Recent Article and Copywriting Credits for Dahna M. Chandler, Award-Winning Business and Finance Journalist and Strategic Content Writer

An award-winning journalist and strategic content writing consultant, I specialize in writing, primarily, digital content your readers are searching for and will keep them coming back for more. I provide my editorial content writing services to thriving financial services brandsdigital and content marketing agencies, and high-growth small companies. I also still do some traditional journalism work for select national media outlets and trade publications.

As these clips show, I maintain domain expertise in commercial and personal finance, business and property insurance, residential real estate, business operations and development, and legal marketing. I also write about HR, travel, and some lifestyle content. Moreover, I’m adept at content communications strategy and can help your organization create messaging that fits seamlessly into your content marketing plan.

Accordingly, below are my most recent editorial content (brand journalism), trade publication, association, travel copywriting and journalism clips. I have categorized or identified them, so there is no misrepresentation or confusion about the clients or organizations for which I produced the content.

All these clips are fewer than two years old and will give you an overview of what I’ve written professionally in recent months. That way, you can quickly determine what kind of content writing work I can do for your organization or publication.

My “Previous Work “page will show you the writing I did from the late 1990s through 2011.

Please review these clips, my resume, and services to see how I can most effectively partner with you to achieve your content marketing or editorial objectives.

Then, feel free to reach out to me about your journalism assignment or to schedule a complimentary 15-minute introductory call to discuss your content writing project.* You can learn about what to expect during that call by visiting “The Thrive Business Engagement Process.”

I look forward to hearing from and potentially working with you.


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Trade Publications and Corporate Blogs 

Institutional Finance and Business Operations

Barclays and NYU launch Veterans Future Lab in New York City
Barclays Investment Bank

Using ESG as a Core Investment Option
FlexShares ETFs Blog (Managed by Northern Trust)

What Does An ESG Investor Look Like?
FlexShares ETFs Blog (Managed by Northern Trust)

ESG and Social Labor Considerations
FlexShares ETFs Blog (Managed by Northern Trust)

X Marks the Spot: A Texas credit union’s marketing campaign for Gen X women speaks directly to the family CFO.
CreditUnions.com (PDF)

How to Effectively Educate Your Bigger is Better Clients About the FlexShares ETF Difference
FlexShares ETFs Blog (Managed by Northern Trust)

Is Your Onboarding Process Sending the Wrong Message?
OnTask

ACH Data Means More Lending for a NY Credit Union
CreditUnions.com (PDF)

Key strategies for making your business successful this year.
New York Life

Close the Talent Gap with Credit Risk Training to Attract and Retain the Best Employees
Ghostwriting—Banking Sector Consultancy

How to Reduce Credit Risk and Employee Friction at Banks
Ghostwriting—Banking Sector Consultancy

Credit Risk Training for Bankers: The Robust Response to Aggressive Federal Regulation
Ghostwriting—Banking Sector Consultancy

Building a Strong Credit Culture as a Team: How HR and Credit Administration Can Collaborate to Train Bankers
Ghostwriting—Banking Sector Consultancy

Taming the Savage Culture: A Q&A with Tim Mulligan
HR Magazine

Case Study: A New Approach To Pay Scales At Member One FCU
CreditUnions.com (PDF)

Case Study: A Strategy To Reward Members For Good Behavior
CreditUnions.com (PDF)

Case Study: 120 Days To Credit Union Proficiency
CreditUnions.com (PDF)

Case Study: How Fairfax County FCU Moved Beyond Disaster and Back to Work
CreditUnions.com (PDF)

Media Outlets
Business and Personal Finance

8 Ways to Start Saving for Retirement After 50
Next Avenue

4 types of identity fraud thieves bet you won’t monitor against
Clark.com

College degree ROI: Is your school of choice worth taking on debt to attend?
TODAY.com Money

5 tips on coping with your marathon commute to work
TODAY.com Money

As airlines tackle a weighty issue, could your size really keep you off a flight?
TODAY.com Money

