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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]I’m someone who proofreads his texts before he sends them and I’ve never lost a game of Scrabble. My business card says I’m a writer, but I’m much more than that. Specifically, I’m a web content writer, tech journalist, blogger, essayist, and reporter. I’m also a wiz at marketing strategy, highly knowledgeable of today’s SEO practices, and am an outside-the-box thinker. In my life, I’ve worn a wide variety of hats: I’ve been an educator and tutor, a graphic designer, and a scientist. My academic background is in the diverse areas of psychology, anthropology, biology, graphic design, creative writing and journalism, public relations, and mathematics.

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Read below about some of the different types of content I offer, and content me via the contact for at the bottom of the page if you would like to discuss opportunities for collaboration, or if you’re looking for a quote, or for any other questions you might have.

Dane O'Leary

[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” shape=”square” c_icon=”chevron” active_section=”1″ css=”.vc_custom_1463267258088{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-hashtag” add_icon=”true” title=”SEO, SMM & CONTENT WRITING” tab_id=”1463260603685-1ed70f59-9768″][vc_column_text][su_column]You’ve probably asked yourself why you’d want to hire a writer when you could create the content you need on your own and it would be just as good, right?

You could write your own content, but you would be missing some key opportunities. I’m an Inbound Certified writer, which means I’m knowledgeable of various ways one can use content to grow your website’s readership, encourage their continued interaction, convert them into leads and perhaps even customers who will tell their friends how great an experience they had with your company. After all, word-of-mouth recommendation of your products and services is the most effective form of advertising, and it’s one you can’t buy.

[/su_column][su_column]As an inbound strategist, I’m know which writing and marketing techniques work and which ones don’t. First, I’ll learn about you, your company, and its unique offerings while analyzing your website’s metrics so I can identify the specific buyer personas, or people who are likely to see your company as being or having the solution to their problems, the content should target. Naturally, I consider your uniqueness as a business, but my content is successful because it’s customer-centric, making each reader feel that your product speaks directly to him or her.

So what does this mean for you? The content I write employs the most essential techniques of search engine optimization (SEO) and social media marketing (SMM), which means your custom content will not only engage your existing visitors and customer base, but also make it easy for potential visitors and customers to find your company via channels like search engines and social media. Through my strategic use of popular keywords and phrases used in search engine queries, your business gets maximum visibility, exposure, and a major increase in web traffic.[su_column][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-newspaper-o” add_icon=”true” title=”ARTICLES & TECHNICAL WRITING” tab_id=”1463262265621-00a99f34-aa46″][vc_column_text][su_column]Although I’m a very passionate writer, I’m also incredibly passionate about the sciences. My academic focus in undergraduate school was psychology while also studying graphic design and journalism, then I studied anthropology at the graduate level, focusing on biological archaeology. As such, I have written more scholarly articles and technical, analytical research papers than you can imagine, making me especially adept as this particular form of writing.

 

[/su_column][su_column]For those who have the need for this skill, I can offer articles and technical writing of the highest quality. I begin by spending a significant amount of time researching a topic, broadening my personal perspective so that I can offer a comprehensive view. With this knowledge, I can either take a particular stance or viewpoint on a subject, or give a report-style, in-depth review depending on your particular needs. What’s more, I still incorporate basic SEO practices in even my most stringently scientific writing to ensure that it’s found by those who are interested in or looking for such information.[su_column][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check-square-o” add_icon=”true” title=”TECHNOLOGY & PRODUCT REVIEWS” tab_id=”1463263050540-724a3bbe-4018″][vc_column_text][su_column]While being an avid scientist and content writer, I also frequently write reviews. You might have seen some of my movie reviews—such as for Avengers: Age of UltronJurassic World, Ant-Man, or Panbut I also write reviews of many other things, especially consumer products, gadgets, and technology. One of the prior reviews was an in-depth overview of Chrome OS and the Samsung Chromebook, but I also review smartphones like the flagship-killing OnePlus 2, tablets, headphones, computers, and other types of tech.

If you have an awesome piece of technology or some other type of consumer product that you would liked reviewed, use the contact form below or send me an email. Generally, I like to spend one week with the product so that I can (a) learn to use it and (b) incorporate it into my daily routine, affording me maximum insight and a more accurate review.[/su_column][su_column]Upon having one week with your product, I will have a review written within 48 hours with accompanying photographs and a quantifiable score on a one-to-five or one-to-ten scale. After publishing the review, it will be made available to my readership base and can be used to market your product on social media and search engines. Again, if you are interested in having a comprehensive review written about your exciting new product, please feel free to contact me. Make sure to include a description of your product, its primary features, and links to any online resources concerning the nature of the product so that I can get an idea of how I would incorporate it into my daily life.

