Writing Samples

Carol Wiley Writing PortfolioThis page has five sections to help you find relevant samples:

  • Food Business
  • Health and Wellness
  • Business, Finance, and Accounting
  • Travel
  • Miscellaneous

Links are either to articles on the sites where they’re published or to documents at Google Drive.

Food Business

For five months I wrote a weekly feature and five shorter news briefs for the food industry trade website Food Dive. Here are some links:

Since April 2014 I have written, but cannot make publicly available, a monthly food trend article for a food marketing research company. Ask me if you want more details.

Health and Wellness

The Myth of Massage, Lactic Acid, and Toxins at Spa Standard.

Angie's List LogoI was a regular contributor to the health section of Angie’s List for about nine months. Here’s a sampling of articles:

Colgate LogoI’ve also written dental articles for the Colgate website, including:

I write about aromatherapy, massage therapy, somatics, and self care at Aromatherapy and Massage.

Two long-form health-related samples: A Guide To Overcoming Addiction and Ebook About Stress Management

Business, Finance, and Accounting

Credit Card Fees (written for a personal finance blog)

Deal or No Deal? Is Groupon, Living Social, or Another Deal Site Right For Your Business? at Spa Standard

7 Accounting Services Poised for 2015 Growth at the Robert Half Finance and Accounting Blog. I have also ghostwritten for several other Robert Half blogs.

gale-logoI’ve written and updated entries for a number of databases owned by Gale Cengage Learning, including the International Directory of Company Histories (IDCH), Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries (EEI), Encyclopedia of American Industries (EAI), and Encyclopedia of Global Industries (EGI). Here are three (long!) samples:

accountingedu.org logoForensic Accounting – I also wrote eight other long articles for the same website, including articles on government accounting, tax preparation, and tax accounting. I wrote this stockbroker article for a financial planning site owned by the same company; other articles for that site included estate planning, retirement planning, and life insurance producers who sell annuities. I also wrote for other sites owned by the company, including writing articles about nursing specialties and engineering disciplines. This work was ghostwriting.


29 Things You Need To Know About Everett Before You Move There at the Movoto real estate blog

Using Virtuoso Professional Development to Educate Advisors (for the travel company’s internal newsletter)

24 Hours In the Ballard Neighborhood of Seattle at Parachute

For Parachute/Mapquest, I also wrote some basic attraction descriptions, including Olympic Sculpture Park and Museum of History & Industry


Excerpt from a sample white paper

Email copywriting sample

7 Tips For Creating a Massage or Skin Care Website That Attracts Clients at Spa Standard

Starting a Martial Art in Mid-Life? Pick One That Fits You at Fifty is the New Fifty

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