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Since launching Plumtree Marketing in 2006, Linda Coss has completed marketing writing assignments for more than 450 clients in dozens of different fields. To review her online portfolio (representing a fraction of her work), simply click on the desired category below.
- Article, Blog and Newsletter Writing / Ghostwriting
- Book Writing
- Brochure Writing
- Case Study Writing
- Flier Writing
- Press Release Writing
- Print & Email Ad Writing
- Sales Letter Writing
- Tagline Writing
- Video Script Writing
- Website Writing
- Other Writing
Podcasts & Interviews
- The Power of the Word in Marketing, on the Business Wingmen Podcast (April 2019)
- Smart Marketing Tips for Small Businesses, on the Crazy Cheap Marketing Podcast (January 2019)
- Low Cost Marketing Tactics for Small Businesses, on the Up Your Marketing! Podcast (September 2017)
- Putting on Your "Marketing Hat" to Find a Mate podcast, about applying basic principles of marketing to online dating (October 2017)
- Linda talks about headline writing podcast
Coyote Creek Consulting Blog – Articles (written from 2011 - 2019) about Microsoft and Atlassian products, contract services, remote monitoring and management and more, for an IT consulting firm.
Don Welker, On-Call CFO Blog – Articles about business finance and operations.
High School Athlete Doesn't Let Asthma Stop Her (written at 6th grade level)
JM Montoya CPA Blog – Articles about tax accounting.
Jo Frost Talks About Managing Life-Threatening Food Allergies (written at 7th grade level)
Navigating the Food Allergy Minefield – Under my byline
Olivetree Mortuary Blog – Articles to help people before and after a loved one passes
Paula Schaefer Law Newsletter – Business & Estate Planning Attorney
Patterson Custom Homes Blog – Articles (written 2018-2019) about quality-related issues in custom home building.
Picnic Salads That Can Take the Heat – Under my byline
Simply Sensational Sun-Dried Tomatoes – Under my byline
The Borden Group Newsletter – Bookkeeper/QuickBooks specialist
The ShutterSMART Report Newsletter – Shutter manufacturer, (with messaging targeted at dealers)
The Topform Data Advisor Newsletter – Forms, promotional products, printing and marketing services for dental practices.
Misc Clients – I ghostwrite blogs and newsletters for a wide variety of clients. However, most of my clients ask me not to publicize the fact that I am the writer (not them)! Over the years these clients have included IT consulting firms, a firm that provides consulting services to CIOs, an attorney, an HVAC contractor, a company that helps car dealers get more referrals, a market research company, a marketing agency, a manufacturer, a company in the dental products industry, an employee benefits consultant, a real estate investment firm, and more.
Building or Construction Products and Services Websites
AllView Shutters, poly vinyl interior window shutters
Decorative Construction, cabinet refacing
Gold Coast Pool & Spa, swimming pool construction
Infinity Plumbing Designs, construction plumbing & on-going service to these homes
Patterson Custom Homes, builder of custom homes and luxury estates
Business Services Websites - Misc.
Bradley & Gmelich LLP, civil, business litigation and employment law (I edited the website text)
G2 Global Solutions, comprehensive solutions for federal, state and private sectors
Integrated Visions, law firm automation software selection and implementation
Interpreters Plus, interpreting and translation service
JTANL Productions, corporate and commercial photography and videography
MadPlanet, advertising agency and graphic design firm
Rogers Marketing Services, marketing services for shopping centers
Savvy Technologies, expert assistance finding and implementing the right technology solutions and providers
Coaching and Consulting Websites
Coaching to Awareness, offering transformational life coaching, spiritual guidance and energy healing
Don Welker, offering part-time CFO services
Fit For Ever, onsite corporate health and wellness programs
Gubman Coaching, business coaching
Orange County Coaching Services, life and career coaching for teens and college students with ADHD or Asperger's
Pure Simple Confidence, life coach who focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings and actions
Release Your Potential Now, medical intuitive / psychic / energy healing practitioner who helps clients heal physical, emotional, mental and other problems for themselves
Strategic Fundraising Solutions, fundraising auctioneer and Fundraising Advisor for non-profits
StrengthsBUILDERS, strengths-based leadership and team development consulting
SuccessQuest Coaching & Consulting, life and career coaching
TEF Consulting, LLC, customer service training and consulting
Commercial Products Websites
Janibell, waste disposal solutions
Consumer Products (Ecommerce) Websites - Miscellaneous
Motormaid trash container for cars
Stars N Stripes Scooters, four wheel luxury mobility scooters
Consumer Services Websites - Misc.
