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nDash Writer Profile for D.J. Petty

D.J. Petty

Headline

Copywriter

About Me

Started working as a freelance reporter/stringer in 2000. Covered regional art events throughout Prince William County, VA, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Moved on to become a daily features reporter for The Manassas Daily Journal. Began freelancing full-time in 2010. Arts are a natural writing interest, but working as a reporter honed my skills as a generalist writing, too.

Industries I Write About

Building Materials

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Legal Services

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Individual & Family Services

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Entertainment

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Wine & Spirits

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My Writing Samples

How Much Is That Emu in the Window?

Local profile of an emu farmer

https://s3.amazonaws.com/external_clips/1744214/Emu2.pdf?1458237949

Sally Biondi's Art: A Brush With Nature

Article discussing a Midwestern artist making a name for herself in Washington, D.C.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/external_clips/1744201/Biondi2.pdf?1458237654

Student Loans Becoming Harder to Obtain

Written during the last recession, news article informing students about stringent credit criteria and loan alternatives.

http://www.kentwired.com/latest_updates/article_adfb1a9d-893e-595b-9318-bf741d163e9e.html

Experience

Features Reporter

Wrote daily features articles for a daily mid-sized paper. Also served as an editorial assistant and junior copyeditor.

Company: Manassas Daily Journal

I worked there from 9/2001 until 3/2002

Freelance Reporter and Stringer

Wrote features articles as assigned and needed.

Company: Potomac News

I worked there from 6/2001 until 8/2001

Student Reporter

As part of the journalistic curriculum, worked for Kent State University's student newspaper. Reported news as assigned, as well as special interest project pieces.

Company: Daily Kent Stater

I worked there from 8/2007 until 8/2009

Freelance Reporter, Writer and Copywriter

Since 2011, I have written in various mediums. I report, blog, interview, write copy - if a writer is needed, I get the job done.

Company: Self-Employed

I worked there from 1/2011 until now

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

Changing the Status Quo: Five Vacations to Push Your Limits

Traditionally, vacations are all about relaxing and taking it “easy”. But easy isn't always best when the status quo has become a limitation for personal growth. Many women in your targeted demographic tend to hit a personal or professional plateau and feel the need for change. Taking a vacation that is challenging could be a launchpad for a fresh perspective on living.

Content type: Blog Post

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Putting the Yum Back Into Summer

Summer and ice cream just go together. It's a rite of passage that most of us that are lactose intolerant sorely miss when a creamy scoop of real ice cream isn't an option anymore. My pitch is a blog about “Putting the Yum Back Into Summer” that centers around your product. The central theme would target how summer is a “free” time to enjoy family and friends, eventually tying in “Minus the Moo” to that concept.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: summer,lactose intolerant,ice cream

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Does Your Roof Need a Check Up?

Spring is here and summer isn't far behind. Both seasons bring a lot more rain. This is a perfect time of year to have a professional give your roof a "check up". Sometimes, preventative maintenance is the best method to avoid future roofing problems.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: roof leaks,reroof,tear off

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