Length of time as a celebrity ghostwriter: About two years. But I’ve been building my reputation as a writer and journalist since 2009, when I started my blog and began freelance writing. Two years ago, a mutual friend introduced me to a CEO in the finance industry, who took an interest in what I did and the unconventional path I’d taken into writing, because I don’t have a formal education in it.
Age: 32 Education: Diploma in early childhood education from Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ont. ; certificate from Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts in Toronto Length of time in current gig: 4 yearsI opened my business in 2013, but getting into the cake industry happened by accident. My mom had passed away after I finished college, and her loss left me numb. I needed a fresh start so I moved to Calgary, and I worked as a nanny there for three little girls.
The Interweb can be a shady place. And yet in the madness that followed President Donald Trump officially announcing the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Twitter became the sole bright spot in an otherwise dark and depressing reality. ICYMI, the Paris Agreement is a joint undertaking by countries around the world to combat climate change. The U.S. is now one of three countries, the others being Syria and Nicaragua, that are not part of the global agreement.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".