Freelance Writer, Journalist, Editor, Photographer, Administrator
Last active: 2 months ago
I am skilled in several areas - writing, editing, photography, fine art, digital art, administrative services, and more.
I have been a freelance writer and editor for over five years. I have a bachelor's in Journalism and Human Rights Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as a Certificate of Journalism from the same institution.
I have previously held the position of editor-in-chief of a social impact news blog where I also produced written content, in-depth investigative journalistic pieces, interview segments, and several multi-part series. I had complete creative control and helped design the website which runs on a Wordpress publishing platform giving me expert knowledge of Wordpress.
I am a published author in print with several magazine features, one in a fine art magazine and another in a university alumni and friends magazine.
I have written articles, website content and copy for niche areas such as weddings and wedding planning, metaphysics, technology and computers, business, science, photography, writing, fine art, tattooing, pets, nature, and many others.
I also have years of administrative experience working in various industries. I've been administrative assistant of an entire legal division for the state of NJ. I have two years of experience as a senior account manager and quality assurance analyst for a higher education consulting firm. During that time I worked with large data sets while managing a database and confidential client donor files. I expert knowledge of Excel for database management, client CRMs such as Salesforce and Zoho, social media marketing. I was a script writer and also wrote comprehensive training manuals.
I am a freelance journalist and photographer working in documentary photography and social justice. I have a passion for human rights, truth, the human spirit, and equality. I have spent time living and working in east Africa and conduct research on several countries in that region.
I am also an artist with over 10 years of practice working with all types of mediums from pencil, charcoal, pastel, and watercolor pencil to acrylic and watercolor paint, mixed media, and craft work. Digital and graphic design in Photoshop and Illustrator are also skills I have. (Please note that rates for these types of work will be higher and based on scope of the project - please ask for a quote!).
I am available to work on a contract basis, full time, part time or as needed for short projects or lengthy projects. I have been working remotely for many years as a freelancer as well as in administrative roles. I work well individually as well as with a team with minimal to no supervision. I am detail oriented and diligent and meet tight deadlines with ease.
I invite you to enlist my writing, editing or administrative services for your project or ongoing needs. I look forward to working with you and using my skills to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Send me a message today!
Thank you in advance - Ashley D.