Beverly Hills Photography, high-end wedding photography
Blushing Bride Photo & Video, wedding photography
HonedIn, personal business affairs management service
Olive Tree Mortuary, mortuary services
ReferAppointment.com, car buying referral platform
Rose's Agency Home Care, assistance with the activities of daily living
Storage Valet, mobile storage services
Take It Away Junk Removal, junk removal services
Financial Services Websites
Beneficial Bookkeeping,Inc., bookkeeping and QuickBooks services
JM Montoya CPA, tax accountant
Retire with Renewals, a program aimed at health insurance professionals
The Borden Group, bookkeeping and QuickBooks services
Food-Related Products and Services Websites
Palomar Pizza and Pasta, a restaurant in Vista, California
I-Source Technical Services, custom precision laser & CNC manufacturing
Medical Products & Services Websites
Capsuline, wide selection of empty pill capsules and more (I wrote many of the product descriptions)
New You Acupuncture & Wellness Center, acupuncture physician
Precision Chiropractic, chiropractor specializing in Blair Upper Cervical Care
Tres Vistas Recovery, addiction treatment and recovery center
USC Viterbi Startup Garage, landing page for accelerator for early stage tech startups
Vid Buggs, Jr., author, motivational speaker, sports program consultant, philanthropist
Non-Profit Organization Websites
Project Promise, non-profit that helps at-risk youth in the Virgin Islands
Pet Products and Services Websites
JMS Standard Poodles, dog breeder
Paws Pet Cremation, pet cremation services
Real Estate Services Websites
Diversified Home Inspections, home inspections in Florida
Automotive Service Brochures
Clark's Auto Body Express – Tri-fold brochure for an independent auto body shop
Building or Construction Products and Services Brochures
Decorative Construction brochure - Brochure for a cabinet re-facer
Down Under Services brochure – Tri-fold brochure for a landscape maintenance contractor
K & C Design and Build brochure – Brochure for a firm that designs and builds aging- or disability-related home modifications
Neo Turf brochure – Multi-page brochure for manufacturer of artificial turf
Q-railing Easy Glass brochure – Product line brochure for a railing systems manufacturer
Coaching and Consulting Brochures
Bodies by Bobby brochure – Small format brochure for a personal trainer
The Saddleback Strategy Group brochure – Tri-fold brochure for a business advisory firm
Transworld Business Advisors brochure – Tri-fold brochure for a business broker and franchise consultant
Janibell Nursing Home brochure – 4-page brochure about an adult diaper waste disposal solution for nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Consumer Services Brochures
Hammer & Nails | Grooming Shop for Guys – 22-page brochure outlining a franchise opportunity
Olive Tree Mortuary – Mortuary Services
Financial Services Brochures
Case Insurance Agency brochure – Tri-fold brochure targeted at real estate agents
Chebel Mina brochure – Tri-fold brochure for a mortgage broker
Daniel Roberts, MSFS "buy and hold" - Tri-fold brochure for a financial advisor
Daniel Roberts, MSFS "roller coaster" - Tri-fold brochure for a financial advisor
Legal Services Brochures
Estate Planning brochure – For attorney Paula Schaefer
Medical Products & Services Brochures
Cardiac Monitoring Services brochure – Tri-fold brochure for a company that offers cardiac monitoring services for physicians
CosmetiCare brochure – 8-panel gatefold brochure targeting bariatric surgery patients (warning: contains graphic images)
Pledge Medical brochure – 8-panel brochure for a comprehensive program to address personal injuries
The Wellness Source brochure – Tri-fold brochure for a 12 week wellness coaching program
Vitatech brochure – 6-page brochure for a contract manufacturer of vitamins and nutritional supplements.
