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Kristen Lewis Renner

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President/Owner, WordSmith Communications

About Me

Experienced Writer with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in creating content for Nonprofits, Startups, Travel/Tourism, Retail, Medical, and Lifestyle. Proficient in SEO Best Practices. Strong consulting professional with a Bachelor's focused in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Industries I Write About

Airlines/Aviation

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Alternative Medicine

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Apparel & Fashion

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Banking

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Architecture & Planning

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Hospitality

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Food & Beverages

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Higher Education

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Hospital & Health Care

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Health, Wellness & Fitness

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Biotechnology

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Human Resources

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Legal Services

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Professional Training

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Nonprofit Organization Management

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Mental Health Care

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Museums & Institutions

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Public Relations

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Renewables & Environment

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Real Estate

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Online Publishing

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Design

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Financial Services

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Executive Office

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Marketing & Advertising

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My Writing Samples

Destroying Stubborn Fat Cells

A summary of cosmetic surgery procedures to combat fat deposits, both surgical and non-surgical.

https://novosano.com/killing-stubborn-fat-cells/

5 Jaw-Dropping Caves to Visit in Mexico

This blog details five popular underwater caves in Mexico in light of a recent scientific discovery.

https://www.seasidemexico.com/bloger/5-jaw-dropping-caves-to-visit-in-mexico/

Call Center Outsourcing and Business Support Services

This "About Us" page written for the client's website details their services and what sets them apart from the competition.

https://ebcallcenter.com/about-us

Get a Leg up on your Winter Wardrobe with Leggings

This blog describes how -- and how not to -- maximize your look with this popular fashion piece.

https://www.elliekai.com/blogs/ek/get-a-leg-up-on-your-winter-wardrobe-with-leggings

Experience

President/Owner

Full- service communications company specializing in writing, including SEO content creation, media relations, branding and special events.

Company: WordSmith Communications

I worked there from 3/2017 until now

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

What's In an Award Anyway?

Hotels and resorts the world over tout their awards and designations from travel magazines and social media sites. Should you, as a consumer, care? Does it really make a difference in the kind of experience you will have? How exactly are the winners determined? Some insight in what occurs behind the scenes will enlighten you in preparation for your next trip.

Content type: Blog Post

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Sexual Harassment: More Relevant than Ever

With all the revelations in the news of late about sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood, more attention is being focused on this area than ever before. How does it impact the workplace and your role as a hiring manager?

Content type: Blog Post

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7 Ways Freelancers Can Save Money on Their Taxes

I just starting working full-time as a freelance writer this year, so I will be filing as an independent contractor next year. How I can take advantage of all available deductions as a self-employed writer? This article would be a must-read for all writers and online publishers who receive a 1099.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: FINANCIAL,BUDGETING,INCOME,TAXES,INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

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The Hotel Horticulturist: An Overlooked "Amenity"

I was the PR director of one of the most famous hotels in New Orleans' French Quarter, the Royal Sonesta Hotel. The hotel has a beautiful tropical courtyard, and there is a horticulturist on staff by the name of Rod. Rod knows every genus and species of every flora and fauna, specializing in palms and gingers. He engages the guests in conversations about the plants and answers all their questions. He is an asset and people seek him out; are there others out there like him?

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: horticulture,amenity,hotels,resorts,plants

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The Digital Pill: Friend or Foe?

This past week, the FDA announced it has approved the first ever digital pill, and the first medication to be administered with a sensor is Abilify, used to treat multiple mental illness. This blog will explore the pros and cons of this medical breakthrough as it relates to mental health treatment.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: mental health,pharmaceuticals,mental illness,medicine

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Dental Insurance: Finding the Right Plan

I recently signed up for dental insurance for the first time in my adult life; prior to becoming a freelance writer, it was always included in my company benefits. The process of selecting an insurance plan was both enlightening and challenging. I propose a blog post on navigating the waters of dental insurance and give some tips for finding the best coverage for both an individual and family.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: dental,dentist,insurance,dental insurance

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Crossing Over: Making the Transition from Media to PR

I am a former TV reporter and anchor who chose to leave the medium for a career in public relations which spanned more than 20 years. Today I am a full-time freelance writer, and I think my story, along with others,' could be very helpful to professionals considering a similar move. The story would weigh the pros and the cons of working in both industries.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: media,public relations,career change

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Domo Ari Gato, Mr. Roboto

This past summer I worked at the National Restaurant Association trade show, and my booth was positioned next to Sushi Robots. I was amazed at the volume of rolls this technological marvel put out in an hour's time, and it was good! At the same time, I was surprised that the Japanese chefs overseeing the booth would endorse such a product given their food culture. I think a blog exploring robotics and its impact on the food & beverage industry would be an interesting read for your audience.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: robotics,cuisine,technology

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Is the Open Office Officially Passe?

