Writing Portfolio

Amandah was a pleasure to work with at HalogenTV.com. She completed assignments on time and to specification and was willing and ready to make any adjustments we requested. ~ Cara Davis, Online Editor, HalogenTV.com

Below are a variety of examples of articles, blog posts, eBooks, and other writings.

Note: Some writing is published under the name Rebecca Sebek.

Books

Co-author of The Seussification of Life: Daily Meditations for Your Movin’ & Groovin’ Soul. Published under the pen name Celeste Teylar. Nascent Digital Press, LLC. April 2013.

Co-author of Your Inner Child: Daily Meditations for the Creative Soul. Published under the pen name Celeste Teylar. Nascent Digital Press, LLC. March 2013.

Co-author of Color Your Life: Daily Meditations for the Creative Soul. Published under the pen name Celeste Teylar. Nascent Digital Press, LLC. December 2012.

Contributing author on Media Magnetism: How to Attract the Favorable Publicity You Want and Deserve, published by Outskirts Press, Inc. and edited by Christina Hamlett. June 2012.

Magazine

GuestQuest (travel)

The travel publication company distributes over 2.4 million travel guides to high-income suburban homes to homes in 13 states divided into 10 markets and has been in the publishing business for over 27 years. We assist travelers in finding family vacation specials, business accommodations and affordable luxurious getaways.”

Take a Bite Out of Traveling with Pets. Editorial article featured in the Spring 2012 Ohio Edition, featuring Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Indiana in addition to the GA/AL edition, TN/KY edition, IN/IL edition, NY edition, and VA/DC edition.

Spring Ahead to South Carolina. Editorial article featured in the Spring 2012 NY Edition, featuring New York, South Carolina, and Florida in addition to the GA/AL edition, and TN/KY edition.

AZ Lifestyle Magazine (articles written under Rebecca Sebek)

• The Music Man Joins the Phoenix Symphony. I interviewed Maryellen H. Gleason, former President and CEO of The Phoenix Symphony. We discussed “The Music Man” which opened The Phoenix Symphony’s 2010-2011 season.

• Celebrate Fashion at Scottsdale Fashion Week. I interviewed Jim Scott, Founder of Scottsdale Fashion Week, to get the scoop on this much anticipated yearly event.

• Mark Your Calendar. Listing of charitable events and dates for the month. See page 46.

ABOVE Magazine (real estate)

Million Dollar Milestone. RE/MAX Crossroads in Ohio donated more than $1 million dollars to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Newspaper

Parma Observer: Print and Online

Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc on Parma Homeowner. This is a March 2014 article I wrote for the Parma Observer, a local newspaper for the City of Parma, Ohio. See page 7.

• Supporting The Parma Community And Being The Change You Want To See In Parma. This is a February 2014 article I wrote for the Parma Observer, a local newspaper for the City of Parma, Ohio.

• October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. This is an October 2013 article I wrote for the Parma Observer, a local newspaper for the City of Parma, Ohio.

• Scrumptious Spaghetti Dinner Supports The Parma Animal Shelter. This is a September 2013 article I wrote for the Parma Observer, a local newspaper for the City of Parma, Ohio.

Online Publications

The Huffington Post – Business, Financial Education and Money Sections

• These Top 7 Beliefs Keep You Broke. This post is for the Financial Education section of The Huffington Post.

• How to Easily Finance Multiple College Funds. This post is for the Financial Education section of The Huffington Post.

• 13 Things to Consider If You Love a Person with Scary Money Problems. This post is for the Financial Education section of The Huffington Post.

• Want to Stop Getting Into Debt? Quit Doing This One Thing. This post is for the Financial Education section of The Huffington Post.

• 11 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Without Going Broke. This post is for the Financial Education section of The Huffington Post. It was also featured on BeliefNet.com.

• 10 Ways Couples Can Save Money and Avoid Breaking Up. This post is for the Financial Education section of The Huffington Post.

• Focusing on Financial Freedom May Cause a Personal Financial Meltdown. This post is for the Financial Education section of The Huffington Post.

• Don’t Wait Until You’re Dying: Plan and Save for Your Funeral Now. This post is for the Financial Education section of The Huffington Post.

• 10 Ways You Can Save to Have a Baby Without Going Broke. This post is for the Financial Education section of The Huffington Post.

