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Creative writer and Marketing Specialist

About Me

I write about all types of marketing topics in a wide variety of industries, utilizing my Marketing Degree and MBA.

What one customer says: "I’m so excited to take my marketing to the next level with Dan. As a former media buyer and account rep at a large ad agency, I feel like I’m getting a large ad agency creative, skills and advice at affordable rates. Thank you Dan!!"

I provide content editing for all types of business writing. I have worked on:
Business Plans
Corporate emails
Technical business articles
Complex medical articles
40 page contractual agreements which involved 18 companies
A 625 page doctoral dissertation in the educational field
Responses to a Request For Proposal

I  write scripts for whiteboard and explainer videos.

I enjoy writing about personal topics related to my experience as a writer, and my struggles with PTSD.



Industries I Write About

Health & Wellness

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My Writing Samples

PTSD - And Didn't Know It

I spent many years walking around with the symptoms of PTSD, but had no idea why.

https://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/ptsd_and_didnt_know_it

Finding A Safe Place Is Important For PTSD Recovery

Effective PTSD recovery entails having a safe place to deal with issues which arise.

https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/traumaptsdblog/2015/11/finding-a-safe-place-is-important-for-ptsd-recovery

The Courage To Confront PTSD

While it may be tempting to avoid dealing with PTSD, the courageous path is to confront it directly.

https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/traumaptsdblog/2015/12/the-courage-to-confront-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

When My PTSD Gets Triggered

Certain things can trigger my PTSD, and I have to know what to do in that case.

https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/traumaptsdblog/2015/11/when-my-ptsd-gets-triggered

PTSD Recovery: Try Using Inner Child Exercises

Accessing the wounded child within is an important element of PTSD recovery.

https://www.healthyplace.com/comment/69552

Dealing With PTSD: The Importance of Rest

PTSD is a very draining struggle, and rest is an important part of healthy recovery.

https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/traumaptsdblog/2015/09/dealing-with-ptsd-the-importance-of-rest

PTSD Recovery: Asking For Help

It was an important part of my healing process to ask for help when I needed it.

https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/traumaptsdblog/2015/12/ptsd-recovery-asking-for-help

Establishing Boundaries in PTSD Recovery

To feel safe, it is important to set safe boundaries with those around us.

https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/traumaptsdblog/2015/10/establishing-boundaries-in-ptsd-recovery

Healing My Anger - Defusing a Time Bomb

I thought for years I was a happy-go-lucky guy, but in reality, I was sitting on a huge amount of anger - and wasn't sure why.

https://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/healing-my-anger-defusing-a-time-bomb

The Hunt

I didn't want to go hunting with my Dad and his buddies. But I was 14, and couldn't say no. So we went out in an unsafe situation, and it was terrifying.

https://angiesdiary.com/stories/the-hunt/

They'll Call You Crazy and Lock You Up!

I had an enormous writer's block for years, and had to dig deeply into my childhood to find out why.

https://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/theyll-call-you-crazy-and-lock-you-up

A Conversation With Dad

I took an unusual step to heal the old wounds with my father - because he had passed away.

https://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/a_conversation_with_dad

Fight Night

My Dad wanted me to learn how to box - it led to a horrific event in my childhood.

https://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/fight_night

Thoughts On My Inner Child

To heal the deep wounds felt by that sensitive child who hid within me, I had to learn more about that part of my psyche.

https://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/thoughts_on_my_inner_child

Overcoming The Fear - Facing The Past

Trying to walk around the pain from childhood abuse doesn't bring resolution and peace. The pain must be faced and released to have true healing.

https://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/overcoming_the_fear_facing_the_past

Testing My Writing Ability

I had to find out if I had a writing ability. So I took a creative writing course, and gained a more powerful confirmation than I anticipated.

https://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/testing-my-writing-ability

Writing Through PTSD

How the writing process has helped my recovery from PTSD.

https://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/writing-through-ptsd

A Writer's Journey of Inspiration

As I visited the important places from my past, I gained confidence in my writing gift.

https://lifeasahuman.com/2011/arts-culture/creativity/a-flash-of-inspiration/

Breaking Through - The Other Side of Writer's Block

As I reflected on my writing gift, I began to appreciate and incorporate it in a whole new way.

https://lifeasahuman.com/2011/arts-culture/creativity/breaking-through-the-other-side-of-writers-block/

Exploring The Artist's Way

The book The Artist's Way is a powerful tool for a writer who wants to solidify his craft.

https://www.writebynight.net/news-events/exploring-the-artists-way/

Developing A Writer Network

Learning the power of networking for a writer.

https://www.writebynight.net/abcs-of-writing/strategies/developing-a-writer-network/

Writing Critique Groups - Yes or No?

What are the benefits and potential pitfalls of becoming a member of a writing critique group?

https://www.writebynight.net/news-events/writing-critique-groups-yes-or-no/

Agents and Editors Conference

A writer's experience of the benefits from going to a writer's conference, and pitching a manuscript to a literary agent.

https://www.writebynight.net/news-events/agents-editors-conference/

Publishing Short Works

This is a discussion of the benefits for a writer to publish short works.

https://www.writebynight.net/news-events/publishing-short-works/

Radio Publicity For A Writer

How do you get the word out about a book you've published? Let's take a look at radio.

https://www.writebynight.net/news-events/radio-publicity-for-an-author/

Websites For Authors

A website is a key element of the business side of the writer's life.

https://www.writebynight.net/news-events/websites-for-authors/

Pitch Meetings With Literary Agents

What are the benefits of meeting with a literary agent in a short session to pitch your manuscript?

https://www.writebynight.net/news-events/pitch-meetings-with-literary-agents/

Experience

Freelance Writer

I edit business content, ranging from business plans to product development statements. I provide marketing content for business sales brochures. I write scripts for whiteboard and explainer videos. I provide a "second set of eyes" for short creative content, to edit and polish the work.

Company: Independent on Fiverr Platform

I worked there from 10/2015 until now

Freelance Writer

As a freelance writer I have written articles on a variety of topics. I have written extensively about my experience with PTSD, and published a number of articles about my experience with being a writer. I published 146 articles for an online magazine. Wrote and had published 107 unattributed travel articles, over 500 articles for various other clients on a wide variety of topics: swimming pools, aviation safety, aqua aerobics, diabetes, adolescent drug addiction, and tugboat software issues.

Company: Dan L. Hays Writing Services

I worked there from 2/2012 until 4/2015

Content I Write