More and more companies that jumped on the open office layout trend have been rethinking that decision. Many are opting instead for a "hybrid" office, that includes workstations like privacy pods to counteract noise levels and offer a location for private conversations. Much of this shift supports scientific research that extols the health benefits of quiet. I believe a blog on this would be of great interest to your readers.

Content type: Blog Post

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Bitcoin: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Many people find the concept of Bitcoin confusing. The virtual currency has been a constant source of controversy, especially in regards to criminal ties to the drug world. Currently, the average price of one Bitcoin is about $16,430, according to Blockchain.info, a news and data site. A Bitcoin is a digital token — with no physical backing — that can be sent electronically from one user to another, anywhere in the world. This blog will demystify this virtual currency and why it's important.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: bitcoin currency financial virtual technology

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5 Trump Takeaways: What Execs Can Learn From Him

Our commander-in-chief's management style is becoming legendary -- and not in a good way. This blog will summarize some of the key lessons to be learned from his Administration.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: management leadership presidency executive

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Crossing Over: Casting the Hiring Net Wider

I spent many years working at an ad/PR agency as an account executive and longed to be on the other side crafting copy with the creatives. I came up with many headlines and campaigns which we pitched to clients, and executed, yet I stayed where I was. (Consultants came in and even told the bosses I should be churning out ideas instead.) This article will explore hiring criteria for creative departments -- are they "thinking out of the box" when it comes to taking on new employees?

Content type: Article

Keywords: hiring employees management skills interviews

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The Airbnb Economy - How to Compete -- and Win

The success of Airbnb and similar sites popping up every day has eaten into the hotel piece of the pie. We'll take a look at some of the most successful owner/operators on Airbnb and what they are doing to attract guests and give some takeaways hoteliers can implement at their own properties.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: hotels airbnb bed and breakfast bookings

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So You're a Freelancer... (read: IRS Magnet)

The gig economy is here, and people are leaving 9-5 jobs seemingly in droves to pursue the independent contractor lifestyle. But come April 15, the bloom may be off the rose if you haven't done your homework (or paid your taxes quarterly). This piece will cover all the essential dos and donts of filing and itemizing for beginners.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: taxes,freelance,gig economy,itemizing,IRS,income tax,independent contractor

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TBD - 4-8 per month

Hello: I am a content creator based in Chicago and I'm interested in writing for your financial platform client. Please view my profile here on ndash; I also included my portfolio URL. Price quoted is per blog. Thanks!

Content type: Blog Post

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Form vs. Function: Does Your Work Environment Reflect Your Brand?

Marketing managers are by no stretch of the word interior decorators, but it bears mention that first impressions count with your customers and prospective customers. Do your decorating scheme and floor plan reflect your brand? How can you reinforce your brand through the choices you make? From the executive offices to conference rooms to your own personal space, design matters and is reflection on your company.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: design interior design brand awareness client relations

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Gallop-ing To Success as a Fashion Designer

One of my dear friends in New Orleans is Carolina Gallop. She is a talented local fashion designer and queen bee of the social scene there in the Big Easy. Carol is also a philanthropist, raising money with fashion shows and donating clothes to her home country (Nicaragua). I propose doing a feature on her and her career path. She is a very strong personality, so it would be a bit of a personality profile, too. Take a look: https://www.facebook.com/carolina.gallop?fref=hovercard&hc_location=

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: fashion,career,New Orleans,fashion designer,philanthropy,charity

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Educating in the Era of The School Shooting

Since the new year began, more than 20 shootings have taken place on America's school grounds -- with the latest perpetrated by a 15-year-old student. How do we address these tragedies in the classroom? Can these incidents provide the framework for meaningful discussions about morality, the political landscape, and even mental health? This blog will examine different approaches to discourage students from becoming "desensitized" to the violence and encourage them instead to work on solutions.

Content type: Blog Post

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