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Freelance Writer & Social Media Specialist

About Me

I create reader-friendly content that is also SEO-friendly. I believe the best SEO is content that is genuinely useful to readers. I also love social media and write content with social media optimization in mind.

I recently completed Hubspot's Inbound Marketing Certification (passing with a 92 percent score). I am a big fan of Hubspot's approach to content strategy, SEO, social media and inbound marketing. I also hold HootSuite's Social Marketing certification and CoSchedule's Marketing Strategy certification.

I blog under the nickname "Sam Sly" so most of my bylined work is under that name for consistency. 

In addition to content writing, I have experience in the following areas:

- Writing news and feature articles for publications

- Social media management

- Event planning and logistics

- Conflict resolution and mediation

- Not-for-profit and small business marketing

- Customer service

- Micro-social media influencer marketing

Industries I Write About

Health & Wellness

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My Writing Samples

Ketone 1 Sugar-Free Sports Drink Featuring Ketones

Advertorial: This post promotes a fitness (and food) related crowdfunding campaign.


Act F.A.S.T. Signs And Symptoms Of Stroke

Public service announcement: This is an informational blog post on behalf of the American Stroke Association.


Healthy Cauliflower Crust Pesto Pizza Recipe

Recipe: Sam created this recipe in partnership with an organic, non-GMO cheese brand. The post contains original photographs taken by Sam as well as a recipe Sam developed to showcase the product.


Wearable Trackers Move Beyond Counting Steps

Article: Sam wrote this article for a food and technology blog to explain new developments in wearable fitness technology to a consumer audience.


Articles on Wearable Fitness Tech

Feeling Fit frequently covers fitness and wearable technology. This link leads to an archive of tips, essays, curated round-ups, reviews and tutorials on fitness tech.


Try These Workout Recovery Tips To Optimize Your Workouts

Did you recently start a new fitness program? Every year people vow to get fit and start working out or intensify existing programs. All is well until sore muscles and fatigue takes​ hold. Rest and recovery are just as important to improving physical fitness as the actual workouts. Try these tips to enhance your workout recovery.


Masks, Gowns, and Shields: Heroes of Corvallis Sewing Brigade

Feature article highlighting a group of community volunteers.


New Years Eve Recovery Plan: Using HRV To Recover From That Party Or Celebration

We start the new year with the best intentions. Often we declare New Year's Resolutions to get fitter, eat healthier, decrease stress, and work towards our goals. We also frequently end the old year with a party, night out, or evening of indulgence.The good times and memories are priceless, but sometimes after a night of celebration, ​we wake up on January 1 feeling tired and lacking motivation.


Eating Healthy on a Budget

Good nutrition is the cornerstone of any healthy lifestyle. Often people complain that healthy eating is too expensive and too time consuming. In this post we will share some tips to save money and time while eating well.We usually focus on exercise and physical activity since Biostrap is a tool to track results from our physical fitness routines. However, even the best fitness plan falls short if it isn't paired with healthy nutrition. There is truth to the expression, "we are what we eat."


Sleep Apnea And What It Means

Sleep Apnea is a common condition that prevents people from achieving restful sleep. In addition, Sleep Apnea is linked with heart disease and a range of other serious health concerns.



Freelance Writer

I specialize in custom website content for small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and boutique agencies. This includes blog posts, articles, website copy, social media content, product descriptions, profiles, and press releases.

Company: Self Employed

I worked there from 6/2016 until now

Editor & Blogger

Feeling Fit is an active lifestyle blog all about "feeling fit" and enjoying life. As editor and blogger, I write and edit most of the content and approve all guest content. I also participate in influencer marketing campaigns, host reader giveaway promotions, and create native advertising.​

Company: www.feelingfit.info

I worked there from 8/2014 until now

Social Media Specialist

I primarily work with boutique agencies and website designers who outsource a portion of their client projects. I sometimes directly manage social media accounts and other times create packages of seasonal or evergreen posts for the client to publish. Channels include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube. Industries include events, content marketing, real estate, restaurants, SEO, motivational speaking or coaching, SaaS, outdoor recreation, and gyms.​

Company: Self Employed

I worked there from 7/2016 until now

Special Events

Over the years I worked extensively with event planning and coordination. I currently work part-time with a local festival and also with an event security company. Some roles include: event social media, volunteer coordination, event security and customer service, planning, administration, marketing, and promotion.​

Company: Various

I worked there from 1/2012 until now

Content I Write