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Diane Faulkner

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Ghostwriter, Writer, Editor, Proofreader based in Florida

About Me

I’m an award-winning freelance business book ghostwriter, content marketing writer, and editor with nearly twenty years’ experience based in North Florida.

As a ghostwriter, editor, and proofreader for traditional publishing and self-publishing houses, I have covered topics such as leadership, thought leadership, generational leadership, labor law, corporate culture, HR technology, and management technology, as well as other topics including health, women’s health, transportation, lodging design, insurance, education, finance, and the business of coffee.

I’ve written thousands of articles for news outlets (e.g. The Business Journal), leading magazines (e.g. Forbes) and trade journals (e.g. The Federal Credit Union), companies (e.g. ADP Total Source), as well as websites (e.g. GuideWell). Please see https://dianefaulkner.com/popular-clips/ for more work samples. Resume available upon request.


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My Writing Samples

FORBES: How HR Can Help Prevent Employee Burnout

Human Resources/Employee Burnout/Engagement

https://www.forbes.com/sites/adp/2017/04/27/how-hr-can-help-prevent-employee-burnout/#f9c8e9e542d0

Modernize Onboarding to Accelerate New Hire Engagement

Human Resources/Onboarding/New Hire/Engagement

http://hrprofessionalsmagazine.com/modernize-onboarding-to-accelerate-new-hire-engagement/

FORBES: How to Use Big Data to Recruit Top Talent

Human Resources/Big Data/Technology/Recruiting/Staffing/Retention

http://www.forbes.com/sites/adp/2015/11/10/how-to-use-big-data-to-recruit-top-talent/#252c85d71eea

Why Googling Candidates Before You Hire Them is Against the Law

Human Resources/Hiring/Staffing/Recruiting/Best Practices/Labor Law

https://www.adp.com/spark/articles/why-googling-candidates-before-you-decide-to-interview-them-is-against-the-law-7-231

How Employee Resource Groups Fulfill Diversity Objective and Grow Leaders

Human Resources/People Management/Growth/Diversity/Leadership/Development/Training

https://www.adp.com/spark/articles/2016/08/how-employee-resource-groups-fulfill-diversity-objectives-and-grow-leaders

Should You Re-Evaluate Employee Perks?

Human Resources/Benefits

https://www.adp.com/spark/articles/2016/12/should-you-re-evaluate-employee-perks

What Employers Need to Know About Their First Employees

Human Resources/Labor Law/What employers need to think about (hidden costs, labor laws, and resources) before hiring their first employees.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/what-startups-need-to-know-about-their-first-employees

Why You Need a Business Identity

Business/Small Business/What a business identity is and why it is important to cultivate one.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/why-you-need-a-business-identity

Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce

Small Business/Business/Freelancers/Remote Workforce/Management/Tips to managing a remote workforce.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/tips-for-managing-a-remote-workforce

Who Is Eligible for Materntity and Paternity Leave?

Business/Small Business/Maternity Leave/Paternity Leave/What maternity and paternity leave is and how to determine who is eligible.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/who-is-eligible-for-maternity-and-paternity-leave

Customizing a Job Application Template to Fit Your Business

Small Business/Recruitment & Retention/Recruiting/How to create a template to fit an individual business' needs.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/customizing-a-job-application-template-to-fit-your-business

Bought a Lemon? The Lemon Law Can Help You Make Lemonade

Small Business/Lemon Law/Retail/What Lemon Law is and how to make it work for you when you've bought something that doesn't work.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/bought-a-lemon-the-lemon-law-can-help-you-make-lemonade

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Holiday Pay

small business, holiday pay

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/what-small-businesses-need-to-know-about-holiday-pay

How to Manage and Motivate a Remote Workforce During a Crisis

remote workforce, remote employees, small business, human resources

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/how-to-manage-and-motivate-a-remote-workforce-during-a-crisis

Customizing a Job Application to Fit Your Business

job application, recruitment, recruiting, small business

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/customizing-a-job-application-template-to-fit-your-business

Knowing When It's Time to Talk to an Employment Attorney

discrimination, employment attorney, small business, operations

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/knowing-when-its-time-to-talk-to-an-employment-attorney

What Start-ups Need to Know About Their First Employees

recruiting, recruitment, first employees, small business

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/what-startups-need-to-know-about-their-first-employees

Bought a Lemon? The Lemon Law Can Help You Make Lemonade

small business, lemon law, retail

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/bought-a-lemon-the-lemon-law-can-help-you-make-lemonade

Who is Eligiblie for Maternity and Paternity Leave?

leave, benefits, human resources, small business, maternity leave, paternity leave

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/who-is-eligible-for-maternity-and-paternity-leave

Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce

remote workforce, remote employees, virtual employees, virtual workforce, managment, tips, small business

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/tips-for-managing-a-remote-workforce

Why You Need a Business Identity

small business, logo, business identity, marketing

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/why-you-need-a-business-identity

