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Denise Ruttan
Works at Denise Ruttan Communications
Attended Eckerd College
Lives in Corvallis, Oregon
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Take a look and follow me on Model Mayhem! #photography
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New blog post on Practical Fooding! #gardening    #food   #gardeningtips  
I started a new job a week ago, a change that comes with new skills to learn and a busy daytime schedule to get used to. But my new garden still needs attention. And new it is, come to think of it — we ripped the grassy weeds...
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New blog post! 
Ahh, mulch, glorious mulch. Akin to laying a toasty sleeping bag over your soil, mulch is one of the best and cheapest tools that can help your garden grow. At my community garden, mulch is not merely inexpensive — it’s f...
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Some science humor... 
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Check out my picks for the week's best #LongReads. 
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New blog post: Cooking from the farmers market.
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I am pleased to announce the launch of my new blog about sustainable, budget-friendly cooking and gardening! Check it out: http://practicalfooding.blogspot.com
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What do you guys think are the best productivity and project management tracking apps for iPhone? 
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I haven't had as much luck with letters of introduction in freelancing, so I'm next going to try sending strategic pitches for problems I can solve. What's worked for you (other than word of mouth) in landing new freelance writing/content clients?
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Thanks both! I've had the most success with friends, but queries seem to work for some people too. 
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My reading list for the week... Have your coffee handy? 
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103 people
Have her in circles
101 people
Dhruv Star's profile photo
Julie Burroughs's profile photo
Santiam Hospital's profile photo
Kelly Taylor's profile photo
Steve Cooper's profile photo
Michael Quest's profile photo
Eli Sagor's profile photo
komal shah's profile photo
Mark Mueller's profile photo
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Occupation
Freelance Writer/Photographer
Skills
social media marketing, social media strategy, digital communications, branding, marketing, blogging, photography, web content, content auditing
Employment
  • Denise Ruttan Communications
    Owner/Freelance Writer, 2011 - present
  • Oregon State University
    Public Service Communications Specialist, 2012 - 2014
  • The Stayton Mail and Statesman Journal
    Reporter, 2008 - 2012
  • The Siuslaw News
    Reporter, 2005 - 2008
  • Nova Group (Based in Fukuoka, Japan)
    English Teacher, 2004 - 2005
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Currently
Corvallis, Oregon
Previously
Stayton, Oregon - Kurosaki, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan - Florence, Oregon - Lake Oswego, Oregon - St. Petersburg, Florida - Estes Park, Colorado
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Stories told well create solutions.
Introduction
I'm a freelance writer, photographer, public relations consultant and digital content strategist. My journalism specializes in government, law, travel, food, gardening, sustainability, environment and science. 
Education
  • Eckerd College
    Creative Writing, 2004
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