If you have further questions about this, please contact me using the form below.[su_column][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-camera-retro” add_icon=”true” title=”EVENTS JOURNALIST & REPORTER” tab_id=”1463263051652-681a0be8-af31″][vc_column_text][su_column]In college, I became a staff writer of the university’s newspaper. For three-and-a-half years, I wrote various editorials, reports, reviews, and even had my own column for a period. Many of my assignments were more magazine-like, brought in for entertainment purposes to increase student readership; however, I also wrote a number of articles concerning campus and nearby events. For a period after college, I wrote for the town’s newspaper as well.[/su_column][su_column]More recently, I’ve gained clients that have a need for editorial and journalistic content, which has made it necessary to don my reporter’s hat once again. In writing these feature, I plan and execute interviews with leads, support facts with relevant sources, and am always looking for a fresh perspective.[su_column][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-book” add_icon=”true” title=”BLOGGING” tab_id=”1463263052792-c166c891-ad60″][vc_column_text][su_column]Similar to SEO content writing, I offer blog posts that will bring additional traffic to your site by focusing on your target audience’s most common problems and offering them solutions. Traditional marketing such as cold-calling and cold emails tend to be focused on the marketer, but the blog posts I write for you will be focused on your audience. Think about how people use search engines. When someone navigates to Google, they often search for phrases that pertain to a problem that they are having, which can range from something like a malfunctioning smartphone to needing to know how to replace a doorknob.[/su_column][su_column]As such, the most successful blog posts will be optimized for visibility by people who are searching for solutions to very specific problems. The blog posts that I write are solution-centric, offering your audience the information that they want and need. In the short-term, this increases your company’s visibility on the internet, doubling or possibly even tripling your company’s readership. In the long-run, this increases the chances of converting visitors into followers who will return to your site when they have related problems and needs in the future.[su_column][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-file-text-o” add_icon=”true” title=”ESSAYS” tab_id=”1463263053875-29a7fb4e-3152″][vc_column_text][su_column]Like a hybrid between a blog post and an article, essays could be considered a candid, conversational discussion of a certain idea or topic, often expressing a particular viewpoint or perspective much like a magazine article. Essays can also portray an individual’s experience related to an idea, topic, or issue in the vain of a journal entry. I’ve written a variety of essays—more than I can count—on LGBT issues, addiction and recovery, integrity in scientific research, the political views of presidential candidates, and much more.[/su_column][su_column]I would be happy to discuss essaying opportunities in which we determine whether your company aligns with or advocate for any particular political issues, charity organizations, or one of a variety of other causes in order to strengthen or direct public’s perceptions of your company.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-shopping-cart” add_icon=”true” title=”MERCHANDISING & MARKETING MATERIALS” tab_id=”1463264197395-53d6a537-f2f4″][vc_column_text][su_column]Due to my background in graphic design, I can convey a message in a way that’s visually, aesthetically appealing while still organized and efficient. I’ve designed a variety of marketing materials, both for print and digital distribution, to meet a wide array of needs of clients across a wide breadth of industries. [/su_column][su_column]In addition to making things like brochures and flyers, I’ve also created invitations, announcements, newsletters, letterheads, helped companies develop compelling branding identities by designing logos and typographic themes, and even done some merchandizing design by making sure that products are packaged in a way that is appealing to consumers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-random” add_icon=”true” title=”MISCELLANOUS/OTHER” tab_id=”1463264198770-09013526-9c99″][vc_column_text][su_column]If you have any other writing needs—perhaps an ebook that needs written or formatted, a press release that’s been giving you a hard time, or a book that needs ghostwritten—I would be happy to discuss them with you in detail*. I don’t typically charge a flat rate, using each client’s individual needs to determine the cost of my services, but I will discuss that will you in addition to offering bundle rates for those who need my services on an ongoing basis.[/su_column][su_column]*Use the contact form below to contact me about any other content needs you might have.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_text_separator title=”CONTACT”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1463289407840{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][formidable id=4][/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”WHAT TO EXPECT AS MY CLIENT”][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text][su_service title=”Meet & Greet” icon=”http://daneoleary.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/shake-hands-icon.png” size=”68″]The people for whom I writer aren’t merely clients; they become friends. When I gain a new client, the first thing I want to do is meet them and get to know them. If it’s not possible to meet in person, I will converse with them via email, phone, Skype, or chat, learning about their background and experience, personality, and outlining the parameters of the new project.[/su_service][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][su_service title=”Research & Learning” icon=”http://daneoleary.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/research-icon.jpg” size=”68″]Being a writer of high-quality, custom content begins with research. When I gain a new client, the first thing I need to do is learn everything I can about him or her, the business, the products, associations with other companies, and so on. After learning everything I can about my new client, I can begin develop a content strategy.[/su_service][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][su_service title=”High-Quality Content” icon=”http://daneoleary.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/writer-icon_2.png” size=”68″]As a master wordsmith, I am always looking for opportunities to collaborate or develop professional relationships. Whether it’s a single, one-off project or an ongoing partnership, choose me for all of your content needs. Check out some of the content I offer below.[/su_service][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_cta h2=”SUBSCRIBE” txt_align=”center” color=”peacoc” add_icon=”top” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-envelope-o” i_color=”peacoc” i_background_style=”rounded” i_background_color=”white” i_size=”lg” i_on_border=”true”]It would be a real shame for you to miss out on all the awesome product reviews, writing guides, science, career tips, contents, and giveaways. 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