Non-Profit Organization Brochures
Boys & Girls Club Impact Report – Multi-page brochure detailing the impact that the Boys & Girls Clubs Nevada Alliance has had on the community.
Professional Services Brochures - Misc.
Blue Sky Transitions brochure – Tri-fold brochure for estate transition coordination specialists
Clear Image Background Investigations brochure – Tri-fold brochure for a local private investigations firm
Patrick Neeman brochure – Self-promo piece for a (website) user experience and usability expert
Real Estate Services Brochures
Kai Andersen referral brochure – Small format brochure for a Realtor to give to real estate professionals in other geographic areas
Vista Del Mar Vacation Properties brochure – Tri-fold brochure for a vacation property management company.
Trade Associations Brochures
ChoosePrint.org brochure – Oversized tri-fold brochure (11" x 17" when opened flat) brochure promoting the effectiveness and sustainability of print.
Printing Industries Association brochure – Tri-fold membership brochure for a trade association.
Benefit Pro flier – Flier for an employee benefits consultant
Hairdresser Career Development Systems flier – Flier promoting a seminar
Honedin Flier – Flier for a company that manages its clients' personal business affairs
Jeff the Silent Chef flier – Flier for private chef's unique gourmet oven-to-table dinners
Jenifer Baron flier – Flier for an RN who provides care management services
Kelly Mark Williams 5x7 card – Sales piece for a transformational life coach
Midwestern Clean Energy Convention flier – Flier advertising a trade show
Service Consulting Pros - Speaker "1-sheet" for a customer service training expert
The Wellness Source flier – "1-sheet" for a 12 week wellness coaching program
United Way of Southern Nevada flier - Sponsorship flier for the 2018 Day of Caring
US Polymers – Sell sheet for the ShutterSMART "go green" program
Clear Image Background Investigations letter – There were 4 versions, each targeted to a different audience.
Green World Services letter – Contractor's letter selling the benefits of replacement lighting
HB Contracting, Inc. letters – These letters from a general contractor to two different target audiences were sent in "puffy envelopes" with a promotional item (a little brush for cleaning computer keyboards).
• Architects version
• Commercial building owners or managers version
Project Promise fundraising letter – Donation solicitation letter for a non-profit organization.
Q-railing new catalog cover letter – Cover letter for manufacturer of railing systems
Stella Frize sales letter – Realtor's letter selling property management assistance to out-of-state property owners
Water Rover letter – New product announcement for a portable pet water bowl
The Wellness Source introduction letters – There were 4 versions of the "introduction" letter for this wellness coaching and integrative health clinic, each targeted to a different audience.
• "Doctor" version
• "Friends" version
Misc. customers: Although I have written many sales letters, most clients ask me not to post or share these, to ensure they will not be copied by their competitors.
Brite Focus Nutritional Supplements – Ad targeting chiropractors
Choose Print postcards – An educational campaign sponsored by a printing industry association. Each month another post card will be mailed and then added to the website. I also wrote the articles which are accessible through this page.
Clear Image Background Investigations – Ad for a private investigations firm, targeting lawyers
DuraMax VinylYard Program postcard – Postcard from building products manufacturer to lumber yards
Hammer & Nails | Grooming Shop for Guys – Ad for a franchise opportunity
Janibell ad – Trade journal ad for a line of trash disposal solutions
Janibell postcard – Postcard selling commercial diaper pails to childcare centers.
Kai Andersen postcard – Realtor's postcard advertising a special short sales program.
