Margaret G.

  • Joined January 2017

Journalist, blogger, creative writer-- I've worked on website copy and design; I've written white papers and yes, I've won awards.

  • Mill Valley
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Margaret G.
Mill Valley

Services

Categories

Content Copywriting Social Media

Experience

Summary

After journalism school, I worked as a lifestyles reporter for 2-1/2 years, covering local people and trends. My short stories are published in literary magazines. I've managed social media for a nonprofit and written promotional copy for startups.

Work history

Content Specialist & Writer
As a contract writer, my specialty is turning market & industry research into informative, yet original copy-- blogs and white papers, in particular.
Social Media Fellow
Embedded in-house, I managed the Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn feed, while also churning out regular blog posts. In addition to that. I was part of a team working to achieve a million media hits for a Newman's Own Foundation campaign.

Portfolio

Inspire Employees With the Power of Storytelling

While embedded at a health & wellbeing startup in San Francisco, doing content creation for them, I was put on a project to turn a colleague's research and rough draft into a white paper. Adding my own style but using the blueprint of her work, this is the finished product.

The Future is Bright for Food

While on the marketing team with Oakland-based nonprofit, Net Impact, I wrote a variety of blogs, press releases and social media posts for specific campaigns and ongoing platforms. This is a piece that got distributed by a third-party organization.

To keep Athens running, many folks are early to rise

This was my first-ever newspaper article published. I researched, wrote and photographed it, before the local newspaper picked it up.

You Won't Remember

This is part of my creative writing portfolio. It's a little piece I wrote that's somewhere between fact and fiction.

Education

Accreditations

University of Georgia
Magazine journalism

Skills

Languages

Spanish

Full professional proficiency

English

Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills

content creation copywriting editing writing blogging journalism social media proofreading

Tools

Asana Wordpress Facebook Insights Twitter Hootsuite Slack Bitly Canva iMovie LinkedIn Instagram

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours only

Commitment

  • Can work 40hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Interests

Industries I love

Education Food Health & Wellness Philanthropy Travel

What I read

Slate, The Guardian, NPR, National Geographic, Poets & Writers, Tin House, New Yorker Radio, Dinner Party Download, John Steinbeck, Alexis de Tocqueville, Seth Godin, Anne Lamott, Simone de Beauvoir, Wallace Stegner

Ideal team

A small-ish team, maybe in the 10-20 size— not so minuscule that nothing gets done but not so huge that nothing gets noticed. Collaborative. Funny. Hard-working. Respectful. No micro-managing... but clear communication, please.