My Professional Side

Despite the humor, I am a professional writer who has more than 15 years experience in various editorial capacities. 

I was a writer and editor of national trade publications for seven years, with a combined circulation of more than 80,000 subscribers, predicting and publishing retail trends in the specialty gift, party, and stationery industries. I contributed more than 100 nationally published features a year and was also responsible for all additional editorial content of the magazines, websites, and e-newsletters.

After that I was the head writer and associate editor of a viral site, where I rigorously watched the Internet in order to find breaking stories that the audience would love and then wrote, edited, and published up to ten stories a day. All content was created with an eye for evoking emotions and humor and motivating shares that helped bring the website to one of the top ten mobile sites in the world.

I’m now a freelance writer whose personal work/tweets has been featured multiple times on The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, BuzzFeed, Reader’s Digest, The Today Show, Ranker, Thought Catalog, YourTango, Bustle, The BuzzTube, The Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop, Someecards, Recycled Paper Greetings, and more.

Sample clips:

Condo Communities Grand Rapids Magazine

The Trends Issue Museums & More

The Mob Museum Gift Store Museums & More

Island Hopping Adventures Museums & More

Halloween & Party Expo Issue Party & Paper Retailer

The Balloon Issue Party & Paper Retailer

The Trends Issue Party & Paper Retailer 

Things You Didn’t Know About Competing On “Chopped” Ranker

Undercover Facts About The FBI That You Didn’t KnowRanker

15 Times Celebrities Threw Shade At Their Famous Exes In Songs Ranker

Baseball Players With The All-Time Weirdest Superstitions Ranker

‘Breatharian’ Couple Lives Off ‘The Energy of the Universe’ Instead of Solid Food — 22 Words

The Cast of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Looks TOTALLY Different In Real Life 22 Words

45 People Who Definitely Asked the Wrong Guy for Photoshop Help 22 Words

Model’s Rant Nails the Hell That Is Trying To Buy a Plus-Size Bikini 22 Words

What This Toddler Said During His Adoption Hearing Brought Everyone To Tears The BuzzTube

Baby Has Been On The Paleo Diet Since Birth — Here’s What She Looks Like Today The BuzzTube

15 Amazing Ways Oats Can Improve Your Health Every Day The BuzzTube

If you would be interested in working together, please email me at abbyheugel81@gmail.com or find me on LinkedIn.

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2 responses to “My Professional Side

  1. Sounds like you stay busy. Good luck with the independent wealth. I’m hoping for a visit from Publishers Clearinghouse myself. Just hope they don’t come in to see all the housework I’ve neglected while devoting myself to getting more entries in the sweepstakes.

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