I started out writing blog posts, magazine, and newspaper features, building up my byline from a popular personal blog to stories in publications like The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Fast Company, and Architectural Digest.
While I remain committed to my journalism work, I also offer content writing services. Being based in the academic city of Boston, I am heavily involved in higher ed writing for trade schools, colleges, universities, and architecture & design institutions. My higher education content writing clients include MIT, Harvard University, Tufts University, Boston Architectural College, Endicott College, Notre Dame, Suffolk University, North Bennet Street School and others.
I also support creative businesses with website copy. I'm especially passionate about writing profiles of female creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs.
I'm reliable, imaginative, obsessively well-organized, and follow a rigorous creative process.
If you and your team need a hand (or a pen!) here are some ways we can collaborate:
-Feature and profile writing for magazines or digital platforms
-Institutional advancement stories, donor profiles and interviews
-Student, Board, and Faculty profiles
-Email marketing admissions campaigns
-Admissions view books
-Newsletter and Blog Content
-Web copywriting and content audits for artists, designers, and creatives
Please reach out to me if you would like to discuss a project and schedule a discovery call.
"Danna was my go to freelance writer for covering our alumni profiles. She was so great at connecting topics seamlessly and making stories standout in the way I was hoping they would. Danna is great at covering complex, heavy lift stories that require multiple interviews and extra research to take it to the next level."
-Brandi Wampler, Senior Content Specialist, University of Notre Dame -Mendoza College of Business
"Danna is a once-in-a-lifetime get. An editor's dream. I've worked with Danna for more than a year now and her reliability, organization, adherence to deadlines, and passion for what she does makes her one of my favorite writers again and again. She is also a thorough communicator, brings ideas to the table, and is someone I trust implicitly. My job is easier because I have Danna in my corner."
-Sarah Sweeney, Director of Content & Communications at Endicott College
"I've had the pleasure of working with Danna for a few years now and she has become my go-to for freelance writing assignments. Her vast experience, organizational skills, and professionalism makes every writing assignment a breeze. Danna takes the time up front to really understand the audience and desired goal of each project. Everyone she interviews reports enjoying their experience and it's apparent she is enthusiastic about the subject matter and makes real connections with interviewees. Every project we've worked together on has been completed on time and within the clear budget set at the start. I'd highly recommend Danna for your freelance writing needs!"
-Ariana Shirzadi, Communications Manager at Tufts University