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Profile Summary
Star Rating
Completed Orders 871
Revisions/Order 0.19
Repeat Clients 56%
Last Login 9/29/2016
Location Biddeford, ME
Education Masters Degree
Status Available
Endorsements
Blog Post11
Fashion5
Article4
Education3
Press Release2
White Paper2
Food2
Home Living2
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Summary of Experience
Caitlin C holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She has worked as a freelance writer and editor for several years, placing bylined essays and articles in local and national magazines, newspapers, and websites.

She has six years of experience as a classroom teacher, where she worked in the fields of English, Special Education, and University level composition. During her time as a classroom teacher, Caitlin's writing about her classroom work was solicited by the education blog of a major national newspaper.

Caitlin also worked full time as the Managing Editor of a quarterly print journal. She solicited articles from top experts in fields ranging from education to labor organizing. She also conducted interviews, edited articles, and researched pieces to ensure accuracy.

Caitlin also has experience writing grants and securing funds for performing artists and non-profit organizations alike.

She has a wide range of interests and is comfortable writing about education, health, nutrition, fitness, travel, pets, the visual and performing arts, and literature, and loves applying her natural curiosity to research new topics for editors and clients.

A trained creative and professional writer, Caitlin can be relied upon to deliver grammatically sound, fresh, dynamic copy designed to meet her clients' needs.
Specialties
Caitlin writes in a range of styles, including conversational blog posts, research based white papers, essays, feature articles, and marketing copy for print and web. She works with several private clients to produce education related content and brings additional expertise to projects in this industry.
Interests
Caitlin enjoys reading and writing about her many passions, which include food and drink (specifically classic cocktails and creative vegetarian cooking), literature, movies, hiking, running, yoga, pets, fashion, the creative and performing arts, and both traditional and alternative approaches to education.
Education
Rutgers University Sep 2012 – May 2014
Creative Writing, MFA

Caitlin completed a rigorous, two-year MFA program, which included literature courses, writing workshops, and courses in writing and editing pedagogy. She attended this program on a full scholarship as a Teaching Assistant, and taught undergraduate level courses while pursuing her degree.


Goucher College Sep 2000 – May 2004
English, Bachelor's of Arts

Liberal arts education with a focus on writing, including workshops in fiction, poetry, and professional communication.


Honors and Awards
Partial Tuition Scholarship Jul 2013
Merit based tuition award to fund week long writing conference.

Teaching Fellowship Sep 2012
Competitive scholarship awarded for graduate writing program. Full tuition remission and teaching stipend for two academic years.

Association Memberships
Phi Beta Kappa Mar 2004
Selective, national organization requiring nomination by faculty at a higher institution of learning.

Certificates
Post-Bac Teaching Certification: Secondary English (grades 6-12) University of New Orleans
Jun 2010
Completed a 24 credit teacher certification program and passed all relevant Praxis subject tests and Louisiana credentialing criteria.

Projects by Industry
Entertainment

Caitlin wrote a regular column on burlesque, theatre and performance art for a New Orleans news and culture blog for nearly a year. She's also written freelance articles for print publications covering the visual and performing arts.

Education

An experienced educator, Caitlin brings real-world expertise to every education related writing project. She has written curriculum, blog posts, articles, white papers, and newsletters for a range of clients in the education industry, including tutoring companies and a nationally distributed teacher recruitment magazine. She has over six years of experience as an educator and has worked at the elementary, middle, high school and university level. She is up to date on the latest trends in current shifts in American education, including the Common Core and STEM initiatives, and is comfortable writing copy for students, parents, teachers, and/or administrators.

Food

A former waitress and pantry grunt, Caitlin has written several freelance columns on vegetarian eating and cooking, and completed an extended contract with a client to develop quirky, informative mobile reviews of bars and restaurants in the UK.

Fashion

Caitlin has written a number of articles on fashion and fashion trends for clients requesting general interest articles with SEO keywords. She's also written lengthier freelance articles on topics including costume design and costume shopping as well as web page content for fashion eCommerce sites.