How to Maintain Your Work-Life Balance While Working From Your Kitchen Table

Work-life balance when working from home during coronavirus.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/how-to-maintain-your-work-life-balance-when-working-from-your-kitchen-table

9 Tools for Working Remotely to Stay Productive and Connected

Round-up of tech tools.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/9-tools-for-working-remotely-to-stay-productive-and-connected

What Your Logo Design Says About Your Business and Why It Matters

What small businesses need to know about their logos.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/what-your-logo-design-says-about-your-business-and-why-it-matters

What to Do if an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

What small business owners should do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19/coronavirus.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/what-to-do-if-an-employee-tests-positive-for-covid-19

Using Coronavirus Lessons to Build Resiliency for the Future

What small businesses have learned throughout coronavirus that will help them be more prepared in the future.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/using-coronavirus-lessons-to-build-resiliency-for-the-future

Understaning At-Will Employment

What small businesses need to know about at-will employment law.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/understanding-at-will-employment

Key Things to Look for in a Work-for-Hire Agreement

What small businesses need to know about work-for-hire agreements.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/key-things-to-look-for-in-a-work-for-hire-agreement

How to Hire Your First Employees

What small businesses need to know about hiring their first employees.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/how-to-hire-your-first-employees

Can Your Employer Force You to Go Back to Work During COVID-19?

Can employers force employees back to work during a crisis like COVID-19?

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/can-an-employer-force-you-to-go-back-to-work-during-covid-19

How to Build the Best Talent Communities

How small to medium-sized businesses can build talent communities to accelerate recruiting.

https://recruitment.com/employer-branding/talent-community

A Quick Guide to Hiring Freelancers in a Time of Crisis

What to do to hire freelancers in a time of crisis.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/a-quick-guide-to-hiring-freelancers-in-a-time-of-crisis

Legal Requirements for Hiring a Summer Intern

Legal requirements businesses should know before hiring a summer intern.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/legal-requirements-for-hiring-a-summer-intern

Tips and Tricks for Seasonal Employment Hiring

Tips for employers when hiring seasonal workers.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/tips-and-tricks-for-seasonal-employment-hiring

What is Organizational Culture and Why Is It Important?

Organizational culture is so important that 93% of employees mention company culture in their online reviews of employers...

https://recruitment.com/employer-branding/organizational-culture

Is Outsourcing HR the Right Move for Your Small Business?

Pros and cons of outsourcing HR in a small business.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/is-outsourcing-hr-the-right-move-for-your-small-business

How to Apply for -- and Get -- Business Grants

Details who can get a business grant and how to get them (Canada & US).

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/how-to-apply-for-and-get-business-grants

How Productive are Small Businesses with a Remote Workforce?

Details less productive, mixed results, and tips from more productive small businesses.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/how-productive-are-small-businesses-with-a-remote-workforce

3 Red Flags to Watch Out for When Interviewing Potential Employees

Always look for people who have read your entire website and have a genuine interest in your industry and company.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/3-red-flags-to-watch-out-for-when-interviewing-potential-employees

How to Incentivize and Motivate Your Star Employees

Three companies share how they motivate and incentivize star employees.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/how-to-incentivize-and-motivate-your-star-employees

Tips for Hiring a Diverse Workforce

How to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion in your hiring process.

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/tips-for-hiring-a-diverse-workforce

FORBES: Interviewing 101: How to Choose the Right Candidate to Interview

Tips on how to choose the right candidate to interview

https://www.forbes.com/sites/adp/2018/06/19/interviewing-101-how-to-choose-the-right-candidate-to-interview/#1dc8eb396e31

Experience

Freelance Writer/Editor/Ghostwriter B2B

Journalist and editor with more than twenty years of experience in writing, editing, proofreading, magazine/Internet/newspaper work, developmental editing, ghostwriting book-length manuscripts, coaching/instruction, technical writing. Currently, use Chicago and AP styles.

Company: Self-employed

I worked there from 9/1995 until now

Head of Human Resource Programs

Recruited to retool & re-establish HR department. Within a 15-month contract, introduced online recruitment resources, developed & facilitated recruitment standards based on FLSA & Title VII strictures. Renegotiated benefits contracts & instituted monthly benefit orientations. Designed & implemented an internal on-line HR department to better serve out-of-state, out-of-country staff. Advise President, Executive Team, Board of Directors, Program Directors, management team on labor law/HR issues.

Company: Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc.

I worked there from 2/1998 until 5/1999

Vice President - Human Resources

Organizational Development, Recruitment, Benefits, Quality Improvement Programs, Strategic Planning, Review & Critique (360○), Budget & Analysis, Compensation, Pension (401k, 403(b), 403(c)), Training & Development, Employee Counseling, Policy Creation/Implementation/Follow-up, AAP/EEO-1, Diversity (Title VII issues), Safety (OSHA issues), Federal & State Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions through NCUA, Workers' Compensation, Community Outreach

Company: Coastline Federal Credit Union

I worked there from 5/1995 until 2/1998

Content I Write