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DCS Creative produces crisp, engaging content for print and online publications. Service offerings include copywriting for brochures, websites, annual reports, and educational materials, as well as editing, technical writing, ghostwriting, ghostblogging, public relations, and creative project management.

Freedom Riders

2011 Webby Award Finalist. Interaction design, research, writing, and web content for Freedom Riders, an American Experience documentary film premiering on PBS in May 2011. Site includes: biographies of Freedom Riders, historical timeline, and discussion of issues and backgrounds. Created in partnership with Interactive Knowledge of Charlotte, NC.

"Smart Site Design"

News articles, press releases, case studies, and blog posts explaining site optimization technology and it applications for the land development industry.

PDF format.
Marketing Brochure
New collateral was critical for this company-wide branding and strategic marketing initiative. Inside the packet folder, fact sheets describe client services, while a preprinted template allows fast, easy customization of inserts.

"At Home with Nature"

Read this and other stories written for the Charlotte Business Journal, on topics ranging from retail to real estate to kitchen remodels.

"East of the Everyday" and "Worth a Second Look"

Restaurant reviews from Tess Gadwa's monthly Global Table column for Charlotte Magazine, highlighting international and off-the-beaten-path cuisine.

"Magic Lanterns"

In this cover story for Charlotte Magazine's Home & Garden, terraced plantings and contemporary, Asian-influenced outbuildings blend seamlessly with the landscape and the rhythms of one family's everyday life.

PDF format.
"Getting Serious"

Profile of local band Bellglide for Charlotte Magazine.

PDF format.
"After the Smoke Clears"

Online feature covers the transition by North Carolina farmers from tobacco to wineries as a cash crop.

PDF format.
"Nantucket meets Lake Norman"

Cover story for Luxury Living, a quarterly lifestyle magazine published by the Charlotte Business Journal.

PDF format.
"Art Rising"

Feature article for Charlotte Magazine.

PDF format.
Feature article for the GreenMoney Journal website.
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"South End by Night: Hot Spots and Watering Holes"
Website content promotes entertainment, shopping, and local businesses within the Historic South End neighborhood.
Music, Travel, and Entertainment Stories
Online content for AOL CityGuide/Digital City Charlotte and AOL Weekender.
Community Guide to Understanding the School Budget

Uses bright colors and a simple, informal style to reach parents, taxpayers, and voters. Appeared in Sunday edition of The Charlotte Observer in modified format, reaching over 150,000 readers.

Writing, layout, and co-design. PDF format. Produced by Topics Education Group for Charlotte Advocates for Education.
Carolina Raptor Center's annual report to donors serves both an educational and marketing purpose. Content highlights group's work with injured raptors as well as financials. Folded, map-style design allows easy, low-cost distribution to thousands of visitors each year.
Writing, layout, and design. PDF format .
BetterReader Literacy Application
Vocabulary definitions and sentences for Interactive Knowledge's BetterReader, a web-based literacy application for adults. Online exercises use clear, vivid language to teach beginning readers challenging concepts.
Learning Park Marketing Brochures
Brochures promote Learning Park television series and website to parents and teachers.
For Topics Education Group.

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