Shawna usually writes informative pieces on a client's topic, such as 'fall festivals in Ohio' or 'bonded leather versus genuine leather.' She is also well versed in writing SEO articles for clients.
Some of the things Shawna is interested in include travel, languages, personal finance, health/fitness, nutrition, green living, computers/technology, music and movies.
Shawna was part of a new pilot program that allowed her to design her own degree program, which resulted in a Bachelor of Science. While her degree reads "Interdisciplinary Studies" for the major, the program she designed resulted in a double major of English and Journalism with a minor in Political Science.
While the degree has no specialization, Shawna did focus on marketing and finance during her studies.
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.
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.
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.
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.