Writing Portfolio

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 with legitimate… 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… read more

Student debt crisis: Democrats outworking GOP on fixes | NEWS

In this week’s State of the Union address, President Obama vowed to continue fighting for his college affordability proposal during his final term in office. The student debt crisis isn’t going anywhere; according to the White House, most… 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

5 Remote Companies That Prioritize Employee Wellness | BLOG POST

From a negligible commute to being able to work in your pajamas, there are dozens of benefits to teleworking—but did you know working from home can actually make you healthier? In an interview with Employee Benefit Adviser’s Kathryn Mayer, Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit, Inc.’s CEO Cali Yost discussed… 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

‘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… read more

“Country club” amenities, professors on sabbatical: What are college students really paying for? | NEWS

From recreation centers to athletic programs, colleges across the nation are fighting for higher enrollment, with student services that shift the focus of college away… 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

Released Sunday, Virtual Vocations’ 2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics cites internal company data as well as survey results and outside reports to paint a picture of how remote work is faring on the national stage… 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, though Shenandoah University… read more

FIRST TIME EVER: Top 20 Remote Companies for Women | Virtual Vocations | MARKETING VIDEO SCRIPTWRITING

If you’re a woman or a supporter of women and you’re interested in virtual work, start your job search with these remote companies… learn more

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Writing & Ghostwriting

In addition to being an award-winning poet, I have bylines in numerous national web publications and am a published short story author.

Since 2017, my writing work has largely consisted of ghostwriting gigs; I’ve received high marks for my “clear, effective” ghostwriting on both PR projects and book-length nonfiction manuscripts.

As a reporter, I’ve focused my work especially on state- and federal-level political campaigns and gun policy.


Copyediting

Helping writers make their stories better is truly my passion. While I’ve edited thousands of news and marketing articles from draft to publication over the last five years, I also have experience line editing manuscript-length projects in both fiction and nonfiction.

I’ve also worked as a copy editor and page designer for a pair of local newspapers, and I served as the editor in chief of my student newspaper in college.


Public Relations

On the public relations side, I have experience both as a social media manager and as a PR analyst and ghostwriter.

I’ve been behind huge improvements in social media engagement—topping 100% over the course of 12 months—as well as massive gains in follower counts on Facebook and YouTube, where a company I contracted with saw an 800% increase in subscribers from the year prior and a 438% increase in video views. I also oversaw an increase in the company site’s Domain Rating of five points in just six months and improved press release engagement by over 200% in that time frame.

My PR writing has included press releases, speeches, interview and video scripts, data reports, and blog articles.

TESTIMONIALS


Rebecca Holley, former supervisor

“Michelle has an innate talent for creating engaging content. Whether it’s a piece on a recent political event or a funny listicle, Michelle consistently delivers some of our most-read articles. She’s always up for a new challenge, clearly understands how to target an audience, and makes a job easier for everyone involved. She’d be a top-notch addition to any team!”


John Schmidt, freelance client

“She did an amazing job. Very professional and clear, effective nonfiction writing! I would recommend Michelle to anybody looking to get an article or e-book written!”


Jerome Boykin, freelance client

“Michelle, you did an awesome job and I’m so glad I chose you for this project. You really knocked this project out the park.”

Want me on the team for your next project? Let’s get in touch.