Dane excels at writing long-form content, technical or analytic pieces, product reviews or comparisons, and research articles. Additionally, some of his favorite subjects to write about include:
• Mobile & consumer technology
• Smart home technology
• Mobile security
• Trends in technology
• Interior design
• Do-it-yourself & how-tos
• Marketing & advertising
• Social media
• Career development
• Business & finance
• Mental health
• Pop culture & social commentary
• Books, movies & television
• Astronomy & astrophysics
• Current events
Dane enjoys traveling; reading (mostly non-fiction and classic literature); cooking; independent research and study; learning about marketing, promotion, and SEO; web design; coffee shops; and live music. In his spare time, Dane can usually be found, coffee in hand, at a bookstore, enjoying a sunny day at the park, with friends at wineries and vineyards, walking down picturesque streets in quaint towns, or among ancient ruins looking closely at a pot sherd with a big grin on his face.
Dane O. attended Shepherd University in where he majored in social and industrial-organizational psychology. For his college thesis project, he conducted research using human subjects on impression formation based on facial features. His minor studies were graphic design and public relations with additional coursework in business, biology, marketing, creative writing, and journalism. Dane was briefly a fine arts major too, which provided him the opportunity to learn more about art history and to refine his skill as an artist. He graduated cum laude in 2010.
At the University of Mississippi, Dane studied anthropology and archaeology with a particular focus on Southwestern American pre-Colombian civilizations and early hominids. Dane has conducted extensive research on the dental and anatomical morphology of primates and hominids, gene flow and migration studies, and features of pre-Colombian Native American urbanization and architecture.
Over the past several years, Dane has written countless in-depth reviews, product tutorials, and comparisons, particularly in the smart home and mobile tech sectors. In writing content about consumer goods, Dane likes to spend time with the products to gain hands-on experience, affording him a level of insight that allows him to craft compelling, useful content. He supplements hands-on experience by conducting extensive market research.
Dane has an educational background in fine arts and media, which has give him a keen artistic eye and an attention to detail. He's written reviews of books, movies, musical artists and groups, works and collections of art, and even digital media like websites and advertising. Dane's reviews are concise, objective, yet also constructive. When writing a review, Dane tries to point out strengths of a piece in addition to ways the piece could have been improved.
Dane was a field and laboratory assistant to an archaeologist for about two years. During that time he assisted in the excavation and classification of various sites and artifacts, as well as spending much time analyzing those findings in an archaeology laboratory. Dane worked closely with his mentor, who provided him with invaluable tutelage and helped Dane get hands-on experience in the field of archaeology.
Dane is proficient at developing and implementing marketing strategies that can be applied to an array of businesses and industries. Having studied marketing both in an academic environment and independently, Dane excels at identifying ways to give businesses a competitive edge and boost performance by creating both short and long-term goals. His strategies are innovative, effective, and frequently involve creative, outside-the-box solutions.
Dane worked for a government agency as an administration and office manager. His work centered around scheduling and travel arrangements for his supervisor, being a resource for clients, handling all incoming correspondence, and being on-call most of the time for any side projects and research that would come up.
Dane has written many product descriptions for an array of products and services. Recently, he has written about mobile technology, computers, software, vehicles, jewelry, and many other products. Dane prefers to write objectively, highlighting reasons why someone would want to buy the product, and always ways the product could be improved.
Dane has extensive experience in writing editorial features and articles. Oftentimes, the articles he writes involve investigative research, product comparisons, or a meta-analysis of existing sources. Dane has become adept at crafting articles that are memorable, entertaining, and enlightening.