Mellano & Company ad – Ad for a major player in the cut flower industry
Mellano & Company mailer – Self-mailer for full line wholesaler, grower, shipper and importer of premium fresh flowers and greens.
Q-railing – Trade journal ad for glass railing systems
ShutterSMART – Full-page ad designed for use by window shutter dealers. Half-page and ValPac versions were also made.
Storage Valet print ad – Ad for mobile storage & junk removal services, targeting Realtors
Storage Valet postcard – Outside of personalized postcard for a school fundraising campaign. Recipients are directed to a personalized landing page, www.nosellingfundraiser.viprespond.com. As part of the program participants are also given pre-written letters to email to program participants, and for program participants to forward to their friends and family. (Note: "Your School" is being used as a placeholder for the school's actual name.)
US Polymers postcard – Ongoing postcard campaign promoting ShutterSMART window shutters to dealers and potential dealers. Additional postcards in the series include "Go Green" and "Shutters in 5 Days."
MetrixSystems – Series of case studies for a company that specializes in creating very robust websites (often with a great deal of custom programming) for start-ups.
Book Reveals Dangers – New product announcement for a food allergy "how to" book for parents.
Good for the Planet & Good for Golf – New product announcement for a golf tee.
"Green" Construction Services – Contractor helps property owners "go green"
Green Scene Jazz Series – General announcement for a new concert series.
Keeping Dogs Hydrated When Away From Home – National event tie-in for a dog product company.
PIASC Launches New Website – Trade association website launch.
The Back-to-School Hustle – Time-of-year tie-in for a cookbook.
The Top 10 Reasons to Establish Business Credit – General release for a financial services firm.
Webinar for Healthcare Foodservice Providers – How to cut costs without sacrificing quality
Janibell – Intro video for line of trash disposal solutions
Printing Industries Association – "Doodle video" about the values of membership in a trade association.
Dental products 7-minute explainer videos -- I have written close to 100 of these scripts, for a wide variety of dental products.
Drucker Hypnosis Center
Helping you transform your life
Healthy Cooking Company
How You Cook Is As Important As What You Cook
Home Comfort Care
Because There's No Place Like Home
Investment Real Estate Company
Expertise in Everything Real Estate
Lanei Moore, Realtor
Giving You the Attention You Deserve
Motormaid Trash Container
For people who care about their car
Olive Tree Mortuary
Loving care from our family to yours
Plumtree Marketing, Inc.
Your On-Call Marketing Writer
Books to Help Your Family Live with Food Allergies
Sandy Crowley, Realtor
Making it Easy for You
The Wellness Source
Helping People Get Well and Stay Well For Life
75 Marketing Tips to Grow Your Business – Kick-start your small business’ marketing efforts with this wealth of easy-to-implement strategies, tactics and other expert advice.
How To Manage Your Child's Life-Threatening Food Allergies: Practical Tips For Everyday Life – Detailed, step-by-step information for creating a safe and enjoyable home, school and social life for a severely food-allergic child; 208 pages; self-published.
What's To Eat? The Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free Food Allergy Cookbook – Over 145 original recipes for baked goods, main dishes, soups and salads, side dishes, and breakfast foods; 200 pages; self-published.
What Else is to Eat? The Dairy-, Egg-, and Nut-Free Food Allergy Cookbook – 115 more original recipes for baked goods, main dishes, side dishes, soups and salad; 164 pages; self-published.
Book Ghostwriting - Other Authors' Books
If you are interested in my book ghostwriting services, please contact me for information about the books that I have written.
In addition to editing numerous articles, direct mail pieces, print ads, brochures, letters, business proposals and newsletters, I have also edited three books:
Getting Out of the Box and Into the Spotlight by Stephen Ostrin
The Optimal Life: Empowering Health, Healing & Longevity by Dr. Stephen Bizal, D.C.
Are You Relevant? A Guide to Crafting Professional Success by Julia Arteritano and Robert Bates