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nDash Writer Profile for Curt Smothers

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Freelancer with cross-industry writing experience in education, technology, and social sciences.

About Me

Curt is an experienced, mature (and "retired but not tired") freelance writer living in beautiful Colorado. He served 25-years in U.S. Navy as a professional administrator on 5 Navy ships and at U.S. and overseas shore headquarters. He specialized in personnel and general military administration and technical writing.

His post-military career was as a vocational education specialist in a California community college.He also was an adjunct instructor in Business Department and taught PC operating systems and office software.

His latest focus has been as a freelancer where, during the past few years, he has written over 2,000 online pieces (white papers, presentation scripts, articles, blogs, personal statements, course outlines--you name it!). His clients have routinely complimented his work and left rave reviews.

(See for example, https://app.blogmutt.com/dashboard/writer_profile/b1231af6848785825a465dbcc0136aa5 )

Curt is a talented writer and can be your go-to guy for any writing assignment, large or small.


Industries I Write About

Technology

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Finance

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Industrial

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Law & Politics

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Science & Medicine

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Education

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Health & Wellness

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Business

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My Writing Samples

My portfolio on WIX.com

A representative sample of my writing on a variety of subjects.

http://cjsmothers.wixsite.com/portfolio

Personnel Security

An article on keeping your data safe by looking after your people.

http://www.cdsitconsulting.com/beware-of-disgruntled-workers/

Office 365 for Government Workers

A piece I wrote on examples of hybrid cloud.

https://intelice.com/move-to-the-hybrid-cloud-with-microsoft-office-365-for-government-users/

Healthcare industry is most targeted by cyber attackers

A cautionary article on why the health industry needs more data protection.

http://ctoinformer.com/security/healthcare-industry-is-the-most-targeted-by-cyberattackers-says-survey/

5 Reasons You Need a functional DBA

A description of the need, duties, and benefits of having a designated database administrator

http://www.manageforce.com/blog/5-reasons-why-you-need-an-experienced-remote-dba

Filing your tax return after an extension

I wrote this piece for a client who concentrates on tax law.

http://www.dukhontax.com/filing-your-federal-tax-return-after-filing-for-an-extension/

Sample Press Release

A partially redacted press release I wrote for an IT managed services firm.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRS3S8MYnCVdnm4J7bc033HPmwaUPow3wPuLSJpbBpFhA_uGwHCUdgHBbA-zrK4TXCq-RoPjA_maG9M/pub

The top 5 issues challenging health care executives in 2018

I wrote this piece for a major technology services provider.

http://blogs.rivetlogic.com/sweng/2018/01/31/top-5-health-it-challenges-for-2018/

Who benefits from the 2018 Tax Overhaul Plan?

A brief rundown of the new 2018 Tax Act.

http://www.wealthauthority.com/articles/who-benefits-from-the-tax-overhaul-plan/

All About Bitcoins

A succinct description of the cryptocurrency​ known as Bitcoin.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRMADuzmCSsgeH-g4coeCKIpYYsXL_o-RP9qin0LZx0gL50fxPVaG3lLgj039VnfBtSy-HbiM70Ds-t/pub

Experience

Freelance Writer

5-star level writer for a variety of e-commerce, technology, and educational clients.

Company: Writer Access

I worked there from 1/2014 until now

Computer Instructor

Taught PC operating systems, data base and office software.

Company: College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA

I worked there from 1/2001 until 6/2003

Vocational Education Specialist

Administrative aide to Dean of Vocational Education. Wrote course materials, grant requests, and instruction manuals for college students.

Company: College of the Sequoias

I worked there from 6/1993 until 1/2003

Community Development Analyst

Assisted Community Development Manager in promoting the city to new​ prospective businesses.

Company: City of Visalia, CA

I worked there from 1/1991 until 6/1993

Administrative Officer

Served ashore and at sea in a variety of administrative and personnel specialist roles.

Company: United States Navy

I worked there from 6/1970 until 7/1986

Languages I Write In

Content I Write