Since 1997 I’ve written for more than 150 magazines, two dozen corporate clients, and a generous handful of content marketing companies and blogs. I’ve also written over a dozen books, both traditionally published and self-published. Good news for you is that almost all of my clients are repeat clients, because I’m fast, easy to work with (no diva here!), and professional.
What I can do for you
What do you need? I have experience writing (and ghost writing):
Trade show scripts
Clients who love me
Here’s a partial (very partial) list of my clients:
Fortune Small Business
Bay State Gas
AFC Cable Systems
Heritage Capital Management
Content Companies & Marketing Agencies
King Fish Media
GLC Custom Media
TMG Custom Media (now Manifest)
The OnStar blog (ghostwritten posts)
University of Phoenix blog (ghostwritten posts)
Jon Morrow’s SmartBlogger
Write to Done
Make a Living Writing
Edelman Health (ghostwritten posts)
The books I’ve published
To name a few…
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting & Running a Coffee Bar (the publisher used this book as an example for other writers on what they’re looking for.)
Becoming a Personal Trainer for Dummies
Chicken Soup for the Soul Guide to Back Pain (I wrote the intro and selected and edited the essays.)
The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success (A classic in the freelance writing world!)
Commit: How to Blast Through Problems & Reach Your Goals Through Massive Action
It doesn’t matter how well I turn a phrase if it doesn’t get you the results you want. Here’s a small sampling of the good things my writing has done for my clients:
An article I wrote for Forbes.com racked up 75,000 views in 15 hours (see my Portfolio page to read the article).
A bill insert I wrote for Bay State Gas sold over 800 carbon monoxide detectors, which the client called “an excellent rate for such a promotion.”
An article I wrote for Redbook about a libido-boosting diet landed the magazine on a TV news show.
A press release I crafted for the Candle Beach Company garnered a 15% response from the media (anything over 5% is considered very good) — including a placement in Woman’s Day, a magazine with 20 million readers.
A blog post for Copyblogger on how to earn more as a writer quickly earned over 7,000 social media shares.
Linda is one of the most professional writers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. She’s a whiz with copy, and will tweak, fine-tune and massage every phrase until a piece is exactly what an editor’s looking for, but that’s just the basics. She also understands the business of writing better than anyone I’ve ever met and should be nominated for sainthood for her work as a mentor. Whether you’re a seasoned editor looking for a fresh spin on a tired topic, or a freelancer in need of some career guidance, file Linda under “Go-to Gal.”
–Leah McLaughlin, editor at Fitness
Unlike many writers, Linda immediately grasps what an editor needs, and responds with accurately and stylishly written prose. She does revisions quickly, thoroughly, and cheerfully. I would hire her again in a heartbeat!
–Elaine Appleton Grant, editor at Business.com
I had the pleasure of working with Linda for over a year. She wrote features for me that were interesting, compelling and well-written. She was always on time, never once missing a deadline. I never had to worry when I gave Linda and assignment.
–Jan Fiderio, Director of Communications and Marketing at Antioch University New England
This is SO GOOD. Fabulous job.
–Colleen Paretty, editor of WebMD Magazine
Thanks so much for your work on this. Really nice to have someone who can turn things around so fast.
–Stephanie Tardy, Account Manager at Campbell-Ewald (for Chevy)
Thought you’d like to see the opening paragraph of this e-mail I received. I’ve had other comments (verbal) telling me what a terrific story you wrote. As I’ve told you, I agree wholeheartedly. You’re the first freelance writer I’ve hired in 20 years who wrote a story about the college that I was able to feel truly proud to have in the magazine.
–David Morcom, Editor of Colby-Sawyer Alumni Magazine
One of my favorite programs we’ve created — don’t even care if we win! Well, maybe I do. Anyway, thanks Linda, because you made it real. Hope to work with you again.
–Jennifer Phahler, Account Manager at Edelman
I just want to say that Jay and I are both very impressed with the quality of your work — this is something we were discussing at our meeting today. Just want to tell you that I personally really appreciate all the thought, care and creativity you put into your pieces. It’s great to have you working with us again!
–Rick Taylor, Editor of The Federal Credit Union magazine
This is so wonderful. I am thrilled. Thank you so, so much.
–Sarah Smith, editor-in-chief of Kiwi magazine
My fees depend on the length and complexity of your project. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-207-5275 to talk about your project, and I’ll be happy to provide a custom quote that’s in line with your needs, and with the experience and value I bring to the table as a veteran freelance writer. Look forward to chatting!
NOTE: Are you a writer looking for help? I’m afraid I can’t offer advice, but I encourage you to check out Diana Burrell’s and my helpful books for writers over at Renegade Writer Press, including The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success and From Pitch to Published: How to Sell Your Article Ideas to Magazines. Thanks for understanding, and enjoy the books!