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Susan Beaver Thompson

Freelance Journalist | Mobile Correspondent | Digital Content

I'm an independent writer, editor and mobile correspondent - with 25 years of journalism, freelancing, blogging, content strategy, and content development experience. I'm also a peace journalist.

- Former Managing Editor of weekly community newspaper and co-founder of regional digital news portal and print magazine.
- Former beat reporter and investigative reporter.
- Former corporate Marketing Communications Director.
- Contributing writer for Storia.me during 2016-2017.
- Have taught college writing and trained/managed young journalists for six years.

On the go, you'll find me writing about the three Ps: people, politics and peace.

I also write about business, entrepreneurship, activism, social change, social justice, collaboration, cannabis, travel, space, and spirituality.

I'm starting to produce videos, do live streaming and podcasts, and use Zoom for interactive discussions with people everywhere. I love meeting and interviewing people and telling their stories. With my reporting background, I can research and write just about anything. I use a solutions journalism approach.

You can count on me for fresh ideas for new content. I know AP and MLA styles. In addition to articles and blogging, I have experience writing e-books, white papers, web page copy, business profiles, and business plans.

I hold a Masters degree in English and am certified by Google and Yahoo as a Digital Marketing Professional. I have 15 years of experience editing and managing freelancers, and using WordPress and SEO principles.

Let me know what you want to achieve. Some of my clippings are below.

Many blessings, Susan

Portfolio

Business and Technology

Fast Printer | Las Vegas Convention, Expo, Trade Show
12/07/2018
What You Need to Know: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software For Marketing

The machine-assisted world is coming at us faster than ever before. The time to check out Artificial (AI) Marketing Software is now! You know what we mean... You can hardly walk down the street, listen to the news, or jump on the Internet without seeing some robot, or some new invention accessible to you via Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri.

Fast Printer | Las Vegas Convention, Expo, Trade Show
11/09/2018
Marketing Innovations | Next Gen QR Codes are Your New BFF

Next gen QR codes are quiet, powerful connectors. In business and in the digital world, QR codes are now in their teen years and ready to come into their own, mainly due to their intrinsic integrative nature. QR codes have generally been underused, especially in the U.S. marketplace.

simLeaf
03/26/2019
SimLeaf's interview with Chef Anna and AP: Learn to grow cannabis

We sat down with Chef Anna & AP, two amazing, innovative Instagram "growers" for an interview on their unique process to cultivation and also how to have fun with it. The amazing duo have developed two successful Instagram accounts where they track their progress on home grows, offering tips for novice growers along the way.

Fast Printer | Las Vegas Convention, Expo, Trade Show
12/10/2018
Get The Inside Scoop on CES in Las Vegas - January 8 - 11, 2019

On January 8 - 11, 2019, the CES (Consumer Electronics Show), the largest and most influential technology event on the planet, and the largest of all the hundreds of conventions that take place each year in Las Vegas will descend on the city.

Fast Printer | Las Vegas Convention, Expo, Trade Show
10/10/2018
How To Develop An Inbound Content Marketing Process | Las Vegas

Question: How can your marketing staff increase the number of qualified leads you generate online? Answer: By using Targeted Inbound Marketing Campaigns. - Defining Content Marketing Terms - Inbound marketing refers to establishing a sale funnel process on your website, directing visitors about how to proceed through the steps of your sales cycle.

Politics and Current Events

Storia.me
Veterans With PTSD: The Fight Is On to Legalize Marijuana Use...

Retired Marine staff sergeant Mark DiPasquale is one of the many veterans with PTSD that have benefited from using medical marijuana to treat their symptoms. In fact, like many veterans, DiPasquale credits marijuana for freeing him from 17 opioids, anti-anxiety pills and other medications that were prescribed to him for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), migraines, and the other injuries he got from a helicopter accident in Iraq in 2005.

Medium
02/26/2018
Guns and Peace

If someone you know had a heart attack, would placing a band aid on his/her chest help heal the body? Of course not. That's what is happening with our national dialogue - our re-action - to gun control. Hear me out... With the continuing incidences of violence across America, many people, including our youth, are getting mad enough to stand up and say "No more!"

Storia
Fake News: Now an epidemic in America: Part I

Storia is a social multimedia publishing platform that empowers members of its community to share thought-provoking content. Our goal is for you to be entertained, informed and challenged.

