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Completed Orders 17
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Repeat Clients 38%
Last Login 7/19/2016
Location Peabody, MA
Education Masters Degree
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
Tammy is a creative, organized professional with six years of experience in writing and editing for both print publications and the web, and nine years of experience teaching high school English. She has a B.A. in Journalism, an M.A. in English, and a Certificate in Web Design. She also has a general understanding of SEO strategies and tools.

Tammy began her professional life as a newspaper reporter, writing news stories and feature articles. She later worked as a web content editor responsible for researching, writing, editing, and updating web content in HTML on a daily basis. She has also worked as a freelance writer generating more than 100 business directory listings. As a technical writer, she produced clear documentation for IT software development projects, which included end-user guides, business requirements, and technical specifications. As a contract technical writer for a publishing company, she has written case studies and edited customer support documents.

In her spare time, Tammy enjoys writing short fiction and is striving to have her work published. She also maintains a personal blog.
Specialties
Tammy specializes in writing feature articles, news articles, press releases, short product descriptions, "blurbs," and more. She can adapt her writing to any style.
Interests
Tammy runs a social group for dogs and their owners. The group visits area dog-friendly venues for vigorous exercise and witty banter. She is also an independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Education
Salem State University Aug 1997 – May 2002
English, Master of Arts

Tammy took courses in classical and contemporary American literature, as well as workshops in writing fiction, writing memoir, and writing poetry. Her concentration was in short fiction, and she produced a collection of short stories for her thesis (150 pages).


University of New Hampshire Aug 1991 – Sep 1995
English/Journalism, Bachelor of Arts

Tammy completed internships at former Peabody Times (now Salem News) and Boston Globe New Hampshire Weekly Section. She served as a copy editor at The New Hampshire, UNH's campus newspaper.


Honors and Awards
Cum Laude Sep 1995
Tammy completed an extra internship during the summer after her senior year at UNH. Her cumulative GPA was a 3.32.

Certificates
Web Design Certificate North Shore Community College
Nov 2011
Tammy completed a certificate program in Web Design. She is familiar with HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and SEO tools and strategies.

Educator License Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Nov 2002
Tammy is certified to teach English in grades 8-12.

Projects by Industry
Publishing

As a contract technical writer for EBSCO Publishing, Tammy has written several Customer Success Stories. These case studies are used by sales to promote EBSCO's library subscription products to potential academic and corporate customers. She interviews the customers about their experience with EBSCO products, then writes copy for customer success stories which are then posted to EBSCO's Success Center website.

Education

A high school English teacher for 9 years, Tammy is well-versed in the field of education. She was an education reporter for a twice-weekly newspaper and also wrote about Education as a web editor for a yellow pages website.

Pets

A long-time dog owner, Tammy has written about Pets as web editor for BigYellow.com and as a freelance writer gathering business directory listings for Salem Patch.com. As web editor for BigYellow.com, she proposed and launched new Pets BigTopic to generate more site traffic. She researched the content, created sections, and wrote copy for text links.

In addition, Tammy organizes a social group for dogs and their owners. Members get together at area dog-friendly venues for vigorous exercise and witty banter.

Projects by SEO Skill
Title/Meta Descriptions

As web editor for BigYellow.com in 1999-2000, Tammy generated page titles, meta descriptions, and meta keywords for each page of HTML she edited. More recently, she obtained a Certificate in Web Design, which included a workshop on SEO tools such as Google Analytics. She also attended in a webinar about the top ten free SEO tools.

Projects by Asset Type
Copywriting

Tammy has written copy for customer success stories and feature articles. As a web editor for a national yellow pages website, she wrote "blurbs" describing the contents of consumer-focused websites and consumer-targeted articles on a variety of topics from Pets to Education. She has also written more than 100 business directory listings for a community-specific news and information platform.

News Story

Tammy wrote a variety of news stories and feature articles for a twice-weekly newspaper.

Projects By Expertise
Technical Writer

As a contract technical writer for EBSCO Publishing, Tammy has written several Customer Success Stories. These case studies are used by sales to promote EBSCO's library subscription products to potential academic and corporate customers. She interviews the customers about their experience with EBSCO products, then writes copy for customer success stories which are then posted to EBSCO's Success Center website.

Copywriter

Tammy has written copy for customer success stories and feature articles. As a web editor for a national yellow pages website, she wrote "blurbs" describing the contents of consumer-focused websites and consumer-targeted articles on a variety of topics from Pets to Education. She has also written more than 100 business directory listings for a community-specific news and information platform.

Journalist

Tammy has worked as a newspaper reporter, writing hundreds of hard news and feature articles. During college, she completed internships at the Peabody Times and Boston Globe, and served as a copy editor for The New Hampshire, UNH's campus newspaper. She later became a full-time education reporter at the Derry News in Derry, N.H., and has contributed to the Billerica Minuteman and the Salem News.

Projects by Writing Style
Conversational

As a web content editor for BigYellow.com, Tammy wrote consumer-targeted articles about education, pets, real estate, and more.

Journalistic

Tammy has worked as a newspaper reporter, writing hundreds of hard news and feature articles. During college, she completed internships at the Peabody Times and Boston Globe, and served as a copy editor for The New Hampshire, UNH's campus newspaper. She later became a full-time education reporter at the Derry News in Derry, N.H., and has contributed to the Billerica Minuteman and the Salem News.

Promotional

Tammy has written several Customer Success Stories for EBSCO Publishing. These case studies are used by sales to promote EBSCO's library subscription products to potential academic and corporate customers.

Projects by Company Size
Large Business

As a contract technical writer for EBSCO Publishing, Tammy writes Customer Success Stories, case studies used by sales to promote EBSCO's library subscription services and products to potential academic and corporate customers.

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