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Hi, I'm Miranda. I'm a freelance writer/editor/journalist and former English professor. I taught writing courses focused on composition/rhetoric for ten years, have written for various online and print publications since 2001 (articles, essays, reports, reviews, interviews, etc.), and have copywriting, editing, and copy editing experience.

I have an M.A. in English Language and Literature, a Certificate in Teaching College Writing, and a Certificate in Editing.

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Writing Sample

Because of its popularity as a tourist destination, Las Vegas has become a cliche of sorts, more symbol than city. It is a part America’s collective cultural consciousness, seen as a place of decadence, escape, and adventure. And while that observation is correct, it doesn’t tell the entire story. If you’re willing to look beyond the bright lights of The Strip and head off the beaten path, sightseeing in Las Vegas can be much more than a cliche and can offer unique experiences that guidebooks for tourists rarely cover. One example is Vegas’s Old Downtown. It’s only a few miles from The Strip, but it’s a world away in terms of style and substance. Avoid downtown’s tourist attractions and head out onto the side streets. Look for places that stand out for their timelessness. Find the unique small establishments, the ones that wouldn’t have been out of place in the Las Vegas of 50 years ago. These places do still exist and although they may be a bit challenging to find, they are worth the effort, as they can provide unique and memorable experiences of a far different nature than those that can be found on The Strip. Yes, Las Vegas is a cliche, but, if you look beyond the bright lights and flashy tourist attractions, you’ll find that it’s also a city with a rich history, some of which is still there, waiting to be explored.