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Works at Dawn Mentzer Freelance Writing, LLC
Attended Millersville University of Pennsylvania
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Know a grammar purist who corrects you when you use "they" to refer back to a singular noun? They may not be aware that Oxford Dictionaries says it's perfectly acceptable. (See what I did there? Way better in my opinion that saying "He or she may not...")

"Some people object to the use of plural pronouns in this type of situation on the grounds that it’s ungrammatical. In fact, the use of plural pronouns to refer back to a singular subject isn’t new: it represents a revival of a practice dating from the 16th century. It’s increasingly common in current English and is now widely accepted both in speech and in writing."

Nice, right?!

#grammar   #writingtips   #breakingrules  
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Some people use the plural "They" because they refuse to be placed into a binary gender categorization. Better get used to it.
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Getting a change of scenery by working remotely can renew motivation and spark creativity. My latest guest post on the +TDS Telecommunications Corp. for Business blog talks more about that.  

Where are your favorite spots to go when you want to escape your office's four walls?

#workremotely   #homeoffice   #business  
Did your get up and go stand up and leave? A change of scenery may be what you need to get back on the right track at work. Blogger Dawn Mentzer shares six reasons you should consider working from ...
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Because a hacked website can cause quite the headache...

Thanks to +Adam Barkafski for these tips to help keep our sites safer. 

#cybersecurity   #websites   #hacking  
Learn how to avoid a hacked website (and the lost business of a hacked website) by practicing these three easy steps.
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The Oct. 1 deadline is fast approaching! Is your business's POS system ready?

If not, you could end up eating the cost of credit card fraud made at your place of biz. Ouch!

#emv   #pos   #business   #creditcard  
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They might be embarrassing to admit to, but guilty pleasures are nothing to feel guilty about.

You work hard, right? Why not treat yourself? At least that's my take on it! [I even disclose my most embarrassing guilty pleasure in this post.]

#guiltypleasure   #fun   #youdeserveabreak  
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Breaking up is hard to do. (And sometimes tricky if a contract is involved.)

This infographic by +ZipRecruiter  shares how to part ways with clients without burning bridges. 

#smallbusiness   #smallbusinesstips   #clients  
No matter why you’re letting a client go—whether you’ve simply taken on more work than you can complete or whether you’re tired of a disrespectful, abusive client—a professional break-up can
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Good info AND a super cool tool!

Now bookmarked under "blog tools" in my browser. :-)

Thanks, +Paul Shapiro!

#seo   #blogging   #websitedevelopment   
Google gave their Search Engine Result Pages a facelift in March 2014. One of the most prominent changes was a change to to how they displayed page titles-
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Most of us self-employed peeps and other professionals focus on how to give great customer service. BUT we're CUSTOMERS, too!

Here's how to improve your chances of getting stellar customer service.  
Don't you deserve to be treated right, too?

#customerservice   #business  
  Dealing with corporate customer service departments is often one of the most frustrating experiences of modern life, and many of us have horror stor
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Have you encouraged, inspired or lifted someone up lately?

Happy weekend to all you super stars! ✭

#inspiration   #encouragement   #dogood  
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I don't know that I've tweeted about any of them, but Iron Man is by far my fave.

Who's your favorite Avenger?

#avengers   #robertdowneyjr   #movies   #twitter   #marvel  
-*+Every year, Marvel’s cinematic universe grows stronger. More characters are added to the roster. More films come out every blockbuster season. More millions are generated over each opening weekend. The fandom around Marvel’s films is understandably strong. With decades of … Continued
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Definitely Iron man!
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It's back! Monday--Let's show it who's boss!

#monday   #mondaymotivation   #makeithappen  
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At what point is a restraining order appropriate?

#stopstalkingme #mistakenidentity
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Let's hope so, +Larry Farmer! I might do what one of my other friends did. She called to be removed from their mailing list. And it worked!
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Education
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
    BS in Communications, Concentration in Journalism
  • Oley Valley High School
    College Prep Curriculum
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Freelance Marketing Writer and Insatiable Solopreneur
Introduction
I'm a freelance writer and insatiable solopreneur specializing in marketing and PR content. With a primary focus on website copy and ghostwriting blogs, I particularly love working with marketing agencies who have an ongoing need to outsource content writing for those types of projects. 

That said, I thrive on variety! So, if you've got other work in mind - please do email or call me (717.435.3559) to talk about your needs.

 



Bragging rights
Impeccable left brain/right brain balance, Solopreneur, Member of Lancaster Chamber and Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce (on Women in Biz & Ambassador committees), Past marketing volunteer at SCORE Lancaster, Past Executive Committee Secretary at Downtown Ephrata, Inc., Past Girl Scout Leader, Former competitive bodybuilder
Work
Occupation
Freelance writer specializing in website content, blog ghostwriting, print marketing copy, corporate communications, and social media content
Skills
Writing, project management, creative thinking
Employment
  • Dawn Mentzer Freelance Writing, LLC
    Dawn Mentzer Freelance Writing, LLC, 2010 - present
  • SCORE Lancaster
    Volunteer, 2010 - 2013
  • Downtown Ephrata Inc
    Volunteer (Board Member), 2011 - 2013
  • Windstream Communications (formerly D&E Communications)
    Product Marketing & Development Manager, 1993 - 2010
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Lancaster, PA USA Area
Previously
Reading, PA USA Area
Our dog has been a patient with Hope and Dr. Shanley (a dermatologist) since July of this year. While our general vet was baffled by the symptoms Luna was exhibiting, Dr. Shanley diagnosed her quickly and got her on a treatment plan that has improved her condition immensely. Dr. Shanley is personable, funny, compassionate, and has top level expertise in his specialty. The dermatology nurses are also top notch and are masters of communication. They field our calls and emails promptly when we have questions and they email test results and instructions to keep us in the know. We are extremely pleased with the services at Hope Veterinary Specialists, and more importantly, Luna feels at home and at ease there. The services there are not inexpensive, but you truly do get what you pay for at Hope.
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I'm thrilled with my new website by 1 Sky Media! John Oppenheimer was highly collaborative (and patient) as I figured out what I wanted. He freely offered his expertise and gave wonderful suggestions and recommendations as we discussed the site design and functionality. I've gotten many compliments on my website - and my logo (which John designed, too.) The site has helped me build my brand, showcase what I do, and attract new clients and readers. I highly recommend 1 Sky Media to anyone looking for a website developer/designer who is skilled at both the artistic and technical aspects of creating a site.
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