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Cathleen Vought

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Freelance Business Content and Copywriter

About Me

Looking for a dynamic writer with a large range of expertise and experiences? Do you want the absolute best in web content, articles and blog posts? How about a hardworking, creative individual who has an obsession with getting work in before a deadline? As a writer, I am in the top 1% of content writers out of over 22,000 on Upwork, the top 10% of blog, article and business writers on oDesk, and have exceptional feedback on all the sites I work with. Here are just a few examples:

"Our open rates are 30% higher, our lists feel like they are in a relationship with us, they look forward to our emails - and they respond like we're talking to them as individuals. We've seen an increase in our direct web traffic by about 300% (that's traffic coming as a direct result of the emails sent). " April Gregory, AG Consulting

"A real expert writer. Information is flawless and quality of writing is amazing. A true joy to work with." Grant, CleverEggs.com marketing for Clonmel Garden Centre

"Cathleen's work in simply marvelous! On time, very well written, and neatly presented. I recommend her 100%." Praful, Niteo Powers Consulting

"Cathi is the most multi-talented brilliant person I know . . . " Jerry Diamond, Sustainable Cedar County 

"Cathleen was the only writer of our initial group who hit the mark on the first set of instructions without any further direction. Her exceptional content also made our design team consider other approaches to deliver our users' messages via their websites. She also followed up after the order was complete to confirm that our requirements were met. We will continue to utilize Cathleen's expertise in those categories and sites where we know she will excel. " Anonymous Review, Writer Access

With a highly-varied background, I bring a unique perspective and out-of-the-box thinking to your work. Green and conventional construction, renewable energy, small business marketing, social media marketing, content marketing, conversion ratio and rate improvement, automotive mechanics, a large range of arts and crafts, sustainable agriculture, local foods, primitive skills, natural healing and plant science are just a few of the many areas I have worked in through the years. I have also covered the political scene, constitutional issues and self-defense commentary.

Industries I Write About

Accounting

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Alternative Medicine

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Arts & Crafts

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Automotive

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Building Materials

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Computer Software

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Construction

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Consumer Goods

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Consumer Services

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Dairy

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Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing

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Farming

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Fishery

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Glass, Ceramics & Concrete

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Health, Wellness & Fitness

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Hospital & Health Care

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Human Resources

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Individual & Family Services

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Industrial Automation

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Information Technology & Services

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Internet

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Law Enforcement

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Logistics & Supply Chain

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Machinery

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Marketing & Advertising

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Medical Practice

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Public Safety

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Ranching

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Real Estate

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Religious Institutions

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Renewables & Environment

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Retail

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Staffing & Recruiting

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Oil & Energy

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Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

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Utilities

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Veterinary

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Warehousing

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Wine & Spirits

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Writing & Editing

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My Writing Samples

New Concept Tools: Blog

I have been writing the blog for New Concept Tools exclusively for several years. This is a tool company serving the water utility industry.

https://www.newconcepttools.com/blog

Wallboard Supply Company: Blog

I've been writing the blog for Wallboard Supply Company for several years. This is a construction supply company similar to Lowe's or Home Depot.

https://wallboardsupplyco.com/resources/blog

AccountRely: Blog

This is an accounting firm that handles SMEs out of St. Louis. I've written their blog exclusively for over a year.

https://www.accountrely.com/blog

Article for Decisions 4 Heroes

This is an in-depth, technical look at GIS systems for emergency responders.

https://d4htechnologies.com/blog/post/20140612-the-7-things-your-team-should-know-about-gis

DIY Tutorial for Surplus Warehouse

This tutorial discussed, with high-quality photographs included, how to convert an old table into a beautiful new piece for a patio.

https://www.bartonshome.com/blog/article/create-beautiful-new-mosaic-top-give-old-table-new-life

Digitization Piece on Knowedge-as-a-Service

An article written for SAP, an industry leader for digitization.

https://blogs.sap.com/2016/05/13/how-to-make-knowledge-as-a-service-a-reality/

Construction Digitization Article

This article for SAP, an industry leader in digitization, on the changes happening in the construction industry during the digitization process.

