Miranda Hale

Writer/Editor/Journalist

Freelance writer/copywriter/editor/journalist.
Former English professor. Writing a book.
Perpetually wanderlustful.
Much more info available at the link below.
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Portfolio

Professional Copywriting

A corporate landing page, consisting of SEO-optimized marketing copy. This corporation...
"Expert SEO Analysis"
SEO-optimized B2B blog post promoting the services of a staffing agency
"Let a Creative Staffing Agency Take Care of Your Hiring Needs"
SEO-optimized blog post written for a business that had just begun to use SMM
"Social Media Marketing: a High Return on Investment”
Detailed and informative blog post on the latest best practices in Local SEO. Written for an...
"2015 local search ranking factors you need to know about"
SEO-optimized blog post written for a corporate blog
An SEO-optimized blog post written for a corporate blog
SEO-optimized informative marketing copy written for a small business website
"How to Maintain Your Chicken Coop"
An SEO-optimized marketing blog post that promotes the benefits of a specific medical procedure....
"Fibroid Embolization vs. Hysterectomy Surgery"
SEO-optimized informative and persuasive legal article written for an insurance company's website
"New Jersey's Verbal Threshold Insurance Policy: Not Worth the Risk"
SEO-optimized B2C marketing copy written for a plumbing company
"The Importance of Water Treatment Purification and Filtering Systems"
Product description and persuasive marketing copy written for an online retailer's product...
"Metal detector pouches- the essential accessory"
Brief piece of SEO-optimized travel writing written for a travel agency's blog
"Las Vegas: more than just a cliché"

Textbook Chapters

Chapter: "School vouchers violate the separation of church and state"
Chapter: "School vouchers violate the separation of church and state"
Chapter: "The Hypothetical Audience"
Chapter: "The Hypothetical Audience", Pages 128-130 http://web.randi.org/home/new-ebook-magic-in-the-classroom

Articles

The U.N.'S Impotent Yet Vitally Important Report On The Vatican's Crimes
Yet I cannot deny that the Committee has done something vitally and crucially important. They’ve bravely shone a light on truths that the Church works so hard to hide. And there...
School voucher programs are both ineffective and dangerous
Governmentally funded school voucher programs have the potential to negatively affect every community that relies on public schools to educate its children.
A Worthless and Dangerous Report
Last week, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released a report called “The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United...
Lobbying disguised as liturgy
http://www.examiner.com/article/lobbying-disguised-as-liturgy
Government officials should not be supporting Bill Donohue's campaign
Like most of Donohue's hissyfits, this is a complete non-issue. The Empire State Building, a privately-owned company, is under no obligation to grant Donohue's request...
Rabbit is the question
...Intentional obscurantism is always annoying and intellectually dishonest, but it'€™s especially troubling when authors use it in an attempt to make their particular form of...
It's time to speak out against Bill Donohue
Bill Donohue, president of The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights (better known as the Catholic League) displays an almost unbelievable level of paranoia and a...
Personal religious objections are not relevant to the legislative process
...It is never acceptable, though, to let religious groups and lobbies throw their might around in this manner, especially when the reproductive rights of women are at stake.
The Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport must not be allowed to hide behind the First Amendment
The Church's secrets must be brought to light so that the Church and its officials can be held fully responsible for their misdeeds. The Church's dishonesty and secrecy must not...
The Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport is running out of options
...For the victims' sake and out of respect for the Constitution, the Court must deny the diocese's request. Then and only then will they have to reveal their misdeeds and take...
The Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport has finally exhausted all of its legal options
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, has exhausted all of its legal options in its seven-year fight to prevent the release of over 12,600 legal and judicial...

Blog Posts

Idealism as Intrinsic Motivation
In other words, because our skeptical activism (of whatever sort) is driven by intrinsic motivation, burnout is all-but- inevitable. And that’s okay. It doesn’t mean that we...
The Hypothetical Audience
...Such focus and practice is necessary not only in the classroom context, but also in “the real world”. The ability to imagine a hypothetical audience is a skill and tool that...

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