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Megan Wells

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Data-driven strategist, writer and designer

About Me

I am a freelance writer, SEO content strategist and design thinker. I have over 7 years of digital writing experience and have developed an extensive network for sharing and promoting my content.

I am a versatile writer and expert researcher. I tend to thrive most in data-driven long form content in the finance and professional services verticals. I love breaking down complex topics to digestible, visually appealing articles that readers enjoy consuming.  

Industries I Write About

Financial Services

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Law Enforcement

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Military

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Public Safety

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My Writing Samples

10 Best Cities For Young Professionals Seeking Work-Life Balance

I analyzed over 500 areas in the U.S. to determine which cities offer the most perks for young professionals. I've visualized my findings in an infographic to accompany a long-form article.

http://www.investmentzen.com/data-visualization/10-best-cities-for-young-professionals-seeking-work-

Top 10 states for transitioning veterans seeking stability

I analyzed home buying programs, unemployment rates, median home prices, the percentage of homeless veterans, and veteran-friendly transition programs in each state to see which provides the most opportunities for military veterans. I visualized my findings in a Tableau map.

https://www.military1.com/military-education/article/1584509014-top-10-states-for-transitioning-vete

Jaw-dropping biometric advancements for law enforcement are coming sooner than you think

This is a prediction-based article that details how biometrics will be used in law enforcement in the near future. I covered topics like behavioral biometrics, DNA shaming, and laws concerning biometrics and privacy.

https://www.policeone.com/police-products/police-technology/articles/285662006-Jaw-dropping-biometri

Military families exposed to increased financial risks

For military personnel, insolvency is ready to strike. Hidden money traps specific to servicemen and servicewomen are abundant and create unique fiscal obstacles. I analyzed some of the factors surrounding the financial problems specific to military personnel and their families, and what to do to avoid falling victim.

https://www.wisepiggy.com/credit_tutorial/credit_score/military-families-exposed-to-increased-financ

Is your police pension enough for a comfortable retirement?

Pensions are a hot topic for public safety. The concern is if a pension will be enough for a comfortable retirement. States provide public employees with varying plans depending on age, amount of time in the service and employment levels within the public safety industry. This article dives into the calculations behind a comfortable retirement.

https://www.policeone.com/financial-planning/articles/152294006-Is-your-police-pension-enough-for-a-

4 tried-and-true negotiation strategies for homebuyers

You’re close to pulling the trigger on your brand new home, but you think you can get the price down. What negotiation strategies can you use to talk the buyer down without going overboard?

https://www.owners.com/advice/4-tried-and-true-negotiation-strategies-for-homebuyers/

Proactive financial planning: A beautiful byproduct of analytics

How can financial advisors use big data to predict the needs of their clients? Taking proactive financial planning steps can be the golden ticket to customer satisfaction.

http://www.ibmbigdatahub.com/blog/proactive-financial-planning-beautiful-byproduct-analytics

Comprehensive U.S. Map of Drug Deaths by County

The opioid crisis is a modern American epidemic punctuated by skyrocketing deaths. Our interactive map shows which counties are hardest hit.

https://efficientgov.com/blog/2017/05/12/us-map-drug-deaths-county/

7 Life Saving Public Safety Drone Uses

Find out how a public safety drone could save lives in seven use cases that span from everyday EMS to disaster operations.

https://efficientgov.com/blog/2016/12/27/7-public-safety-drone-uses/

Top 10 Best Cities for Affordable Housing

I used HUD.gov section 8 housing data to analyze affordable housing opportunities in each city for all 50 states (and Washington, D.C.). I also looked at the costs of monthly rent and mean average income to name the Top 10 Best Cities for Affordable Housing.

https://efficientgov.com/blog/2016/08/29/top-10-best-cities-affordable-housing/

Experience

SEO Content Strategist

My job is incredibly diverse and includes creating SEO policies and procedures, developing personas, performing site crawls and content audits. I'm well versed in performing competitor and keyword research.

Company: Praetorian Digital

I worked there from 2/2016 until now

Data Journalist

My role was to mine data, create long-form content, and add data visualizations to content in the financial services field. My content has been published on MSN, Fox Business, NASDAQ, and more.

Company: QuinStreet

I worked there from 9/2014 until 2/2016

Freelance Writer

As a freelance writer, I've worked with clients such as IBM, Airbnb, InvestmentZen, Paychex, MORE, DailyPay, Owners.

Company: Self

I worked there from 5/2010 until now

Content I Write