A print journalist since 1996, ghostwriter since 2004 and former teacher; I specialize in how-to ebooks/books for professionals, entrepreneurs and businesses. My enjoyment of teaching through the written word shines through in the books I ghostwrite. Specialties include cooking, outdoors recreation, health, photography, California, Hawaii and online marketing. A former general assignment reporter, there's no subject I can't handle; but I prefer subjects of expertise or keen interest. Originality is a given. Relax knowing the writing I do...
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A holistic, natural approach to ADHD I ghostwrote for a client in the health field who...
Excerpts from a 5-Part workbook I ghostwrote based on DVDs recorded at a seminar...
Ghostwrote this report for a remodeling company that uses it as a giveaway to generate...
Corporate writing for leading real estate company's recruitment kits. Company's...
Created this work of fiction for text book as example of news feature with storytelling...
One in a long series of my instructional articles published by an entrepreneur magazine...
Excerpts from a how-to book I ghostwrote in 2009 for those wishing to go freelance with...
Ghostwrote this workbook for client's readers who purchased the main book...
Article chronicling the success of young entrepreneurs, answers the question, "Why...
Published in Ashland, Ore. daily.
Inspirational and up-close profile of Brady Adams, president of Evergreen Bank, former...
Free report written to inform readers and subtly promote the client's business, Stone...
One of approximately 45 of my articles published by Excellence, a magazine catering to...
An article written to inspire those who have been laid off to reinvent jobs by starting...
One of the press releases. I wrote for Realty ONE, one of Nevada's leading real estate...
Ghostwrote, in her distinct voice, this Hawaii travel guide for an affiliate marketer...
Newsletter content for autoresponder.
Front page story for weekly newspaper previewing Southern Oregon Blues Society's annual...
Wrote and designed this sales letter for an ebook I ghostwrote for client.
Best selling author, Neale Donald Walsch, talks about his latest Conversations with God...
One of the articles I wrote on a monthly basis for an online entrepreneurial and...
One of over 100 articles that provided Internet marketing tips to Empowerism.com...
This is an excerpt from one of the dozens of articles I ghostwrote for a home based...
I created this for a life coaching website with mostly women readers. I based this on...
Brochure content for a new dance program for children, based on owner's material.
Creative Writing - Non Fiction
TESTIMONIALS FROM BOOK PROJECTS
"I have been getting stacks of great testimonials and feedback on your ebook products!!" Anthony Blackburn, Perth, Australia (Ghosted photography eBooks and marketing materials.)
" I have worked with dozens of Elance providers and can say you will not find a more dedicated, genuine and skilled provider in her field." ~ Anthony Blackburn, Perth, Australia, Itonius at Elance. (Ghostwrote photography course books, conducted marketing research, ghostwrote additional how-to books and sales letters.)
This provider was great to work with and really came through to make my project great! Will use again. Thanks!” —brooksgibbs (Ghostwrote workbooks on public speaking based on audio of this national speaker's seminar.)
“Cindy was an absolute pleasure to work with! Her quality of work and attention to detail is outstanding. Cindy is a very honest and very professional person to work with. The final result of my e-book was nothing short of outstanding. I would highly recommend Cindy to anyone looking for a AAA result. ” ~ Hawaii47, Victoria, Australia (Hawaii travel guide with formatting.)
"“Wonderful to work with! Prompt and ahead of schedule”—spyk3tran
(Real estate photography eBook with images)
“A very big thank you. I received so much help & advice as I am new to the world of internet marketing & setting up an internet business." —angfiparkin
(Time management for work-at-home moms.)
“ I strongly recommend using C. Blankenship for your...
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Demand Media for USA Today, Livestrong, AZ Central
Freelance Travel Writer
2012 - Present
Write bylined service journalism for client's partnering publications, including USA Today Travel Tips and Arizona Central.Write parenting and travel articles with a health and wellness focus for...
Big Bear Grizzly Newspaper
2011 - 2012
General assignment, feature writing, copyediting and photography. Saluted for storytelling, copyediting and research skill in working with large amounts of data and complex issues.
Ghostwriter and Researcher
2008 - 2008
Helped select IM niches based on my research and ghostwrote ebooks and marketing materials for this client, mostly in the digital photography and SEO niches.
2006 - 2007
Clik Secrets Publishing (2006-2007) - Ghostwrote technical cookbooks and cake decorating books. Created original recipes. Ghostwrote eBook that replaced problematic one delivered by former writer...
Randy Pryor, Clicksecrets Publishing
2005 - 2007
Ghostwrote ebooks and direct response materials. Developed customer support. Worked with the team on a highly successful launch & ongoing business.
Ashland Daily Tidings
2005 - 2006
Profiled local artists (visual and performing) and wrote features on community events and attractions in this culturally rich, college town with a large tourism base.
Columnist, Feature Writer
2004 - 2006
Researched and wrote lifestyle and travel features, along with the Kids' Stuff column for this regional magazine. Also contributed photos. Published by owners of Southern Oregon's leading radio...
Staff Reporter, Feature Writer, Photographer
2003 - 2005
As part of award-winning journalistic team for this erstwhile start-up, covered family topics, home & garden, outdoor recreation, health & wellness,pets, community events and businesses.
Rogue River Press
Lead Reporter/Assitant Editor
2002 - 2003
Wrote features, earning awards for the paper from the Oregon Publishers Association. Covered all beats, from business and schools to police and lifestyles.
Lambda Chi Alpha
Profile Writer for the Cross & Crescent
1999 - 2002
Wrote features for the journal of the largest fraternity international fraternity. Told the stories of accomplished alumni (athletes to Fortune 500 CEOs).
Grants Pass Daily Courier
Reporter, Feature Writer, Pinch Photographer
1996 - 1998
After freelancing for this consistently, award-winning, daily newspaper, I joined the staff as a general assignment reporter and feature writer. I also took photographs for my stories when...
Grants Pass & Three Rivers School Districts
1995 - 1997
Substituted in these two Oregon districts - grades 1 through 12.
Playford Lane Preschool
1995 - 1996
As a stay-at-home mom with a young child, ran this small preschool/childcare in my home and created preschool curriculum with crafts, story-time, circle games, nature walks, movement, music, social...
Big Island Substance Abuse Council
Educational Therapist, Education Unit Director
1990 - 1992
Developed, directed and served as the educational therapist/teacher in the educational unit at this residential treatment center's adolescent unit. Achievements included making it the first in...
Waiakea High School, Hilo, Hawaii
1988 - 1990
Taught literature, writing (academic, creative and business), grammar, standardized test prep and other high school English units.
Southern Oregon University
Bachelor of Science, Education
1985 - 1988