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Profile Summary
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Completed Orders 7
Revisions/Order 0.00
Repeat Clients 14%
Last Login 10/25/2016
Location Bastrop, LA
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Available
Asset Type
Summary of Experience
Ashley M.'s writing career began in 2005 when she began crafting product descriptions for a personally held e-commerce business. In 2008, she transitioned to creating full articles for various freelance clients. In 2009, her portfolio expanded to include regular contributions to Yahoo! Finance, omg!, Yahoo! News, and Yahoo! Shopping. Additional publishing credits include the Knot, eHow Money, USA Today, Livestrong, The Motley Fool and

From 2014-2016, Ashley worked full-time as the lead reporter for the Bastrop Daily Enterprise in Bastrop, La. The Enterprise publishes five times per week and also produces a weekly newspaper for Sterlington, La.

In February 2016, Ashley signed on as the Breaking News and Public Safety reporter for the daily publication The News-Star in Monroe, La.
Business how to articles
General business articles
Product descriptions
Entertainment news
Copy editing
Health and beauty how-tos, reviews, and critiques
Technology how-tos
Business, reading, literature, technology, journalism, community journalism
Columbia College Aug 2011 – Jul 2016
Business Administration, Bachelor of Science

Ashley is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Financial Services and Accounting.

Honors and Awards
Featured Contributor Aug 2011
I am a featured contributor in Lifestyle for Yahoo! with a focus on dating and relationships.

Association Memberships
AAUW Jan 2012
Ashley is a member of the American Association of University Women as she works her way through college for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a dual-major in Finance and Accounting.

Certified Hypnotist, HMI Hypnotist
May 2011
Ashley is a certified Hypnotist from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute. She eventually plans to pursue a license in Hypnotherapy.

Projects by Industry

A private client affiliated with educational organizing software previously engaged Ashley on a per article basis to report on various uses of technology in education and different educational software products that provided value to families and students without an upfront cost.


Many of Ashley's publishing credits relate to entertainment. She has been featured consistently been featured in the Google News feed for entertainment and has had entertainment articles featured on Yahoo! News and omg! from Yahoo!


Ashley has contributed fashion articles to a number of websites and runs a small fashion blog in her spare time. Her main area of expertise lies in advising women on how to dress their best regardless of trends though she occasionally incorporates current fashion buzz words or people into "How to Dress Like ____" guides. Look for her published work on Yahoo! Voices, Yahoo! Shopping, and AOL Shopping.

High Tech

Ashley has written numerous technology based articles for eHow,, and Motley Fool and Yahoo! including articles featured on the 'Technology' section of Yahoo! News. Many of her tech articles focus on applications of software and hardware in a small business.


Most of Ashley's authoritative and journalistic work since 2011 has focused on business and personal finance articles. Her business work primarily focuses on small business and sole-proprietorship marketing, management and tax strategies. Published articles by this author have appeared on the Motley Fool and


Ashley's e-commerce experience made transitioning into crafting articles containing marketing advice for other small business owners a natural fit. Her articles have explored several unique methods of marketing a variety of businesses from book stores to restaurants and have been published on sites such as the Motley Fool and

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Most of Ashley's online content was crafted with the idea of gaining prime positioning in search results. With the exception of content contributed to sites punished by Google's "Panda" algorithm update in early 2011, her content performs exceedingly well in search results as do her privately held websites. Her more established sites all have a Google page ranking of at least 2 regardless of the content type.

Projects by Asset Type

Ashley has produced over 1000+ articles for freelance clients.

Projects By Expertise
Research Writer

Ashley considers careful research a necessity when crafting any article outside of her main areas of expertise. Ashley only gathers information from government sources, professional organizations, or trusted authorities within individual industries unless a client provides a specific web-site to consult.

Projects by Writing Style

Ashley relies on establishing a connection to her audience by writing in a conversational manner when covering entertainment headlines, celebrity gossip, discussing crafts, or discussing beauty techniques. She can provide this tone from any point-of-view required by a client.


Many of the articles in Ashley's entertainment and celebrity news library feature a slightly humorous or raw look at the person in question. Given the overpopulation of celebrity focused material on the web, Ashley believes delivering the headlines with a bit of pizzazz coupled with "just the facts" reporting keeps life spicy but honest.


Ashley's portfolio includes hundreds of articles featuring well-researched copy and a journalistic style employed to convey a story with feeling without venturing too far into the realm of personal opinion and commentary. While she does not mind offering personal option when called upon to do so, she can keep it in check when the assignment calls for it.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

Ashley's portfolio includes dozens of smaller clients who have consistently contracted her for multiple articles. In addition to providing copy on educational websites to a manufacturer of school organization software, she has contributed articles to numerous small businesses looking to boost their search engine rankings through the acquisition of relevant, optimized content.


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