Writing Portfolio Samples
A complete list of my paid freelance writing work is available here as PDF for downloading.
David Griner, Digital Managing Editor, Adweek
Jimmy Warren, President, TotalCom Marketing Communications
Professional, knowledgeable and talented. That’s how I would describe Sheree. We have used Sheree for freelance copywriting and she has always done an outstanding job. She is thorough, on-time and very easy to work with. She has worked with us on a variety of clients representing many different industries and product categories and she has always delivered. She is very dependable and her work is always high-caliber. We have been very pleased with our relationship with Sheree in every way.
Paul Crawford, Scout Branding
Sheree did a wonderful job with our project, and we were very pleased. She did her due diligence to research and prepare beforehand, so her copy fit the needs of our client perfectly.
Paul Crawford, Scout Branding
White Arnold Dowd Website Copy
I was hired as a freelance writer at the last minute to write a significant portion of the web copy for the White Arnold Dowd, P.C. website. I wrote the copy for most of the practice area pages, a few biographies, and a couple of other pages. I was not involved in the conceptualization or planning for this project–I was brought on strictly to write the copy based on the strategy previously developed.
In early 2015, Scout Branding won a Silver Addy for this project. I am not listed in the credits (presumably since I was not involved in the concept or strategy), but I can provide verification that I was the writer as described.
My Blogs & Podcast Websites
I wrote all of the copy on each these websites, which I own and use for various projects:
- Sheree Martin (this website)
- The Ben Franklin Follies
- Shinecast: Your Hero's Journey
- Birmingham Shines
- Alabama Ignite
- Teach Social Business — I created this website to document my work in developing and teaching a course in social media marketing and to document my work in launching the Birmingham Shines website. It's not a complete representation of that work (and I've never publicly promoted it). I share the link here as an indication that I was actively involved with digital marketing and communication activities as a college professor, even though my freelance writing was sporadic during that time, due to other professional responsibilities.
- Beekeeping Journal
Mercedes – Benz – Alabama 5th Anniversary Report
I was hired by TotalCom as a freelance copywriter to write the copy for the 5th Anniversary corporate report celebrating MBUSI Alabama plant.
This link is to a Google Photos photo album with images of the pages in the 16-page booklet. I don't have a flat bed scanner to digitize it properly and don't want to dismantle it.
Vulcan Publications – Sample Work
From 1999 – late 2001 I was a regular freelance writing for several trade publications published by Vulcan Publications, Inc. Some of my work continued to be published in 2002, but the advertising recessions due to dot com bubble burst and 9/11 attacks ended my assignments for a time and I decided to move on to other work. I believe the company was sold around 2003 to another trade publisher.
In the first half of 2000 I also served as online editor for two of Vulcan Publications online portal websites:
- Cutting Tools Online
- Retrofitting & Rebuilding Online
This is a sample (incomplete) of the numerous articles I wrote for Vulcan Publication imprints. I'll be adding additional work as time permits.
Downloadable clips are PDF.
Fabricating Equipment News
June 1999: Statistical Process Control
June 1999: Participative Management
November 2000: Innovations in Roll Forming
November 2000: Roll Forming Design
- Published under pseudonym, Kate Alsbrooks, to avoid one writer with three articles in same issue
Metalworking Equipment News
October 1999: Surface Grinding Equipment
April 2001: EDM (2 articles, one PDF)
- EDM: No Longer an Outsider in Machining
- Competitive Machining through EDM
Electrical Contracting & Engineering News
July 1999: Effective Management
August 1999: Fiber Optics: Communications at the Speed of Light
November 1999: Profile: Integrated Electrical Services: Meeting Industry Demand for ECs With a National Presence
U.S. Sites & Development
August 1999: Is Your State Plugged In?
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