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Amy Barnes

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Freelance writer and editor with experience at a wide range of publications from Forbes to Apartment Therapy. Focus on lifestyle, food and beverage, education and parenting. 

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My Writing Samples

Great American Burger Gets Innovative

article about new Carl's Junior burger with truffles

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/03/27/great-american-burger-gets-innovative-carls-jr-serves-up-bacon-truffle-angus-burger/#65451f6a75e5

Rise Brewing Co Brews Up Good Things

article about new Rise Brewing Co new oat milk

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/03/25/rise-brewing-co-brews-up-good-things-with-organic-oat-milk-launch/#7025e35270e5

Reviews of New Food: Shamrock Shake

"review" of McDonald's Shamrock Shake

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/shamrock-shake

Footprints of Philanthrophy: How KeHE Cares

article about food distributor KeHE's charitable arm and recent conference

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/03/01/footprints-of-philanthropy-how-kehe-distributes-products-and-care/#3784ca262aca

Chobani Gimmes Yogurt Gets Animated

new Chobani product and animated character launch

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/03/07/kids-choice-chobani-yogurt-gets-animated-packaging-meets-character-promotion/#6e3b46ff1d4b

Dublin Inspired Cheeseboard As 2019 Pillsbury Bake-Off Winner

2019 Pillsbury Bake-Off Winning Recipe

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/02/27/dublin-cheeseboard-is-2019-pillsbury-bake-off-winner-49th-winner-bakes-in-memories/#1ca51f8e44a8

Farm Burger Launches Invasive Species Sandwich

Launch of new blue catfish (invasive species) sandwich at Farm Burger

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/02/19/feeding-customers-to-increase-sustainability-farm-burger-launches-invasive-species-menu-item/#1f9f433310f4

Coca-Cola Scores With Retro Ad Campaign

Launch of Coca Cola Orange with new branding and commercial

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/02/25/coke-scores-with-retro-feel-creative-campaign-introducing-orange-vanilla-coke/#255831466fbd

Celebrating Year of the Pig With Plant Based Bacon Chips

Plant based mushroom chips that look and taste like bacon

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/02/14/celebrating-year-of-the-pig-with-pigout-chips-how-plant-based-chips-are-taking-on-bacon/#448ebff54b4a

Red Bull Gives You Wings With New Spring Flavors

New Red Bull flavors/CPG launch

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/02/06/red-bull-gives-you-hearts-and-wings-in-2019-falling-in-love-with-new-flavors/#461bd9ac14e8

Tasty Launches Ice Cream Flavors With Social Media Connection

Tasty ice cream collaboration from site recipes.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/02/12/tasty-site-launches-ice-cream-flavors-using-social-media-as-recipe-for-success/#ab89fe272d24

Going Dry in 2019: Coca Cola Non-Alcoholic Beverage Launch

New non-alcoholic Coca Cola beverages

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/01/30/going-dry-in-2019-coca-cola-raising-the-bar-for-non-alcoholic-beverages/#6fdd0f4e32f0

Going Dairy Free in 2019: Chobani Plant Based Yogurt Launch

Launch of Chobani plant-based yogurts

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/01/17/going-dairy-free-in-2019-chobani-disrupting-yogurt

Going Beyond Meat in 2019: Carl's Jr. Parters With Beyond Meat

Launch of Beyond Meat burger at Carl's Jr.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/01/04/going-beyond-meat-in-2019-how-to-eat-meatless-at-carls-jr/#1fa9ce0260c1

Adding Braille Stickers To Kellogg's Treats

Braille stickers and audio box for Rice Krispies treats

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/01/09/adding-braille-stickers-to-kelloggs-treats-how-to-feel-the-heart-of-lunch/

Power of Bagel Protein at Einstein Bros

protein-filled bagels at Einstein Bros

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/01/10/the-power-of-bagel-protein-in-2019-getting-smart-with-einstein-bros-breakfast/#53c62dde3e47

Blue Bell Creameries Mardi Gras Ice Cream Launch

Special Mardi Gras ice cream launch by Blue Bell Creameries

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/01/02/ringing-in-2019-with-blue-bell-creameries-mardi-gras-king-cake-ice-cream/#3d804e352430

