Preface

During my first semester of graduate school at Temple University, I was given the opportunity to intern with SEO Digital Group and transition to their freelance writing team in January 2021.

Some of my duties as a freelance writer include researching assigned topics, formatting content on WordPress, embedding related images from social media websites, linking to other relevant blog posts, and auditing content with Frase.io to increase traffic.

My work can be found on YeahWeddings and Pizzaware under my legal name.

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During the summer between my junior and senior year of university, I pitched to Flip Screen and Scratch Cinema to gain experience with writing about movies.

When contributing to these student-run publications, my main responsibilities involved researching the film’s history, analyzing its visual and verbal symbolism, and justifying my personal appreciation or criticism of the movie.

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As a senior at Salve Regina University, I enrolled in a Feature Writing class that focused on creating content for digital and print magazines.

The topics of these articles were chosen by me and approved by my professor. This content has not been published elsewhere but has been included in my portfolio to demonstrate my researching, fact-checking, and interviewing skills.

YeahWeddings – 2021

June

24 Magical Ideas For Lantern Wedding Centerpieces

26 Mason Jar Centerpieces For All Kinds of Wedding Receptions

May

25 Wedding Ring Alternatives For Creative Couples 

32 Wholehearted 60 Year Anniversary Gifts For Your Loved One

April

6 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas: 28 Heartfelt Gifts

28 Unforgettable 50th Anniversary Gifts For a Golden Commemoration

27 Thoughtful Bridal Party Gifts That Every Bridesmaid Will Cherish

29 Bachelorette Party Themes For Any Kind of Bride

21 Unforgettable Wedding Transportation Ideas For Your Special Day

28 Thoughtful Maid of Honor Gifts That She’ll Definitely Love

26 Thoughtful 20th Anniversary Gift Ideas Your Spouse Will Love

28 Wonderful 25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Any Spouse

March

How To Plan the Ultimate Airbnb Wedding For Your Special Day

32 Best 5 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas For All Kinds of Husbands and Wives

24 Inspiring Elopement Ideas For A Special Ceremony

What Should a Wedding Officiant Wear? Wedding Officiant Attire

What To Wear To A Courthouse Wedding: Dresses, Suits, & Courthouse Wedding Outfits

How To Choose A Wedding Officiant For Your Ceremony

February

24 Bachelorette Party Favors That Your Friends Will Love

What Is Jumping The Broom? Everything You Should Know About This Wedding Tradition

20 Great Songs for a Wedding Video Montage

32 Entertaining Bachelorette Party Activities & Games

19 Lively Wedding Cocktail Hour Songs To Play At Your Wedding

What is Wedding Insurance? Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Insurance Coverage

Mother of The Bride Etiquette: What Does the Mother of the Bride Do?

Do Bridesmaids Pay For Hair and Makeup?

January

34 Wonderful Ideas for Wedding Cake Toppers

10 Unique Garter Toss Ideas For Any Wedding Reception

19 Memorable Maid of Honor Speech Quotes For An Unforgettable Toast

18 Change the Date Ideas For Couples Rescheduling Their Wedding

Charming and Creative Ideas for a Desert Wedding Theme

Magical and Marvelous Ideas for a Beach Wedding

How to Write Reception Only Wedding Invitations

Beautiful Boho Wedding Ideas for Free-Spirited Brides and Grooms

Stylish and Sophisticated Ideas for a New Years Eve Wedding

YeahWeddings – 2020

December

22 Winter Wedding Flowers For the Perfect Winter Bridal Bouquet

16 Best Winter Wedding Colors For a Festive Reception and Ceremony

What To Wear Wedding Dress Shopping: Bridal Undergarments and More

27 Outdoor Wedding Reception Games That Are Fun For Everybody

How Long Should You Date Before Getting Married To Your Partner?

21 Wedding Dance Songs For Your Upcoming Wedding Reception

November

How To Plan A Bachelor Party: Everything You Need To Know About Bachelor Partying Planning

13 Mother-Son Dance Songs to Play at Your Wedding

20 Best Country Wedding Songs For The Perfect Country Wedding

How Long is a Wedding Reception? Average Wedding Reception Length

How To Plan an Outdoor Wedding for Any Venue

October

What is Semi Formal Wedding Attire? What to Wear to a Semi-Formal Wedding

Preface

This section of my portfolio is dedicated to topics outside of film analysis with websites that have not hired me as a full-time or freelance writer.

Any content that has been published before 2019 was created under another pseudonym before I decided using my current pen name.

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Scratch Cinema was established in May of 2019 by university students who share a love for films and want to gain experience towards professionally writing about them. I acted as an editor for Scratch Cinema from July 2019 to October 2019.

Some of my responsibilities as an editor include correcting any grammatical or spelling errors, reducing any redundant word choice, creating more sentence variety, and fact-checking.

The following list includes a few of the film analyses that I’ve personally edited for the website. While they do not necessarily reflect my own opinions, they remain in compliance with Scratch Cinema’s administrative rules.

The Everlasting Controversy of America’s Favorite Hobby

This assignment was written about a socially relevant issue that could be discussed through people affected by the problem and explained by an expert source.

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“The only real world violence that you’ll find from video games is if you hit me hard enough over the head with an Xbox or Playstation.” John Waldman, an avid gamer who has already burned through twelve hours of Halo: The Master Chief Collection despite being released just two days ago, says in response to the everlasting controversy concerning his favorite hobby.

Waldman was introduced to his favorite pastime at the age of four with Pokemon Blue by his older brother Adam who already owned the franchise’s trading cards and action figures. As a twenty-two year old Biology student at Millersville University who is graduating at the end of 2019, he frequently plays to de-stress from his intensive exams and three-hour labs.

“The appealing part of video games is how they make you feel so powerful while gaining instantaneous feedback.” Waldman explains in comparison to other types of work where he fails to see results after a short period of time. He doesn’t see his part-time job earnings until payday and doesn’t receive the grades on his projects for weeks. Role-playing games allow him to experiment with multiple personalities, embodying a type of confidence that he might naturally lack, while not facing any consequences if he chooses to be mean to other characters.

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