Ashley J
Writer #61342
Joined 2/17/2022
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347 Projects
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Ashley has been writing professionally for three years after over a decade of military service. She specializes in travel writing, human interest stories, parenting tips and advice, and candid first-person perspectives on a variety of topics. She loves to research new topics and approach them from a new angle, especially little-known or local historical events and quirky or unusual hobbies like flying hot air balloons. Ashley believes there's a story around every corner and loves to find fascinating details in the mundane or otherwise overlooked.
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Specialties

There is no such thing as a boring assignment to Ashley; she loves to learn and research new topics. Her favorite niches include travel planning, obscure or misunderstood historical events, parenting advice, and anything to do with weddings. After 12 years as a military pilot, she also has a breadth of experience in technical writing and can easily make complex topics relatable for a variety of audiences She has written both short-form blogs and informational pieces and longer feature-length pieces over 3,000 words.

Interests

When she isn't writing, Ashley enjoys exploring the world through the eyes (and giggles) of her toddler. Favorite activities include finding unorthodox climbing walls and exciting new ice cream flavors. Her favorite non-toddler-friendly activities include wine tasting on patios and learning to fly hot air balloons.

Education

Southern New Hampshire University

Completed online over the course of two military deployments. Sigma Tau Delta honor society inductee.

Kids/Family

45 Projects Completed

As a previous editor of a regional parenting magazine, Ashley has experience in writing a variety of formats (blogs, articles, how-tos, Q&As, etc.) at all ages and stages of family life. Whether it’s showcasing current trends and safety information or helping parents find the best hacks for their current life struggles, Ashley is up to date on the latest and greatest.

Travel

45 Projects Completed

Ashley has a love for travel, and has written both listicle blogs and in-depth features on local sites and historical events. She has lived in six states and is currently planning to move to Europe, so it's safe to say she's always interested in learning about new locations and the road less traveled.

Publishing

40 Projects Completed

Ashley has written articles, how-tos, human interest pieces, travel guides, and expert advice features for a variety of print publications.

Business

10 Projects Completed

Ashley has written several blogs on marketing techniques and business advice for small businesses.

Blog Post

100 Projects Completed

Ashley has written blog posts for several regional publications in South Dakota, including topics such as parenting, travel, weddings, and healthcare. She has done everything from listicles on top tourist sites to wedding planning, how-to guides, and Q&As with local healthcare experts.

Facebook Post

50 Projects Completed

Ashley has managed social media accounts for nonprofits, PACs, and small businesses including original content creation and on-brand responses to messages and comments.

Article

45 Projects Completed

Ashley has served as editor for regional publications on parenting and healthcare. She has written both short, informative pieces and feature-length articles 2,000 words and longer. Ashley excels at managing the entire article lifecycle from researching, interviewing subjects, writing, and copyediting as required to fit the demands of print publications.

Newsletter Content

12 Projects Completed

Ashley has experience creating travel-related newsletters, including trip inspiration, planning advice, and curating lists of local events and happenings.

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