Writing Portfolio

Duxbury Clipper:

I’ve been writing news and features stories for my town paper, Duxbury Clipper, since February 2017. It’s an independent newspaper, which has been in print since 1950. Below is a selection of my work:

Features:

Jay Psaros Concert Review

Profile of Duxbury Camera Club

Profile on Norm Laviolette and the DEF Improv Comedy Fundraiser

Cold Chocolate Concert Review

News & Town Government:

Hazard Mitigation Plan

Memorial Day Services 2017

New Roost for Bongi’s Turkey

Outlining the Update for the Duxbury Master Plan

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning Update

Safeguarding Duxbury Bay

Follow-Up Article on the Update for the Duxbury Master Plan

 

Editorials:

At Colby-Sawyer College, I was a staff writer and news editor of our newspaper The Courier. During that time, I composed editorials about an array of subjects. Below are some of favorite of those pieces:

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NYC Conference

Olympics

Reality TV versus The Evening News

 

Blog Posts:

I began my blogging career in 2009, writing reflection pieces and posting occasional content related to country music. Since then, my passion for country music has became the blog’s sole focus. I took my country music writing career to the next level when I was invited to join My Kind of Country, a widely read national country music blog, in 2011. Here are a selection of my favorite pieces:

Complete Archive of My writing for My Kind of Country (6+ Years)

Album Reviews:

 Album Review: Eric Church – The Outsiders

Album Review: Eric Church – Mr. Misunderstood

Album Review: Kathy Mattea – Calling Me Home

Album Review: George Strait – Here For A Good Time

Album Review: Nickel Creek – A Dotted Line

Album Review: Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer, Different Park

Album Review – Brandy Clark – 12 Stories

Album Review: Brandy Clark – Big Day In A Small Town

Album Review: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – That Nashville Sound

Single Reviews:

Single Review: Julie Roberts – ‘Nascar Party’

Single Review: LeAnn Rimes – ‘Give’

Single Review: Reba McEntire – ‘Going Out Like That’

Editorials/Other:

102.5 WKLB cancels Sunday Morning Country Oldies

Book Review: Emma Donoghue – ‘Room’ 

Bite Size Fim Reviews

“Every Little Thing” and Carly Pearce’s fabricated fairy tale

50th CMA Awards: Grading the Twenty Performances

Dixie Chicks Live: long time gone, but back once again

 

Published Work:

A few of my reviews have made their way onto the sites of the artist I was writing about. Often local singers have stumbled upon my blog and asked me to review their most recent work. Links to two of those reviews were posted to the artist’s webpage. Here are those pieces:

Kathy Mattea Concert Review

Shanna Jackman EP Review

Nancy Beaudette ‘Fa La La’ Review

Ultimate Team Players (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center article)

Loretta Lynn Concert Review (on South Shore Music Circus website)

Letter To The Editor – Colby-Sawyer College Alumni Magazine

 

 Other Communications Documents:

Beyond the samples I have given you above, here is a selection of press releases and letters I have written throughout my career:

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BWA LETTER

Pampered Pooch Salon Press Release (Writing Sample)

Winter Blast Press Release

Radio:

At 95.9 WATD-FM, I was assigned the task of writing a promo script for a contest. WATD-FM gives away a free one-year membership to Healthtrax, a local fitness facility. I composed three scripts and Lisa Azizian chose one to turn into their ad. I’ve included the script below. I was solely in charge of the script not the production of the promo.

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