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Sharon Hurley Hall
Works at SharonHurleyHall.com
Attended Coventry University
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Clients don’t just buy the actual time you spend on their work, they also buy your years of experience. That's why business owners must earn what they're worth…
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“I don’t want to visit somewhere where I can get shot for doing nothing,” said my dual-heritage daughter, when we were discussing a…
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Makes me frightened for my mixed-race grandson, and maybe his baby sister, too!

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Thanks, +Sue-Ann Bubacz . So glad we connected online. I've got a great group of writing buddies online. I feel very lucky :)
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You can always rely on +Jennifer Mattern for straight talk. This is a must-read.
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Glad to hear it Sue-Ann. :)
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Felt strongly about this, so I had to write something.
When I was 18 and new to university, one of my fellow students (let’s call her A) was raped. She would never be the same. Neither would we.
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Thanks to +Lori Widmer for including me in her interview series.
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When I ran a writing site, my list of places to look for writing jobs was one of its most popular posts. I've updated the list in this Slideshare presentation.
When you're starting out, it's hard to separate legitimate writing opportunities from the rest. Here are three places pro writer Sharon Hurley Hall finds work.
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No worries +Sue-Ann Bubacz I'm glad you flagged it up.
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My newsletter subscribers asked for a +Canva tutorial. Here it is: h
How Sharon Hurley Hall uses Canva and Canva for Work to create attractive graphics for her blog and social media - a tutorial.
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Good one fron +Laura Spencer - thanks for including me.
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Does this look familiar? Dear Blogger, I recently developed an XYZ app to help bloggers with X. I believe this app would be of interest to your readers. Would you please feature it in a review on your blog? Okay. That’s a stripped-down version of a…
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+Sharon Hurley Hall Thanks for sharing the post and thanks for participating.
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Here's what I've been #writing so far 2016 (ghostwritten content excluded, of course)
Sharon Hurley Hall's writing portfolio from January 2016 to June 2016, including posts on content marketing, analytics, marketing, blogging and more.
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+Sharon Hurley Hall Thank you so much! Still trying to make sure I get how the use of cc etc. goes and this is so helpful:) Take care and thanks!
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So happy to be taking part in Writers' Worth Month again - great initiative from +Lori Widmer 
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+Sharon Hurley Hall Will check out now! Thanks Sharon. :-)
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Thanks to +Tung Tran for including me in this roundup
Want to know the best keyword research tools as voted by 74 Online Marketing and SEO experts? Check out the post to find out more.
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Professional freelance writer and blogger: writing great content for biz owners & webpreneurs.
Introduction
Here's the skinny on Sharon Hurley Hall:

I'm a professional freelance writer, with 25 years of experience writing professionally – as a journalist, an academic writer, a blogger, a ghost writer and an online copy writer.I  love to write, I don’t just do it because I can and I’m good at it – which makes writing the only and obvious choice for my career and business. 

My ideal writing job is blogging about a range of topics. Check out my blogging credits to see what I've done in the past or just go ahead and hire me

I’m a word nerd, fanatical about grammar, and interested in almost everything – or at least I’m fascinated by learning new things, so there are very few topics that bore me.

I’m a mentor to other writers and have been running the site Get Paid To Write Online since 2005 to help other writers improve and build sustainable and successful writing careers. I am active on social media – on Twitter here, on Facebook here and on LinkedIn here – and while the writing I do professionally is fact-based, I enjoy writing creative fiction and poetry purely for myself when (if) I get a spare moment.
Bragging rights
My post on improving Twitter conversions has been shared more than 1500 times.
Education
  • Coventry University
    MA Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Coventry University
    MA Media and Culture
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Professional freelance writer. Savvy blogger. Content Marketer. Journalist.
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Writing, blogging, editing, proofreading
Employment
  • SharonHurleyHall.com
    Chief Wordsmith, 2005 - present
    Freelance writer, professional blogger and word nerd. I love testing and reviewing shiny new web tools, reading anything I can get my hands on and playing Scrabble. Find out more at sharonhh.com
  • Coventry University
    Senior Lecturer, 2000 - 2005
    Developed and taught journalism courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Set coursework and examinations. Participated in course review meetings and examination boards. Developed and led Masters program in specialist journalism. Served as module leader for undergraduate and postgraduate journalism courses.
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