• 10 Deadly Childhood Money Habits That Are Killing Your Finances Today. This post is for the Financial Education section of The Huffington Post.

• Why You Need to Be Smart About Your Tax Refund (and 8 Ways to Handle Your Refund). This post is for the Financial Education section of The Huffington Post.

• How to Say “I Do” to a Solid Financial Future Together. Marriage and Matrimony. This post is for the Financial Education section of The Huffington Post.

The Huffington Post – Healthy Living Section

• How to Stop Emotionally Abusing Yourself. This post is for the Healthy Living section of The Huffington Post.

• Warning: These 10 Phrases Can Destroy Your Life. This post is for the Healthy Living section of The Huffington Post.

• Warning: These 10 Beliefs Keep You Stuck in Life. This post is for the Healthy Living section of The Huffington Post.

• 10 Warning Signs of Depression (And How to Eliminate It From Your Life). This post is for the Healthy Living section of The Huffington Post.

• Warning: Teen Obesity Is Hazardous to Your Child’s Health and Future Career. I interviewed a well-known fitness coach and personal trainer who’s the founder of Health Fitness Revolution for this article; it’s posted in the Healthy Living section on The Huffington Post.

The Huffington Post – Travel Section

• Everything You Need to Know About How to Stay Safe While Traveling This post is for the Travel section of The Huffington Post.

• Are You Prepared to Deal With the Top Consequences of Travel? This post is for the Travel section of The Huffington Post.

• Travel Like a Pro Without Bankrupting Your Savings. This post is for the Financial Education section of The Huffington Post.

• 10 Reasons Women Need to Solo Travel. This post is for the Travel section of The Huffington Post.

HalogenTV

“An empowering television network that entertains and motivates individuals looking to be the change they want to see in the world.”

Fruits on a Sugar High. Before you reach for that piece of fruit, you should know that it may be loaded with sugar. Some fruits may be hazardous to your health.

• Warning: Cosmetics Are Tested on Animals. Uncovering the truth about animal-tested cosmetics.

• How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Summer Vacation. Find out how you and your family can reduce your carbon footprint as you travel.

• A Healthy and Locally Grown Guide to Dining Out. Guide to healthy and locally grown eating.

• Roundtable Discussion: Is Student Loan Debt about to Explode? The state of student loan debt in the U.S.

• Lady Gaga: Singer, Fashion Artist, and Philanthropist. Lady Gaga influences fashion and art while giving back at the same time. She’s a true inspiration to ‘Little Monsters’ everywhere.

• Eco-Friendly Fashion Hits the Runway for 2011 Fashion Week: Period Kiss, Nicole Bridger, and other designers. A series of articles for fashion week, September 2011. 

eBooks

• Travel Writing That Pay$. An eBook for a travel company located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

• Ghost wrote an eBook for a certified personal trainer.

Industry - Health and Wellness

• 5 Ways to Help Teens Cope With Stress. This is a blog post for Dearborn Pediatrics.

• Grounding blog post. This is a blog post for a certified personal trainer.

• Emotional eating blog post. This is a blog post for a certified personal trainer.

Interview with Farouk Radwan of 2 Know Myself – Part I. I interviewed Mr. Radwan, owner of 2 Know Myself , a personal development website that receives over 24 million visitors.

MisticCafe.com. My personal development website that is being re-developed.

Industry - Law

• Holiday Stress: How to Break Free from the Pain of the Holidays. This is a blog post for D.A.W.N., law firm for women.

• Six Ways to Deal with the Stress of  a Divorce. This is a blog post for D.A.W.N., a law firm for women.

Industry - Non-Profit

• 5 Posts That Will Change Your Mind about Adopting a Senior Dog. This is a blog post for the shelter.

Pets: What to do When You Go on Vacation. This is a blog post for the shelter.

• Parma Animal Shelter Helps the Satos Find Loving Homes. Three years ago Katie Rivera, niece of Parma Animal Control Officer Julie Kocik, became aware the Satos (feral dogs) and “Dead Dog Beach” in Puerto Rico. She made it her mission to bring as many dogs and puppies she could to the U.S. Two puppies were adopted by loving families in NEO; two dogs (mother and son) are still waiting to be adopted.

• The Ozzie Fund. This is a donation letter I revised for the Parma Animal Shelter.

Adoptahon Vendor Donation Letter. This is a donation letter I wrote to attract vendors to the Parma Animal Shelter’s Adoptathon.

