Writing

The content below demonstrates my ability to use effective reporting  skills and/or content marketing strategy while also following voice and style guidelines that differ among publications. The content also exhibits my knowledge of SEO practices including meta descriptions, keywording, and metrics, as well as my expertise working within different CMS platforms.


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SFGATE is the breaking news site of the SF Chronicle. It is the No. 1 San Francisco Bay Area newspaper website and the No. 7 U.S.-based newspaper website with an average of 132.8 million page views per month.

 

Swirl, Sniff and Taste Your Way Through the Winners of the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – (February 2019)


Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 10.54.05 AM.pngGrand Vie: Luxury in Living is North Texas’ premier luxury home magazine sent to around 65,000 clients who have purchased homes in the North Texas region, with a special focus on the Park Cities and Preston Hollow neighborhoods. In addition to coordinating the entire magazine and acting as deputy editor, I created editorial pieces for the issues.

Holiday Entertaining with the Experts from Fearing’s – (October 2017)
Hot Art: An interview with Michael Aram – (October 2017)
The Kebab – (June 2017)
Gray Malin – (March 2017)


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While at Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, it was the 12th-largest privately-owned residential real estate company in the United States, and the largest in Texas. Now, Ebby is a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

In April 2017, the Ebby Blog was awarded the #10 spot on the list of top 40 realtor blogs created by Feedspot.com, an RSS site that aggregates internet content for subscribers. In December 2017, the Ebby Blog was awarded the #4 spot on Feedspot.com’s list of top 50 Texas blogs. The blogs were ranked on the following criteria:

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• Influence/popularity on social channels
• Quality and consistency of posts
• Feedspot’s editorial team review

Below are articles I wrote for the Ebby Blog. I also coordinated with the in-house videographer to produce video content to supplement some of these pieces.

