These are some samples of my writing. I have more in my hard copy portfolio. These range from business write ups to technical writing as well as editing speeches and email text. The majority of these samples can be found in my hard copy portfolio that I bring with me to my interviews.

Business About Us Description

Celebrating our 30th anniversary Fish World is one of the largest pet stores in the St. Louis area. We have several systems totaling over 7500 gallons. We have both marine and fresh water fish, as well as, reptiles and birds. We also carry all major brands of pet food and have organic pet food. You can also buy fresh baked treats for your four-legged friends at our Barkery.

Technical writing

Step 1: Talk to the account manager, who made the sale. Get information from the customer who ordered site. Information needed includes text, graphics, and specific colors for the website. Once you have the information make sure that the account manager answers the following questions who, what, when, how and significance of the business. Make sure the account manager is as detailed as possible.

Step 2: Once you have the information type into Word to check for grammar and spelling errors. Put the text in WordPad or Note Pad, which ever program you have. This get rid of the characters that Microsoft Word adds. The next step is to start making graphics, if the graphics are not available talk to the graphics team. If need be create graphics in Photoshop. If you are looking for generic pictures or royalty free pictures go to istock.com and look for what you are needing. Now you are ready to build the website.

First, make sure that the CSS (Cascade Style Sheet) usually located within the website itself matches what the client is looking for. Make sure that it matches client’s branding they wanted for their site. Test the website to make sure there aren’t any spelling or grammatical errors or bugs within the code.

Step 3: Purchase the domain on Godaddy.com using the password and username provided by your manager.

Step 4: Send a draft of the website to the account manager to insure that the website meets all standards and the customer’s branding.

Step 5: Once the account manager approves the website add it to the Database. Before sending it off to the customer insure that the site is free of coding, spelling and grammar errors. Once the final check is done, you can send the link to the customer.

Copy Edit Sample

I called him the goat dog. He ate everything, one day after I had just finished gluing a puzzle called “The Cosmic Ocean” I had noticed to my horror he had eaten Pluto! All that hard work was now digesting in my dog’s stomach. I spent hours hunting for coral and fish. I had forsaken eating and sleeping to get this puzzle done. I was furious with Dante, all that time and effort was now in the trash! I have been doing jigsaw puzzles since I was a young child, and now it is one of my favorite hobbies. My family even says I become entranced by the shapes and picture of it as it comes together. I love how I can see the final picture appear suddenly. I chose jigsaw puzzles because they are my favorite activity during gloomy days. I will give an overview of the history of jigsaw puzzles, how it has progressed from educational to recreational use, describe a few of the cut styles, and the design of the shapes.

Technical Writing

Creating emails using Cheetah mail Download the project folder from your email to your desktop. Extract the contents of the folder onto your desktop. Once the folder is on the desktop open it and select the HTML file, right click and click open with, click browse and find Dreamweaver. In Dreamweaver make sure the email doesn’t have any breaks in the code. The best way to do this is to have the Graphical User Interface (GUI). It is wise to use the split view in Dreamweaver. If necessary preview in your favorite browser to insure there are no breaks in the HTML. Once you insure there aren’t any errors or breaks in the code, log in to Cheetah mail.

Technical Writing

Creating emails using Cheetah mail Download the project folder from your email to your desktop. Extract the contents of the folder onto your desktop. Once the folder is on the desktop open it and select the HTML file, right click and click open with, click browse and find Dreamweaver. In Dreamweaver make sure the email doesn’t have any breaks in the code. The best way to do this is to have the Graphical User Interface (GUI). It is wise to use the split view in Dreamweaver. If necessary preview in your favorite browser to insure there are no breaks in the HTML. Once you insure there aren’t any errors or breaks in the code, log in to Cheetah mail.

Email

Jazz Festival Birds singing in the warm rose-scented evening air signals it’s time for the Sun Valley Lake Jazz Festival. The open air festival presents free jazz every Wednesday from June to September in our rose garden.

Guests can bring picnic dinners to eat under the stars, but, if you want, picnic fare, wine, beer soda and sno-cones can be purchased on site during the event. Bring the whole family to enjoy the sweet sounds of the summer Jazz Festival. Adults can enjoy cocktails in our party tent. You must be 21 or older to enter our party tent.

Upcoming Artists and Events

Jeremy Shrader June 27th The vocal stylings of bandleader Jeremy Shrader, who also performs on trumpet, are showcased in many variations ranging from his solo work to his 16-piece big band, The New Memphis Hepcats. They have thrilled guests from Little Rock to Washington, DC since 1997. With a focus on Jazz, swing and American popular standards from 1920s-60s, you’ll have a hard time staying off the dance floor.

St. Louis Big Band July 1st The St. Louis Big Band features Joe Scalzitti as a young Sinatra with a retro mix of hot jazz, swing, and rock-n-roll . They will also have stilt walkers, aerial dancers and feather dancers. Be sure to stay for the fireworks right after the performance.

Fourth of July

Gather your friends and family to help us celebrate our favorite event, the Fourth of July at Sun Lake Valley Winery, with great food and spirits. On July 3rd enjoy home style barbeque at dinner from our master chefs. Then stick around until dusk and enjoy a fireworks show that is the largest in the St. Louis area, and that will be sure to excite all ages.

On July 4th enjoy a parade in the morning, more barbeque at lunch and dinner. Enjoy games, including an old fashioned baseball with the rules from 1800s, and bands throughout the day. Again, at dusk, watch a spectacular fireworks show, the largest in the St. Louis area. On July 5th enjoy a picnic lunch and more games to round out the festivities.

Wine Festival

The tenth annual Sun Valley Lake Festival will be held June 11-13. Come and enjoy fine wine and great food from around the world at the Festival in St. Charles, Missouri. This year we will be celebrating food from Spain, France and Portugal, as well as, music and art from these countries. There will be authentic dancers, singers and street performers from each country all weekend long. Check out our party tent for unique adult beverages from all countries throughout the weekend. Make sure to check out our vendors from all three countries weekend long.