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WRITING SAMPLES

For over a decade, I've written quality content for virtually every type of organization and publication, including annual reports, newsletters, magazines and, of course, SEO companies.

To get a better idea of my professionalism, experience and versatility, please review the following writing samples. You may quickly return to the category menu by clicking the back to category menu option next to each sample.

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  • Travel | Interview | Newspaper | Legal | Business & Financial | Real Estate | Medical, Health & Fitness | Internet Marketing | Pets | Sports | Web Design & Development


    Travel

  • USAToday.com -- "Sightseeing in Tacoma, Wash."

  • EXCERPT: "Positioned at the base of Mount Rainier and along the edges of Commencement Bay, Tacoma, is a place where two worlds of beauty coalesce into a sightseer's paradise. If you are planning a visit to Tacoma and the surrounding Pierce County area, you won't have difficulties pinpointing areas of interest; however, you may want to prioritize your trip so you will have time to take in the prime spots and the specific attractions most suited to your taste." (more) | (back to category menu)






    Interview

  • KingofHowto.com -- "Jim Gillespie, CEO, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Answers Questions About Homeownership"

  • EXCERPT: "I recently had an opportunity to talk with Jim Gillespie, CEO, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, about the state of home ownership during this current climate of financial instability. He made some interesting points about how the recession has affected the real estate market and made it clear that, while homeownership is on the decline, he believes an upswing is on the way." (more) | (back to category menu)






    Newspaper

  • Stamford Advocate & Greenwich Times -- "Hot Property"

  • BACKGROUND: I write three weekly real estate feature articles, titled "Hot Property" and "Sound Off" for the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Times Connecticut newspapers. (pdf sample) | (back to category menu)






    Legal

  • The Snyder Litigation Team -- "Is Your Childís Birth Defect Really a Birth Injury?"

  • EXCERPT: "According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for every 33 births in the United States, one child is born with a birth defect. While some of these defects are minor, others are serious conditions that compromise the quality of the childís life and sometimes lead to his or her death." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • The Snyder Litigation Team -- "Understanding the Intricacies of Maryland Malpractice Laws"

  • EXCERPT: "Because the rules that govern medical malpractice cases vary considerably from state to state, itís important that potential claimants secure representation from qualified lawyers well-versed on the intricacies of Maryland law." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • The Snyder Litigation Team -- "The Prevalence and Significance of Outpatient Malpractice"

  • EXCERPT: "The term medical malpractice tends to conjure images of hospital-related oversights and improper surgical procedures; however, many are surprised to learn that such instances only make up a little over half of the total malpractice claims filed each year." (more) | (back to category menu)






    Business & Financial

  • Norman Chamber of Commerce -- Business, Marketing & Public Relations

  • EXCERPT: *Click the following link to review articles written for the Norman Business Journal and Norman Chamber of Commerce Annual Report (1998-1999). Each includes my byline and provides an example of my strong research and business-to-business writing skills. These samples also highlight my years of experience working as a professional writer. (more) | (back to category menu)






    Real Estate

  • KingofHowto.com -- "Jim Gillespie, CEO, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Answers Questions About Homeownership"

  • EXCERPT: "I recently had an opportunity to talk with Jim Gillespie, CEO, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, about the state of home ownership during this current climate of financial instability. He made some interesting points about how the recession has affected the real estate market and made it clear that, while homeownership is on the decline, he believes an upswing is on the way." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Stamford Advocate & Greenwich Times -- "Hot Property"

  • BACKGROUND: I write three weekly real estate feature articles, titled "Hot Property" and "Sound Off" for the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Times Connecticut newspapers. (pdf sample) | (back to category menu)


  • Mortgage.com -- "Falling Interest Rates Trigger a Mortgage Refinance Boom"

  • EXCERPT: "Tight lending standards and expensive up-front costs have prevented many from taking advantage of ideal buying conditions; however, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the historically low rates have led to a mortgage refinance boom, with applications increasing almost 22 percent over a one week period." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Mortgage.com -- "Few Taking Advantage of Low Current Mortgage Rates, Home Prices"

  • EXCERPT: "According to a report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the housing market worsened during the typically active spring buying season, with average home prices falling another 2.8 percent in the three month period ending on June 30 as compared to the same period from the previous year." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Mortgage.com -- "The Threat of Higher Mortgage Rates May Pull Stubborn Buyers from the Sideline"

  • EXCERPT: Just a few days after Standard & Poorís lowered the US governmentís credit rating from triple A to double A plus, the United StatesĖbased financial-services company followed up by dropping the credit rating for mortgage financiers Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Though this could further stall the already struggling mortgage market; in the short term, it may pull reticent buyers from the sideline as they try to take advantage of affordable rates before they potentially climb. (more) | (back to category menu)