Luxury Winter Getaways – (February 14, 2018)
Love Where You Live: Outdoor Dining Area – (February 14, 2018)
Love Where You Live: Backyard – (February 13, 2018)
Love Where You Live: Utility Room – (February 12, 2018)
Love This Listing: French Country-Style Darling – (February 9, 2018)
6 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (February 9, 2018)
Love Where You Live: Wine Cellar – (February 9, 2018)
Market Snapshot: January 2018 – (February 9, 2018)
Love Where You Live: Master Bath – (February 8, 2018)
Love Where You Live: Living Area – (February 7, 2018)
Love This Listing: Celina Charm – (February 2, 2018)
8 Ultra-Chic Bookends – (January 30, 2018)
Love This Listing: Prestigious in Prosper – (January 26, 2018)
6 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (January 25, 2018)
Love This Listing: Mid-Century Modern Stunner – (January 19, 2018)
10 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (January 19, 2018)
Create a Coastal Retreat – (January 17, 2018)
Love This Listing: Front Porch Delight – January 12, 2018)
8 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (January 12, 2018)
Weeknight Meal Planning Made Easy – (January 9, 2018)
Market Snapshot: December 2017 – (January 8, 2018)
Love This Listing: New Construction in Coppell – (January 5, 2018)
Decorate With Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year – (January 4, 2018)
12 Homes of Christmas: A 12-Stall Barn – (December 25, 2017)
12 Homes of Christmas: 11-Foot Ceilings – (December 22, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: California Casual – (December 22, 2017)
12 Homes of Christmas: 10 Bathrooms – (December 21, 2017)
12 Homes of Christmas: 9 Acres – (December 20, 2017)
12 Homes of Christmas: 8-Foot Windows – (December 19, 2017)
Special Delivery: Christmas Spirit – (December 19, 2017)
Holiday Hostess Gift Guide – (December 19, 2017)
12 Homes of Christmas: 7 Bedrooms – (December 18, 2017)
Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: Dude, Sweet Chocolate – (December 18, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Arlington Elegance – (December 15, 2017)
12 Homes of Christmas: 6-Burner Cooktop – (December 15, 2017)
12 Homes of Christmas: 5-Car Garage – (December 14, 2017)
Market Snapshot: November 2017 – (December 14, 2017)
12 Homes of Christmas: 4 Ponds – (December 13, 2017)
12 Homes of Christmas: 3 Covered Patios – (December 12, 2017)
12 Homes of Christmas: 2 Fireplaces – (December 11, 2017)
12 Homes of Christmas: A Stunning Saltwater Pool – (December 8, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Impeccable in Plano – (December 8, 2017)
Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: NorthPark Center – (December 7, 2017)
Experience the Magic: North Texas Nutcracker Ballets – (December 6, 2017)
A Guide to Celebrating the Season: Texas Holiday Events – (December 5, 2017)
Special Ways to Make Your Guests Feel at Home – (December 4, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Swiss Avenue Stunner – (December 1, 2017)
Frisco Golf Tournament Benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children – (November 27, 2017)
A New Path to Your Dream: Home Partners of America – (November 27, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Magnificent Penthouse – (November 24, 2017)
7 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner – (November 20, 2017)
Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: Scardello Artisan Cheese – (November 16, 2017)
Cozy Fall Fireplaces – (November 15, 2017)
Market Snapshot: October 2017 – (November 9, 2017)
6 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (November 8, 2017)
6 Feast-Worthy Dining Rooms for Thanksgiving – (November 7, 2017)
Holiday Market Benefits Collin County Charities – (November 6, 2017)
Hand Soaps for Fall – (November 3, 2017)
6 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (November 2, 2017)
North Texas Halloween Weekend Roundup 2017 – (October 27, 2017)
Insider’s Glance: Grand Vie Fall/Winter Editorial – (October 25, 2017)
7 Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipes – (October 25, 2017)
Trick-or-Treating Safety – (October 24, 2017)
Make the Most out of Your Dishwasher Cycle – (October 23, 2017)
5 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (October 19, 2017)
Local Fall Etsy Finds – (October 17, 2017)
Frisco Golf Tournament Supports Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children – (October 16, 2017)
6 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (October 12, 2017)
Market Snapshot: September 2017 – (October 11, 2017)
Picking the Right KitchenAid® Stand Mixer – (October 11, 2017)
Peek Inside: Fall/Winter Grand Vie – (October 9, 2017)
North Texas Pumpkin Patches – (October 4, 2017)
Home Scents for Fall – (October 3, 2017)
Explore North Texas Winemaking – (October 2, 2017)
6 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (September 28, 2017)
6 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (September 21, 2017)
190 – Richardson Office Sponsors Color Fun Run – (September 20, 2017)
20 Must-Have Spices for any Kitchen (+ Spice Blends) – (September 19, 2017)
5 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (September 14, 2017)
Market Snapshot: August 2017 – (September 12, 2017)
6 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (September 7, 2017)
5 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (August 31, 2017)
Where to Find Antiques in North Texas – (August 28, 2017)
5 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (August 24, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Tranquil Traditional – (August 18, 2017)
5 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (August 17, 2017)
Prepare Your Home for a Storm – (August 16, 2017)
Celebrate Hatch Chile Season – (August 9, 2017)
North Texas Farmers Markets: Local Fare Made Fun – (August 4, 2017)
How to Pick Produce – (July 21, 2017)
Easy Summer Refreshments – (July 26, 2017)
Nwachukwu Named Sales Manager of Ebby’s Irving/Las Colinas/Coppell Office – (July 24, 2017)
Luxury Uptown Living: The Residences at the Stoneleigh – (July 21, 2017)
Garrison Named Sales Manager of Ebby’s Flower Mound/Lewisville Office – (July 20, 2017)
The Many Benefits of Home Aquariums – (July 12, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Modern Farmhouse – (July 7, 2017)
Fourth of July Fun – (June 28, 2017)
How to Upgrade Your Home Coffee Game – (June 19, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Mediterranean Darling – (June 16, 2017)
Father’s Day Gift Guide – (June 15, 2017)
Market Snapshot: May 2017 – (June 12, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Southern Elegance – (June 9, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Classic Colleyville – (June 2, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Stylish in Turtle Creek – (May 26, 2017)
6 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (May 25, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Gleaming Lake Highlands – (May 19, 2017)
Taste the South with Central Market – (May 17, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Stunning Contemporary – (May 12, 2017)
8 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend – (May 11, 2017)
Mother’s Day Gift Guide – (May 10, 2017)
Market Snapshot: April 2017 – (May 9, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: White Rock Wonder – (May 5, 2017)
9 Must-See Open Houses for This Weekend – (May 4, 2017)
9 Tips for an Organized Closet
 – (May 1, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Stylish High-Rise – (April 28, 2017)
8 Must-See Homes for This Weekend – (April 27, 2017)
Quick and Easy Homemade Dog Treats
– (April 25, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Richardson Retreat – (April 21, 2017)
10 Must-See Open Houses for This Weekend – (April 20, 2017)
Essentials for the Perfect Picnic – (April 18, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Santa Barbara-Style Stunner – (April 14, 2017)
Open Houses You Shouldn’t Miss – (April 13, 2017)
Market Snapshot: March 2017
– (April 7, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Lake Highlands Wonder – (April 7, 2017)
Open Houses You Shouldn’t Miss – (April 6, 2017)
Outdoor Entertaining Tips (+ the Perfect Homes for Hosting) – (April 5, 2017)
Spring Into Energy Savings – (April 3, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Fabulous in Frisco – (March 31, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Cul-de-sac Delight – (March 24, 2017)
Spring Plants for Your Texas Landscape – (March 22, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Impeccable in East Dallas – (March 17, 2017)
10 Spa-Worthy Bathtubs Currently on the Market – (March 16, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Bowie Lake-Front – (March 10, 2017)
Celebrate Spring with 10 Fresh Open Houses – (March 9, 2017)
Market Snapshot: February 2017 – (March 8, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Lovely in Little Elm – (March 3, 2017)
Which Light Bulbs Are Right For You? – (February 28, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: High-Quality Hurst – (February 24, 2017)
How to Dress the Perfect Bed (+IBB Day of Design) – (February 21, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: High-Ceiling Homestead – (February 17, 2017)
A Quick Guide to Wine and Cheese Pairings – (February 14, 2017)
How to Make Your Bouquet Last Longer – (February 13, 2017)
5 Culinary Classes for Couples – (February 12, 2017)
8 Luxury Homes We’re Crushing On – (February 11, 2017)
5 Fondue Recipes for an At-Home Date Night – (February 10, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Historic Farmhouse – (February 10, 2017)
10 Great Weekend Getaways – (February 9, 2017)
Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for the Home – (February 8, 2017)
Market Snapshot: January 2017 – (February 8, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Keller Custom – (February 3, 2017)
8 Media Rooms for the Ultimate Super Bowl Sunday – (February 2, 2017)
Does Thread Count Really Matter? – (January 30, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Historic Charm – (January 27, 2017)
How to Make Your Home Smarter – (January 23, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Sophisticated Craftsman – (January 20, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Modern Ranch – (January 13, 2017)
Keep a Cleaner Home – (January 9, 2017)
Market Snapshot: December 2016 – (January 7, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Mediterranean Masterpiece – (January 6, 2017)
Fresh Listing Friday: Front Porch Delight – (December 30, 2016)
How to Style a Bar Cart – (December 29, 2016)
Fresh Listing Friday: Las Colinas Charm – (December 23, 2016)
Decorate with Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year – (December 21, 2016)
Holiday Gift Guide for the Home – (December 20, 2016)
Fresh Listing Friday: Katy Trail Transitional – (December 16, 2016)
7 Wine Cellars for the Wine Enthusiast – (December 15, 2016)
Which Kitchen Countertop is Right for You? – (December 13, 2016)
Fresh Listing Friday: Single-Story Stunner – (December 9, 2016)
10 Plants to Brighten Your Winter Landscape – (December 7, 2016)
Market Snapshot: November 2016 – (December 5, 2016)
Fresh Listing Friday: Creekside Curb Appeal – (December 2, 2016)
Holiday Entertaining Made Easy – (November 30, 2016)
Fresh Listing Friday: French Comfort – (November 25, 2016)
Special Ways to Make Your Guests Feel at Home – (November 23, 2016)
Fresh Listing Friday: Corinth Contemporary – (November 18, 2016)
7 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner – (November 15, 2016)
10 Fireplaces to Keep You Warm in the Winter – (November 11, 2016)
Fresh Listing Friday: Mediterranean Lakefront – (November 11, 2016)
8 Feast-Worthy Dining Rooms for Thanksgiving – (November 9, 2016)


