Writing Portfolio

Hey there! My name’s Michelle—but my friends call me Shelly. 

I’m a freelance writer and editor working remotely out of the Washington, D.C. metro area.

While my work has appeared in everything from hometown newspapers to short story anthologies, I specialize in news and PR content for online audiences. I also have experience line editing and ghostwriting manuscript-length projects in both fiction and nonfiction.

As a reporter, I’ve focused my work especially on state- and federal-level political campaigns and gun policy, and my writing has appeared on top-ranking sites like the Conservative Institute, HerCampus, and the Washington Examiner. My PR writing has included press releases, speeches, interview and video scripts, data reports, and blog articles.

Michelle Rawlings

Michelle E. Rawlings
(née Adams)

Remote Work Amid COVID-19: Virtual Vocations Releases New Survey Results | PRESS RELEASE

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted jobseekers’ feelings about remote work? New survey results from one of the web’s leading remote job boards provide a glimpse into the answer. Since 2007, Virtual Vocations has connected jobseekers… read more

Are There Differences Between Working Remotely, Telecommuting, and Working from Home? | BLOG POST

Working remotely, telecommuting, and working from home are synonyms, right? Wrong. When searching for an offsite job, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by industry terms and buzzwords. If you’re utilizing Virtual Vocations’ Job Board during your job search… read more

Career-Specific Resume Tips for Soon-To-Be College Grads | BLOG POST

[It] is important that your resume highlights relevant information. Cater to each company you are applying to so that each resume is unique and displays only your accomplishments that are related to the specific position… read more

‘Obamacare is a disaster’: Trump doubles down on calls for Supreme Court to overturn ACA | NEWS

Politico reported Wednesday that President Donald Trump is doubling down on his calls for the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA), despite reported warnings from his attorney general that dismantling Obamacare in the midst of a pandemic… read more

Melania Trump’s Speechwriter Takes Responsibility For Plagiarizing Michelle Obama | NEWS

According to The New York Times, Meredith McIver, a longtime writer for the Trump Organization, released a statement on Wednesday apologizing for her role in “lifting two passages” from Mrs. Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech… read more

5 Remote Companies That Prioritize Employee Wellness | BLOG POST

According to the study, remote employees simply feel more inclined to participate in wellness activities—both company-sponsored and independent. And when employees are happy and healthy, businesses thrive. … read more

“Go back to Africa”: Student protesters at Trump rally encounter “overflow of hate” [Exclusive]  |  NEWS

“We decided that it was only right we made our views known and our voices heard,” [Radford University sophomore Kyanna] Jenkins said. “We chose a non-violent, non-threatening, but still powerful way to protest against Trump and his views.” … read more

Remote Work on the Rise: Virtual Vocations Releases 2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics |  PRESS RELEASE

Among the report’s findings is a staggering statistic that shows just how much remote work has gained in popularity over the years: since 2015, Virtual Vocations has grown its remote jobs database by a whopping 197%… read more

Fitzsimmons reveals cause of moisture in the University Inn; expert investigator did not visit campus   |  NEWS

The building expert who drew conclusions about causes of moisture in the University Inn dormitory (UI) did not step foot inside the building at all… read more

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