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My name is Vera Lawlor and I am a seasoned freelance writer with experience writing for newspapers, magazines and websites. I cover a broad range of topics including animal welfare, pets, education, health, fitness, the environment, spirituality, holistic living, home and family, outdoor activities, and interior design. My work has been published in The Record, Herald News and Times Herald Record, large daily newspapers in New Jersey and New York. In addition, I have written for a number of magazines including (201) Health, New York Spaces, Bergen Health & Life, NJ Cops, Lifetime, The Special Parent, and Chiropractor Monthly. In addition, I have four years of experience writing public relations copy and four years of experience writing online marketing copy for the higher education industry.

My special area of interest is pets and animal welfare and protection. I was the Pet Columnist for The Parent Paper (now 201 Family) magazine for more than 15 years and also wrote pet and animal welfare articles for The Record newspaper, The Animal Companion and Bone-A-Fide Mutts magazines, as well as for PetPlanet.com. I am the recipient of a Gold Award from the Parenting Publications of America, a Certificate of Merit Award from the Dog Writers Association of America, and a Certificate of Excellence Award from the Cat Writers’ Association Inc.