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Shawna N

Writer #4488






Profile Summary
Star Rating
Completed Orders 580
Revisions/Order 0.06
Repeat Clients 33%
Last Login 8/23/2016
Location Fort Worth, TX
Education Masters Degree
Status Available
Endorsements
Blog Post2
White Paper1
Finance1
Marketing1
Travel1
Industry
Asset Type
Expertise
Experience
Summary of Experience
In high school and college, Shawna was on both the newspaper and yearbook staff. She began writing professionally while interning during college in 1997 for a local entertainment industry magazine. Since 1997, she has been freelancing writing for individual web clients as well as larger clients such as USA Today, Houston Chronicle and Hotels.com.
Specialties
Shawna usually writes informative pieces on a client's topic, such as 'fall festivals in Ohio' or 'bonded leather versus genuine leather.' She is also well versed in writing SEO articles for clients.
Interests
Some of the things Shawna is interested in include travel, languages, personal finance, health/fitness, nutrition, green living, computers/technology, music and movies.
Education
Middle Tennessee State University Business Administration (focus on Marketing & Finance), M.B.A.

While the degree has no specialization, Shawna did focus on marketing and finance during her studies.


Middle Tennessee State University Interdisciplinary Studies (focus on English & Journalism), B.S.

Shawna was part of a new pilot program that allowed her to design her own degree program, which resulted in a Bachelor of Science. While her degree reads "Interdisciplinary Studies" for the major, the program she designed resulted in a double major of English and Journalism with a minor in Political Science.


Projects by Industry
Entertainment

Shawna held a staff writer position at a music industry magazine and has written about all aspects of the entertainment industry. Past writing topics include music, movies, self-publishing, art, and awards shows. Some previous articles Shawna wrote focused on how amateurs can break into their preferred entertainment field, such as copyrighting and publishing a book.

Finance

Shawna has written about all aspects of personal finance and business finance, including taxes, budgeting, saving, investing, paying off debt and retirement. In the past, Shawna has contributed to a personal finance blog and reviewed personal finance books. She has a MBA and previous work experience in the accounting and finance departments of several Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, which gives her a unique perspective on business finance topics.

Travel

As a frequent traveler, Shawna has written articles on all aspects of domestic and international travel. This includes articles for USA Today and Hotels.com. Travel topics Shawna has written about most often include transportation options in foreign counties, visa requirements for visiting foreign countries, off the beaten path items of interest in various locations, finding hotels, hotel reviews and how to travel on a budget.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Shawna has experience writing articles around specific keywords where those keywords are used a specific number of times in the articles. She is also familiar with proper keyword placement (titles, subheads, etc.). While Shawna has not written articles with a specific numerical keyword density in mind, she does have experience inserting keywords a requested number of times.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Since 2009, Shawna has written over 3,000 articles for clients including the Houston Chronicle, Salon.com and Yahoo Shine. While some articles required interviewing experts for quotes, the majority were informative pieces on a specific topic. Topic range is varied and includes business, finance, travel, home, career, investing, real estate and education.

Blog Post

Shawna's blog writing experience in is a variety of niches including travel, finance and business. Types of blog posts include product reviews, in-depth articles, comparison pieces and conversational pieces. Primarily, Shawna crafts blog posts from first person point of view when possible, but is also adept at writing more formal third person point of view blog posts.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

Shawna has written over 3,000 authoritative and journalistic articles for clients such as the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Houston Chronicle and USA Today. The topics of these articles have covered a wide variety of subjects such as preparing to file business taxes to selecting an efficient travel method while visiting Italy. Basic niches include business, finance, travel, career, education, entertainments, arts, home, green living, parenting, electronics, toys, and health.

Conversational

Shawna has a lot of experience crafting conversational style pieces for clients. Typical work she does focuses on first-person blog posts and product reviews for niche-specific blogs, such as a review on a specific model kitchen blender for a site that focuses on small kitchen appliances. She also has written comparison pieces in this style, such as an elliptical machine versus a treadmill. Common niches include travel, fitness, health, home, business, finance, technology and electronics, games, and accessories..

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