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Cynthia Blankenship | Elance
 
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Cynthia Blankenship

High Quality Content for Projects That Matter
   United States
  |   Big Bear City, CA
  |  4:36 pm Local Time

Overview

Creative, awarded journalist and former teacher/educational therapist with a bachelor's in education (minor in social sciences) and 18 years professional experience in journalism, digital media, educational writing and marketing. If your content matters, and I hope it does, it's worth the investment in a quality writer. I deliver accurate and well-researched, informative, creative and page-turning copy.
*National Teacher Exam: Upper 90 percentiles in English, General Knowledge.
*Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association awards: 12 total...

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Portfolio

Wrote these for USA Today and other sites. Based on expertise and research.
A holistic, natural approach to ADHD I ghostwrote for a client in the health field who...
http://addmoms.net
Excerpts from a 5-Part workbook I ghostwrote based on DVDs recorded at a seminar...
http://brooksgibbs.com/
Ghostwrote this report for a remodeling company that uses it as a giveaway to generate...
http://chestnuthillremodeling.com/
Corporate writing for leading real estate company's recruitment kits. Company's...
http://www.realtyonegroup.com/
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...
http://addmoms.net/
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...
http://myrealtyone.com/?state=NA
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.
http://www.digitalphotography4kids.com
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...

Skills (10)

Tested
Journalistic Writing
Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Book Writing
Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Travel Writing
Non-Fiction Writing
Blogging
Guides
Educational Writing
Photography

Service Description

TESTIMONIALS AND DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

"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, Honolulu, Hawaii (ghostwrote Hawaii travel guide)

I have been getting stacks of great testimonials and feedback on your ebook products!! ~ Anthony Blackburn, Perth, Australia (Ghostwrote photography eBooks, sales letters and newsletters.)

Cindy Blankenship was a mainstay of "Southern Exposure Magazine," a regional magazine for Southern Oregon, for nearly three years. I knew I could always count on her for well-researched and entertainingly-written articles and columns. She never missed a deadline or delivered less than high-quality work. I would gladly work with Cindy again, and can enthusiastically recommend her for writing and editing work. ~ Michael Swaine, former editor, Southern-Exposure-Magazine, and co-author of Fire in the Valley (basis for the movie about Silicon Valley).

“Wonderful to work with! Prompt and ahead of schedule” ~ spyk3tran (photography eBook with images)

This provider was great to work with and really came through to make my project great! Will use again. Thanks! ! brooksgibbs (Ghostwrote workbooks on motivational speaking based on audio of this national speaker's...

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Employment

Demand Media for USA Today, Livestrong, AZ Central
Freelance Travel Writer
2010 - 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
Reporter
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.
Anthony Blackburn
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.
ClikSecrets Publishing
VA/Writer
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
Ghostwriter,Copywriter
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
Freelance Journalist
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.
Southern-Exposure Magazine
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...
SouthernOregonNews.com
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
Substitute Teacher
1995 - 1997
Substituted in these two Oregon districts - grades 1 through 12.
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
English teacher
1988 - 1990
Taught literature, writing (academic, creative and business), grammar, standardized test prep and other high school English units.

Education

Southern Oregon University
Bachelor of Science, Education
1985 - 1988

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Article Writing
Journalism
Academic Writing
Copywriting
Creative Writing
Photography
Guides
Fiction Writing
Marketing
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