Tammy R
Professional Writer

Tammy is a creative, organized professional with six years of experience in writing and editing for both print publications and the web, and nine years of experience teaching high school English. She has a B.A. in Journalism, an M.A. in English, and a Certificate in Web Design. She also has a general understanding of SEO strategies and tools. ... more...

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Star Rating 4 Stars
Completed Orders 17
Last Login 7/5/2017
Location Peabody, MA
Education Masters Degree

Specialties

Tammy specializes in writing feature articles, news articles, press releases, short product descriptions, "blurbs," and more. She can adapt her writing to any style.

Interests

Tammy runs a social group for dogs and their owners. The group visits area dog-friendly venues for vigorous exercise and witty banter. She is also an independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Education

Salem State University
8/15/1997 – 5/18/2002
English, Master of Arts
University of New Hampshire
8/20/1991 – 9/1/1995
English/Journalism, Bachelor of Arts

Honors and Awards

Cum Laude
9/1/1995
Tammy completed an extra internship during the summer after her senior year at UNH. Her cumulative GPA was a 3.32.

Certificates

Web Design Certificate
North Shore Community College
11/1/2011
Tammy completed a certificate program in Web Design. She is familiar with HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and SEO tools and strategies.

Educator License
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
11/1/2002
Tammy is certified to teach English in grades 8-12.

Experience Summary

Projects by Industry

Education

Experience
A high school English teacher for 9 years, Tammy is well-versed in the field of education. She was an education reporter for a twice-weekly newspaper and also wrote about Education as a web editor for a yellow pages website.

Publishing

Experience
As a contract technical writer for EBSCO Publishing, Tammy has written several Customer Success Stories. These case studies are used by sales to promote EBSCO's library subscription products to potential academic and corporate customers. She interviews the customers about their experience with EBSCO products, then writes copy for customer success stories which are then posted to EBSCO's Success Center website.

Pets

Experience
A long-time dog owner, Tammy has written about Pets as web editor for BigYellow.com and as a freelance writer gathering business directory listings for Salem Patch.com. As web editor for BigYellow.com, she proposed and launched new Pets BigTopic to generate more site traffic. She researched the content, created sections, and wrote copy for text links. In addition, Tammy organizes a social group for dogs and their owners. Members get together at area dog-friendly venues for vigorous exercise and witty banter.

Projects by SEO Skill

Title/Meta Descriptions

Experience
As web editor for BigYellow.com in 1999-2000, Tammy generated page titles, meta descriptions, and meta keywords for each page of HTML she edited. More recently, she obtained a Certificate in Web Design, which included a workshop on SEO tools such as Google Analytics. She also attended in a webinar about the top ten free SEO tools.

Projects By Asset Type

Copywriting

Experience
Tammy has written copy for customer success stories and feature articles. As a web editor for a national yellow pages website, she wrote "blurbs" describing the contents of consumer-focused websites and consumer-targeted articles on a variety of topics from Pets to Education. She has also written more than 100 business directory listings for a community-specific news and information platform.

Projects By Profession

Copywriter

Experience
Tammy has written copy for customer success stories and feature articles. As a web editor for a national yellow pages website, she wrote "blurbs" describing the contents of consumer-focused websites and consumer-targeted articles on a variety of topics from Pets to Education. She has also written more than 100 business directory listings for a community-specific news and information platform.

Technical Writer

Experience
As a contract technical writer for EBSCO Publishing, Tammy has written several Customer Success Stories. These case studies are used by sales to promote EBSCO's library subscription products to potential academic and corporate customers. She interviews the customers about their experience with EBSCO products, then writes copy for customer success stories which are then posted to EBSCO's Success Center website.

Journalist

Experience
Tammy has worked as a newspaper reporter, writing hundreds of hard news and feature articles. During college, she completed internships at the Peabody Times and Boston Globe, and served as a copy editor for The New Hampshire, UNH's campus newspaper. She later became a full-time education reporter at the Derry News in Derry, N.H., and has contributed to the Billerica Minuteman and the Salem News.

Projects by Writing Style

Journalistic

Experience
Tammy has worked as a newspaper reporter, writing hundreds of hard news and feature articles. During college, she completed internships at the Peabody Times and Boston Globe, and served as a copy editor for The New Hampshire, UNH's campus newspaper. She later became a full-time education reporter at the Derry News in Derry, N.H., and has contributed to the Billerica Minuteman and the Salem News.

Promotional

Experience
Tammy has written several Customer Success Stories for EBSCO Publishing. These case studies are used by sales to promote EBSCO's library subscription products to potential academic and corporate customers.

Conversational

Experience
As a web content editor for BigYellow.com, Tammy wrote consumer-targeted articles about education, pets, real estate, and more.

Projects by Company Size

Large Business

Experience
As a contract technical writer for EBSCO Publishing, Tammy writes Customer Success Stories, case studies used by sales to promote EBSCO's library subscription services and products to potential academic and corporate customers.