Travel

Caitlin has written several dozen pieces on travel, ranging from blog posts to articles to hotel reviews. She's ghostwritten content via brokerage sites, and placed several bylined travel narratives in print and web outlets. Caitlin has traveled to a number of U.S. and international destinations, including New Orleans, LA; San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; several cities in Spain; Lisbon; Portugal; Amsterdam; London; several cities in Ireland; and several villages in Sierra Leone. In addition, Caitlin completed a one semester course in Documentary Writing at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, and strives to use ethical best practices in describing foreign cultures to U.S. audiences.

Nutrition

Caitlin has completed several articles detailing benefits of various foods, supplements, and diets. She is adept at translating scientific studies into clear, engaging writing and is always excited to create well-researched, accessible articles on nutrition and health.

Pets

Caitlin has written several blog posts and pages of descriptive content for an ecommerce site focusing on pet health. She owns two cats as companion animals and has volunteered in a local animal shelter with animals in need of socialization. Caitlin is articulate and compassionate about animal-friendly products and services.

Career

Caitlin is very familiar with how to construct a succinct, effective resume, and has applied that knowledge in dozens of blog posts on personal branding, resume writing, and professional networking. Caitlin has also completed dozens of professional biographies for individuals and companies in a range of fields.

Fitness

Caitlin has written several blog posts and short articles on the benefits of regular fitness. She is comfortable writing about running, jogging, walking, training for races, swimming laps, vinyasa and bikram yoga, and reviews of popular exercise DVDs.

Real Estate

Caitlin has written several blog posts describing neighborhoods for real estate companies. She has recently begun working with real estate companies to translate property listings into SEO rich, engaging content.

Green Living

Caitlin has written several blog posts about how to make green choices, with a special focus on how to reduce your daily energy output. She has also written about energy deregulation, everyday gadgets to help consumers monitor energy usage, and teaching kids about how to "be green."

Business

With a special focus on bridging digital networking with traditional marketing, Caitlin has written dozens of blog posts geared at small business owners, many of which have been published on the WriterAccess blog. She has written professional biographies for several companies, as well as "About Us" pages. Caitlin is comfortable taking on the "voice" of your business to create an engaging online presence for your brand.

Publishing

An MFA graduate who has attended several writing conferences and panels, Caitlin has a clear understanding of the publishing industry and has written several pieces of content that reflect this knowledge of agents, publishers, editors and writers.

Non Profit

A former communications staffer for a national non-profit, Caitlin has written content for non-profit agencies and organizations, including newsletters, press releases, and blog posts. She has experience working on grants and mission statements, and is particularly interested in working with non-profits focused on education, social justice, and/or the arts.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Caitlin has completed over 250 client orders integrating keywords seamlessly into interesting, engaging content. Caitlin knows how to use anchor links and keywords to boost your rankings with strong, original, shareable content.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

Caitlin routinely writes blog posts for WriterAccess and IdeaLaunch, as well as many other clients. She's written how-to blog posts, FAQ posts, posts to highlight a particular product on a customer's ecommerce page, and many more. Caitlin enjoys bringing copy to life with the short, interactive tone of a blog post and she particularly loves writing multiple posts for the same client!

Article

Caitlin has been pitching and writing articles to local and national outlets for nearly a decade. She has written articles for print and web on a wide range of topics, including education, politics, gender, sexuality, travel, food, and more. Caitlin enjoys researching lengthier articles, but is also skilled at getting to the point for short pieces in a small quarterly publication or online newsletter.

Press Release

Caitlin worked for two years as a communications staffer for a national non-profit organization. She was routinely tasked with writing press releases on a number of timely issues, including lead paint remediation, Katrina recovery, affordable housing, and predatory loans. In the last year, she's written press releases for a wide range of clients and is very familiar with how to construct an informative, interesting, newsworthy press release.

