Chantel Baul

Writer. Editor. Explorer.

Columbus, GA

Chantel Baul

Welcome to my portfolio!

I'm a skilled communicator and a results-driven researcher with an ever-growing curiosity. I've been in digital and print content creation for the last four years, and I've got a diverse body of work to show for it. Writing affords me the invaluable opportunity to meet passionate people, explore interesting places and share little-known stories with the world. I love what I do, and I trust you will too.


Soldiering On: Hurricane Maria Survivor Competes in U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition

Photo By Pfc. Devin A Patterson | Sgt. Carlos Fuentes, a Local Area Network manager representing the 166th Regional... read more. Puerto Rico has been a fixture in the national dialogue ever since Hurricane Maria devastated the island in Sept. 2017. Though recovery efforts continue, many Puerto Ricans are putting their lives back together and pressing forward each day.

Outpost Brings Bands and Brands Together to Put El Paso on the Map

One year ago, a conspicuous cuboid building opened on Missouri Ave just off of I-10 West as a convenient rest stop for touring musicians traveling through the southwest. Offering guests a thoughtful curation of healthy snacks, high-quality toiletries and exquisite amenities free-of-charge, Outpost has hosted more than 200 traveling bands since its inception.
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RLabs Spurs Economic Opportunity in South Africa

During apartheid, South Africa’s colored (of mixed race) and black populations were socially dislocated to derelict townships. In these less than desirable living conditions, gang violence and drug activity took hold. Many area youth became involved in gang activity, and drug use spread throughout the community.
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A Mom on a Mission: Gus’s Drive-In & Restaurant

More than fifty years ago, a mother in Florida received an opportunity to own and operate an out-of-town restaurant. Ambitious as she was, she packed up her three children and moved them to Columbus where she opened Gus’s Drive-In & Restaurant on Victory Drive. That woman was Mama Gus, the hardworking, compassionate and dedicated restauranteur who patrons have known and loved for decades.
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Freelance 101 – Steps You Can Take To Make The Transition Easier

Lessons from the Trenches - Here are some key steps top performing VBOs/Freelancers do right. You can work when you want from the comfort of your own home. You have the time and the freedom to do the things you love. You can make all the money you need without the stressors of conventional employment.

Five Minutes to Unlimited Killer Content

Creating a blog is a great way to share your expertise and gain a following. Even if you’ve been running a successful blog for months or years, you’ve probably had more than your fair share of writer’s blocks. Publishing engaging content regularly can become a daunting task if you don’t have a good research strategy in place.

13 Ways to Land More Clients in 2019

I’m Chantel, a fellow VBO who’s passionate about all things content curation and storytelling. Ever since I started on my freelancing journey four years ago, I, like many of you, always keep one thing top of mind: landing more clients to maximize my earnings. As a writer, I had one three-step strategy that worked pretty well for me in the beginning.

VBOs are Ditching the Big City Life!

I live on the Georgia-Bama border in a small, quiet town called Fort Mitchell. We’ve got a Native American heritage museum, great local BBQ, and farmland for days. As a VBO, my work day starts like this: I wake up with the sun and go outside to collect eggs from my chickens. Then, I fix myself a cup of tea, play with my rabbit Luka for a bit, and head to my home office where I start writing from my couch.
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Five Reasons Why 2019 May Be Your Year to Become a Freelancer

The month of January is named after the Roman god Janus, who was known for having two faces. Not to mean that he was two-faced, it’s just that he lived in a constant state of duality, always looking before him and behind him at once. We look ahead toward the future and we reflect on the year we just had.

Take the Stress out of your Tax Season with our Top Five Filing Options

Taxes don’t have to make you miserable – they can be stress-free and easy! Tax season is upon us once again, and for many Americans, it can be a particularly migraine-inducing time of year. In just a few weeks’ time you went from shopping for fun gifts to scrambling for receipts. Taxes can be tricky for any household, but the waters can get even murkier for Virtual Business Owners, or freelancers who work from home.

We’re Hiring Heroes in November!

Every November, we, the American public, take the day to express our support for and gratitude to the brave women and men who defend our nation. In recognition of the countless contributions servicemembers like Eric have made throughout history, Goodwill Southern Rivers has teamed up with the Georgia Department of Labor and Work for Warriors Georgia to present a special career fair for the military community.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with GoodwillSR!

Every year, we as a country recognize the contributions of Latinx communities to American society with Hispanic Heritage Month, which falls between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. Here at GoodwillSR, we like to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a selection of special events taking place across our territory.


Chantel Baul

Chantel Baul is a nomad with a knack for writing and an ever-growing curiosity. She's also a proud Army Officer and an NPR nerd with a deep passion for all things travel, sustainable living and adventure. Check back frequently for her latest work and be sure to connect on social media.



  • Social Media Writing
  • Digital Photography
  • Blogging
  • B2B Copywriting
  • B2C Copywriting
  • SEO Copywriting