    Internet Marketing

  • Ghost written for Brian Horn of Insider's Circle -- "Why Your Visitors Donít Turn Into Customers and What You Can Do About It"

  • EXCERPT: "Successful Internet businesses know the value of actual conversions versus total hits received. Too often, online businesses are obsessed with the amount of hits they generate rather than the hit-to-sale conversion rate. This focus is misguided because it ignores the issue of abandonment." (more) | (back to category menu)






    Medical, Health & Fitness

  • Floridaplasticsurgeons.com -- "A Complete Guide to Finding the Best Miami Plastic Surgery Centers"

  • EXCERPT: "A magnetic travel destination renowned for its beautiful beaches and electric nightlife, Miami has a democratic appeal that attracts virtually all sorts of travelers. Besides its decadent culture and fun vacation spots, the city is well-known for the beautiful people that inhabit it." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Floridaplasticsurgeons.com -- "Is Botox Right for Me?"

  • EXCERPT: "Originally introduced in the 1980s as a treatment for optic muscle disorders, Botox is commonly used these days to treat moderate to severe wrinkles, frown lines, crow's feet and forehead furrows." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Floridaplasticsurgeons.com -- "What You Should Know About Rhinoplasty"

  • EXCERPT: "Rhinoplasty is surgery aimed at reshaping the nose. Often referred to as a "nose job," the procedure may be performed to correct functional problems, improve the appearance of the nose, or fix structural deformities." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • HealthwoRx (mitrol.com) -- "The Value of The Flu Shot and Anti-viral Medications in Preventing and Treating Influenza"

  • EXCERPT: "Each year, Americans are inundated with recommendations urging vaccination against influenza; however, for every expert that preaches the benefits of flu shots and anti-viral medications, there seems to be an equal amount of zealots spreading myth-based fear about these drugs." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Ironman360.com -- "Five Triathlon Supplies to Help You Compete Like a True Ironman"

  • EXCERPT: "If you enjoy competing in triathlons but are tired of finishing in the lower ranks of each race, enhance your abilities by securing the proper supplies. Beginner triathletes can make do with very little; however, once you get your feet underneath you, you'll need specific products to compete with experienced athletes equipped with die-hard mentalities." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Ironman360.com -- "4 Things Every Beginner Needs to Compete in a Triathlon"

  • EXCERPT: "Triathlons provide the ideal platform for both competitive and non-competitive athletes to test their endurance and will. If you're thinking of competing in a triathlon, assess your goals and prepare accordingly. Whether you're interested in competition, exercise, adventure, or just plain fun, you need the proper triathlon gear to put you in the best possible position for success." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Ironman360.com -- "Shop the Official Ironman Store to Combat Heat and Humidity in Florida Triathlons"

  • EXCERPT: "Florida's consistent warm weather provides diehard triathletes with 12 months of unimpeded training and competition. Unfortunately, the high humidity in the summer months can lead to relentless, suffocating heat that can pose deadly dangers to even the most seasoned participants." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Ironman360.com -- "Right Triathlon Apparel Can Help You Compete in Comfort"

  • EXCERPT: "Whether you're a relatively inexperienced triathlete or a seasoned competitor, you need the right triathlon apparel to reach your ultimate potential. Those who undervalue the importance of the proper gear tend to populate the rear of the race. If you want to escape the ranks of the also-rans, dedicate yourself to finding the best tri shorts and tri shoes for your individual needs." (more) | (back to category menu)






    Pets

  • KingofHowto.com -- "What Is in Dog Food? | A KingofHowTo Exposť"

  • EXCERPT: "These days, plant products have replaced a large portion of the meat once used in early commercial dog and cat food products. In addition to these ingredients, manufacturers incorporate a host of chemicals intended to improve the appearance, taste, stability and texture of the food." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • KingofHowto.com -- "What is The Best Dog Food?"

  • EXCERPT: "The loudest voices in animal welfare haven't been able to make significant changes to the pet food manufacturing process in the United States, which consists of sketchy practices and the marked use of carcinogenic ingredients." (more) | (back to category menu)






    Sports

  • Blog Media (sportsblog.com) -- "Investigative Reporter Exposes Jim Tressel as a Habitual NCAA Rules Violator, Predicts Bleak Future for Ohio State Football"

  • EXCERPT: "According to Pulitzer Prize-winning Sports Illustrated reporter George Dohrmann who was instrumental in exposing widespread NCAA violations in the Ohio State football program, former head coach Jim Tressel's reputation for integrity was one of the great myths of college football." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Blog Media (sportsblog.com) -- "Noted Sports Personality, Jim Rome Criticizes Tiger Woods, Discusses Possibility of Performance-Enhancing Drug Use"

