For nearly six years I have been writing content for blogs, local businesses, and various sites around the web. I enjoy creating content on a wide-range of topics but focus mostly on health and wellness. More particularly, women’s reproductive health. But, as with most issues, these are not one-dimensional topics, so, I often find myself writing about lifestyle, culture, and politics as well (I am no stranger to writing newsletters, how-to’s, or easily scannable listicles, either).
Over the years, I have developed and perfected the skills that allow me to think critically about your needs, curate relatable content, and clearly synthesize your ideas. I am excited to learn everything I possibly can about your business and to help you achieve your vision. So, let’s chat!
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Whether you currently run a blog or are considering starting one for your business, a blog can be an asset to your organization. Whether you are sharing how-tos, insider tips, or lifestyle advice, doing it right can lead to repeat business, an increase in followers, notoriety, and influence in the field. But doing it right takes time. Do you have the time to write, edit, illustrate, and post blogs regularly while simultaneously running your business or organization? If not, let me help you.
Maybe one of the most commonly underutilized aspects of a business's web presence is the power of the newsletter. Newsletters can drive sales, allow you to connect with your customers, can improve social media following, increase traffic to your website, and many other overlooked benefits. But creating a newsletter that isn't ignored by your customers already overstuffed inboxes requires creativity, know-how, and persistence. If you are interested in starting a newsletter, let's work together to make one that not only works to drive business but meets the needs of your customers.
We live in an ever growing call-out culture. Where everyone can verify anything you say with the tap of a Google search. And trust me, you do not want to be on the receiving end of customer backlash because you forgot to fact check your latest blog post or thought you could skip that second read through of your website's copy. Accidentally publishing incorrect information can not only be dangerous-- depending on your line of work, but it can lose you customers. If you unknowingly (or knowingly) mislead people, they will not trust you. Worse yet, they might spend a free afternoon slandering you all over social media. I know it's the goal of a lot of businesses to go "viral," but this is not the way to do it. Sometimes, a second set of eyes can save your butt.
Long form is typically any article that exceeds 1,200 words in length. And in an online world saturated with short form, listicles, and other "glanceable" content, investing in long form can increase readership. Why? Because writing longer articles allows you to dig into the details, create quality content, educate your readers, and build trust.
Editorials are opinion pieces that give you the latitude to dive into a topic you are passionate about without being held to traditional editorial standards. Opinion pieces allow you to highlight the voice and mission of your organization while connecting with your readers on a visceral level. Sharing personal content with your readers will help forge a deeper, more meaningful relationship that can help build brand loyalty.
If you are stalling or stumped on a project and could use the assistance of an experienced writer, ghost and co-writing may be an option for you. These services allow me to covertly lend my skills, advice, and expertise to your project while you obtain full or partial credit. I can help you flesh out ideas, articulate your vision, craft portions of or all of your content, and accelerate the completion of any lingering project.
Sometimes, your needs can't fit into a tidy little box. If the scope of your project includes several of my offered services or goes outside of what you see here, let's chat. I have an array of skills to assist you with branding, social media management, photography, website development, and more.
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- bill wheeler
As a FreelanceHer, I have created over 500 blogs, editorials, and long-form articles for various outlets and clients. In my spare time, I enjoy writing about the fun stuff of life on my blog Gray Duck and recently launched my biggest project to date, a teen health website called Harlot. Over the years, I have developed skills that allow me to increase my range. As you see, my portfolio is quite diverse, and I feel as much at home writing short form how-to blogs as I do thoroughly researched long form articles. Below is a highly abridged sampling of my experience. If you are interested in reading more, just ask.
NPR recently published an article titled “Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills Would be Safe for Teens, Researchers Say.” The title, however, is misleading because the article discusses the accessibility of birth control and only briefly touches on teen birth control usage—and safety. That brief mention has profound significance, which I’ll get to in a second . . .
Pelvic Exam. Easily one of the most terrifying phrases known to the female-bodied population. It is a phrase that often evokes images of patients lying in a paper gown with their feet in stirrups while a doctor places a spotlight on their genitals and proceeds to poke around, for what seems like an eternity. It can be awkward. Terribly awkward. But it’s important to remember that a routine pelvic exam is an important part of healthcare for female-bodied people . . .
Anyone who follows me on social media knows I love taking pictures. Some good, lots bad. And I’m OK with that. I have loved pretty pictures all my life. I’m still amazed there is a gadget that can capture existence. I mean, if you think about it: the light, the shapes, the textures and the shadows that make up “us” are seized by the snap of a shutter. This tangible world can be saved on a little piece of film (or memory card) and printed on paper for later enjoyment. I can’t wrap my brain around it. It’s amazing to me. I love it . . .
Teen Vogue has been doing a lot of great journalistic work lately. Pieces like this one on Donald Trump gaslighting America, this one about post-election stress, and this one about the exorbitant amount Trump’s presidency will cost American taxpayers are helping expose a new generation of young women to politics and feminism. So, when an article from Teen Vogue titled 22 Times your Period Saved Your Life popped up in my Google Alerts, I was excited to see what the amazing writers at the magazine came up with . . .
In 2013, I was fortunate enough to study abroad in India for my graduate school program. We traveled to different universities, hospitals and learning facilities. In the middle of our journey, we spent a week at an ashram at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. This stay was easily one of them most physically and spiritually challenging weeks of my life, and I am forever grateful for it . . .
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