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Dane O
Writer #10647
Martinsburg, WV
Joined 10/25/2014
4 Star Rating
100% Success
692 Projects
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3 Elite Skills
Dane O. is an educated writer with an undergraduate degree in social and industrial-organizational psychology and a graduate degree in anthropology. However, he also took extensive coursework in graphic design, public relations, journalism, and marketing. In the process, he learned to write effective, concise press releases for a variety of businesses, people, and events.

Dane has an eclectic, varied background with a very diverse skill set. In fact, he got his start in writing while working a journalist for a regional newspaper where he wrote a weekly lifestyles column on sensitive and controversial topics, including atheism, marriage equality, and birth control laws. Meanwhile, Dane worked in management and administration in both the government and private sectors as well as working in the field as laboratory assistant to an archaeologist.

For nearly a decade, Dane has been a professional writer, tech journalist, and content manager while doing some graphic design and web development work on the side. He has written for many different industries, including mental health and substance abuse treatment, popular science, consumer and mobile technology, digital marketing, career development, enterprise software, SaaS, real estate law, retail, and countless others.

In terms of content, Dane specializes in injecting a sense of narrative and storytelling into brand content and long-form content. Specifically, Dane has been commended for well-written magazine articles, op-eds, and news coverage. Additionally, Dane has accrued extensive experience in content marketing, particularly as it pertains to writing content for landing pages, blog posts, and even eBooks.

Dane is currently available for both short- and long-term projects.
Article
Office
Electronics
Technology
Business
Product Description
Science
Software
Entertainment
Consumer Goods
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Specialties

Dane excels at injecting a sense of narrative and storytelling into long-form content, making him an asset for magazine articles, eBooks, and other in-depth writing. Additionally, Dane loves working on technical or analytic pieces, product reviews or comparisons, and research articles. 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
• Enterprise software
• Freelancing
• Mental health
• Pop culture & social commentary
• Books, movies & television
• Entertainment
• Anthropology
• Astronomy & astrophysics
• Psychology
• Current events

Interests

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.

Education

Shepherd University

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.

University of Mississippi

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.

Technology

200 Projects Completed

Though he's a writer at heart, Dane has always had a passion for technology, which has benefited his numerous clients in the mobile and consumer technology sectors. Specifically, Dane has written countless editorials, news articles, tech reviews, how-to guides, landing pages, and op-eds on topics that directly pertain to technology. Further, Dane welcomes any opportunity to continue sharing his excitement for technology through writing.

Electronics

200 Projects Completed

Dane is nearly as passionate about technology and electronics as he is for writing. Over the years, Dane has amassed a long list of clients who recruited him to cover their electronics. He's written blog posts, articles, product descriptions, marketing content, SEO copy, and many other forms of content for his electronics clients.

Marketing

75 Projects Completed

Dane is proficient at developing and implementing marketing strategies that can be applied to an array of businesses and industries. Moreover, Dane is great about actually writing about diverse topics in marketing. 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 incorporating the latest marketing practices into his content creation process. His strategies are innovative, effective, and frequently involve creative, outside-the-box solutions.

Software

45 Projects Completed

Dane has written extensively for numerous clients in the software and, more specifically, SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) clients. His experience in this area include writing technical documentation, white papers, case studies, software reviews, blog posts, and marketing content.

Science

40 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

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. As a writer, Dane has maintained a deep love for the natural sciences and looks for any opportunity to combine his talent for writing with his scientific background.

Business

25 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

Dane has firsthand experience in management. He has worked in customer service, administration, human resources, and has even done basic bookkeeping. As such, Dane has a lot of valuable knowledge regarding daily business operations, sales models, guest relations, and brand development.

Consumer Goods

6 Projects Completed

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.

Entertainment

5 Projects Completed

Dane has an educational background in fine arts and media, which has give him a keen artistic eye and an attention to detail that has come in handy for his entertainment writing. Over the past six years, Dane has written countless 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. His copy is informative yet engaging and memorable.

Office

1 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

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 also had numerous opportunities to use his writing skills in an office and administrative setting.

eBook

60 Projects Completed

Since he excels at long-form content, Dane has written countless eBooks for clients across many industries. Most recently, Dane has completely eBooks for clients in the mental health and substance abuse treatment sectors, garnering critical acclaim and helping those clients to communicate their messages with their respective audiences.

Product Description

35 Projects Completed

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.

Article

0 Projects Completed

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.

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