PAS Rally to Rescue Adoptathon Press Release. This is a press release for the Parma Animal Shelter’s Adoptathon.

PAS Rally to Rescue Adoptathon Cat Promotion. This is a special cat adoption promotional flyer for the Parma Animal Shelter’s Adoptathon.

PAS Rally to Rescue Adoptathon Flyer. This is a promotional flyer for the Parma Animal Shelter’s Adoptathon.

• PAS September Cat Adoption Promotion. This is a promotional flyer for the Parma Animal Shelter’s September cat adoption.

Year-end holiday donation letter. This is a year-end holiday donation letter.

Industry - Real Estate

How to Select a Realtor to Help You Find a Home. An article giving consumers tips on how to select a realtor when they want to purchase a home.

How to Inspect a Neighborhood before You Buy a Home. An article giving consumers tips on how to inspect a neighborhood before they purchase a home.

How to Take the Emotion Out of Buying Your First Home. Buying a first home doesn’t have to be a stressful process. This article helps consumers take the emotion out of buying a first home.

Industry - Travel

 

• Travel to the Highlands of Scotland like “Outlander” Claire Beachump Randall. The article is posted on EscapeArtist.

• 7 Frequent Family Travel Must-Haves. Blog post written for GuestQuest.com’s readers to provide them with family travel must-haves.

The August of Cultural Explosion in Edinburgh, Scotland UK. A travel article about my trip to Edinburgh, Scotland in August 2007.

How to Appear Confident While Traveling Alone. Tips and tricks for solo travelers.

3 Tips for Traveling Long Distance by Car. Road trips can be a lot fun. These travel tips help travelers prepare before they leave for the open road.

eBlasts and Newsletters - Non-Profit: Animal Shelter
Web Content - Health and Wellness and Fitness

Sample #1 – Health and Wellness and Fitness

Sample #2 – Health and Wellness and Fitness

Copy Writing - Non-Profit: Animal Shelter
Bios

Sample #1 – Writing and editing. Re-elected to PAS BOT – 2014 year.

Sample #2 – Editing. Elected to PAS BOT – 2014 year.

Sample #3 – Writing and editing. Elected to PAS BOT – 2014 year.

Classes | Workshops

Life Skills for Teens. Class was taught at the recreation center in Downtown Chandler, Arizona. I covered topics such as how to open a checking and savings account, how to cook nutritious meals, how to do laundry, and much more.

• Introduction to Travel Writing. Written for KSurf, an online education website. Please email a request to see the sample.

• Blogging & SEO. I taught this class in Downtown Chandler, Arizona at the recreation center.

Grant Writing

The Humane Society of the United States. I applied for (wrote) a grant from The Humane Society of the United States funded through the Lowell fund and the Parma Animal Shelter was awarded a $5,000 grant for large, adult and senior mixed-breed dogs.

Guest Blogging

• Want to Boost Conversions? Get Employees Involved in Content Creation is for Crazy Egg.

• 10 Ways to Make Your Twitter/Facebook Profile Stand Out from the Crowd is for Orbit Media Studios, Chicago, IL.

• Social Media for Nonprofits: 5 Ways to Increase Donations for Nonprofits is for Orbit Media Studios, Chicago, IL.

• 9 Bogus Claims by Social Media Charlatans is for Ragan.com.

• 10 Ways to Prove You’re Not Just Another Sleazy Marketer is for LifePassion.net, a coaching company that provides clients with the tools to find their passion and get paid for it.

• 5 Warning Signs You’re Sabotaging Your Business is for Increase Sales Blog, owned by Coach Lee aka Leanne Hoagland-Smith.

• Guest blogged for a few years at The WM Pet Connection.

Technical Writing | Research

• Fit-4-You Business Plan-Final Project for Master of Science, Management. Fit-4-You Multiplex is a fictitious full service health and wellness center located in Sevier County, Tennessee.

Leadership in Crisis: Ernest Shackleton and the the Epic Voyage of the Endurance – Case Study. A ship called the Endurance, carrying a British polar expedition was frozen into icy waters off the coast of Antarctica. The ship’s leader, Sir Ernest Shackleton, had planned to sail his boat to the coast through the Weddell Sea, and then march a crew of men, supported by dogs and sledges, to the Ross Sea on the opposite side of Antarctica.

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