Betsy O
Writer #6105
Hammond, LA
Joined 10/8/2012
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Freelance writer Betsy studied journalism at Loyola University of New Orleans and received a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Creative Writing from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. She has had poetry, short stories and essays published in West Liberty University's Ampersand, Loyola's Red Beans & Rice and Southeastern's The Pick, and she has been a finalist in several nationwide poetry contests. She was a staff writer on both the Loyola Maroon and Southeastern's Lion's Roar. She currently is under exclusive contract with a California-based company, providing copy for websites and all business-related articles and press releases. During her undergraduate years, she was a member in good standing with the Society of Collegiate Journalists. Additionally, she has a background in the medical and legal fields and is an animal rights activist in her spare time. She hopes to develop a loyal client base through her freelance efforts and looks forward to writing engaging and original copy that covers a wide variety of topics and fields of research.
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Betsy O's Pets Industry Experience

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Betsy O is a lifelong animal lover and regularly volunteers at her local animal shelter. She also frequently donates her time and skills as copywriter and editor to rescue groups for online and print distribution, both locally in southeast Louisiana and nationally.

Specialties

Betsy specializes in legal and real estate blogs, medical features and content marketing of all kinds. She currently writes and edits legal blogs for law firms all over the United States and Canada. She also blogs about animal rescue, Louisiana culture and traditions and politics.

Interests

Betsy is a voracious reader with an extensive vocabulary that often stymies her Words With Friends opponents. She is an animal activist who advocates to get abandoned pets out of shelters and into loving homes. Her interests include the sciences, politics, travel and astrology. She has also been an active tarot reader for more than 30 years.

Education

West Liberty University

Betsy began her college career at West Liberty University when it was still known as West Liberty State College. She had three poems published in their literary magazine, Ampersand.

Loyola University of New Orleans

Betsy spent a semester at Loyola University of New Orleans studying journalism and was a staff writer for the Loyola Maroon. She also had a short story published in their literary magazine, Red Beans & Rice.

Southeastern Louisiana University

Betsy completed her college education at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana, after taking some time off to work and rear her daughter. While there, she had an essay, "The Dichotomy of Hope and Despair in James Wright's 'Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio,'" selected for publication in The Pick, a journal of outstanding student works from across the Southeastern Louisiana University curriculum.

Legal

1,002 Projects Completed

Betsy writes and edits legal blogs for several content marketing platforms. Her topics include traffic infractions, family law, employment and workplace issues, criminal law and personal injury cases. The firms she blogs for are located all over the United States and Canada.

Real Estate

37 Projects Completed

Betsy recently completed a dozen real estate blogs for a company focusing on New Orleans neighborhoods, 10 of which were deemed by the client to have exceeded their expectations. In addition to neighborhoods within the New Orleans Metro area, she is also familiar with the Northshore, River and Florida Parishes, the Capital area, Lafayette and Cajun country. To the east, she has a great deal of familiarity with the coastal communities from Mississippi to the Florida Panhandle.

Additionally, Betsy grew up in the Ohio Valley and her roots run deep in the communities along the Ohio River in western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio. She is able to write knowledgeably about this area, as she makes frequent visits back to the town where she was raised.

Marketing

20 Projects Completed

Betsy O is under contract with a California social services agency and is responsible for all website copy, press releases and articles. She just wrapped up her 12th consecutive marketing campaign for the business and is eager to expand her nationwide business clientele.

Politics

10 Projects Completed

Betsy has blogged for Occupy Democrats and has a passion for liberal politics and progressive platforms of candidates for state and national office. Locally, she is involved in grassroots efforts for the Democratic Party.

Pets

3 Projects Completed

Betsy O is a lifelong animal lover and regularly volunteers at her local animal shelter. She also frequently donates her time and skills as copywriter and editor to rescue groups for online and print distribution, both locally in southeast Louisiana and nationally.

Transportation

1 Projects Completed

In the past, Betsy wrote and edited copy for Amtrak's Safe2Safer campaign and was responsible for the design and copy for their monthly company newsletters.

Blog Post

51 Projects Completed

Betsy was a paid blogger for the Occupy Democrats site and blogged about the Affordable Care Act, equal rights for women and other progressive topics.

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