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
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.
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.
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.
Basic Novel Writing
Writers Digest School
Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA)
Southeastern Illinois College
Blogger, WordPress, Artisteer, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, basic HTML, Microsoft Word, Open Office Writer, Excel and Gimp (an alternative to Adobe Photoshop).