How to Fly Like a Rock Star on a Garage Band Budget:
Tips for flying on private jets while on a budget

TODAY.com Money

Want your kids to avoid college debt? Start in high school
TODAY.com Parents

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Health and Lifestyle

The Most Common UTI Symptoms in Women
Urinary tract infections can become life-threatening if left untreated.
WomansDay.com

How to Lose Weight in Your Face
No plastic surgery required.
WomansDay.com

20 Really Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas
WomansDay.com

25 Products with a Lifetime Guarantee
CountryLiving.com

40 of the Most Inspirational Books for Women
WomansDay.com

10 Can’t-Miss Country Music Festivals
CountryLiving.com

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Editorial Content for Brands and Associations

Residential Real Estate & Interior Design

Smart Tips for Decorating Your Apartment on a Budget
Trulia

Spam or scam? Is this mortgage advertising for real?
The Mortgage Reports

Can you refinance while your house is listed for sale?
The Mortgage Reports

Build Your Own House: Complete Guide
The Mortgage Reports*
(*At over 3400 words, this is this is the equivalent of an ebook or white paper.)

How to buy into a limited-equity housing cooperative
The Mortgage Reports

How to Inherit a Rent-Controlled Apartment
Trulia

8 Home Repairs That Are Not a Landlord’s Job
Trulia

Eye on the Prize: How to Spot a Superior Sofa
CORT Furniture Rental

Advice for renters: What happens when my roommate moves out (and I’m not on the lease)?
The Mortgage Reports

Unique Ways to Make Your Fall Cozy with Rugs
CORT Furniture Rental

My landlord’s in foreclosure: What are my rights?
The Mortgage Reports

Best programs for getting a mortgage with a disability in 2017
The Mortgage Reports

Should I pay down my mortgage or add to my retirement account?
The Mortgage Reports

From Rugged to Regal: Transform Used Furniture Finds into Beautiful Pieces
CORT Furniture Rental

How Much Cheaper Are Adjustable Mortgage Rates Than Fixed Rates In 2017?
The Mortgage Reports

$10,000 Medical Collection: Can I Qualify For A Mortgage?
The Mortgage Reports

How to Mix and Match Patterns Like a Pro
CORT Furniture Rental

How to Decide if Cohousing Is Right for You
CORT Furniture Rental

Gen X Rules Real Estate: Here Are Your Best Home Loans
The Mortgage Reports

Out with the Old: When It’s Time to Update to Safer Furniture
CORT Furniture Rental

Selling A Home: Meet Gen X and Gen Y (Your New Buyers)
The Mortgage Reports

Stress-Free Downsizing: Small Home Mortgage Loans [Infographic]
The Mortgage Reports

New Life for Old Furniture: Trendy or Neutral
CORT Furniture Rental

Surprising Facts About the Eco-Friendliness of Furniture Rental
CORT Furniture Rental

Use Natural Stone in Living and Work Spaces to Increase Well-Being
The Natural Stone Institute

Buying A House Where Prices Exceed Your Budget
The Mortgage Reports

How to Reclaim Secondhand Wood Furniture and Make It Your Own
CORT Furniture Rental

How ARM Rates Help You Get More Home When Fixed Rates Keep Rising
The  Mortgage Reports

HELOC Payment Shock? Try These Refinance Solutions
The Mortgage Reports

Building Off the Land: A Look at Historic Natural Stone Farmhouses
The Natural Stone Institute

Single Women Homebuyers: Your Guide To Getting It Right
The Mortgage Reports

Boomerang Buyers Can Get A Mortgage After Deed In Lieu Of Foreclosure
The Mortgage Reports

Natural Thin Stone Veneer: An Introduction
The Natural Stone Institute

Kid and Pet-Friendly Natural Stone Flooring
The Natural Stone Institute

How to Find and Purchase Foreclosed Homes the Right Way
TrustedChoice.com

How to Qualify for a Mortgage as a Small Business Owner 
TrustedChoice.com

7 Keys to Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent
TrustedChoice.com*

Best Mortgages: Is Your Lender Licensed?
LendingTree.com

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The Trusted Choice blog is the consumer information blog the marketing brand of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (Big “I”), a trade association.

