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nDash Writer Profile for Helen Doherty

Helen Doherty

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Copywriter and Content Creator

About Me

I specialize in writing informative content and blogs about technology, home maintenance and repair, interior design, construction, and landscaping.

Using my degree in computer science with a double major in English, I worked for ten years in the defense technology sector as a software specialist and technical writer. This experience enables me to write relevant content about technology and technology trends.

Also, I create content for marketing agencies and businesses across the US and around the world. Topics range from real estate to technology for both B2B or business to customer. 

Contact me if you would like to discuss an assignment and find the right voice for your company.


Industries I Write About

Arts & Crafts

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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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Design

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Furniture

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Glass, Ceramics & Concrete

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Health, Wellness & Fitness

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Information Technology & Services

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Leisure & Travel

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Maritime

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My Writing Samples

Live in Austin? Save Money with Daylighting

An article about the benefits of 'daylighting' and how to take advantage of available natural light.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xEWb__dG5bNoOEbToxn4M2tJr-3adb3T-Nhylf0UYvQ/edit?usp=sharing

Alibaba Cloud Launches Two Data Centers in London

A tech piece about the launch of Alibaba Cloud's two new data centers in London.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YOU7UOw4RqAenw9DCmsu_EMYume8HcFz3RK43KW_fUs/edit?usp=sharing

Building Design Drawings, What's the Difference?

A blog explaining the difference between Working, Shop, Detail, and As-built construction drawings.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jk9N371HedwaTgJZeSLlorv_aDSbHrUXJL8Gkr2UBdo/edit?usp=sharing

Experience

Cartographer

Computer support in geospatial arena

Company: Defense Mapping Agency

I worked there from 8/1985 until 5/1986

Staff Engineer

Computer support and technical writing for DOD involving space systems and high technology

Company: General Research Corporation

I worked there from 5/1986 until 1/1992

Computer Specialist

Database Manager, software troubleshooting, technical writing

Company: US Geological Survey

I worked there from 2/1992 until 2/1996

Content Writer

Website content writer for a wide variety of businesses

Company: Freelance

I worked there from 5/2018 until now

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

How to Buy the Perfect Handbag Online

Finding the perfect handbag can quickly become a daunting task with the enormous selection available online and in stores. This blog post will break down the best way to purchase a handbag online in easy to follow steps. The blog focuses on style, size, brands, quality, and finally price point.

Content type: Blog Post

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Choose the Perfect Handbag From These Updated Classics

Are you feeling overwhelmed about choosing the right handbag? The dizzying selection of styles, sizes, and colors stresses the hardiest of shoppers. This blog describes all the classic styles and explains their features and best uses. The satchel, tote, hobo, messenger, and clutch are five of the ten classic styles explored in the blog. The final section describes the best way to start your search for the perfect handbag at an affordable price.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: handbag,fashion

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Landscape Design for Seniors Aging in Place

This blog post will highlight important design decisions that shouldn't be overlooked when creating a senior-friendly landscape for your home. It will focus on: Low maintenance plants and design Integrating lighting and safety features Ensuring ample seating with shaded areas Creating a private area in the landscape for seniors to bird watch or tend a small garden Incorporating memorable plants and avoiding tripping obstacles Finally, choosing a landscaping company that listens to your concerns

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: landscaping,landscape design

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Daylighting Design Techniques for Your Home Renovation

After explaining the basics of 'daylighting', this blog post will touch on the healthful benefits and cost savings associated with it. The bulk of the post will discuss architectural design techniques that optimize natural daylight in a home remodel. The following daylighting components will be explored in detail. Skylights and tubular daylighting devices Daylight redirection and solar shading devices Glass doors and reflective surfaces Daylight-responsive electric lighting controls and timers

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: design,home renovation,home remodeling

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Update Your Landscape With These 2019 Design Trends

If your landscape is looking tired and dated, it may be time to freshen it up with designs trending in 2019. My experience as a homeowner, landscaping and maintaining a one-acre yard for over 20 years, gives me insight into what works well for suburban lawns. This blog will focus on low maintenance design, incorporating non-traditional plants, eco-conscious plants and flowers that attract bees, designing private, secluded spaces, and making a striking first impression.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: landscaping,landscape design

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Invest In Fantastic Flagler County Florida

Flagler County Florida has it all, quality of life, seaport location, easy access airports, low-cost of living, the list goes on and on. This blog post enlightens potential real estate investors about the enormous benefits of investing in Flagler County. The post initially focuses on the history and quality of life of in Palm Coast, Marineland, Beverly Beach, Bunnell, Flagler Beach, and Painters Hill. It then explores the stable business environment and ties in Everest Property Management.

Content type: Blog Post

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Make the Perfect Handbag More Perfect - add a Zipper

Classic handbag styles never go out of fashion, and the best update is adding a zipper or two either as a fashion statement or for obvious security reasons. This blog will focus on the fashion-forward addition of zippers to classically styled handbags. Where to place the zippers on satchels, saddlebags, duffels, messenger, bucket, hobo, baguette, backpack and wristlet bags. Including a description of the types of zippers, classic and high end offered by UCAN.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: zippers,handbag making,handbag design

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Landscape Design for Seniors Aging in Place

This blog highlights important design decisions that shouldn't be overlooked when creating a senior-friendly landscape for your home. It focuses on 1) Low maintenance plants and design 2) Integrating lighting and safety features 3) Ensuring ample seating with shaded areas 4) Creating a private area in the landscape for seniors to bird watch or tend a small garden 5) Incorporating memorable plants and focal points 6) Working together with a landscape designer to create the perfect oasis.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: landscaping,landscape design

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Daylighting Design Techniques for Your Home Renovation

After explaining the basics of 'daylighting', this blog explores the healthful benefits and cost savings associated with it. The bulk of the post will discuss architectural design techniques that optimize natural daylight in a home remodel. The following daylighting components will be explored in detail. 1) Skylights and tubular daylighting devices 2) Daylight redirection and solar shading devices 3) Glass doors and reflective surfaces 4) Daylight-responsive electric lighting controls and timers

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: design,home renovation,home remodeling

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Urban Bicycling Networks: Pathway to the Future

Cities around the world have successfully integrated biking networks as a major transportation system. Playing catchup, cities in the United States are embracing the concept as demand rises for safe and effective bikeways. This blog breaks down bikeway designs from shared-roadway to protected bike lane and discusses the benefits of each. Elements of a great biking city include investment in infrastructure, a desire to improve the city, and a focus on safety. Finally, moving forward.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: public works,citizen engagement

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Exploring the Outdoors in Syracuse, NY

Who wants to spend 70 hours mowing the lawn in the summer? That is the average time Americans spend on yard work. Why not explore the gorgeous outdoors in upstate NY and leave the lawnmowing to experts? Reclaim your free time with these outdoor adventures nearby. Feel refreshed at Chittenango Falls State Park, get on the water at Jamesville Beach Park, take a dip at Green Lakes State Park, go fishing at Oneida Lake, or even go horseback riding at Highland Forest.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: lawn mowing services

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