You've either got it or you don't - the passion for words, the obsession with seeing them arranged clearly and concisely, the enthusiasm for painting illuminating "mindscapes" with them. My strengths are in my insistence on having a project well researched, my love for exacting and correct written expression, and my diverse range of experience and stylistic personalities; from sharp business presenter to conversational illustrationist.
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Jan 6, 2012|Sales Writing|Private|Completed
Dec 27, 2011|Creative Writing|Private|Completed
Dec 16, 2011|Web Content|Private|Completed
I've provided English tutoring services to college students since 1991. That includes: content, organization, structure, and research coaching; editing and proofreading; as well as start-to-finish guidance with resume development. I resumed this service professionally earlier in 2011.
I've had 11 years experience in all aspects of business writing, inclusive of: extensive use of email marketing campaigns and communication, power point presentation development and delivery, and regular drafting of newsletters, post cards, and related hard and electronic sales copy.
In keeping with the theme that you've either got it or you don't, after four years in the lending business, I found that crunching numbers is something that I don't "got". (Who knew?! And I thought I was pretty slick at just about anything I tried.) However, my exposure to the world of mortgages, investors, financial planning and market trends, has provided me with a well-balanced business sense - not to mention a realization that if I were to pursue an entrepreneurial venture, I'd be sure to include a "Numbers Guy" on my team. Beyond that, my past experiences - professional and otherwise - have lent to a diverse and broad array of familiar arenas.
I grew up in a farming and ranching environment and was later employed at a Quarterhorse breeding ranch, so the areas of gardening/landscaping, livestock care & common sense, and considerations in dealing with papered animals, are all comfortable disciplines....
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The ReUse People of America
Central Valley/Sierra Regional Manager
2009 - Present
The ReUse People of America is a non-profit organization that promotes the deconstruction and reuse of buildings & their materials, as opposed to demolition and landfill. As an independent...
Cowboy State Properties/Home First Financial
2000 - 2009
In the capacities of both Realtor and Loan Officer, I was again an independent contractor responsible for all electronic and hard copy marketing materials to promote my business, which regularly...
1991 - 1995
Provided editing and proofreading services, content and structure coaching, as well as assistance with resume development - to students at Ricks College.