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Freelance Writer: Excellent Website Content

I love writing website content.  It’s challenging and rewarding.  You have to engage people’s interest, and (hopefully) “convert” them into customers … or entice them to return.   For today’s blog post, I want to focus on two websites that engaged me through excellent copywriting, as well as effective visuals and superlative design. (And I have …

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Freelance Writer: Published Reviews and Articles

Sorry for the extended blog silence.  I’ve been a busy freelance writer composing reviews for Portland eateries and writing articles, among other projects. Here are some links to recently published work: The Oregonian (India Sweets and Spices; Cheap Eats; June 24, 2011) The Oregonian (Bambuza Vietnam Bistro; Cheap Eats; June 8, 2011) The Oregonian (Biscuits …

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Freelance Writer: Work and Solving Problems

I never like to say the word, “work.” Not because I prefer idleness.  Quite the opposite.  As a freelance writer and editor near Portland, I look at content creation and refinement as fun.   I am genuinely pleased to help my clients reach their audience(s).  The task itself becomes the reward … largely because I’ve already …

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Freelance Writer: Copywriters Can Save Your Business

I kinda want to file this blog post under,  “a damned shame.”  On Sunday night, my wife Sara and I decided to eat Mexican food at a favorite neighborhood restaurant, where we’ve gone for the past three years.   We enjoyed its food and ambiance.  A type of music called norteño always played over the speakers, …

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2011 Aspirations

Happy New Year! I’ve never been one for resolutions.   I know the half-joke is that they’re not supposed to stick, but that seemed kind of counter-productive to me (why make ’em if you know you won’t do ’em?!) Anyway, a few years ago, my Mom introduced me to the concept of “New Years Aspirations.”  These …

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What Worked in 2010

It’s the season for taking stock and end-of-year lists.  For myself, I made a pretty big life change in 2010.  I voluntarily became a full-time freelance writer in January 2010.  Leaving a salaried position with a company that I helped build was difficult, but who said personal growth was easy? Of course, like every other …

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