Freelance Writer & Web Editor

Environmental Conservation | Sustainability | Lifestyle | Waste Management | Water Quality

My Approach

We’re often searching for something. It might be our mobile phones or the remote.

Or it might be something more persistent – a question preoccupying our thoughts, and we’ve decided it’s time to search for an answer.

So we begin running our fingers along a list of tips, scanning the do’s and don’ts, and reading about the people, events, and inventions shaping our lives.

We want to know if and how this information affects us.

Now my quest begins as a writer searching for better understanding. Once I have this insight, I write about it and want to share it with people ready to listen.

Because when interested readers gain insight, they make connections and become motivated. They are ready to step up, sign up, and spread the word.

Content can do all of that.

Whether you're in communication and outreach, publishing, or a business offering good solutions, let me write your next story and help you with your quest.

Cindy C Barnard : CCB Creative

Contact me today at 207-200-5457.
Or by email.

Freelance Writer

If we haven’t already, let’s get to know each other: What makes your organization outstanding? Why your audience wants to hear from you? We’ll discuss your purpose for this writing project, and with clear, concise content, we’ll reach your goal. Find out more about my freelance writing.

Web Editor

Your website is a living entity. You need someone you can rely on to manage it – to ensure that the content is living up to your standards and achieving your goals. Find out more about how I can keep your website content current – and, if you’re on a WordPress site, how I can keep the framework maintained and secure.

Additional Services

Email Newsletters

Your most effective channel of communication is email, still. While we’re inundated with email every single day, remember, it isn’t spam if your audience explicitly subscribes and is interested in you. More about inbound email newsletters and how to use this channel to drive traffic to your website.

SEO Services

From content to code, boost your organic search with On-Page SEO. This strategy means developing content with the right tone and a precise message that motivates your audience. And if this sounds like good writing, it is. SEO is for your readers as much as it is for search engines. Find out how.

Content Marketing

How has your marketing or outreach efforts been influenced by changes in resources, policies, or technology? Identifying trends is the blueprint to developing content that reaches your audience. Find out more about results-driven content through Blog Posts, Email, Social Media, and Landing Pages.

My Work

States search for solutions to the recycling crisis

Article for Pulse on LinkedIn

The Warehouse District | The N&O

Article for The News & Observer

Friends Bring the Old World Tradition of Pizza to Old Port

Feature article/press release for a local restaurant opening

EPA Source Protection & Drinking Water Programs

Promotional design to support the regional EPA office


Writing for the Web

Easy tips for on-page SEO

Do you want to be found in search results for the essential services or offerings you provide? If your answer is “Absolutely!”, then here are a few tips to help you optimize your web pages, called On-Page SEO or On-Site... read more

Cindy Barnard, writer & web editor

Email quick start guide

First, it’s a good idea to get comfortable with email campaigns, and why. Emails are one-on-one communication and a good opportunity to be specific. So that’s Part I. Second, it’s always good to do your research first. But in the... read more

Cindy Barnard, writer & web editor

Make the switch from HTTP to HTTPS

With technologies such as the Let’s Encrypt project, website owners on shared servers are able to provide a secure website connection through HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) — and this secure connection isn’t possible through an HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)... read more

Cindy Barnard, writer & web editor

Matt Schweisberg - Principal, Wetland Strategies and Solutions, LLC

Melanie Wold - Writer, Editor, Content Specialist

Knowing how to implement an email strategy makes all the difference in meeting your outreach goals and increasing your CTA’s. At CCB Creative, I have integrated an email service called Email Courier, a world-class email campaign and marketing platform. Email Courier provides a user-friendly interface, pixel-perfect email templates, and robust metrics. Through Email Courier, you’re never required to use my logo – only your brand because your message is about your business, not mine. Find out more about my email newsletter service.


Contact CCB Creative today and let's discuss your web content goals.




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