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Some samples from my freelance portfolio.

The samples you will find on this page don’t come close to exhausting the kinds of writing I’m able and eager to do. If there’s something you think I can help you with, you have but to ask.

Now hear this ...

Now hear this …

For all the up to the minute writing and news visit PaulStark.name

Much of my most recent writing can be found at PaulStark.name. What’s featured on the home page is mostly journalism and blogging. When my weekly columns are up and running, they’ll be available on the home page as well.

Journalistic coverage of local civil disobedience

Journalistic coverage of local civil disobedience

Blog & Article Writing

I’m crossing over from blogging to something more like journalism — seeking freelance assignments to publish in magazines, newspapers and online. I can also deliver regular blog posts to you on just about any topic in just about any style you want. I’ve honed my blogging skills by ghost-writing blogs for a number of satisfied clients, as well as by writing my own blog for years.

You can read this sample article here.

A quick web-content article. SEO terms at no extra charge.

A quick web-content article. SEO terms at no extra charge.

Articles and Web Content

I’ve written web content on hundreds of different topics. View this particular sample article on the web here. Here’s some of the feedback I’ve received:

“Excellent work and a great value. My entire experience was positive, and the communication kept the job very professional. My recommendation is to go to Paul for your travel writing needs. Thanks, Paul!!”

“It was my second time working with Paul and I must say he is amazing, his work is impeccable, and I can assure anyone who decides to hire Paul that you will not be disappointed.”

“Exceptional service, thank you! I’m really pleased with the article & the source materials – very helpful!!! Thanks again!”

“Fantastic writing skills!”

“Thank you. Your did a really good job. Excellent info and research. Great article.”

“Creative writer and a professional. Thanks.”

“Outstandingly high quality work, fast and very professional. Highly recommended. Do not hesitate to work with Paul Stark, you will not be disappointed.”

I'll write all the pages, pull quotes, tag lines, and links for your website, too.

I’ll write all the pages, pull quotes, tag lines, and links for your website, too.


Writing for Commercial, Professional and Personal Websites

I write punchy and smooth web copy that supports your (or you client’s) marketing goals. And I can do it again for your website.

I’m happy to work directly with the client, or as a subcontractor to a web development company.

I meet with the client, understand their marketing goals and learn about the tone and content they want. I do all the writing, page copy as well as slogans, taglines and call-outs. And I handle the back and forth editing until everything’s just right.

My clients are extremely pleased with my deliverables. And you will be, too.

Explore the full sample website, and all of the very good writing, here.

A handsome, well-written brochure goes a long way ...

A handsome, well-written brochure goes a long way …

Marketing Materials

Whether it’s a brochure, a promotional piece, newsletter, and email or a whole social media campaign, I’ll make your communications dreams come true. Punchy, clear-as-mountain-water writing and restrained but eye-catching graphics will help you put your best foot forward.

See the whole brochure here.

Visit the client’s website, which I also created, here.

Anyone who can write three books can undoubtedly write a fourth

Anyone who can write three books can undoubtedly write a fourth

Book Author and Ghost Writer

It takes a special breed of writer to successfully complete a book-length project. I’ve done it three times.

Not only can I organize and write a complex book length project, but I can also rewrite whatever you’ve got so far into book or e-book form under your name.

I was ghost writer for Moonlighting with Your Personal Computer and the author of The Macintosh Guide (written on the first Macintosh sold at retail on the East Coast of the US), and Fast Access dBase IV (the series editor got top billing, but I wrote every word, and created all the programming examples too!)

Writing copy that stands with Laurent's beautiful images was a real pleasure. It's always tricky writing for another author, but as you can see, he loved it.

Writing copy that stands with Laurent’s beautiful images was a real pleasure. It’s always tricky writing for another author, but as you can see, he loved it.

Personal Branding

Personal branding requires a unique set of skills. To really understand another person and what he or she has to offer. To see the marketing solution that will make the world sit up and pay attention. And to implement in however many media and forms the client wants. I’ve got all those skills, and I can put them together so clients love them and get the results they’re after.

In this case, client wanted an About Me biography to support the marketing objectives of his Alaskan photography and wilderness guide business.

Here’s his feedback:

“This is absolutely incredible! Paul has the unique gift to capture the essence of who you are AND to express with compelling words like few others can. I can’t express just how satisfied I am with his work – it’s simply outstanding. Thank you so much, Paul!”

See the full site here. Click “Bio” to see profile.

A pitch perfect resume can change a life forever

A pitch perfect resume can change a life forever

Resumes, Extreme

3 things I love about doing guerilla resumes:

1. Really understanding how to sell the client’s skills, experiences and aspirations.

2. Creating the resume that solves the selling problem.

3. Hearing how it helped the client get a great new job.

I’ve done it a bunch of times, and I can do it for you, or someone you care about. Here’s the kind of feedback that keeps me going:

“Not only is Paul an AWESOME writer, he is also a marketing wizard.”

“Once again Paul did an AWESOME job and over-delivered ahead of schedule as always. We all have gifts, and writing is certainly one of Paul’s.”

– Sonia James

See Sonia’s entire extreme resume here!

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