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Last Login 1/19/2015
Location Falls Church, VA
Education Masters Degree
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Summary of Experience
Austin B. is a professional writer who holds an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from the University of Missouri, and an M.A. with a concentration in the Philosophy of Science from George Mason University. He has a professional background in real estate sales, financial services, tax processing, marketing and corporate documentation.

Austin has provided writing services directly to clients, and via contracting and sub-contracting for several years. He has also served the writing community on a content website's voluntary editorial advisory board. Doing so has allowed him to develop his writing skills further, assist other writers and sharpen his research skills through fact checking.

In addition to his work providing ghost written content to clients, Austin has also had his byline published alongside content for those clients seeking to put an author name to the work. His work has shown consistent dedication toward effective and timely meeting of clients' content needs. This has also helped businesses build their brand equity and customer bases. Austin is the recipient of several writing accolades and contest awards including one from an internationally recognized journalism news source.

Although much of Austin's published content is financial in nature, this is not the extent of his writing ability. Moreover, in addition to having written over a thousand articles for numerous business websites and blogs including his own, Austin has actively written to a broad range of styles and genres. Among these are grant writing, news writing and academic writing spanning a broad range of subjects including economics, history, law and business.
Financial and business writing are Austin's speciality, however his interest in a wide variety of topics and interdisciplinary academic background add diversity to his writing.
Austin has a keen interest in finance, economics and business related subjects. Much of his work history, independent research and published content focuses on these areas. He is a member of the Finance Blog Network, and New York Financial Writers Association Linked In group. He is also an avid gardener with several years experience growing vegetables both on land and in potted containers.
University of Missouri Aug 2002 – May 2004
Finance, Marketing, Master of Business Administration

M.B.A. in finance with most electives being used to fulfill a second concentration in marketing. Topic areas included financial analysis using Black-Sholes model, Capital Asset Pricing Model in addition to value of present and future cash flows, duration formulas. Other course work including statistical regression using Microsoft Excel and hypothesis testing via SPSS.

George Mason University Sep 1996 – May 1998
Philosophy of Science, Master of Arts

M.A. in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in the philosophy of science. Course work focused on the works of philosophers such as Thomas Kuhn, Rudolph Carnap and Karl Popper, as well as foundational scholars including Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei, and Immanuel Kant.

George Mason University Jul 1994 – Aug 1996
Philosophy, Religious Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Major in philosophy and minor in religious studies. General education requirements included between 60-90 credit hours that included course work in physics, german, anthropology, sociology and government. Philosophy course included introductory philosophy, ancient philosophy, logic, modern philosophy, and metaphysics.

Honors and Awards
Dean's List Recorded on the dean's list at George Mason University for two consecutive semesters due to academic performance at or above a 3.5 grade point average.

Membership Golden Key is a national academic excellence organization that awards students membership based on academic performance.

Financial services Applied Career Training
Oct 1992
Training in financial services offered by financial institutions such as banks and credit unions. Emphasis was on teller training, cash handling and banking regulations.

Projects by Industry

Produced several articles for an education orientated website. The following year the same website asked for eleven additional articles that were brokered through a content site. These articles included topics such as best academic programs in a range of disciplines, transferring online credit and advice for incoming and existing college students.


Contracted to research and write a number of articles for publication on financially orientated websites. Although this content appeared on regionally and nationally recognized websites, it too was contracted through a content broker. In all instances the content was either immediately approved, or accepted following minor edits. The topics for these articles included ratio analysis, accounting principles, fixed price policies and additional financial and small-business information.

Real Estate

Work experience and publication in the area of real estate at two similar focused organizations. Topics of publication involved website blog posts and articles pertaining to international real estate investments, property insurance and industry lingo in addition to information on purchasing real estate. All content was approved and published without edit and the terms of the agreements were completed seamlessly.


Was solicited to write content for a a tax focused website, following which approximately five articles were researched, produced and sold. The subjects including instructional content pertaining to Internal Revenue Service tax filings such as IRS Schedule D, in addition to a three part history of the organization. These articles were published alongside an author with an established reputation at a leading financial media company.

Projects by SEO Skill
Link Building

Ongoing use of internal link clustering within personal blog. This method of link structuring is thought to improve SEO in addition to generating web traffic from within the website rather than via external searches.

Title/Meta Descriptions

Use of secondary titles in article structure in order to benefit from "silo" SEO. The rephrasing of titles with similar, but sufficiently different phrases makes use of keywords and search phrases to add additional search content within the website and externally via search algorithms.

SEO Keyword Requirements

Researched and wrote financial related content via a content broker with specific key word counts within the content. These articles would not be submitted for review until the SEO requirements were met.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

A seniors blog seeking real estate articles commissioned three posts from me. These posts dealt with reverse mortgages, financing real estate and home buyer tax credits. Some of this content was time sensitive and had to do with federal regulations that were set to expire by the end of 2010.


Article writing has formed the core of Austin's contracting and sub-contracting work. He has produced a countless amount of articles covering numerous financial and business related topics. The average length of these articles have ranged from 400 to 800 words, all of which have been published with exclusive rights on various websites.


This work was a sub-contracted competitive grant in Kansas City for a non-profit organization. The grant was quite possibly a prototype application for the organization as it received the same grant in future years. The work involved compiling data such as objectives, financial statements, capabilities, history and integrating that information to meet the criteria of the federal grant application. The grant competed against other organizations and was awarded funding.

News Story

Ongoing work for a content website for which Austin has contributed for over five years. These news stories take the form of articles on current events that are designed to generate traffic from highly searched content over a short period of time. As such they are produced with tight deadlines.


Successfully carried out an agreement to write a real estate related advertisement on a blog post. This particular project can be classified as a paid blog post or advertisement because it was to include one do-follow back link to the contractor's website. Since finance and real estate is a substantial part of this writer's background, the advertiser singled out this blog as a suitable location for the advertisement.

Projects By Expertise
Research Writer

The majority of Austin's work is research writing. He has provided professional writing services for a research essay broker in addition to individually contracted articles for clients that contacted him for content. Many of his brokered articles also involve a considerable amount of research.


Competition winner for globally recognized journalism website. Although Austin has written much in the way of news content, this is his only officially recognized journalism piece.

Projects by Writing Style

Ongoing independent and contract writing, mostly pertaining to financial topics. Areas of focus have included marketing, financial calculations, taxation, investing and more.


Articles written in second person are more conversational because they speak directly to the reader, rather than via an objective voice. Austin has written several articles in the second person, usually when the nature of the topic or the type of publication calls for a more relaxed tone.


As part of Austin's work with content websites, he provides an ongoing exclusive news reporting service. Topics range from cloning of wooly mammoths to new releases of cell phones. Other reporting topics have included the Facebook, Inc. initial public offering, a report on a health study about detrimental effects of sitting down, and new product feature releases from Google, Inc.


Product and website reviews that naturally include some praise in addition to objective views or experience with products or services. Use of descriptive language such as unrestricted use of adjectives accompany these articles.


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