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Kayla Desroches

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Content Writer & Journalist

About Me

I'm a content writer who specializes in engaging, conversational copy, and I bring the impeccable research skills that come with a background in journalism. 

I partner with clients to write quality content that fits their brand's voice and image.

Learn more about me on my website!


Industries I Write About

Mental Health Care

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Food & Beverages

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Education Management

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My Writing Samples

Writing a Book for the First Time: What to Expect

Blogged for a self-publishing company, Gatekeeper Press

https://gatekeeperpress.com/writing-a-book-for-the-first-time/

Sober Homes Rise To Meet Addiction Numbers

Three new sober homes have opened in Billings this summer. The women behind them say dorm-style houses offer a safe space for people working through addiction. But some treatment providers say sober living homes are part of a larger system of treatment that needs improvement.

https://www.ypradio.org/post/sober-homes-rise-meet-addiction-numbers

The Grotto, Fresh Cup

Wrote a profile of a woman-run kombucha taproom for tea trade magazine, Fresh Cup

https://shop.freshcup.com/products/june-2019

AK: Are invasive Kodiak crawdads eating their salmon neighbors’ babies?

An informal sport fishery has popped up in Kodiak. For crawdads.

https://www.alaskapublic.org/2018/08/24/ak-are-invasive-kodiak-crawdads-eating-their-salmon-neighbors-babies/

Vape Shop Opens in Kodiak

Vaping, or the inhalation of vapor through a device, has been called a healthier alternative to smoking.

http://kmxt.org/2016/07/vape-shop-opens-kodiak/

Federal Agencies Clarify Hemp Seed Importation

The 2018 Farm Bill made it legal under the U.S. Department of Agriculture for farmers to produce hemp, but the federal agency has been slow to implement some aspects of the new law.

https://www.ypradio.org/post/federal-agencies-clarify-hemp-seed-importation#stream/0

Experience

Reporter

General news reporter in Billings, Montana

Company: Yellowstone Public Radio News

I worked there from 9/2018 until now

Reporter, News Director

Directed the news department at a radio station that served Kodiak, a city of roughly 8,000 people in Alaska

Company: KMXT Public Radio

I worked there from 2/2014 until 8/2018

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

5 Ways to Make A Waiting Room More Welcoming

Waiting rooms sound boring. They often are boring. Here are five ways to make your patients' waiting time a little more entertaining.

Content type: Blog Post

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Pitching radio stations

How do you pitch radio stations as a person in PR, marketing, or copywriting? Here are the five things to keep in mind.

Content type: Blog Post

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Making Reading Fun For New Learners

An approachable, conversational how-to guide for parents or guardians working with children ages 4 to 6 on their reading level. Covers daily exercises, best approaches, and ways to make reading fun for children.

Content type: Blog Post

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What Journalists Expect

A quick and dirty guide for PR people on interacting with journalists, covering what they should know about expectations, mindset, and bare minimums.

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5 Ways to Pitch Media

A quick and dirty guide to pitch your content to journalists, covering what they should know about expectations, mindset, and the seven deadly sins.

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To K-pod or not to K-pod

A look at different coffee machine options for the corporate office that will help managers decide what to purchase for their office needs.

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Charm for Anxious People

What if I told it's possible to be both charming and socially awkward? Many people think these are two opposite concepts, but they're often one and the same. The two can happily coexist, and you don't need to do anything besides be yourself - just with the benefit of some extra knowledge. This would be a listicle about engaging with others without having to repress that social anxiety we all experience at first, but rather embracing it.

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Landscaping in an urban sprawl

An article about bringing greenery and tranquility to a business, restaurant, or coffee shop in an urban setting. I would focus on space, presentation, and placement of bushes, flowers, and other landscaping features.

Content type: Blog Post

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A moderate's guide to eating more plants

Do you consider yourself an almost-vegan? This would be listicle about different plant-based approaches to eating and ways to incorporate more plant-based protein and foods into your diet without going full-vegan.

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Literacy, teaching your child at home

An approachable, conversational how-to guide for parents working with children ages 4 to 6 on their reading level. Covers daily exercises, best approaches, and ways to make reading fun for struggling children.

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What Journalists Expect

A quick and dirty guide for PR people on interacting with journalists, covering what they should know about expectations, mindset, and bare minimums.

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Build a Kit: A Guide

What do you grab at the last minute before evacuating? That's not a question you work out last minute. You should have food, cash, a spare set of clothes, and other necessities, and you should have them at your finger tips. This would be a list of items to pack in case you need to scram - and fast.

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5 Ways to Pitch Media

A quick and dirty guide to pitch your content to journalists, covering what they should know about expectations, mindset, and the seven deadly sins.

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The Benefits of Art & Music Therapy in Rehabilitation

Often it takes a strong positive attitude and mindset to tackle difficult physical challenges. Art and music therapy can help a person's spirit while they work on healing their bodies. This blog post would examine the many benefits of incorporating creative therapy into the rehabilitation process.

Content type: Blog Post

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5 Ways to Pitch Media

A quick and dirty guide to pitch your content to journalists, covering what they should know about expectations, mindset, and the seven deadly sins.

Content type: Blog Post

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5 Ways to Pitch Media

A quick and dirty guide to pitching​ your content to journalists, covering what they should know about expectations, mindset, and the three deadly sins.

Content type: Blog Post

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5 Benefits of Incorporating Art and Music Therapy In Addiction Treatment

Often it takes a strong positive attitude and mindset to tackle addiction. Art and music therapy can help a person's spirit while they work on healing their bodies and their minds. This blog post would examine the many benefits of incorporating creative therapy into the recovery process.

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5 Ways to Advocate For Your Job Growth

It's no secret that the job market is employer-oriented. You can end up feeling replaceable and overused. But it doesn't have to be that way. It's up to you to ask for what you need, whether that's a raise, a vacation, or a mental health day. Here are five ways to advocate for yourself and maintain that work-life balance.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: work-life balance,job market,mental health,sick days,vacation days,raise,how to ask for a raise

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The Role of Sisterhood In Recovery

What are some ways that you can find success in your recovery through a community in women? This blog would go into the importance of community, support, and sisterhood in helping guide young women in addiction management.

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Cultivating corporate culture

A guide for managers and supervisors on creating a productive and nurturing office environment that will encourage employees to do their best work. Especially tailored towards larger workplaces.

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A moderate's guide to eating more plants

Do you consider yourself an almost-vegan? This would be listicle about different plant-based approaches to eating and ways to incorporate more plant-based protein and foods into your diet without going full-vegan.

Content type: Blog Post

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The Benefits of Art & Music Therapy in Rehabilitation

Often it takes a strong positive attitude and mindset to tackle difficult physical challenges. Art and music therapy can help a person's spirit while they work on healing their bodies. This blog post would examine the many benefits of incorporating creative therapy into the rehabilitation process.

Content type: Blog Post

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