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Sarah Samms

Freelance Writer & Editor



Portland, OR 97211

  About Me


Creative freelance writer with experience in writing content for: science, health, arts & culture, opinion, current events, and music. With experience and/or trained in screenwriting, copy editing, line editing, developmental editing, book editing, proofreading, and LGBTQIA+ sensitivity editing.  I have the ability to proofread, analyze, produce, edit, and develop exceptional material. 

Portland State University

BA in Liberal Studies

w/ minors in: Writing, Psychology

Expected Graduation: Fall 2023

American College of Healthcare Sciences

AS in Herbal Studies

Graduated with Honors in 2019


Excellent in Microsoft Office, Google Suite,  Wix, Adobe Lightroom, and  Davinci Resolve.

Excellent in: dynamic and structural editing, proofreading, content development, mid-level team management, production management, social media management, crisis intervention, team leadership, nonviolent communication, equity-informed family mediation in a collaborative style, web content management, de-escalation, photography.

Work Experience

Freelance Writer (Remote)
5.20.2020- present

Multimedia Editor(The Pacific Sentinel)

  • Demonstrated excellent written communication skills by providing dynamic and structural editing, developmental editing, affiliate marketing, copywriting, and screenwriting for various companies.

  • Applied cognitive science, environmental science, and psychology research to content creation.

  • Exhibited a strong attention to detail in proofreading and line editing.

  • Captured and commanded voice including a variety of publications including arts, pop-culture, biotechnology, holistic medicine, entertainment, journalism, and opinion.

  • Managed social media and other online content for a variety of small businesses.

  • Coordinates assignments and manages writing contributors.

  • Provides line editing, developmental editing, video editing, and produces content by given deadlines.

  • Provides team management and training in field duties such as interviewing, photography, magazine writing, etc.

  • Develop online content, video and podcast productions for the Sentinel website and social media; social media & website management.

Copywriter (Atomic Blaze)
5.05.2020 - 01.09.2021

  • Researched trends, advancing technology, and innovative science to integrate into new, fresh copy and content to market Atomic Blaze’s and various partnered companies’ projects and products.

  • Correlate assignments using Trello and meet deadlines. 

  • Provided exceptional material with search engine optimization (SEO) embedded into each article.

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