Writing

Assorted samples from over the years, many pulled from the Wayback Machine, since the original sites are no longer online. That means they may not always display properly, so bear with me. These samples are far from complete, but give you a sense for my range. Due to client confidentiality I generally can’t link to the corporate/business blogs I write. If you are a prospective employer in need of samples of my corporate blogging, SEO writing, and other business writing, please contact me or drop me a note at ericsanjuan@gmail.com.

News, Articles & Features

After Sandy: The Jersey Shore Two Months Later – Philadelphia Weekly, Jan. 2, 2013 (2nd Place, New Feature Story, Keystone Press Awards 2014)

One Man Breaking Bad, The Viral Video Turned Comedy Show, Comes To Philly – Philly Weekly, Sept. 30, 2015

Should we rebuild post-Sandy? “Shored Up” poses the big question – Philly Weekly, Oct. 23, 2013

Whiskers & Whiskey: If you dig beards or booze, it’s looking like a good weekend – Atlantic City Weekly, Nov. 19, 2014

Ben Franklin has an opinion on the NSA surveillance scandal – The Philadelphia Weekly, June 18, 2013

Belmar Marina in New Jersey Bounces Back – The Fisherman, April 5, 2013

Firearms Shop Sparks Downtown Debate – Riverside Signal, June 1, 2012

Toms River Family Caught in Mortgage Meat Grinder – Riverside Signal, Summer 2012

Easy Access, Clean Water Has Made for Big Fishing Season in Belmar – Manasquan-Belmar Patch, Sept. 24, 2012

Conservation Efforts Result in Banner Year for Belmar Fishing Scene – Manasquan-Belmar Patch, Sept. 4, 2012

Marina Prepared For Post-Sandy Influx of Boaters – Manasquan-Belmar Patch, April 14, 2013

Efforts To Reform Unused Sick Time Payouts Hit Home – Toms River Patch, Jan. 6, 2012

Impact of Unused Sick Time Unclear at Toms River Regional Schools – Toms River Patch, Jan. 5, 2012

$8.4M in Unused Sick Time in Toms River – Toms River Patch, Jan. 8, 2012

Green Sun’s solar programs keep NJ ratepayers’ $$$ in state – Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal, April 12, 2012 (page 20a, ghostwritten)

County Schools Superintendent Position Still Vacant After A Year – Berkeley Patch, Dec. 23, 2011

Special Needs Stage Troupe Set to Wow Audiences – Toms River Patch, Dec. 4, 2011

GOP Outspends Dems Three Times Over In Toms River Race – Toms River Patch, Nov. 5, 2011

Brick Voters Give School District Sweeping Election Day Victory – The Brick Times, April 19, 2007

Blogs & SEO Writing

Please note that most of this content is written on behalf of clients; the work is intended to be coming from them, not me. This is ghostwritten material. Therefore, in order to respect client confidentiality, I cannot post public links to this material unless explicitly given permission from my client. If you are a prospective employer seeking to hire me for blog writing, please email me at ericsanjuan@gmail.com or use my contact form for samples.

Craft Beer & Homebrewing

Jim Koch, founder of Boston-based Sam Adams, has ties here in PA – The Philadelphia Weekly, Sept. 12, 2013

Bacon and beer come together for a week of bliss at the Trop – Atlantic City Weekly, Jan. 7, 2015

A growing festival scene shows craft beer has finally taken hold in A.C. – Atlantic City Weekly, Sept. 3, 2014

Philly Beer Week A Chance To Raise A Glass With The People Who Make Your Beer – Philly Weekly, June 14, 2014

There’s a Reason So Many Brews Are Named After Myths, Gods and Monsters – The Philadelphia Weekly, May 30, 2012

J.R.R. Tolkien, Hobbits, and Beer – Celebrating the Suds, Sept. 23, 2011

Experimenting With Ingredients In Your Kitchen To Make Prepackaged Kits Unique – Homebrew Talk, May 16, 2016

Made to be Broken: Style Bending and Thinking Outside the Box – Homebrew Talk, June 17, 2016

Sour Beer Do’s and Dont’s – Homebrew Talk, August 31, 2016

An Interview With Saint Benjamin Brewing – November 9, 2016

The Homebrewer’s Survival Guide for the Holidays – December 2016

The Science of Suds: Interview with Neva Parker from White Labs – Homebrew Talk, December 20, 2016

Interview with Icarus Brewing Company – Homebrew Talk, March 20, 2017

Getting to the Root of Homebrewed Root Beer – Homebrew Supply, March 2017

Gardening

Growing Ingredients For Use In Your Homebrew – Homebrew Talk, April 8, 2016

Growing Hops With Limited Space – Homebrew Talk, May 5, 2016

How and When to Harvest Hops – Homebrew Supply, September, 2016

Entertainment & Commentary

Watching The Rings: Comparing Watchmen and The Lord of the Rings – DVDinmyPants.com

Sex, Saws, Stumps & Samara: Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors (Fangoria 2005, Secaucus, NJ) – DVDinmyPants.com

Out on a Limb: Hyping Saw II – DVDinmyPants.com

Clive Barker Raises Hell – DVDinmyPants.com

DVDinmyPants Talks to Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall, Newsradio) – DVDinmyPants.com

Guest Reviewer’s Month: Cerebus Vol. 16: The Last Day – Trouble With Comics, 2010

A Look Inside Satan’s Playground – DVDinmyPants.com

DVDinmyPants Talks Parrots – DVDinmyPants.com

Rankin & Bass: Merry Christmas, You Old Bastards – DVDinmyPants.com

5 Spanish Language Films That Deserve Your Attention – YipTV

YipTV’s Top 5 Mexican Movies Of All Time – YipTV

4 Binge-Worthy Spanish-Language TV Shows – YipTV

International Cooking Shows That Will Reinvent Your Kitchen – YipTV

Fiction

Frank Saxon’s Last Call – Pure noir pulp, published on Shotgun Honey

Storms – Short war fiction, Boston Literary Magazine

Island – Post-apocalyptic flash fiction, at 365 Tomorrows

The Symphony – an experiment in style, published in Red Fez

Crickets – brief piece at ConvoZine

Comic Books & Scripts

Pitched! Vol. 1

Pitched! Vol. 2

Little Footsteps at Bramson Manor – murder mystery, please inquire for details and licensing

Murder at Burnham Abbey – murder mystery, please inquire for details and licensing

Happy Apple Inn – Winter 2012 TV spot

Five Corners Buy-Rite – Summer 2012 TV spot

Belmar Plaza – Autumn 2012 TV spot (coming soon)

Wine Centers of NJ – 2012 TV spot (coming soon)

Website Copy

Sandstone Funding – website copy

TechMedic – website copy, employee bios

The Men With Tools – website copy

Val Seminaro Insurance – website copy

Dynamic Pest Control – website copy, front page, limited interior pages (contact me for details)

Brick by Brick Pavers – website copy, pavers page only

L&M Builders – light writing & copy editing

YipTV – Channel descriptions (not all of them, contact me for details)

Other Writing

Whispers of the Old Hag – Weird Tales Magazine, July 2008

Halo Wars – video game review, HavocPC

Prince of Persia – video game review, HavocPC

Tomb Raider: Underworld – video game review, HavocPC

Hire Me!

I am available for blogging, website copywriting, SEO articles, new & journalism, entertainment writing, and Bar Mitzvahs. Contact me with the details of your project and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours with a quote!