Web Page

Caitlin has crafted content for several dozen web pages, with a specific focus on ecommerce sites. She combines accurate, interesting product descriptions with language crafted to put customers in a comfortable buying mindset without sounding too "salesy." She is also experienced in writing "About Us" pages to give a personal, professional feel to your website.

Book

An accomplished writer of both fiction and non-fiction, Caitlin has nearly a decade of writing experience under her belt. She's been primarily focused on writing shorter blogs and articles, but is keen to transfer her skills to the lengthier project of an ebook. She writes quickly and effectively and implements revisions as needed to complete longer projects in a timely manner.

Grant/Proposal

Caitlin has worked on several grant projects for a range of organizations. In her work as a communications staffer with a national non-profit organization, she helped secure funding from major political parties to complete projects in local neighborhoods and communities. In addition, Caitlin has collaborated with several arts and education organizations to write successful grants to bring arts education to high-risk populations, including a group of evacuated students residing in Baton Rouge, LA following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

White Paper

A curious and thorough researcher, Caitlin enjoys preparing clear, engaging white papers that provide valuable industry information to customers without sounding "too salesy." She is most comfortable creating white papers on Education and Health related topics, but is happy to consider whatever her clients have in mind. She especially enjoys the challenge of translating technical specifications into a more fluid, compelling narrative that potential customers will find readable and valuable.

Catalog

Caitlin has written dozens of product descriptions for a range of different clients, including foods, pet products, clothing and jewelery, furniture, and many more. An Industry Elite Fashion writer, she especially enjoys writing descriptions for stylish apparel and accessories, but is pleased to describe functional home goods as well!

Copywriting

From product descriptions to brochures to professional biographies, Caitlin has experience writing clean, engaging copy for a variety of clients and industries. Feel free to contact her to touch base about your copywriting needs!

Speech

With experience in creating a speech from scratch as well as revising existing material to make it sound more polished and professional, Caitlin has experience writing copy meant to be read out loud and has a clear understanding of how to make each word count to keep your audience focused and attentive.

Email Copy

From direct mail campaigns to casual updates written in an engaging, professional voice, Caitlin can turn your bullet points into a well-written email. She has experience building relationships with clients to establish a consistent voice, but she's also available to write quick, "one-off" emails when you just want to make sure you've got it down right.

Newsletter Content

Caitlin regularly writes newsletter copy for clients looking to keep their customer base updated with news and fresh content. Whether you're looking for a regular monthly newsletter writer, or need an article to fill out your normal quarterly update, Caitlin can write clean, engaging, professional copy to suit your needs.

Product Description

From office furniture to dog treats and even high-end juice cleanses, Caitlin has ample experience writing concise, compelling product descriptions that turn your specs into a sale. Caitlin is comfortable writing descriptions for websites and print catalogs, and she has experience describing food, fashion, and a variety of consumer goods for personal and business retail.

Projects By Expertise
Editor

Caitlin worked for nearly two years as the Managing Editor of a quarterly journal covering non-profit work and community organizing. While employed as a full-time Managing Editor, Caitlin regularly sourced articles and writers, edited their work for content and style, and conducted phone and email interviews with top experts in the field of community organizing and non-profit work.

Journalist

Caitlin has worked intermittently as a freelance journalist, writing for local and national outlets on a range of subjects, including travel, education, current events, and the arts.

Copywriter

Caitlin has written content for web and print to client specifications. She enjoys taking basic information and turning it into an interesting piece of content, whether it be product descriptions, real estate listings, or professional biographies for employees.

Projects by Writing Style
Conversational

Caitlin has written personal editorials and opinion pieces for local and national outlets on topics ranging from relationships to her personal experiences as an educator.

Journalistic

Caitlin has written a number of bylined pieces for established print and online outlets, including personal essays and research based articles.

Promotional

New in this style, Caitlin has written promotional copy for several performers and professionals to use on their websites and marketing materials.

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