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nDash Writer Profile for Laura Matney


Freelance Writer at The Writers Life, LLC

About Me

Before launching The Writers Life, I spent 16 years working in the nonprofit, political, government, and journalism professions. I have written speeches, press releases, content, general communication pieces, articles and more.

The Writers Life is about helping you harness the power of the written word to achieve your goals and fulfill your potential. I am available to help your organization communicate effectively with stakeholders, write a speech that will convey your message and, help you with an article or website content in your unique voice. I also research, write copy, press releases and more.

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My Writing Samples

Seven Tools to Communicate Your Nonprofit's message

What are the seven most important documents to have in your tool chest in order to quickly respond to stakeholders?


Finding Your Authentic Voice

How can we find a writing style that is authentically ours?


Plan a Trip to Michigan Wine Country

The why, where and what of traveling in Michigan's very own wine country.




I started The Writers Life to help individuals, nonprofits and other organizations find their message and their voice.

Company: The Writers Life, LLC

I worked there from 3/2018 until now

Relationship Officer

Responsible for individual and family investments as well as mid-sized corporations. This included communications, event planning, and strategy. Assisted the director with major donor initiatives and with a multi-million dollar campaign to invest in capital improvements and a new system of services. Coordinated the annual, signature event Together Rebuilding Lives and was responsible for bringing the first annual Wine Women & Shoes Columbus event to central Ohio.

Company: Community Shelter Board

I worked there from 2/2012 until 2/2018

Aide to the Commissioner

Assistant to the Commissioner in all aspects of her work including coordinating events, writing speeches and press releases and representing her at public events and on boards she was appointed to. Participate in policy discussions and reviews as well as working with Directors on various programs in their agencies.

Company: Franklin County Board of Commissioners

I worked there from 1/2007 until 2/2012

Campaign Manager

Responsible for all day to day operations on the campaign including coordinating events and earned media opportunities; fundraising; writing press releases, speeches and advertisements; and staffing events with volunteers.

Company: Brown for County Commissioner

I worked there from 4/2006 until 12/2006

Content I Write