https://www.digitalistmag.com/digital-economy/2016/09/01/service-business-models-allow-partnerships-for-construction-04432224

Greece and the Gold Drachma

This article went into detail about the potential of returning to bullion-based currency after a fiat-based currency.

https://seekingalpha.com/article/3445506-greece-gold-drachma-possibility-returning-solid-fiscal-monetary-policy

Website for ColoPeople

When they were preparing to relaunch, ColoPeople required a completely new website, which I wrote.

http://www.colopeople.com/

Copywriting Tear Pages

Copywriting the tear pages for Flexinol, a joint supplement.

https://www.amazon.com/Joint-Health-Support-All-Natural-Increases/dp/B01IFSV6UG

Press Release - Farm to Table Cuisine

This was a press release I wrote for a segment of "Leading Edge".

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11344791.htm

Press Release - HubShout

This is a press release written for HubShout celebrating their News SEO plan.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/seoreseller/hubshout/prweb11996312.htm

Blog Post - Exhibit Design

This was a blog post written for Excalibur Exhibits promoting good exhibit design.

http://www.excaliburexhibits.com/blog/planning-stages-five-key-considerations-for-exhibit-design/

Blog Post - Housecleaning

This was a blog post written to encourage consumers to purchase homecleaning services leading up to the holidays.

https://www.firstcoasthomepros.com/start-holiday-cleaning-now-to-boost-fun-and-reduce-stress/

Article - Response Team Injury Liability

This was an in-depth article written for D4H about liability in response team injuries.

https://d4htechnologies.com/blog/post/20140506-response-team-injuries-are-you-liable

Experience

Freelance Content & Copywriter: Tell Your Brand Story and Get Your Message Heard

Are you looking for a dynamic writer with a large range of expertise and experiences? Do you want the absolute best in web content, articles and blog posts? Do you need fresh copy that takes your business to the next level? How about a hardworking, creative individual who has an obsession with getting work in before a deadline? As a writer, Cathleen is in the top 10% of blog and article writers and the top 1% of content writers out of over 22,000 on Elance, on top of having exceptional feedback on all the sites with which she works. With a highly-varied background, she brings a unique perspective and out-of-the-box creativity to your project. Small business management, digital marketing, green and conventional construction, renewable energy, security, disaster response, automotive mechanics, a large range of arts and crafts, sustainable agriculture, local foods, primitive skills, natural healing and plant science are just a few of the many areas she has worked in through the years. She is also an avid researcher, with a Master of Science under her belt, while maintaining a friendly, conversational tone in blog posts. Able to cover a range of voices, she is at home working on exceptional professional articles, white papers, marketing projects and ad copy as she is with DIY articles, educational ebooks and entertaining blog posts. Do you have a project that needs a special touch? Cathleen is a special writer who is ready to help your company succeed through superior content, better conversions and amazing response. Contact her today to see what difference a truly professional writer can make for your marketing efforts.

Company: Freelance Content & Copywriter

I worked there from 1/2006 until now

Co-founder

Worked with Galen Chadwick in setting up organization pursuing local food, local economy and local power. Acted as Lawrence County Coordinator from 2008-2009. Helped form spin-off Well-Fed Neighbor Farmers' Cooperative. Editor for the County Restoration Handbook, combining emergency response, disaster management and long-term community resiliency in household, community and county level involvement. Promoted community gardens, including establishing one at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield, Missouri and assisting with establishment of community gardens at Missouri State University and at the Freedom Center in Aurora, Missouri.

Company: Well Fed Neighbor Alliance

I worked there from 9/2008 until now

Glass, Jewelry and Fiber Artist, Sustainable Farmer

Editing wild edible plants manuscript (Pages from an Ozarks Herbal), preparing photos and posting/managing social media marketing, creating blog posts, developing simple living recipes, bookkeeping, creative efforts in glass, jewelry and fiber arts, displays for art shows, contracting with shows, customer service, shipping and other tasks as necessary.