Linkedin
03/17/2018
Peacebuilding Makes Economic Sense

Though a challenging endeavor, Peace on Earth is possible... and it's coming. Since my first peace mission in 2013, much has changed. People are waking up, becoming engaging and taking action for what they believe. In 2018,

Linkedin
07/04/2015
2016 Presidential Priorities

Elevating Ourselves to a Higher Perspective - The people must lead the way to peace. They hold the power. Now is the time to act.

Places and Travel

Storia.me
Louisville, Kentucky: Let your bourbon tasting trip begin! - Storia.me

Today, June 14, is National Bourbon Day, and what better place to celebrate it than Louisville, Kentucky, the center of the bourbon industry. With mixologists crafting all sorts of new bourbon-based cocktails, the move to create artisan foods made of bourbon or in bourbon-aged barrels is also exploding.

Storia
Las Vegas: Best things to do after dark

Storia is a social multimedia publishing platform that empowers members of its community to share thought-provoking content. Our goal is for you to be entertained, informed and challenged.

Storia.me
Top 10 things to do in Tallahassee - Storia.me

The capital city of Florida, and the area around it, is still reminiscent of the old South. It's a friendly town. Many may not realize that per square mile, Tallahassee has more trees than any other city in the United States, and so it's also home to many different types of birds.

Personal Narrative

Storia.me
Hope Street: How I navigated my way through homelessness (Part III) - Storia.me

In this five-part editorial series on Storia, one writer presents an honest, hard-hitting, enlightening look at living on the street. Sometimes, without an address, all you have is hope. PART III: Keeping sane while homeless My family, including my mother, didn't talk with me much while I was homeless.

Storia.me
Hope Street: How I navigated my way through homelessness (Part V) - Storia.me

In this five-part editorial series on Storia, one writer presents an honest, hard-hitting, enlightening look at living on the street. Sometimes, without an address, all you have is hope. Part V: To panhandle, or not? While I was homeless and since, I've grappled with the reality of panhandling. Is it right?

Storia.me
A Labor of Love: Becoming A Feral Cat Colony Manager - Storia.me

Do you have feral cats in your neighborhood? Do you know of someone who feeds them? Perhaps, the cat lady? I do. It's my Mom (one of the kindest people I know.) For years now, she's been involved in this labor of love. She has 9 cats that come every night at around 4:30 p.m.

Peace Journalism, Activism and Social Change

Medium
03/01/2018
Peace Begins Inside: Confessions of a Mobile Peace Journalist

Peace Log, March 1, 2018 -It's March - almost Spring, preparation time. I'm getting ready to go back out on the road later this month. Today marks the day that I will be writing an informal Peace News Log as often as possible to share my thoughts with you - as I chronicle my trip across America to showcase peacebuilders in action.

Storia
Making A Personal Vow For Peace

Storia is a social multimedia publishing platform that empowers members of its community to share thought-provoking content. Our goal is for you to be entertained, informed and challenged.

Medium
03/23/2018
It Takes Just 8,621 People Living Peace on Earth to Shift Our Culture

Peace Log, March 23, 2018 - Though a challenging endeavor, Peace on Earth is possible... and it's coming. Since my first peace mission in 2013, much has changed. People are waking up, becoming engaging and taking action for what they believe. In 2018, the soil is ripe for pioneering peace activists and peace journalists to rock the world!

Spirituality and Metaphysics

Afterlifeblog
05/02/2016
Paranormal Romance, Parallel Universes, & The Multiverse

People are defintely intrigued and moved by paranormal romance. Look at the immense popularity of the movie Ghost, or the more recent fascination with the Twilight series of books, by author Stephenie Meyer. Paranormal romance plays on the notion that true love never ends; it lasts past this life into...

Afterlifeblog
05/02/2016
What's The Connection Between Dreams and Memories

Memories and dreams go together, but it's often difficult to know just how they relate to "real life." Sometimes, dreams feel like memories and sometimes memories feel like dreams. Take one of my friends, for example. Before she went to Italy, she took some basic Italian classes. After being there...

Storia.me
Spiritual Enlightenment: Is Marijuana The Tree of Life?

Much has been written on Storia, and all over the web, about pot and whether it's a positive enhancement to one's life, or a distractor for living a full life. Now that marijuana laws are being loosened in some states, many are debating whether marijuana is good for you physically.

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