January 4 2012

Writing: We can help

by Barbie in Web Writing, Writing

Though the bulk of our freelance workload comes from clients needing an editor, Carpenter Document Consulting offers freelance writing services as well. My academic background is in writing, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a graduate certificate in professional writing. In recent years, I have started working with a number of online clients to produce web-specific content. My work can be found on eHow, LIVESTRONG, The Houston Chronicle, AOL/The Huffington Post/MapQuest, and Hidden Valley. I continue to pursue freelance writing work and can develop a variety of content for private clients, including the following:

  • Informational articles. Want to add some interesting content to your website? Let me write it for you. I can research the topic and produce a high-quality article for your site.
  • Website text. Not sure how to handle that “About” page on your website? Send me your credentials, and I will write your website text. Your website is the first impression that potential clients and customers have of your business, so it is important that your text is professional, well-written, and easy to comprehend.
  • Blog posts. Do you have a blog for your business? I can create posts for your blog that will increase traffic and expand your reach on the web.
  • Marketing collateral. Are you creating a brochure, for example, for your business? Let me write the text for you!
  • Job search documents. Have a resume that needs updating or a cover letter that needs to fit a specific job? I can help.
  • Social media content. Do you have a Facebook page or Twitter feed for your business but you aren’t sure how to use it? I can manage the site to maximize its effectiveness.

Note that we do not write academic papers. Most of our editing work comes from students, but I do not write papers for them. I enjoy editing academic papers for grammar, spelling, punctuation, flow, consistency, cohesion, and style, but I do not rewrite content. I will make suggestions if a sentence is structured awkwardly or is difficult to follow, but I leave the content to the expert: the student.

Stay tuned for some writing samples in an upcoming blog post!