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Project: USA Today

Recently at Visit Indy I had the wonderful opportunity to take a photo for the publication USA Today.  A freelance writer wanted to feature Indy’s own Down Home Cookin’, as a Top 10 Soul Food Restaurants in the US.  My photo, shown both in the article and singularly, was featured on the mobile app, web

Writing sample: Family-friendly pitch

This is a pitch I wrote for Visit Indy involving family travel and 2014.  Did you know 2014 is marked to be Indianapolis’ BIGGEST year for family travel yet?  Check out my pitch: (also, download a PDF below) Dear Ms. Laughinghouse, On behalf of Indianapolis’ destination marketing arm, I wanted to make you aware of

Writing Sample: Indy’s Top 5 Hidden Gems

This is an article I wrote while interning at Visit Indy for Journal Topics newspaper.  This paper circulates to suburbs of Chicago, and periodically Visit Indy will write something for the Getaway Guide.  Here’s what I wrote: (psst – you can also download the PDF below) Five fantastic hidden gems to visit in Indianapolis Indianapolis is a

Writing Sample: REAL News Release

I’m really excited to post this because this sample was “PUBLISHED” (I use quotations because it’s just posted on the web, which I am not sure qualifies as published, but whatever) in REAL LIFE.  Yes.  That’s right.  I actually wrote this and it’s actually posted on a real website featuring real people.  HOW AWESOME IS

Writing Sample: Email Pitch

In my PR writing class, we practiced many types of PR writing pieces.  Here is a sample email pitch I wrote.  (You can also download a PDF of the sample at the bottom of this post.)   Hi Jennifer, I wanted to follow up on our conversation from coffee last week when we discussed who

Writing Sample: News Release

In my PR writing class, we practiced many types of PR writing pieces.  Here is a sample of a news release I wrote: (You can also download a PDF of the news release at the end of this post.)     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mollie Morrison Phone: (317) 333-3333 Email: mmorrison@expertpr.com Al Gore to

Writing Sample: “Rumors Reversed”

While I was writing for the Campus Citizen, IUPUI’s magazine, I had the opportunity to interview Dean Jane Luzar from the Honors College at IUPUI.  I had a lot of fun interviewing her and writing this article was a real treat.  Take a look at her story!  You can also download the PDF version of the