Helping Businesses & Bloggers Succeed Since 1999

Summary of Qualifications

 

- A highly effective writer, able to communicate ideas in a concise, effective manner.

 

- Strong knowledge of grammar and use of punctuation marks.

 

- Proficient in multi-tasking.

 

- Ability to organize workload and meet deadlines.

 

- Researcher, skillful in synthesizing material into professional product.

 

- In-depth knowledge of search engines, keyword research, WordPress, as well as over three years of SEO writing experience.

 

- Knowledgeable in AP Style writing.

 

- Owned and operated an online wholesale business for six years (June 1999 – October 2005).

 

Professional Writing Experience

 

Living Frugally

Editor/Founder, January 2013 – Present

 

Write web copy related to saving money and couponing. Manage and write copy for Living Frugally’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.

 

Life of a Writer (Currently in Hiatus)

Editor/Founder, September 2005 – Present

 

Write blog posts covering the writing life. Responsible for the maintenance and marketing of blog. Respond to readers’ comments and e-mails. Publish content to blog using WordPress.

 

Freelance Writer for Various Publications & Companies

1999 – Present

 

Specialize in feature articles, SEO writing, web content, blog writing and management, social media copy, newsletter writing, tutorials of software, web-based tools & apps, eBooks, profiles, interviews, and internet and library research.

 

Coffee Break for Writers 

Editor/Founder, June 2006 – September 2016 

 

Brainstormed and wrote feature articles, news, interviews, quizzes, exercises, word scrambles and word searches related to the writing and publishing industries.

 

Other responsibilities included scheduling and conducting interviews with professionals from the writing and publishing industries; development, maintenance and marketing of the website; commissioned and edited freelance copy; and handled payment to writers via Paypal.

 

Snapvertise/SED Group, Inc.

Head Content Writer, September 2010 – June 2013

 

Researched the web each week to find freebies for the client’s four electronic newsletters. Wrote original descriptions for the freebies. Created the newsletters with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 using HTML templates provided by the client. Uploaded client’s newsletters via FTP to his website. Sent the freebie newsletters and other special e-mails the client requested to his mailing list of over 10,000 subscribers using AWeber’s e-mail marketing service. Managed and wrote copy for client’s Facebook pages.

 

CalorieLab

Writer and Editor, September 2008 – March 2011

 

Wrote news and updates on The Biggest Loser and Diet Tribe, as well as short summaries of diet delivery services. Edited health and fitness articles for spelling, grammar and use of punctuation. Responded to readers’ comments. Uploaded content to client’s website using WordPress.

 

Country Life Services Ltd

Writer, March 2009 – August 2009

 

Wrote original descriptions of pet products, and converted pet product descriptions entered in an Excel file to basic HTML.

 

Teevieo

Contributor, November 2007 – April 2008

 

Wrote web content about television programs and uploaded it to the client’s website using the WordPress platform. I also arranged and conducted interviews with reality TV stars to gather unique content for news and where are they now articles.

 

Pure Blogging Blog

Writer, December 2007 – April 2008

 

Brainstormed and wrote weekly blog entries covering blogging and internet marketing.

 

Southern Families Magazine

Contributor, November 2007 Issue

Article: Finding the Perfect Gift for Baby

 

Paducah Parenting and Family Magazine

Contributor, October 2005 and November 2005 Issues

Articles: Halloween Fun and Make it Special: Holiday Crafts for Children

 

Stories of Strength Anthology

Contributor, November 2005

Personal essay: Behind Closed Doors

 

Philip Davis Blog

Writer, January 2008 – April 2008

 

Wrote business-related blog content to help client and his partner build keyword content and get momentum going for their book, Ten Ways to Fail.

 

Virtual Bookworm Publishing, Inc.

Author, March and July 2002

 

Books: On the Net Resource Guide for Writers (writer reference) and Help From Above (Christian fiction novel). Both published under Misti Jackson.

 

Education

 

Basic Novel Writing

Writers Digest School

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA)

Southeastern Illinois College

Harrisburg, Illinois

 

Technological Capabilities

 

Blogger, WordPress, Artisteer, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, basic HTML, Microsoft Word, Open Office Writer, Excel and Gimp (an alternative to Adobe Photoshop).

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"Misti's articles were WELL written and on the money for what we needed her to do, and her prices were FANTASTIC."

~ Phil Davis, co-author of How to Become a Total Failure

 

More Testimonials

Writing Samples

CalorieLab.com

Web Content Writing

Looking Back on 100 Episodes of The Biggest Loser

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Soaps.com

Web Content Writing

Interview With Terri Colombino

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Paducah Parenting & Family Magazine

Feature Article Writing 

Make it Special: Crafts for Children

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Areas of Expertise

- Parenting

- Small business

- Home health care and/or careing for an elderly parent

- Frugal living and shopping

- Social media

- Blogging

 

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