.

Residential Loan Specialist - New England Merchants Corporation - Doreen completed the FNMA First Time Home Buyer's Training program to allow her to teach first-time buyers what they needed to know about obtaining a first time loan. In addition, as she progressed, Doreen was promoted to VP of Compliance within the company handling all of the necessary audit functions through the MA Commission on Banking. Doreen has an extensive knowledge of residential loan requirements as well as FNMA and FMAC rules that apply to financing. Doreen also has a complete grasp on more complicated issues such has HUD rehab loans and VA loans. If you need someone to explain residential financing to a potential client base, you need not look any further.

Career

In addition to writing hundreds of career-based titles, Doreen previously served as a site steward for the now-defunct Helium writer driven content site. During this time, she was tasked with editing thousands of titles submitted by other writers. Part of the tasks included fixing typographical and grammatical errors as well as fact-checking articles that were submitted.

Doreen focuses on broad topics including:

Resume preparation - hints and tips for effective resumes
Job interview preparation - common sense tips for making a good first impression
Online job pursuits - avoiding scams, effective proposals
Human resource issues - knowing what to report and when

Business

Doreen M has written countless articles covering small business issues including seeking financing, writing business plans and about HR issues. As a small business owner she is also very aware of some of the pitfalls associated with hiring contractors, maintaining websites and social media marketing needs for business. Some of the topics she covers include:

How to prepare a business plan
How to prepare a solid social media marketing plan
How to prepare effective contracts for contractors

Non Profit

Doreen has been an active and involved volunteer for many years. In addition to writing a number of articles on managing volunteers, fundraising and leadership. Doreen served on the Board of Directors of National Braille Press, District 33K Lions Eyemobile, Inc. and Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund Inc.

Doreen's other volunteer work included serving as District 33K Lions Leadership Chairperson, Vice District and District Governor as well as most Lions Club leadership positions. Doreen has been an avid and active volunteer for more than 25 years.

Doreen has prepared numerous grant proposals over the years and keeps up to date on various grant program restrictions. She has also prepared a number of articles and training materials needed for volunteers.

As a former Leadership Chairperson, Doreen was responsible for training future leaders of Lions Clubs as well as District and Multiple District Lions leaders.

Product Projects

  • Article1,000+
  • Blog Post1,000+
  • Web Page500+

Summary of Product Experience

Article

Doreen has worked for a number of sites that contract for freelance writers. In addition, she has an extensive portfolio of work that includes business titles, jobs and careers titles and legal titles. During the time she has been contributing to online sites, she has maintained a steadily growing base of articles on evergreen topics that continue to appeal to readers.

Blog Post

In addition to maintaining a blog that offers tips for those who work as freelance writers, Doreen has also recently started a blog that warns those who are seeking work at home employment of prevalent scams.

She has also contributed to the law blog of Rizio & Nelson, a California law firm as well as other legal and financial blogs.

Web Page

In addition to providing content and layouts for several Lions Clubs websites, Doreen has also been involved in providing keyword rich content for several small businesses. These pages are designed to inform clients of the services that a company offers.

Job description: Website Content Editor

Feedback: "Doreen has been a terrific provider. She exceeds my expectation both by her professionalism in work and her friendliness.I would recommend her to anyone!-Jimmy Tanzil, Ichthys Media LLC"

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