The Content Chop Shop provides customized content marketing services for small and large businesses, public entities and nonprofit organizations.

We specialize in: 

  • website content

  • newsletters

  • email marketing

  • blogs

  • social media messaging

  • print and digital advertisements and more

Content has become an overwhelming part of any small business's marketing plan. Between websites, blogs, social media platforms, emails, and advertisement it can feel like all you're doing is writing, rather than running your business. 

Our goal is to take the burden of planning, writing, scheduling and analyzing all of these forms of content off you and your team so that you can do the work you are really good at and really love to do. 

We also work hand-in-hand with design teams of all sizes, so if you're a designer, developer or marketing team with clients who are struggling to provide you with content, we can step in and help create a streamlined process that makes everybody happy and gets projects out the door. 

Sound good? Let's get started. 


Meet the Team

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Rachel Burns, Owner & Founder

A passionate promoter of good writing and small businesses, Rachel draws on her experiences growing up in a small, family-owned construction company when working with clients to help them craft compelling messages. 

After graduating from Old Dominion University's Undergraduate Creative Writing program and Graduate Professional Writing certificate program, she became the Executive Director of the nonprofit, Buy Fresh Buy Local Hampton Roads. There she worked with over a hundred small businesses including farms, retail operations, markets and restaurants, promoting the local food movement and helping small businesses reach their market. She quickly recognized a need in many small businesses and organizations for professional writing and content marketing services at an affordable price.

In 2014 she started The Content Chop Shop, and has been happily taking the burden of writing off of dozens of amazing business owners, design teams and organizations ever since.


 
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Danielle Burns, Graphic Designer

When Danielle is not producing high-quality flash and digital ads for the local newspaper's website, she is taking on freelance projects where she expertly and deftly hand-crafts logos, flyers, print ads, posters, custom invitations and all other kinds of marketing collateral.

She is also an expert at photo retouching and illustration, where she has a real artistic flair. She takes on projects through her own graphic design outlet, HyperRed, as well as through The Content Chop Shop.

 
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Molly DeWitt, Blog writer

Molly received her B.A. in English with an emphasis in Professional Writing as well as a Certificate of Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2008. Upon graduating she worked as a reporter for The Daily News, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where she covered local government and dabbled in reporting on local military happenings for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River, with an occasional foray into column writing. Following her journalistic jump-start at the newspaper, Molly dove into the world of non-profit and human services work where she continues to work full-time helping children and families in her community. She enjoys all things glitter, and spends her free time with her son, Emmett, and her loyal pup, Sir Didymus. At the Chop Shop Molly specializes in blogging and is able to flex her journalistic muscles by researching a variety of topics and industries for our blog clients.