Use Natural Stone is the promotional campaign blog for the MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute, a 1900-member  association of natural stone industry professionals and companies.

Personal Finance

How to Financially Prepare for Your Second (or Third, or Fourth!) Child
MetLife

Have Life Insurance through Work? Ask These Questions about Your Coverage
MetLife

3 Reasons Why You Should Think About Life Insurance while you’re Young, Single and Child-free
MetLife

When Should I Reevaluate My Life Insurance Portfolio?
MetLife

How to Protect Your Finances After the Equifax Breach
Esurance (Allstate)

How to Plan for the Future with a Special Needs Child
MetLife

Create a Total Family Life Insurance Plan in 3 Steps
MetLife

Planning and Budgeting for Your Elderly Parents
MetLife

Beginning Investors: How to Invest Money Online
TrustedChoice.com

6 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Financial Planner
TrustedChoice.com

7 Questions Smart Donors Ask When Choosing a Charity
TrustedChoice.com

Your Great Credit Has Its Perks, Especially When Choosing Credit Cards
TrustedChoice.com*

How to Use an Auto Loan to Rebuild Your Credit
TrustedChoice.com

Your Three-Step Plan for Rebuilding Your Credit
TrustedChoice.com*

Funding College Without Going into Debt Part 2: Applying for Scholarship
TrustedChoice.com

Funding College Without Going into Debt Part 1: Finding Scholarships
TrustedChoice.com

Consolidating Your Student Loans: What You Need to Know
TrustedChoice.com

Personal Line of Credit vs. Credit Card: Which Makes More Sense?
LendingTree.com


Signature Loans: What Happens if You Don’t Repay?
LendingTree.com

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Small Business Finance and Technology

Business Agility: Tips for Excelling During Periods of Exponential Growth
CORT Furniture Rental

How Sales Tax Nonpayment Can Hurt Your Business and Personal Credit
Avalara TrustFile Blog

How to Avoid the #1 Sales Tax Bookkeeping Mistake
Avalara TrustFile Blog

5 Common Sales Tax Mistakes Every Reseller Can Avoid
Avalara TrustFile Blog

Is Shipping and Handling Taxable?
Avalara TrustFile Blog

Choosing Good Passwords: Keeping Your Secrets Safe from Digital Thieves
TrustedChoice.com

5 Ways to Keep Your Growing Business Lean and Mean
Avalara TrustFile Blog

Stop Making These Common Sales Tax Management Mistakes!
Avalara TrustFile Blog

Should Your Small Business Choose a Credit Union Instead of a Bank?
TrustedChoice.com

Is How You Use Social Media Setting You Up for Identity Theft?
TrustedChoice.com


The Trusted Choice blog is the consumer information blog the marketing brand of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (Big “I”), a trade association.

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Commercial Real Estate & Interior Design

Are in-house coffee bars the new office perk?
JLL Real Views

A Commercial Guide to Subdividing vs. Open Office Plans
CORT Furniture Rental

Easy Ways to Incorporate Small Business Trends into Your Office Design
CORT Furniture Rental

The Importance of Quality Furniture for Your Small Business
CORT Furniture Rental

How Office Design Affects Your Business
CORT Furniture Rental

Reviving a Minnesota Monument: Using Natural Stone in the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project
The Natural Stone Institute

Why Rental Investors Need to Keep a Well-Funded Rental Maintenance Account
5ArchFunding.com

How to Choose the Right Structural Engineer to Inspect Your Flips
5ArchFunding.com

6 Easy Ways to Save Money on Rehab Materials and Tools
5ArchFunding.com

How to Assemble Your Flipping Dream Team
5ArchFunding.com

6 Smart Strategies to Start Flipping Houses for Profit
TrustedChoice.com

Financing a Rental Property
LendingTree.com

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Law Firm Business

11 books for lawyers to reach their personal and business New Year’s resolutions
Lawyernomics by Avvo