  • EXCERPT: "On the May 12 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, noted television and radio sports personality, Jim Rome criticized Tiger Woods and discussed the potential that the struggling golfer might have used illegal performance enhancing drugs to help him dominate the PGA Tour." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Blog Media (sportsblog.com) -- "United States Government Set to Expose Lance Armstrong as Just Another Doper"

  • EXCERPT: "In 1998, when Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa used performance enhancing steroids to fuel their assault on historic homerun records, few realized just how deeply their offense would cut into the fabric of organized sports." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Blog Media (sportsblog.com) -- "Butler Shows What College Football Might Be When Freed From BCS Greed"

  • EXCERPT: "As Butler prepares for its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Basketball Tournament National Championship game, college football fans are left to fantasize about what a similar playoff format could mean for mid-major schools that have been universally excluded from competing in the BCS title game." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Blog Media (sportsblog.com) -- "Why Football Is A Dying Sport and What You Can Expect In The Future"

  • EXCERPT: "At the height of its popularity, the NFL finds itself locked in a high-stakes game of chicken that threatens to abort an entire season's worth of sacks, touchdowns and big hits. Though the labor dispute does pose a legitimate if temporary danger to the NFL's popularity, unfortunately for die-hard football fans, it's potential for damage pales when compared to the game's real threat: the nature of the sport, itself." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Blog Media (sportsblog.com) -- "LeBron James Cowers Under the Spotlight, Looks More and More Like an Overpaid Role Player"

  • EXCERPT: "After his third consecutive no show in the fourth quarter of the NBA Finals, LeBron James is fast becoming more like an overhyped media creation than a legitimate go to superstar." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Blog Media (sportsblog.com) -- "GoDaddy.com Sex Symbol, Danica Patrick Set to Trade Paint With The Big Boys Full-Time"

  • EXCERPT: "Represented by IMG, one of the largest sports agencies in the world, Patrick has gathered a considerable following of drooling men and estrogen-fueled feminists; however, little of her startling popularity has had much to do with her actual talent." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Blog Media (sportsblog.com) -- "All-time Home Run King, Barry Bonds Admits He Used Steroids During His Career"

  • EXCERPT: "Through his lawyer, Barry Bonds admitted to taking performance enhancing steroids during his playing career. However, according to the MLB all-time leader in home runs, he was duped into taking the illegal substances by his trainer, Greg Anderson." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Blog Media (sportsblog.com) -- "Retiring Kerry Collins Highlights National Football League's Quarterback Problem"

  • EXCERPT: "An average to disappointing player at best, Collins never really did much to earn an NFL roster spot; and the fact that he was able to stay in the League for 16 years is proof enough that the NFL is in serious need of talent at the quarterback position." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Blog Media (sportsblog.com) -- "NBA Players Hurting Their Cause by Threatening to Play Overseas"

  • EXCERPT: "For high profile, star players, such as Bryant and Howard, foreign teams offer a way to make money despite being locked out of the NBA. Unfortunately for other, relatively small-name players, these opportunities aren't available; and many may be forced to sit out next season, while their union brothers make millions playing for teams in other countries." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Blog Media (sportsblog.com) -- "Golf's Next Superstar Rises as Tiger Woods Fades into the Background"

  • EXCERPT: "With Tiger Woods sitting out the 2011 U.S. Open due to a sore knee and Achilles tendon, interest in the tournament seemed sparse at best. Fortunately for advertisers, networks and other entities that rely on the sportís popularity, a new player appears to be emerging as the next golf great." (more) | (back to category menu)


  • Blog Media (sportsblog.com) -- "3 Reasons Why Peyton Manning is the Most Overrated Quarterback in NFL History"

  • EXCERPT: "A popular player in and out of football, the charismatic, Manning has starred in Saturday Night Live and a hoard of commercial endorsements. This visibility combined with a down-home, awe-shucks persona seems to have insulated the player from the same type of criticism others at his position have been forced to endure." (more) | (back to category menu)





    Web Design & Development

  • Bozcs.com -- Consulting services

  • EXCERPT: As the owner of cuttingedgewebservices.com, I've single-handedly designed, developed and published several websites, including Bozcs.com, a staffing organization which provides direct hire, temporary to hire, temporary, long term, and flexible staffing to customers throughout the Southwest region of the United States, including Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. (Bozcs.com) | (back to category menu)


  • Crgok.com -- Cornerstone Recruiting Group, LLC

  • EXCERPT: As the owner of cuttingedgewebservices.com, I've developed and published several websites, including Crgok.com, a staffing organization which serves as a strategic partner to client companies in their search for highly qualified professional employees. (Crgok.com) | (back to category menu)





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