Professional Portfolio

Professional Editing Samples

I can provide editing and proofreading samples with track changes by request. Alternatively, I offer one free 500-word edit to all of my clients so that you can see how I work. I’ve also included a link to download my free writing style guide below.

Professional Writing Samples

Blog Posts

Big Pharmaceutical Company, Insys, Brought to Justice for Opioid Overdoses

I wrote this post as a ghostwriter for Richard J. Hollawell. He is a client of Franklin Digital. This is a topic I am passionate about. Companies that produce opioids must be held accountable. I was happy to help someone fighting for people in the Philadelphia, PA area.


Voice Search Trends & Optimization Tips

How to Fix Rogue Text Formatting in Mailchimp

I wrote these posts for Sagapixel’s blog. They’re one of my local clients in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area. My day-to-day work involves writing guest blog posts for their clients for link building purposes.


What to Do After a Hurricane

Griswold Home Care Announces Caregiver Resource:
In Honor of National Caregiver Day 2018, February 16th

These two blog posts for Griswold Home Care were published in my name. I wrote several others as a ghost writer on various blogs and for various people. They’re a nationwide franchise located just outside of Philadelphia, PA.

Website Copy

After working with John Roberts and Tom di Mino to completely rebuild John’s website, I edited all of the copy on the website. I then worked with John to write his about and services pages. He lives in Paulsboro, NJ and provides flooring, kitchen remodeling, and bathroom remodeling services to the South Jersey area. The website design was done by Tom.


I wrote the copy on these pages of Caregiver Resource (now https://www.griswoldhomecare.com/caregiver/).


I wrote the copy on these pages of the Jean Griswold Foundation’s website.

Email Marketing Campaigns

I built this campaign to reboot the Philadelphia chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association. The goal was to get members to join a LinkedIn group where I could update them on news and events. I have had a few more campaigns so far, including one to get members to join a Slack workspace.


I am also including an example of the MegaByte, a monthly newsletter I worked on for Griswold Home Care. It was an internal newsletter that was sent to corporate employees, company-owned offices, and franchise offices.

Testimonials

I had the good fortune to have Michael in my department for three years, where he was hired as Copy Desk Coordinator and promoted to Proofreader. Michael is a hardworking, conscientious, and flexible person, who did everything that was asked of him. He showed great aptitude, independence, and follow-through on assigned projects. Michael has great potential as a proofreader/copyeditor and would be an asset in any workplace. I give him my highest recommendation.–Godwin Chu, Copy Chief at Scholastic Book Clubs

I managed Mike for a little under two years, and in that time, I saw him quickly take on new responsibilities and excel at them while continuing to be an excellent editor and proofreader. He brought a great perspective to the Marketing team, and helped to drive communication engagement with the franchise system. Mike takes great pride and ownership in his work, which is invaluable as a part of a team and his next employer will be lucky to have him.Sarah Peterman, Senior Marketing Manager at Griswold Home Care

Today I was in need of a brilliant and compassionate writer, and how lucky I was to find Mike Knott on Craigslist. The task at hand and time frame, Mike handled with ease.  Listened patiently while I ran down my list of must haves!  My proposal was done with such eloquent knowledge of the subject, I am so pleased to refer anyone who needs a writer with such command of the english language!Joyce Keating-Steinert, Co-Author of Never Underestimate the Strength of Women

Well, I didn’t expect it, and it really surprised me…I sent Mike text for my website. It was 8 paragraphs and some intro copy. Told him to edit and change where he thought my text needed some help. Within a short time the edited text reappeared in my email…Completed and well done, thanks, Michael. Great job!–Steve Weinreich, Owner at SWISH Marketing, Inc.

“Mike did an excellent job helping me re-write and restructure my resume. He stood out immediately as he paid attention to what I wanted to accomplish, and asked lots of thoughtful questions that clearly demonstrated his expertise. His rates are perfectly fair and he had a new resume written up for me in less than 24hrs. All in all I was thrilled with his work and anyone that works with him will be too.” Zena Eleazer, Business Development Specialist at The Virtual Forge

Mike Knott was a very productive person. He is hardworking, broad-minded and a forward-thinking individual. Mike is a thoughtful, proactive, self-motivated and intelligent team player. He was always able to successfully complete any tasks with favorable results. His desire for proficiency and education makes Mike a valuable asset.–Ron Patterson, VP of Marketing & IT at Griswold Home Care

I had the pleasure of working with Mike Knott as part of our marketing team. He’s very driven, hard working, and takes pride in everything that he does. We benefited from his creative thinking and meticulous attention to detail on a constant basis. His communication skills are excellent and he would always carry himself with both kindness and professionalism. This recommendation would be grammatically correct and twice as interesting if Mike were to review it. He would prove himself to be an invaluable asset to any team.–Richie Pickwell, Graphic Designer at Griswold Home Care

I worked alongside Mike for just over a year and a half. While he did not directly report to me, Mike was a valuable asset to the company and consistently helped me accomplish many of my daily responsibilities. Mike’s ability to create engaging content not only helped grow website and blog traffic but also helped bridge the communication gap between franchisee and franchisor, which is no small task. Not only did Mike excel at his job duties – including copywriting and copyediting – but he also brought a unique perspective as well as an appetite to learn and grow in ways that benefited the company. A willingness to learn and accept new responsibilities outside of his role is something that I value highly in any colleague, and Mike demonstrated both of those qualities daily. Mike’s ambitious and hard-working attitude fit in perfectly with our culture, and he will definitely be missed. I know he will succeed wherever his career takes him.–Louis Isernia, Senior Manager of Information Technology at Griswold Home Care

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