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10 Must-See Modern Homes – (July 13, 2017)
Summer Product Roundup – (July 14, 2017)
5 Must-Have Island Kitchens – (July 20, 2017)
Prepare Your Home Before You Travel – (July 21, 2017)


imgres.pngHearst StoryStudio is an advertising platform that delivers native content online across all of Hearst broadcast and newspaper divisions for clients. I wrote the following stories while working as a freelance writer for StoryStudio.

Create the home of your dreams at the San Antonio Home and Garden Show – MySA, (February 2018)
Navigate Bay Area Real Estate With Envisage Companies
 – SFGate, (January 2018)
Get Healthy, Get Fit at GET FIT MARIN!SFGate, (January 2018)
6 Reasons Why CapJet is the Fly Guy – Houston Chronicle, (November 2017)
Healthy Pet Center Serves Upstate New York’s Furry, Fishy, and Feathery FriendsTimes Union, (October 2017)
Jon Wayne continues to shine as top workplace in San Antonio – San Antonio Express-News, (September 2017)
Total Wine & More is a One-Stop Shop for Wine Finds, Knowledge
 – San Antonio Express-News, (August 2017)
How to save energy in the garage
 – Houston Chronicle, (July 2017)
How to save energy in your outdoor spaces – Houston Chronicle, (July 2017)
New Braunfels Photography Company Captures Life’s Major Milestones – MySA, (July 2017)
Enjoy wine and conversation with Dry Creek Valley Winemakers – SFGate, (May 2017)
Geer Village Senior Community: Home away from home – CT NewsTimes, (April 2017)
How to save energy in the kitchen
Houston Chronicle, (April 2017)
How to save energy in your living room – Houston Chronicle, (April 2017)
How to save energy in your laundry room – Houston Chronicle, (April 2017)
How to save energy in your home office – Houston Chronicle, (April 2017)


static1.squarespaceI wrote the pieces below for two restaurant clients during my time as an Account Executive at Social Revolt Agency.