Planning a 2019 Pantone Party

Party based on Pantone Color of the Year, Living Coral

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/01/02/planning-a-2019-pantone-party-menu-ways-to-choose-living-coral-foods/#1d2e55783415

Chipotle Lifestyle Bowls

Chipotle launches lifestyle bowls with vegan and keto options

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2019/01/03/2019-brings-new-chipotle-lifestyle-menu-ways-to-add-diet-bowls-to-resolutions/#4cc74d1518d0

Pinterest Predicts 2019 Food Trends

2019 food trends by Pinterest surveys and site analysis

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2018/12/18/pinterest-predicts-2019-food-trends-how-to-discover-pinterest-favorites/#5e5da0bb70d6

2019 Fresh Market Food Predictions

Fresh Market predicts 2019 food trends

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2018/12/21/make-your-new-year-produce-shopping-list-the-fresh-market-picks-2019-trends/#771f42e06c11

Pie to the People: Pinterest and Pie Bar

Small Atlanta pie shop partners with Pinterest for marketing success

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2018/12/12/pie-to-the-people-pinterest-helps-pie-provisions-expand-nationally/?fbclid=IwAR3nYpMhUzUROwnAZpHyMfcx3CXXAzTCEKSSEnv0UqoslhOIme50ubwc1k4#6d13e99835c3

New Food Review of Aldi German foods

"review" of Aldi German food offerings in frozen section

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/aldi-schnitzel-spaetzle-and-bienenstich-almond-cake?fbclid=IwAR1L-rnJbF19ffIh4CURLAsRGaKoGdAu34IKVMg-Huig0dZeb6X7UvLtNDE

Dinty Moore and Goodr Feed Atlanta's Hungry

pop-up food partnership with Dinty Moore and Goodr

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2018/11/29/dinty-moore-and-goodr-feed-needy-atlanta-seniors-one-bowl-at-a-time/#1356346f5acf

How Mason Jars are Moving Beyond Pinterest

Layered jar delivery service in Nashville

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amybarnes/2018/11/07/how-mason-jars-are-moving-beyond-pinterest-and-propelling-a-nashville-business/#247068b75c33

How We Paid Off Two Mortgages Early

article about early mortgage pay-off

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/pay-mortgage-early-save-money-pros-cons-260502

The Cost of Homemade Halloween Costumes

lifestyle article about cost of making homemade Halloween costumes

https://www.thebillfold.com/2018/10/the-cost-of-homemade-halloween-costumes/

Earth Day Facts To Keep You Up At Night

Facts about Earth Day

https://karmakiss.com/blogs/the-quirky-gifts-blog/11-facts-about-earth-day-that-will-keep-you-up-at-night

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day gift item guie

https://karmakiss.com/blogs/the-quirky-gifts-blog/2016-father-s-day-gift-guide-upgrade-your-dad

What is a Recast Mortgage?

Info about recasting a mortgage

https://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/what-is-a-recast-mortgage/

Have a Cow: University Dairies

article about universities with dairies and ice cream shops

https://www.farmflavor.com/us-agriculture/have-a-cow-11-university-dairies-that-sell-ice-cream-cheese-and-more/

The Curd of Cheese

personal essay about cheese curds

https://medium.com/the-dot-non-fiction/the-curd-of-cheese-c1efa7341e6d

Atlanta's Tea Rooms Are Steeped in Tradition

article about tea rooms in Atlanta

https://www.chowhound.com/features/atlantas-modern-tearooms-steeped-tradition-389

The Cost of a Musical Education

article about music education costs for kids

https://www.thebillfold.com/2018/09/the-cost-of-giving-our-children-a-musical-education/

Things You Never Thought You Could Do in a Rental

lifestyle article on making changes to a rental property

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/rental-home-improvement-ideas-259985

San Francisco Commuter Solutions

lifestyle article about San Francisco housing options

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/best-san-francisco-suburbs-259812