Company: The Misty Manor, Mercers

I worked there from 12/2003 until now

Construction and Maintenence

Providing construction and home remodeling labor and expertise for homeowners in the Springfield area, including plumbing repairs and installation of new fixtures, addition of new electrical circuits, outlets, basic switches and fixtures, landscaping, raised bed construction, painting, drywall installation and repair, laminate flooring installation, strawbale construction - both load-bearing and in-fill post-and-beam construction, framing, roof framing and metal roofing, insulation installation, and other tasks as needed by clients.

Company: Independent Contractor

I worked there from 8/2006 until now

Volunteer

Currently mostly taking courses to update my credentials and figuring out how to be useful in the local chapter. Promoting the Red Cross at events for other organizations I participate in. Directing people to the Red Cross for training and volunteer activities.

Company: American Red Cross - Greater Ozarks Chapter

I worked there from 11/2010 until now

Quartermaster

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Auxiliary is a volunteer company organized under the Office of the Sheriff with its officers commissioned by the Sheriff: an organization, training program, and resource pool for the county sheriff to call upon and deputize as necessary in an emergency situation. The goal of this program is to achieve the best possible emergency readiness at the least cost under difficult budgetary circumstances while minimizing reliance on outside resources and intervention. My responsibilities include the actual formation and initial organization of the company, including training, procedures, recruitment, establishment of forms and protocols for company, establishment, recording and maintenance of unit inventory, and supervision of unit finance clerk, under supervision of the Lawrence County Sheriff. As a commissioned officer, it is my responsibility to organize logistics for the unit in the field and disaster response, and to serve wherever required.

Company: Lawrence County Sheriff's Auxiliary

I worked there from 2/2012 until now

Mount Pleasant Committeewoman

The Committeeman/Committeewoman are elected positions (two-year term), and are supposed to be the feet, eyes, and ears of the party in their community: knocking on doors; communicating concerns and priorities back up to the state party organization; getting out the vote; helping people register, get to elections, and educate themselves on choices; helping make sure primaries and elections are fair; locating volunteers and funding; helping candidates locally; being an example of what a "Republican" should be.

Company: Republican Central Committee (Lawrence County Republican Central Committee)

I worked there from 8/2011 until now

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

How Outsourcing Your Accounting Staff Moves Your Digitization Goals Forward

I recently wrote a short blog post for AccountRely, one of my regular clients, on how the digitization process is increasing outsourcing of accounting staffing. I'd like to develop a more in-depth piece of around 1,500 words for your company's use. It would cover statistics on digitization and staffing, how companies that are digitizing are seeing strong benefits and growth and how outsourcing accounting staffing allows the business to focus on specializing in their area of expertise.

Content type: Article

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# Reasons Why it's Vital That Your Business Have a Digitization Strategy

Digitization is a hot-button word for many businesses today, causing one of two reactions - the business blindly throws money at the problem or it ignores the process entirely, losing market share. This would discuss in depth some of the statistics of businesses that have gone through or are going through digital transformation versus those that have not, and the reasons why it's important to have a solid strategy for digization in place.

Content type: Article

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# Ways to Get Clean Water in Emergencies

This would discuss several different ways to find, store or treat water in an emergency or disaster situation.

Content type: Article

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# Apps and Tools to Boost Your Digital Marketing Productivity

This would discuss as many tools in depth as possible that work well to help people new to digital marketing with their productivity needs, such as Buffer, And Co, Evernote and similar applications or tools. I've written similar pieces for a small accounting outsourcing company I work with, but with a different angle and focus for what type of tools to include.

Content type: Article

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Let's Talk Features and Benefits

You have a great home page that leads to a set of features/benefits of fiberglass pultrusion: Corrosion Resistance, Electromagnetic Transparency, Lightweight, Consistent Cross Section, High Strength, Electrical Insulation, Superior Dimensional Stability, Thermal Insulation. I can see a lot of potential topics for future articles, but the "Click to Learn More" button just loops the same page. I'd like to propose an article that goes into further depth on each of these topics to link to.

Content type: Article

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