6 ways for attorneys to slow down and enjoy the holidays
Lawyernomics by Avvo

Why your practice needs this specialized law firm business plan
Lawyernomics by Avvo

How to build your firm’s net worth with a strong referral network
Lawyernomics by Avvo

4 ways to rock the Avvo Q&A forum
Lawyernomics by Avvo

How to implement a cybersecurity plan for your law practice
Lawyernomics by Avvo

Cybersecurity: does your small law firm address this serious business risk?
Lawyernomics by Avvo

How Should Law Firms Prepare Attorneys to Participate in Digital Marketing?
Capital Ideas*

What’s your law firm’s ideal client legal marketing persona?
Lawyernomics by Avvo

DLA Piper Wins a 2016 Your Honor Award for Its Compelling Film, “In A Flash (A Lesson in Cybersecurity)”
Capital Ideas*

YHA Profile: Jenna Schiappacasse Wins YHA 2016 Member of the
Capital Ideas*

7 Tools to Assist with Project Management
Capital Ideas*

Is the PMP Certification Worth It for Legal Marketers?
Capital Ideas*

Member Profile: Candace Gill, Client Services Director at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
Capital Ideas*

Getting Formal in 2016: Putting an Effective Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy on Paper
Written for the Legal Marketing Association—Social Media SIG Blog. Publicly posted here.

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Capital Ideas is the news blog of the Legal Marketing Association Capital Chapter, to which I contributed as an association and Communications Committee member.

Use Natural Stone is the promotional campaign blog for the MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute, a 1900-member  association of natural stone industry professionals and companies.

Lifestyle, Health, and Wellness

Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations from Rome
Hertz Travel Blog

Historic Virgina Getaways That Are Ideal for Romance
Hertz Travel Blog

Must-See Attractions for an Authentic Cape Cod Experience
Hertz Travel Blog

Why You Need a Legal Mentor
Special Counsel

How to Ace the On-Campus Interview
Special Counsel

6 Things You Can’t Live Without Your Freshman Year
CORT Furniture Rental

Relaxing Activities for Students at the University of Michigan
CORT Furniture Rental

5 Washington D.C. Activities for the Entire Family
CORT Furniture Rental

5 Things to Do with Your College Freshman This Summer
CORT Furniture Rental

4 Luxury Cars You Can Only Dream About
Hertz Car Rental Blog

Easy Ways to Create a Mobile Lifestyle
CORT Furniture Rental

Ways to Make Moving into Your New Home a Breeze
CORT Furniture Rental

Make Sure You Don’t Choose a Rotten Pumpkin Ever Again
TrustedChoice.com

Going All Organic: 7 Questions You Should Ask Before You Do
TrustedChoice.com

Interior Designer’s Secret Tips to Buying Furniture
TrustedChoice.com

Lift Some Weight Off Your Kid’s Shoulders by Choosing the Right Backpack
TrustedChoice.com

How to Choose Kitchen Knives Like a Pro on Your Budget
TrustedChoice.com

The Trusted Choice blog is the consumer information blog the marketing brand of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (Big “I”), a trade association.

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General News

Pursuing Passions Can Create a Force for Social Change
Chase.com

States Consider Repealing Laws Revoking Licenses for Student Loan Default
GoodCall.com

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Luxury Travel Copywriting Services

I also provide copywriting services and am most passionate about writing travel copy for the high-end hotel and vacation rental industry. Here are several clips of original content I wrote for the Gayot.com travel website as part of an updating and writing project I completed for the venerable website:

Embassy Circle Guest House, Washington, DC

The Graham Georgetown Hotel, Washington, DC

Woodley Park Guest House Hotel, Washington, DC

The Carlyle, A Kimpton Hotel, Washington, DC

I’ve added these clips with permission of my editor at Gayot.com, and she gladly will vouch for my abilities and work ethic (as my other editors will). Please reach out to me about your travel copywriting projects as well. 

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(* I reserve the right to decline any project of any type for any reason at any time without any explanation.)