Portfolio


This page contains samples of my work in writing, editing, social media, marketing, communications, public relations, and related fields. Together, they demonstrate my ability to handle a wide variety of projects, always balancing the needs of the audience with the goals of the project.

Published Press Releases/Articles

Arlington resident to receive Jane Falk Award for volunteerism from MABVI – a release on the winner of MABVI’s Jane Falk Award for volunteerism, this release was published as a feature in the Arlington Advocate

Volunteer for the Blind Program Leads to Lifelong Friendship for Quincy Woman – a release about a friendship formed through MABVI’s Volunteer Program and why more volunteers are needed; an article based on this release was published in the Patriot-Ledger

Ivy Street School Unveils Renovated Library and Solarium – a release on the Ivy Street School’s ribbon-cutting event for their newly renovated Library and Solarium; an abbreviated version of this release was published in the Brookline Tab.

Feature Article on Gerald Vinci – a human interest feature article that was published in Dart Magazine and The New Bedford Standard-Times (note that the Times editorial staff made minor changes from the original).

Noyce Program Press Release – Oct 12 – a press release publicizing the accomplishments of students in the Noyce Scholarship program. This was published in The New Bedford Standard-Times.

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Blog Articles

“Eyes in your Pocket: New ‘BlindTool’ App Represents the New Frontier of Assistive Technology” – based on an interview with Joseph Paul Cohen, the developer of the BlindTool app, which helps visually impaired users to identify objects. Written for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s Insight blog.

“I Won’t Know Unless I Try” – based on an interview with Ellie Leach on her experience learning technology as a visually impaired senior. Written for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s Insight blog.

“Natick Low Vision Peer Support Group Serves Up Food, Friendship, Fun” – about the group’s holiday party. Written for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s Insight blog.

RunVermont blog on Cathy Beaudoin and United in Stride – a blog post I ghostwrote for RunVermont based on an interview with Cathy Beaudoin, a runner on MABVI’s United in Stride site, highlighting the need for more guides. It was published on the RunVermont blog.

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E-Newsletters and Print Collateral

Ivy Street School Newsletter Fall 2015 – Constant Contact newsletter for the Ivy Street School, a private special education school in Brookline, MA.

MAB Community Services Newsletter July 2015 – Constant Contact newsletter for MAB Community Services, the umbrella organization containing the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI), Ivy Street School, and Adult Disability Services.

CUSP Newsletter Spring 2013 – Created in Adobe InDesign for the Center for University, School and Community Partnerships (CUSP).

2013 Buzzards Bay Writing Project Young Writers Workshop Brochure – a brochure advertising a summer workshop for young writers, created in Adobe InDesign (note that placeholder text was used in this version).

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Website and Social Media Content Management

From September 2014 to the present time, I have managed the following websites and social media accounts

The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired: mabvi.org

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Ivy Street School: ivystreetschool.org

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MAB Community Services: mabcommunity.org

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Team With A Vision: mabvi.org/teamwithavision l [Team With A Vision Facebook content is included on the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Facebook page as well as a group page for Team members and supporters.]

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United in Stride: unitedinstride.com l [United in Stride Facebook content is included on the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Facebook page.]

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Technical Writing

PCE Website Usability Testing Final Report – Part 1 of 2

PCE Website Usability Testing Final Report – Part 2 of 2 – the final report for a usability test conducted on the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Professional and Continuing Education website (Note: Although the report is one document, here I have separated the appendices from the rest of the report due to upload size restrictions.)

CUSP Grant Proposal – a grant proposal I researched and wrote for a teacher professional development workshop while working at the Center for University, School, and Community Partnerships (CUSP).

TutorTrac User Guide – a user guide for a web-based application to schedule tutoring appointments, created for the reception staff of UMass Dartmouth’s Writing and Reading Center.

WCOnline Instructions – instructions for Curry College students on how to use the school’s Writing Center Online system to schedule their own tutoring appointments.

Research Report: The Importance of the User Experience in End-User Documentation – an academic research report I wrote as a graduate student explaining why user-centered design is necessary for effective documentation.

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