Ashley Shaw

Piscataway, NJ USA

Professional Experience

I started my career with a fulltime writing/editorial job I was not qualified to get because even with no experience, I was so good that people wanted me anyway. Four years ago, I applied for a job at a start-up company owned by a major B2B corporation. I was just out of school, and I had little real work experience. The company contacted me and said I was not yet qualified for the role for which I had applied, but that they would love to interview me for a lower-level position. I went in for an interview and took an editing test. And then they offered me the job for which I had originally applied. Here it is four years and multiple company awards later, and I have never let them regret the decision they made that day. Not only did I take over the editing of an entire section of their legal website, I also became the marketing liaison for the editors. I did all this when I was not even qualified for the job. Imagine what I could do for you now that I am qualified.


3 Years
7 Years
Social Media
3 Years


Business (general)
4 Years
7 Years
4 Years


Marketing (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
3 Years
Online/new media
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

7 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Law Street Media (10+)

Other Work History

Legal Editor/Marketing Liaison Reed Business Information 2011- Present Research, write and edit training materials used by major companies across the country Utilize web-writing, social media and SEO best practices Contact thought leaders in the field for interviews and quotes Run company social media platforms: Twitter and LinkedIn Increase social media engagement Conduct presentations and workshops for the sales department and the other editors Write whitepapers, copy, and information for marketing and public relations purposes Various 2008-Present Ghostwrite books Write SEO content articles on a variety of subjects for numerous blogs and websites Meet constant and strict deadlines Research new topics in order to write factual posts Create blog posts on writing, SEO, and social media techniques

Computer Skills

Dreamweaver; Content Management Systems; Google AdWords, Analytics and Plus; HTML; Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word; SharePoint; Blogging and Social Media Platforms




Several Employee Awards


Writing Samples

A piece I wrote for a company discussing the importance of creating good content for the web.


A fun piece I wrote on organizing storage space.
A series of humorous legal blog posts that I write weekly.
A piece on why client interviews are important.
An entertainment piece on celebrity gossip.