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Denise Ruttan
Works at Denise Ruttan Communications
Attended Eckerd College
Lives in Corvallis, Oregon
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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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Some science humor... 
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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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Interesting... Instagram continues to grow, but lots of brands are slow to take the plunge. 
 
Top10 #Social Platforms: Changes In Active Usage In Last Six Months.
Instagram the biggest winner.
#Infographic #SocialMedia
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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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Thanks +Victor Villegas!
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New blog post. 
I am back with my picks for the week's most fascinating stories, with a smattering of food, land use planning and science. 1. Being Happy With Sugar | The Atlantic — This story gets to the heart of my dilemma … <a href="http://www.deniseruttan.com/denises-roundup-of-interesting-reads-of-the-week/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
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What do you guys think are the best productivity and project management tracking apps for iPhone? 
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Check out my picks for the week's best #LongReads. 
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Why "engaged users" is such a powerful metric to track. 
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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/Social Media Manager, 2008 - 2012
  • The Siuslaw News
    Reporter/Page Designer, 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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