Writer #15118
San Luis Obispo, CA
5 Star Rating
18 Love Lists
41 Clients
43,000 Words
Moira M. has been actively writing since 1999 including freelance, contract and staff positions. She has served stints as a staff reporter for both a daily and a weekly newspaper; contract writer for numerous trade publications; freelance writer for newsletters, newspapers, magazines, trade publications and a variety of online publications; and freelance editor for a bi-monthly magazine, quarterly trade publication and a quarterly newsletter distributed nationally for a writer's group that she also served as president for two terms. She has had 2,500+ articles published (not including the 1,000s of pieces she's ghostwritten). Besides her many areas of expertise, she's a great researcher and can write on just about any topic. Previous article & blog post topics include agriculture, gardening, animals, pets, children, seniors, health, fitness, nutrition, cooking, food, movies, books, music, technology, games, business, organizations, travel, tourism, cars, product descriptions, company or service overviews, decorating tips & much more.

Besides years of accumulating writing credits, she also worked in various fields as a freelance editor. Some projects included editing individual writer's work, while others included editing and layout design of an entire publication. Previously, she edited and designed a nonfiction book about the history of a Catholic Church; wrote, edited and performed partial layout for trade publications and journals; edited and performed complete layout design for several trade journals, newsletters, websites and a fiction book; and completed desktop publishing for advertising material for several companies. One large company she worked on contract for many years began as a writing assignment that turned into an editing position and then a project manager/administrator position on a variety of assignments in which she supervised her own writing team.

Highlights

Endorsements
2
Orders
81
Last Login
12/1/16
Samples
10

Moira M's Education Industry Experience

102 Projects Completed

Moira M. has written numerous articles relating to the education field. Besides individual articles she's written about schools, students, awards and more, she also worked on a large project helping to create an online education portal from scratch for a client. This was a huge undertaking that included creating numerous webpages that outlined different college majors a student could pursue. Plus, another section of the portal with articles covering various topics of interest to those about to enter college, such as getting financial aid, choosing a career, choosing the right type of college and more. This is one of the largest projects she's tackled to date with every assigned section of the portal requiring 20,000 words of text (project is still ongoing). She's also written education-related articles for newspapers and magazines, most these focused on pre-school, elementary and high school students.

Industry Projects

  • Business1,000+
  • Other1,000+
  • Agriculture1,000+
  • Entertainment100+
  • Real Estate100+
  • Education100+

Summary of Industry Experience

Business

Moira M. has written 1000's of business related articles on all types of businesses, including real estate, home building, medical centers, garden centers, home improvement stores, tattoo shops, hair salons, nonprofits, furniture manufacturing, banks, investment companies, appliance stores, window treatment specialists, outdoor stores, pool and spa super centers, department stores, specialty clothing outlets, thrift shops, antique shops, children's stores, book stores, agri-centers, steel suppliers, security services, interior design services, art galleries, lumber yards, auto mechanics and many more. These articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines and online publications. Many articles were business or personnel profiles, while others highlighted special events or how-to information sponsored by the business.

Other

Moira M. has written 1,000+ journalistic articles for a variety of daily and weekly newspapers that covered many topic areas. Some of these included city and county government, education, health, women's issues, children's issues, lifestyle issues, entertainment, local events, etc. She has served stints as a staff reporter for several newspapers including the "Stillwater NewsPress" and the "Perkins Journal" where she covered local and state events, reported on city government and local school issues, and had articles appear throughout the publication including the first page. Some of the industry specific topics she covered for these newspapers included several that directly related to different aspects of teaching. One such article included content on the importance of combining music with learning in younger classrooms, which focused on technological hardware and apps to bring this about. She also wrote features for specific sections including the Lifestyle, Business and Sports sections as a staff reporter and sold articles to a variety of newspapers as a freelance writer. Some of her articles were even picked up by the Associated Press Association news wire to be reprinted in other newspapers around the country.

Agriculture

Moira M. grew up spending summers on her grandma's farm. Planting seeds, picking vegetables, feeding cows, collecting eggs and occasionally catching grasshoppers to go fishing down at the watering hole. As an adult, she combined her love of the land with an aspiring writing career that naturally included agriculture-related articles. She has since written 1,000+ articles covering a wide variety of farming topics with a specialty in niche farming that have appeared in magazines, trade journals, newspapers and online publications. Unique agriculture topics she's covered include articles on emus, alligators, butterflies, snails, worms, turtles, chinchillas, reindeer, Christmas trees, leeches, Echinacea, Kenaf, white doves and many more. She's also written articles about traditional farming; aquaculture; organic and sustainable farming; and breed specific rearing, housing, feeding, diseases and health-related issues and more.

Since she was raised in a farming community, she easily cultivated contacts in agriculture organizations, associations and government entities to further expand her knowledge and expertise. This includes contacts in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Department of Agriculture and almost all 50 State Departments of Agriculture; plus, lead figures in agriculture fields in major colleges and universities around the country. She even developed contacts in many overseas organizations in the agriculture field. If she needs accurate, reliable information on specific topics, she has the ability to turn to doctors, scientists, professors and leaders in just about every field in the agriculture industry.

