Writer #4488
Fort Worth, TX
5 Star Rating
57 Love Lists
78 Clients
181,000 Words
In high school and college, Shawna was on both the newspaper and yearbook staff. She began writing professionally while interning during college in 1997 for a local entertainment industry magazine. Since 1997, she has been freelancing writing for individual web clients as well as larger clients such as USA Today, Houston Chronicle and Hotels.com.


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Industry Projects

  • Finance1,000+
  • Travel1,000+
  • Entertainment100+

Summary of Industry Experience


Shawna has written about all aspects of personal finance and business finance, including taxes, budgeting, saving, investing, paying off debt and retirement. In the past, Shawna has contributed to a personal finance blog and reviewed personal finance books. She has a MBA and previous work experience in the accounting and finance departments of several Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, which gives her a unique perspective on business finance topics.


As a frequent traveler, Shawna has written articles on all aspects of domestic and international travel. This includes articles for USA Today and Hotels.com. Travel topics Shawna has written about most often include transportation options in foreign counties, visa requirements for visiting foreign countries, off the beaten path items of interest in various locations, finding hotels, hotel reviews and how to travel on a budget.


Shawna held a staff writer position at a music industry magazine and has written about all aspects of the entertainment industry. Past writing topics include music, movies, self-publishing, art, and awards shows. Some previous articles Shawna wrote focused on how amateurs can break into their preferred entertainment field, such as copyrighting and publishing a book.

Product Projects

  • Article1,000+
  • Blog Post100+

Summary of Product Experience


Since 2009, Shawna has written over 3,000 articles for clients including the Houston Chronicle, Salon.com and Yahoo Shine. While some articles required interviewing experts for quotes, the majority were informative pieces on a specific topic. Topic range is varied and includes business, finance, travel, home, career, investing, real estate and education.

Blog Post

Shawna's blog writing experience in is a variety of niches including travel, finance and business. Types of blog posts include product reviews, in-depth articles, comparison pieces and conversational pieces. Primarily, Shawna crafts blog posts from first person point of view when possible, but is also adept at writing more formal third person point of view blog posts.

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