Denise Mckenzie

Copy Editor, Copywriter, Editor, Ghostwriter, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Writer

Wearer of many hats, reporter of things I know and like...

I am a poet, artist, photographer, and freelance writer with a passion for creating content. I can help you with everything from writing articles on just about any topic, editing content, creating social media graphics to lifestyle and product photography. In my portfolio, you will find samples of my work. Thank you for reviewing my CV, and I look forward to working with you!

Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Social Copy, Website Copy, Product Description, Graphic, Headshot, General Photo, Interview, Ad/Promotional Copy, Candid Photography, Product Photography, Email Newsletter
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Ohio Wesleyan University, Humanities-Classics
Los Angeles, CA, USA|English


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A resume listing my most recent writing and content marketing experience.

September 23rd, 2019
Product Photography
Denise Mckenzie

This portfolio represents the recent photo work I have produced, including everything from product and lifestyle, to travel, fashion, and event photography.

March 26th, 2019


Blog Post
15 Cute Instagram Picture Ideas To Liven Up Your Feed

This was a fun blog post I wrote for the Tailwind App Blog. I used examples from my personal and business Instagram accounts to provide tips on how to liven up your Instagram feed with new and creative posts.

March 16th, 2020
Blog Post
10 iPhone Photography Tips for Professional Pics!

I wrote this blog article for Tailwind, which includes a byline. I wrote 10 iPhone photography tips and took photos to provide examples throughout the post.

February 26th, 2020

Music & Entertainment

Paul Fox: Creating and Promoting My Album with Fiverr Gigs

I interviewed UK reggae artist and music producer Paul Fox about his experience creating and producing an entire album using Fiverr gigs.

March 2nd, 2020


Blog Post
Does Your Blog Need a Facelift? Relaunch it with Fiverr

Identifies why your blog may need a facelift, and how you can use Fivver's freelancer services to revamp your website.

December 23rd, 2019
3 B2B Email Marketing Strategies That Convert

I worked with the Writtinby team as a ghostwriter for this piece, which highlights surefire ways to enhance your B2B email marketing strategy.

October 9th, 2019
Blog Post
Roofing Marketing Ideas to Help You Reach New Business Heights

This article focuses on providing tips for roofing marketing targeting small business owners who will need business insurance.

January 11th, 2020


Blog Post
The 10 Most Creative Business Cards of All-Time

A list compiled of some of the most creative business cards out there with tips on what to include on your own business card, as well as outlining the importance of having one.

January 20th, 2020
Blog Post
How to Create an Approval Process that Works for You

I wrote this piece for Fivver's editorial team.

June 28th, 2019
Blog Post
Customer Loyalty Programs for Small Businesses

This article goes over what customer loyalty programs are and how small businesses can use them to generate leads and build a strong customer base.

February 8th, 2020
Blog Post
Small Family Run Business Ideas to Help You Build Your Future

I wrote this article for Next Insurance's blog. I put together a few small business ideas for families to run together.

February 5th, 2020
Blog Post
9 Reasons Why Communication is Important in Business

A list of reasons why effective communication is crucial in any professional setting, whether it is between employers and employees, and the business and clientele.

January 7th, 2020
Blog Post
End of Year Checklist for Small Business Owners

A quick checklist to help small business owners wrap up the fiscal year.

November 17th, 2019
When is a CDL required? Is It Time to Upgrade Your License?

I wrote this 1000-word article for Next-Insurance about CDL licenses and the importance of companies having reliable and affordable business insurance, especially for large, commercial vehicles and drivers.

October 11th, 2020

Freelancing & Entrepreneurship

Blog Post
How to Build a Voice Over Studio at Home

I assisted Fivver's editorial team by ghostwriting this article on how to set up a home recording studio for freelancers and self-employed entrepreneurs.

October 24th, 2019

Food & Drink

Blog Post
Is Coffee Good For You?

I wrote this piece for Tightvac on the potential health benefits of drinking coffee.