10 Ways to Encourage Reading

ways to encourage kids to read

https://je411.blogspot.com/2016/02/ten-ways-to-encourage-reading.html

Nashville Neighborhoods With Great Ice cream

lifestyle article about Nashville neighborhoods

https://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/three-nashville-neighborhoods-with-great-ice-cream

Where to Live in Nashville Besides the City

housing options outside of Nashville city center

https://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/where-to-live-near-nashville-besides-the-city

Urban Nashville Neighborhoods Millennials Flock To

urban Nashville neighborhood options

https://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/9-urban-nashville-neighborhoods-that-millennials-flock-to

Nashville Food Truck Neighborhoods

popular food truck options in Nashville

https://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/5-nashville-neighborhoods-to-find-the-best-food-trucks

Best Hot Chicken In Nashville

hot chicken restaurant options in Nashville

https://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/the-best-neighborhoods-to-find-nashville-hot-chicken

What is the weight of wealth?

personal spiritual essay

https://parabola.org/2018/04/30/what-is-the-weight-of-wealth-by-amy-barnes/

The Wonderful, Delightful, Very Good Book

article about Maurice Sendak book for toddlers

https://thegiggleguide.com/bookworm/2014-04/wonderful-delightful-no-bad-very-good-book

Put a Bonnet On It

Trade article about child's bonnet company products

https://thegiggleguide.com/grapevine/2014-08/put-bonnet-it

Toobalink Connects With Building Toys

article about building toys

https://thegiggleguide.com/green-scene/2011-07/toobalink-connects-building-greener-toys

10 Things I've Learned After Living in Nashville for a Decade

neighborhood article about Nashville community

https://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/10-things-ive-learned-after-living-in-nashville-for-a-decade

Gifted Soup: Thinking outside the soup pot

gifted education article

https://stonesoup.com/post/gifted-soup-thinking-outside-of-the-soup-pot/

Things to know about buying a house in Nashville

home buying guidance in Nashville area

https://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/buying-a-house-in-nashville-what-you-need-to-know

Chick-a-Dee Smoke Detector Chirps Warning

art meets smoke detector product launch

https://thegiggleguide.com/grapevine/2012-07/chick-dee-smoke-detector-chirps-warning

9 Suburban Cities With Easy Commutes to Nashville

lifestyle article about Nashville commutes and housing options

https://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/9-suburban-cities-with-easy-commutes-to-nashville

Exploring Nashville's honky-tonks

all about Nashville's honky-tonk bar options

https://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/exploring-the-honky-tonks-of-nashvilles-broadway

Where to Discover Nashville's Cherry Blossoms

Where to find Nashville's cherry blossoms

https://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/where-to-discover-nashvilles-cherry-blossoms

Dog-Friendly Nashville Neighborhoods

best Nashville neighborhoods for dogs

https://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/the-most-dog-friendly-neighborhoods-in-nashville

Social Media Rules for School Administrators

simple rules for school administrators to use on social media

https://schoolleadersnow.weareteachers.com/social-media-etiquette-tips-school-leadership/

Best Places for Mother's Day in Nashville

Mother's Day restaurants in Nashville

https://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/the-best-places-in-nashville-to-take-mom-for-mothers-day

Ways to Use Blue Light Specials To Spark Innovation

Ideas for innovation in schools

https://schoolleadersnow.weareteachers.com/bluelight-special-school/

School Lunch is About Serving School Culture

Innovations and community in school lunchrooms

https://schoolleadersnow.weareteachers.com/importance-of-school-lunch/

My Trip to Costa Rica Changed My Thinking as An Educator

Thoughts on Costa Rica Trip related to education in United States

https://schoolleadersnow.weareteachers.com/back-school-lessons-costa-rica/

Stimulate Babies and Sales With TutorTogs

black and white clothing for babies

https://thegiggleguide.com/grapevine/2011-02/stimulate-babies-and-sales-tutortogs

Lullaby and Good Ketikeva

international clothing fabrics and materials meet US markets

https://thegiggleguide.com/grapevine/2013-05/lullaby-and-good-ketiketa

Puppets Set the Stage for Imagination Theater

Puppet Theater product launch

https://thegiggleguide.com/features/2010-11/puppets-set-stage-imagination-theater

