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Megan Patiry

Freelance Writer

Fort Myers, FL

Megan Patiry

Megan is a freelance writer, as well as columnist and campus editor at Uloop News with experience in creating compelling web content, feature and informative articles, blog posts and press releases. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Uloop News, the Tri-County Sun Times and she has also written for and worked as copy editor for the USF Oracle.

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Spring Break College Basketball Bracket Challenge: Winner’s Receive $500 and $1000

Winning $500 or $1000 this Spring Break comes with no fine print attached; all you have to do is play. The FreezeCrowd member with the best bracket will receive $500, while the member with the perfect bracket will receive $1000. Signing up takes less than a minute at FreezeCrowd.com, as all that is needed is your student email address.

Creating Your Perfect Career: The Vision Board

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Which Memory Can I Erase for You Today?

In 2004, Joel Barish decided to have the memory of his ex-girlfriend, Clementine Kruczynski, erased. He was confused, devastated and enraged when he'd gone in for the procedure, having discovered days before that Clementine had already erased him. He'd felt removing her in return wasn't the ideal form of revenge, but it was all he had.
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Will They Buy What You're Selling? Personal Marketing 101

This article is brought to you by College Pro. Looking for an edge over your competition? With College Pro, you’ll learn business skills you can take with you in any future career. To learn more about College Pro, click here or call 1-888-277-7962. I stood in perpetual dread outside of a row of giant corporations, soaked to the bone under what seemed to be the storm of the century.

Seeing the Light; Nighttime Lighting and Breast Cancer

Typically we view seeing light in the darkness as a good thing - either literally, as in a flashlight or candle, or metaphorically as an epiphany or revelation. The glaring light in the darkness of our bedrooms, splayed about from cell phones, laptops and nightlights, however, is another story; and it's one that has even deserved research from the American Medical Association.
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How to Build A Business Before You Graduate

This article is brought to you by College Pro. Looking for an edge over your competition? With College Pro, you’ll learn business skills you can take with you in any future career. To learn more about College Pro, click here or call 1-888-277-7962. All potentially great ideas have one aspect in common: no matter how forcefully they tug at the strings of our hearts, vying for attention against our daily, monotonous routines, they are typically brushed off or deemed too ambitious for the current stage of our lives.

Transferable Skills: How Part-Time Experience Lands The Career

This article is brought to you by College Pro. Looking for an edge over your competition? With College Pro, you’ll learn business skills you can take with you in any future career. To learn more about College Pro, click here or call 1-888-277-7962. Suggesting additional menu items to a customer while memorizing their order has most likely become a robotic function of sorts; indeed, it's something you do several times a week for extra cash in between classes where you learn the "real" skills you'll need for your future career.

Need A Brainpower Boost? Salute The Sun

Many of us are plagued with days when even the strongest cup of Joe fails to provide its welcoming jolt of life. On these occasions, the only thing we seem capable of viewing through our heavy blanket of brain fog is the cozy bed we were forced out of too soon. The good news is, double-shot (and triple-shot, for all you go-hard-or-go-home types) espressos aren't the only options for waking up your brain and your body, and may not even be the most efficient, when compared to certain exercises.

Why The Pen Is Mightier Than The Keyboard

One of the math whizzes in our high school algebra class, Johnny B., was a maniac. Frequently the subject of intense student observation, he would mutter to himself at such a pace one couldn't begin to understand the language, all while writing at a speed resembling the frantic gallop of a thoroughbred trapped in a pen.

The Design Secrets Behind Stand-Out Resumes

In the time it just took you to furrow your brow in confusion, go back and reread that opening line to make sure it actually said "six" seconds, then finally arrive to the midpoint of this paragraph, your six seconds passed by like a thief in the night. Congratulations, we'll add you to the "not ready" stack and escort you to the shredder.

Engineer Alert: ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

Las Vegas came into William (Daniel) Whitten's life like an unexpected score . The smile coloring Whitten's voice was evident as he spoke about the moment he found out he was the 2013 recipient of the ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship - and the unexpected bonus this included.

Natural Supplements to Fight Finals' Week Fatigue

It’s the final countdown ... literally. There you are, with the end of the semester chugging toward you like a leisurely train, and you’re standing on the tracks humming a song that sounds something like, “I have all the time I’ll ever need to study for..." Then, like magic, just as you murmur the word “finals,” the train's horn is blaring and you’re suddenly tied to the tracks as the lumbering freight hauls full speed toward you; you want to close your eyes, but you can’t, because closing them means certain death or even worse—failure.

About

Megan Patiry

Megan is a freelance writer, as well as columnist and campus editor at Uloop News with experience in creating compelling web content, feature and informative articles, blog posts and press releases. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Uloop News, the Tri-County Sun Times and she has also written for and worked as copy editor for the USF Oracle.

Although currently residing in Southwest Florida, she has a passion for spontaneous (sometimes gut-wrenchingly unplanned) travel. Her other interests include martial arts (so unplanned never turns into unprepared), natural health (where she constantly reminds herself that it's okay, cacao indeed has enough antioxidants to justify ingesting the entire bar) and creative writing (she is currently working on her first novel).

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Skills

  • News Writing
  • Copyediting
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Editorial/feature writing
  • AP Style
  • Editing
  • Meeting strict deadlines
  • General knowledge of SEO
  • Copywriting
  • Adobe Photoshop