Writing

Writing for Higher Education

Military playbook guides stateside lives of Scranton-bred trauma surgeons

By Sandra Snyder / For The Scranton Journal, Fall 2016

Written for the University of Scranton alumni magazine

Drs. Donald Jenkins and Daniel Grabo: a closer look at impressive credentials and medical talking points in layman's terms

By Sandra Snyder / For The Scranton Journal, Fall 2016

Online-extra companion piece for "Military Playbook Guides Stateside Lives of Scranton-bred trauma surgeons"

A chat with actor John Mahon: ‘The Monk’ finds his purpose in life – and the purpose of his polio

By Sandra Snyder / For The Scranton Journal

A short-form feature and alumnus profile for The University of Scranton alumni magazine

Yes, he said that: John Mahon unplugged

By Sandra Snyder / For The Scranton Journal

Online extra: Notable quotables from actor John Mahon compiled for the University of Scranton alumni magazine

Doing the dirty work, Sharon Kneiss, ’77, has found fulfillment

By Sandra Snyder / For The Scranton Journal

An alumna profile for the University of Scranton alumni magazine

CSI University of Scranton: Out of The Electric City, into the FBI

By Sandra Snyder / For The Scranton Journal

An alumna profile for the University of Scranton alumni magazine

Joint medical simulation bigger and better this year

By Sandra Snyder / For The Scranton Journal, Winter 2016

For the University of Scranton community newsletter

Teamwork is key goal of medical simulation

By Sandra Snyder / For The Scranton Journal

Same subject, previous year: a feature story for the University of Scranton community newsletter

University of Scranton is last stop on way to world robotics competition

By Sandra Snyder / For The Scranton Journal

A feature for the University of Scranton community newsletter

Assessments have become transformational across University departments

By Sandra Snyder / For The Scranton Journal, Spring 2017

Written for the University of Scranton alumni magazine

Benefactors’ $1.5M gift to support University of Scranton Department of Communication

By Sandra Snyder

A press release for the University of Scranton division of Institutional Advancement

Educators inspired by trip to Cuba, a literate land where imagination is king

By Sandra Snyder

A feature piece for the University of Scranton Community Newsletter

Island journey provides up-close look at true community nursing

By Sandra Snyder

A feature piece for the University of Scranton community newsletter

University, Scranton Prep once again support Scranton Shakespeare Festival

By Sandra Snyder

A quick-hit press release for the University of Scranton

Partnership provides eye-opening look at prisoner recidivism

By Sandra Snyder

A feature piece for the University of Scranton community newsletter

Scanathon celebrates a digitized new-old world

By Sandra Snyder

An event feature for the University of Scranton community newsletter

Royal Engineers put University on the high-tech map

By Sandra Snyder

A press release and feature piece for the University of Scranton community newsletter

Students, staff see world through green-colored glasses

By Sandra Snyder

A press release and feature story for the University of Scranton

University calls community to arms in battle against illiteracy

By Sandra Snyder

A feature piece for the University of Scranton community newsletter

MHA study-abroad program a model for global graduate education

By Sandra Snyder

A long-form feature (with optional trims) written for the University of Scranton

Diploma location comes alive as a virtual journey comes to an end

By Sandra Snyder / For The Scranton Journal

A feature for the University of Scranton alumni magazine

Entertainment Review

Oh, what a show!

The Times Leader, Feb. 7, 2014

"Jersey Boys" comes to Scranton, and oh what a splash it makes.

Personality profile

Romancing a church: New pastor nonchalant about her history-making

The Times Leader

A female pastor makes an early mark.

Breaking news story

Police chief defends ill-advised raid

The Times Leader, October 8, 2000

This story won first place for Breaking News in the best-of-the-year awards.

Columns -- from The Times Leader At Home section

Mourning glories: Death illuminates honor in our midst

The Times Leader, April 5, 2014

A reflection on the life in death, written after yet another funeral.

Rabbit food goes down in family history

The Times Leader, May 10, 2014

A lighthearted look back at childhood, by the stubborn one herself.

It's prime time for copycatting

The Times Leader

Because not all writing has to be serious or make a big, important point.

Advancement and Appeals Communications

A letter seeking event support

For NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, 2016

Can you help us in one of several ways?

A thank you letter for event support

For NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, 2015

We could not have done this without you.

An annual campaign appeal

For NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, 2015

An annual appeal letter to potential donors

A letter seeking event sponsorship

For NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, 2015

Can you support the cause of HOME?

A donor thank-you letter

For NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, 2015

You can never say thank you enough to a donor!

A challenge letter, to participate in an unusual event

For NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, 2016

We have a grand idea for you ...

A promotional piece for the Web

For NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, 2015

An event summary and pitch to the community

Writing for social media (Facebook,Twitter, etc.)

A thank you for service rendered

For NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, Facebook 2015

We asked; they answered.

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Thank you and happy Thanksgiving!

For NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, 2015

A Facebook appeal update

A summary of a fun event element

For NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, Facebook 2015

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Mini profiles of two gala honorees, written for the Web

For NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, 2015

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Feedback and Testimonials

A little reader feedback

The Times Leader

Always a treat when readers take the time to say something nice.

A writer's review

A LinkedIn testimonial from a senior editor at rollingstone.com

An endorsement from Joseph Hudak

A colleague's review

A LinkedIn testimonial from a former colleague.

An endorsement from John M. Castagna, M.A., strategic communications