We Skipped the Big Wedding To Buy a House

Choosing house down payment over big wedding

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-we-chose-a-house-over-a-wedding-254600#cid-2782442

The Short Life of Bessie Taylor

short fiction

http://www.newsouthernfugitives.com/issues/issue-4/the-short-life-of-bessie-taylor/

I got an F in Vitamin D

vitamin D deficiency

https://whatsgood.vitaminshoppe.com/2017/10/24/vitamin-d-deficiency/

Turn Your Family Couch Into a Therapy Station

at-home family therapy on the couch

https://www.mother.ly/parenting/6-ways-to-turn-your-family-room-couch-into-a-therapists-couch

Inspired by Gaines Family to Give Up TV

giving up TV as a family and results

https://www.simplemost.com/chip-and-joanna-gaines-tv-experiment/

An Incident in Pottowa County

short fiction

http://www.newsouthernfugitives.com/author/amy-barnes/

When Puberty Meets Perimenopause

teen hormones and perimenopause

https://www.mother.ly/parenting/stop-name-hormones-puberty-meets-perimenopause

Brave

choosing to let hair gray naturally

https://www.mother.ly/parenting/brave

Saving $200 a Month on Groceries

Shopping from pantry and fridge to save money

https://www.simplemost.com/how-shopping-your-kitchen-for-groceries-can-help-you-save-200/

From Full-Time to Freelance

Going from full-time employment to freelance work

https://www.thebillfold.com/2018/04/from-full-time-to-freelance/

A Brutally Honest Guide to Holiday Toy Shopping

Buying holiday toy gifts

https://www.mother.ly/parenting/brutally-honest-holiday-guide-stem-toy-shopping

I went to 42 Weeks and Wouldn't Do It Again

giving birth at 42 weeks

https://www.romper.com/p/i-went-to-42-weeks-i-would-never-do-it-again-7607624

Moms to Be Expect to Be Remembered Too

Gifts for expectant moms

https://thegiggleguide.com/features/2011-05/moms-be-expect-be-remembered-too

With Poo-Pouri, Everything is Going Down Roses

Poo-pouri product for better-smelling bathrooms

https://thegiggleguide.com/green-scene/2013-04/poo-pourri-everything-going-down-roses

At Toy Fair, Work is Always Fair Play

Report from Toy Fair

https://thegiggleguide.com/shows/2011-02/toy-fair/report/toy-fair-work-always-play

Experience

Writer/Editor

Education writer and editor for several websites

Company: Leaf Group

I worked there from /2018 until now

Freelance writer

satire articles, fact checking, proofreading

Company: McSweeney's

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product description writer

product descriptions and blog entries

Company: Karma Kiss

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freelancer writer/editor

writer and editor of predictive text scripts and other writing formats including Harry Potter script, College Humor filmed script and story for the Calm App

Company: Botnik Studios

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freelance writer

lifestyle articles

Company: Apartment Therapy

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freelance writer

Company: Farm Flavor

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freelance writer

humor writing, marketing, PR, ad copy, inspirational copy

Company: ComedyWire

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contributing writer

Research, write, edit food related/business articles.

Company: Forbes

I worked there from 8/2018 until 4/2019

freelance B2B writer

Company: The Giggle Guide

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Freelance art/culture writer

write art meets life articles

Company: Crixeo

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freelance writer

financial lifestyle articles

Company: The Billfold

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freelance humor writer

humor writer

Company: Robot Butt

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freelancer writer

freelance realty/lifestyle writer

Company: Neighborhoods.com

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Freelance writer

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Education writer

Company: School Leaders Now

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Freelance education writer

Company: We Are Teachers

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Freelance writer/editor

Company: Classroom

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Class creator/facilitator

create and facilitate courses

Company: JERGroup

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freelance writer

business humor writing

Company: The Cooper Review

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freelance writer

parenting writer

Company: Motherly

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freelance writer

parenting writer

Company: Romper

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Content I Write