Our Work

Below, you’ll find a list of our success stories.

Writing Samples

Marketing

Wrote branded news stories for Quill, the sister company of Staples. Covered small businesses and best practices for teachers.

Produced brand journalism for The Guardian Labs, focusing on socially conscientious entrepreneurs.

Wrote web copy for American Remote Health, a telemedicine startup. Developed brand strategy and site architecture, and wrote web copy for 18 pages.

Developed SEO-focused marketing copy for Three Ships Media, a marketing firm serving healthcare companies and others.

Edited blog posts about education for Oakland Schools Literacy, while building an organic readership through social media.

Public Relations

Edited and wrote web copy for Randee Haven-O’Donnell, a Carrboro Alderman who successfully sought reelection.

Copy edited Active Living by Design’s final reports on its Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities programs.

Ghostwrote and placed writing in the Houston Chronicle and The Washington Post.

Worked closely with reporters from national media, including The New York Times.

Shaped Congress’ debate of the Affordable Care Act, using targeted press releases and government testimonies.

Wrote numerous strategic feature stories for the National Cooperative Business Assn.; the trade group used the stories to help cement business partnerships.

Produced hundreds of articles for trade journals and organizational newsletters.

Grant Writing

Managed and wrote a successful $405,000 grant proposal for Pontiac School District, in southeast Michigan.

Managed and wrote a successful $540,000 grant proposal for Pontiac School District, in southeast Michigan.

Managed and wrote a $180,000 grant proposal for Oakland Schools, a Michigan school district.

Creative Works

Wrote ten video scripts for the Detroit Pistons. The videos, acted out by players and staff, introduce new math concepts, and will be used in classrooms.

Ghostwrote and edited portions of a history book about karate.

    • Drafted exciting prose that covered hundreds of years of Eastern history.
    • Served as a consultant to the author on the book’s vision, outline, style, and intended market.
    • Drafted the book’s sections under very tight deadlines.

Reporting

The Atlantic: Reported a story about toxic chemicals in home furniture.

Discover: Reported about the use of electric wands to combat invasive fish.

The Paris Review: An essay considered changes in poetic language.

mental_floss: An article described the techniques behind dinosaur illustrations.

North Carolina Health News: Reported on environmental health, covering policy, politics, and research.

Inside EPA/Carbon Control News: Worked the environmental-policy beat. Covered Congress, a handful of federal agencies, policy advocates, and emerging technology.

Dowser: Contributed feature stories about socially responsible businesses and organizations.

Cooperative Business Journal: Edited the journal, and wrote numerous feature stories about business cooperatives. Covered industry trends, marketing, public policy, and feel-good stories, across economic sectors.

Joined Duke University as a Media Fellow in 2015.

Misc. Education Writing

Copy edited and polished 52 units of English curricula for Oakland Schools, covering roughly 600,000 words.

Researched and wrote a 40-page report for Michigan superintendents, focusing on competency education.

Rigorously copy edited hundreds of student evaluations for Duke TIP, gaining the “eagle-eye” epithet.

Led college applicants and graduate-school applicants through the development, writing, and editing of successful admissions essays.

Created and wrote copy for a staff-wide wiki at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter school.

Recent Clients

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