Writing Samples

I have more than 20 years of experience working as a professional writer. So when people ask what types of writing I do, I say #allthethings! Depending on the needs of the client, you’ll find me writing blogs, speeches, news articles, or marketing materials. Sometimes, it’s the intangibles like working on reputation and personal brand that help a client the most. Together, we define the goals for reputation growth and research opportunities to showcase it.


ARTICLES / PRESS RELEASES

The first time I was paid for being a writer, like so many others getting started, was in the newspaper industry. I was a regular contributor to variety of sections in the Greensburg Tribune-Review.

I’ve also written for:

  • California University of PA Literary Magazine
  • Chamber of Commerce for Westmoreland County
  • Fanfare Magazine
  • Forward Magazine
  • The Vulcan Newspaper
  • The Westmoreland Complete Count Committee (for 2020 Census)


MARKETING MATERIALS

Bylines are fun, but I also enjoy creating copy (and in some cases, layout of print materials) for clients, such as:

  • 77 Design Company
  • American Cancer Society
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Laurel Region
  • The Possibility Department
  • Seton Hill University
  • Swagelok PittsburghTri-State Area


BLOGS
Aside from this site, I regularly ghost blog for:


 SPEECHWRITING

Ever notice how it seems like some people are just naturals at ‘winging it’ when it comes to public speaking. Here’s the secret: they work HARD to make it look like they’re not working hard. A good speechwriter can help a presenter organize and practice until they can deliver their messages in clear, concise and confident ways that look natural and relaxed to the audience. Need help getting started?

 

I’ve helped executives of Fortune 500 companies and small business owners alike, such as:

  • Chief Financial Officers (industry and education)
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Presidents (industry and education)
  • Vice Presidents and Senior Vice Presidents (industry and education)
  • Founders of Start-ups
  • Owners of Legacy Companies

 

PERSONAL BRANDING AND REPUTATION BUILDING
Outside of direct deliverables, I consult with clients to help them find their voice and market their personal brand. Through reputation building, I help busy, small-business owners find avenues to build the reputations as subject matter experts in their respective fields.