July 2nd, 2019
Blog Post
How to Keep Your Coffee Fresh

With the goal of promoting use of the Tightvac storage container, this blog post provides tips to help people keep their coffee fresh. Product and blog graphics also created by me.

November 8th, 2018
5 Facts You Didn't Know About Coffee

The purpose of the article was to entertain coffee enthusiasts and food/beverage fact lovers. Simple, yet perfect as sharable content for various social media platforms. All blog and product graphics were also created by me.

September 26th, 2018
Product Photography
Cool Suppliers Products

I did three product shoots for Cool Suppliers. In one shoot I used a lightbox to get close-ups of the packaging with ideal lighting. Another shoot I did "picnic-style" to provide content with a relatable storyline. I photographed fruit with the iceys in the last shoot to showcase the natural ingredients used to make them.
Product Photography
Cool Suppliers Venice Beach

I was the lead photographer and creative director on this lifestyle shoot for Cool Supplies Iceys. The photos have been used on their website and social media.

March 16th, 2018

Arts & Culture

Candid Photography
Night Owl Players Events

I perform with The Night Owl Players, who are a performing arts group in Los Angeles. Musicians perform while artists live-paint. Poets join the stage between sets, during sets, and a typewriter poet uses her machine as a percussion instrument. I am a poet as well as a candid photographer. I love catching the real moments when someone belts out a note, wails on the guitar, and paints to the grooves.
Candid Photography
Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree, California is a destination I often travel to, not just for the breathtaking sunsets, or endless desert views. Art is entwined with the natural beauty of the area, and my favorite to photograph.

Poetry & Writing

Blog Post
How to Celebrate Poetry Today

The purpose of this piece is to highlight National Poetry Month and to help people realize they can celebrate poetry any time of the year, in everyday life, whether they write poetry or not.

April 25th, 2019
Blog Post
30 Day Poetry Challenge

April is National Poetry Month, so I came up with a poetry challenge sponsored by pspoets. The team came up with a list of poetry writing prompts one for each day of the month, to post on social media. I compiled them in this blog post and wrote the article.

April 1st, 2019
The Third Eye

The Third Eye is the final installment of the pspoets' trilogy of poetry and prose. I am credited as a contributing editor and my poetry is featured in the publication.
Candid Photography

I am the content manager at Philosopher's Stone Poetry. We host events throughout Los Angeles, and I am always there to snap a few candid photos to add to our website, blog, and social media.

Cannabis & Smoke Shops

Blog Post
Cannavac LOK

This article describes the all-new CannaVAC by Tightvac, which has a locking mechanism that prevents easy opening and access.

February 2nd, 2020
Blog Post
So You Want to Open a Smoke Shop, Part 1

This is part one of a two-part guide that explains how to open a brick and mortar smoke shop from scratch. The article outlines everything from coming up with a simple business plan, creating a budget and a general overview of what licensing and permits are required to open a retail store in the smoke industry.

October 29th, 2019
Blog Post
Vape Bans State by State and How It Affects Your Business

This article highlights the new laws going into effect in different states that will ban certain vaping juice and supplies.

October 3rd, 2019
Blog Post
What to Know About the Latest Anti-Vaping Hype

This article defends vaporization in light of recent health issues associated with the alternative to smoking.

September 20th, 2019
Blog Post
7 New Products to Stock Your Shelves with This Fall

This article targets smoke shops, dispensaries, online stores, and brick and mortar. The list highlights the latest additions of vaporizers and other accessories available for wholesale purchase through Windship Trading Company.

September 11th, 2019
Blog Post
7 Places You Should Bring Your Tightpac This Summer

This article was written to promote the sale of Tightpac storage containers, business to consumer.

July 2nd, 2019
Blog Post
How to Clean Your Tightpac

This "How To" post is for a particular product and is specific to a niche market of cannabis enthusiasts, and owners of smoke shops and dispensaries. I also created all product and blog graphics.

October 22nd, 2018
Product Photography
Tightpac Products

I've done numerous shoots with Tightpac products for graphics creation and social media posts. I've used a lightbox, natural environments, office space, and other locations to express the versatility of the product.

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