Blog 9

The attorney was able to get some blogs written for me, so I was able to start editing those. I wanted to make sure that the blog posts weren’t overly promotional because in his draft they were. I think it is important and more effective for the blogs to be more informational and objective, rather pushing views to call the law firm. They original blog drafts from him were also really short, so I had to add more content to them to make them closer to the appropriate blog length.

Blog 9: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

At this point, it’s really starting to feel like crunch time as far as figuring out what my next move after graduation is going to be. My internship boss keeps casually bringing up how much writing work there is to do, how many more clients he’s picked up over the past couple of weeks, and how he’d ideally have me in the office 40 hours a week.

Blog 9 - Keeping Busy

I said in class the other day that I wanted to do some more challenging work and I'm definitely getting what I asked for. I'm making a press release for an upcoming event. I had to e-mail the event speaker and ask him a few questions to get a quote or two to use for the press release, which could be stressful. I was worried about what to ask him at first, but it seems like I came up with some good questions. My supervisor thought highly of them, anyway.

Career Aspirations

As I mentioned in my previous posts, though I enjoy SEO copywriting, at this point I can’t see myself making a career of it. Call it cliché, but I believe I’m destined for a more outwardly creative endeavor. That said, I’m currently considering two distinct career pathways within marketing communications writing.

Business Trip

This week was an exciting and productive one for me. My supervisor sent me on a trip to Lansing to visit the Ingham County Truancy Court and the Ingham Academy. During the process of creating our own truancy court, we have used Ingham as a model and idea for our end goal. The purpose of this trip was to conduct interviews and gather information about truancy procedures that could be useful to our budding program. The hour and a half drive was well worth it. I first was introduced to the supervisor of the Ingham County Family Court, who explained the basics of their truancy system.

A Chance for Creativity

Now that the main content of my current project is completed and I have checked to make sure that the education requirements for my topic have been met, I am onto my next steps for revision. I have corresponded with my supervisor and gone through multiple draft for this project. The next step is to implicate questions and interactive components to make sure that teens that are participating in the lessons are actually learning and taking away what they should. It is a way to assess that students can apply the information that they have been being presented with.

Another Week, Another Article

This week I have been writing a new article for the Women at Risk, International website. This one is international news, which is a nice change, since I normally write domestic news. The article is about the flooding in Peru, which has been especially bad this year, 94 people have already died wither from flooding or the mudslides that the rain causes. When I sent my rough draft to my supervisor she had hardly any changes for me to make this time. That made me feel really confident, like I was getting to know their house style better the more articles I write there.