Get to Know: Cafe Izmir – (January 2017)
Get to Know: Black Ship Little Katana – (August 2016)


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D Weddings has a circulation of approximately 22,000. Dweddings.com has a total monthly page view average of 64,000.

D Home has a readership of 155,360 and has been the No. 1 newsstand seller for affluent shelter magazines in Dallas-Fort Worth, outselling Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Veranda, and Luxe.

In addition to writing weekly engagement announcements, I also contributed to D’s online fashion publication D StyleSheet and represented the company at various fashion events to interview high-profile fashion designers such as Stella McCartney and the founders of Marchesa.

Hot Property: Uptown Condo With a View – (April 2016)
Open Houses to Hit This Weekend – (April 2016)
Recipes: Dallas Farmers Market Jam Cocktails – (April 2016)
Open Houses to Hit This Weekend – (March 2016)
Hot Property: Craftsman Charm by Bishop Arts – (March 2016)
Six Things Floral Design Master J Schwanke Taught Us – (February 2016)
Five Star Airbnbs in Dallas for the Pickiest Travelers – (February 2016)
Open Houses to Hit This Weekend – (February 2016)
Hot Property: Mediterranean Style on Katy Trail – (February 2016)
Meet the Maker: Bedthread Goods – (February 2016)
Marchesa Shares Accessories Line with Dallas Shoppers – (May 2016)

D Weddings Copywriting:

Below are a few of the many blurbs I wrote for the Bridal Guide featured in each edition of D Weddings.

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The following are links to articles I wrote for the Dallas Morning News entertainment and dining site known as GuideLive. My articles were for the craft beer category.

10 NTX Beer Week events you don’t want to miss

Seasonal sipping: 7 pumpkin beers for any palate


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The following are links to articles I wrote during my summer 2015 internship at the Orange County Register in Orange County, California. It is read by 577,663 people daily and 835,966 people on Sundays, placing it among the top 20 newspapers in the country. I wrote features, breaking news and general assignments for the daily paper as well as lifestyle pieces for OC Home Magazine.

7 things you should know about scoliosis – This piece was published on the front page of the Health and Sciences section.

A special night for some brave teens: CHOC’s oncology prom – The Today Show website shared a link to this article I wrote about the Oncology prom at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Orange County Beekeepers Association fights for the bees’ needs
My experience with scoliosis
Velvet goes year-round
Made in America furniture trend
Costa Mesa Fish Fry serves up history and secret-recipe fried cod
Fountain Valley doughnut shop, Afters, hits a sweet spot with ‘Milky Bun’
Orphaned black bear at home in OC Zoo at Irvine Regional Park
O.C. fair’s Brew Hee Haw returns for second year
Virtual reality ‘shocks’ guests at UC Irvine expo
Chapman University unveils first phase of Musco Center for the Arts with hard-hat tour
RAD camp provides special week for adults with developmental disabilities
Work begins on Seal Beach salon shooting memorial
O.C. Great Park unveils heritage and aviation exhibition
O.C. Night Market returns
O.C. beaches seeing black tar bits and balls washing up
Glasses, phones, kids and more: What happens when things are lost at the OC Fair
Irvine Yoga Fest marks first-ever International Day of Yoga
Engineering a future
July 4 festivities bring out crowds – and stilt walkers, vintage cars and horses – in Huntington Beach and Lake Forest
Santa Ana seizes 650 pounds of illegal fireworks as pre-July 4 crackdown begins
‘Kind California’ campaign launches at OC Food Bank
$1,600 exotic parrot Zephyr returned to Brea pet store
Laguna Beach artist Cheryl Ekstrom found unusual inspiration
Costa Mesa firefighters free dog’s paw from drain after bathtime goes awry
Lightning closes beaches, starts fire; ‘flex alert’ issued over heat
Police searching for missing Irvine man
Huntington Beach strip mall damaged after second-alarm fire
Four injured in two Fullerton crashes on same road
Two ejected from jeep in head-on crash
Owner of Santa Ana company charged with fraud
Summer film series back at Great Park
Irvine news briefs
Fountain Valley Senior Expo returns for 10th year
Fourth of July closures, trash service in Orange County

Contributed to:
Broadcom to be sold to Avago in biggest tech deal ever
Irvine on alert amid coyote attacks on children
Safe? Sane? Fourth of July fireworks boom back as 10 O.C. cities say yes to pyrotechnics displays