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nDash Writer Profile for Nicole Ortiz



About Me

Writing has always come naturally to me, and I love working with others to create the content they're looking for. Since my eighth grade English teacher told me I had a knack for writing, I've been hooked; I excitedly told people about my goal to become a writer while they dabbled with marine biology and archaeology. When I studied for the SAT, I became fixated on proper grammar and learning new words (favorite SAT word: ineffable). My high school and college careers were spent trying to figure out how I could integrate these obsessions into my lifestyle. After receiving my Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing at Binghamton University, I went on to integrate the creative skills I learned into my career. I took classes through Mediabistro and received a Copy Editing Certificate, and I use my obsession with proper grammar to improve my writing further. I then went on to study Digital Marketing to learn more about this crazy Internet thing and how my writing can flourish within it. I create meticulously edited copy for a variety of industries and have the flexible voice to prove it. My copy is engaging, and my editing helps a writer's voice shine through in exactly the way they intended. I’ve perfected the art of taming the ideas bouncing around my head and turning them into compelling copy to better enrich the digital world.

Industries I Write About







Health & Wellness

Law & Politics

My Writing Samples


My writing and editing portfolio.



Freelance Copywriter/Editor

• Write landing page copy and blog content to assist with the launch of the site’s Resources section. Successfully launched page within two weeks of working with the team. • Edit existing content to reflect the brand’s voice in a concise and engaging way. • Craft new social media copy and develop a new social media strategy.

Company: Culinary Agents

I worked there from 7/2016 until 9/2016

Freelance Copy Editor

• Preserve writers' unique voices while also ensuring a grammatically accurate piece. • Copy edit assigned articles before publication through Medium as a CMS platform. • Copy edit using the Associated Press Stylebook as a guideline.

Company: Femsplain

I worked there from 4/2016 until 8/2016

Freelance Copywriter

• Write entertainment, pop culture, and financial content for marketing and advertising clients. • Create blog articles and optimize SEO features on WordPress.

Company: Zeta Interactive

I worked there from 4/2016 until now

Freelance Copy Editor/Proofreader

• Copy edit and proofread manuscripts physically and electronically using the Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster as guides. Update novel-specific style guides if necessary. • Complete edits meeting tight deadlines to ensure that novels will be published on time.

Company: Scholastic

I worked there from 9/2015 until now

Contributing Writer

• Write live show reviews, album reviews, interviews, and artist features. • Publish copy edited pieces on WordPress utilizing SEO features.

Company: AudioFemme

I worked there from 1/2018 until 1/2018

Copywriter/Copy Editor/Blogger

• Copywriting and copy editing for retail, clothing, food, technology, entertainment, scientific, news, and events companies always meeting assigned deadlines. • Create website content, press releases, marketing emails, and social media strategies for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Copy edit and proofread using any house style guides as well as the Associated Press Stylebook or Chicago Manual of Style when applicable.

Company: - Freelance

I worked there from 8/2010 until now

Managing Editor

• Compiled business, political, social, and cultural law-related editorial stories and features for magazines (multi-annual custom publications, quarterly Business Editions, and annual Legal Issue and Best Law Firms created in correspondence with U.S. News & World Report). • Chose creative direction and themes for magazines and worked with freelance reporters and design team to publish dynamic and unique publications each quarter. • Redesigned website and overhauled content from print to digital

Company: Best Lawyers

I worked there from 9/2016 until 2/2018

Freelance Writer

• Write advertorial and editorial content for the insets in magazines on tight deadlines. • Conduct interviews with entrepreneurs and leading industry professionals about their experiences for inset articles.

Company: Mediaplanet

I worked there from 2/2017 until 12/2018

Community Editor

• Manage and grow the digital Voice section, featuring opinion and advice articles from industry leaders at brands, agencies, and tech and media companies, from approximately five posts monthly to a minimum of two posts per day. • Grew the channel 65% in a year (over 560,000 views in 2018) and saw over 1.5 times more views. The channel makes up between 2.3–3.3% of overall site traffic. • Oversee the Trending column, a four-page magazine spread, in our weekly magazine. • Founder of the diversity

Company: Adweek

I worked there from 2/2018 until now

Content I Write