Tara Lynne Groth is a freelance writer and blogger in Raleigh, North Carolina with approximately 10 years of experience in marketing. Formerly a public relations director, Tara Lynne uses classic audience-focused strategies mixed with progressive Web 2.0 and mobile tactics when creating search-optimized web content. She is quick to offer her clients insight on the latest web search algorithm changes and trends in their respective industries. Tara Lynne worked in industrial supplies, direct marketing, and real estate before writing full-time. After a successful year moonlighting as a freelance writer, she resigned from her salaried job as a marketing manager in 2010.
As a freelance journalist, she has written magazine features for AirTran Airways’ GO Magazine, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Draft and dozens of other publications. Tara Lynne’s articles usually stem from unique people and experiences she comes across, like camel milk dairies and night kayaking. Her first steps into journalism started in college for the Stony Brook Press where she wrote film reviews and social commentary.
Getting started as an author or journalist requires a special set of skills and time-consuming research. Tara Lynne teaches Freelance Writing 101, SEO Writing for the Web, creative writing workshops, query clinics, and more in North Carolina through two groups she organizes: Triangle Writers and Asheville Writers. She has written three poetry books and the first (and only) guidebook to the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Tara Lynne is highly passionate about volunteer work. She has donated over 2,000 hours to non-profit writing projects, hospitals, and Raleigh art and literary festivals. In the summer of 2012 she donated an entire week re-building boardwalks and clearing trails at a National Wildlife Refuge in Maine through a volunteer vacation with the American Hiking Society.
Whether writing SEO content or helping writers find agents to pitch their books, Tara Lynne always stays a step ahead on every project she works on. She received her bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University when she was 19.
She has written over 600 blogs, 150 articles and has never missed a deadline.