Entertainment

Moira M. has written 250+ pieces surrounding various entertainment pursuits. From book, music, movie and play reviews to articles covering musician, actors, writers, directors, artists and many other talented individuals, she brings you some of the latest entertainment news with a (mostly) unbiased opinion about each performance. Many of her entertainment pieces have appeared in magazines, newspapers and webzines and were often reprinted with permission on various artists' websites. Although she thoroughly enjoyed her past endeavors as a reviewer, she's had the opportunity to interview many entertainers for full features, which she found even more entertaining than watching, reading or listening to their creations. Although being a writer has been her dream job since childhood, obtaining a regular writing gig in the entertainment industry ranks as one of her highest ambitions in her writing pursuits.

Real Estate

Moira M. loves exploring new neighborhoods. As a camp host, she's lucky to be able to move around the country each season to a new campground and discover all the wonderful things each new location has to offer. This gives her the unique ability to write for both real estate and travel blogs, because she knows what people new to an area are looking to find. Whether a person is planning on moving there permanently or just passing through on their travels, everyone looks for basic amenities like grocery stores and restaurants, but they also want to see what's available on the entertainment and/or outdoor recreation scene. Moira M. has written articles that discuss houses and apartments in specific areas of the country and several blogs covering tips for finding the best primary or vacation apartment, house, condo, etc for rent or purchase. Below is a section of an article she wrote to be used on a website that helps people find an apartment for rent and her piece was supposed to be an overview of things to consider when deciding which apartment best fits the renter's needs.

Education

Moira M. has written numerous articles relating to the education field. Besides individual articles she's written about schools, students, awards and more, she also worked on a large project helping to create an online education portal from scratch for a client. This was a huge undertaking that included creating numerous webpages that outlined different college majors a student could pursue. Plus, another section of the portal with articles covering various topics of interest to those about to enter college, such as getting financial aid, choosing a career, choosing the right type of college and more. This is one of the largest projects she's tackled to date with every assigned section of the portal requiring 20,000 words of text (project is still ongoing). She's also written education-related articles for newspapers and magazines, most these focused on pre-school, elementary and high school students.

Product Projects

  • Article1,000+
  • Product Description100+
  • Press Release100+
  • Blog Post100+
  • Book5

Summary of Product Experience

Article

Moira M. has written more than 1500 published articles in a variety of styles for numerous newsletters, newspapers, magazines, trade journals, online publications and websites. Articles have ranged between 300 to 2,500 words depending on the subject matter and client requirements. Articles have been written with and without a byline. Her specialty is the ability to break up information into easy to read sections of information, sometimes including bullet points, that has a fluid flow and just the right amount of details to keep the story interesting and hold readers' attention. She can often take the most technical of information and present it in a way that makes it more palatable for readers. By utilizing compelling subsections, bullet lists or sidebars, she can make less interesting business topics a little easier to digest and more entertaining. She prides herself on taking dull topics and turning them into an upbeat, intriguing subject that snag new readers and keep former readers coming back for more.

Product Description

Moira M. has ghostwritten 400+ product descriptions for just about any product imaginable. Previously, she's written descriptions for various clothing and accessories, pet items, makeup and beauty aids, footwear, car products, kids toys, home improvement products, hunting gear, dietary supplements, software and more. She also recently created a slew of product descriptions for a website dedicated to selling vaping devices that needed 100s of short and long descriptions for each individual product featured on their site. Whether you need a short blurb or a full description of any product, she can created copy that encourages readers to want to try what you have to sell. Below are two short and long descriptions she wrote for a vaping device retailer that had very specific requirements for each piece and was very satisfied with her performance.

Press Release

Press releases shouldn't be a boring, regurgitation of facts. Moira M. believes in providing the details in an engaging story that readers will find both authoritative and appealing. She has written press releases for new products, upcoming shows and events, business news, personnel changes, awards announcements, charitable functions and much more. Her press releases grab the reader's attention with catchy titles and keeps them hooked with all the pertinent information wrapped around an easy to read story. Although, she also has no problem keeping it completely formal, if that's what is needed. Many of her press releases have appeared in newspapers, but some have also appeared in trade journals or other niche publications and on several online publications.

Blog Post

Although Moira M. is fairly new to writing blog posts, the elements are a lot like writing columns for a newspaper. Column writing is something she's performed for a number of years. Because blog posts are generally pretty informal and friendly, they are even easier to write. She can blog on just about any topic and has a proven track record with her columns, including winning writing contests with several of hers in the past. Most of her blog posts were ghostwritten for a variety of clients. Previous blogs have covered topics like tennis, children's books, car care, sober living, health issues, yoga, meditation, office supplies, philanthropy, earth friendly issues, green living, frugal living and much more.

Book

Moira M. has worked on several book projects. This has included writing, but also included several projects in which she performed editing and pagination (layout). One such project was a nonfiction book for a Catholic Church who wanted to publish a history of its nuns who also taught at their Catholic school. She edited all the information provided and wrote additional copy that was missing. She edited photos to make them suitable for printing, wrote headings for these photos and paginated the entire book to be delivered to the publisher in print ready format. She also edited and paginated a fiction book containing a collection of cozy crime short stories and poetry created by a group of female writers. One of her short stories and several poems also appeared in this book. She is currently working with two other clients on their book projects (one as a nonfiction ghostwriter and one as a fiction editor). And, she is in the process of writing her own nonfiction book.

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