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Shari D. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jul 30, 2015

Shari D.

Building Excellence, One Word at a Time
   United States
  |  2:25 am Local Time


Words move people... where do you want to take them? Persuade, inform, sell, entertain, open wallets, project professionalism and authority, tweak funny bones, pull on heartstrings, make yourself memorable… it’s all about the words. Let me help you bring creative clarity to your message!

I specialize in web content, script writing for 1-5 minute videos, speeches, letters and blogs. I am a published author and ghostwriter for adult fiction and non-fiction, and children’s books.

My strong corporate background in Marketing, PR, Sales, and...

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Created this script and opening storyboard idea for Dutybox.
I created this script for the TABU ipad pouch and some of the storyboard for a...
This is an original blog from my own website, written with observational humor...
A fun home page for a chocolate fanatic who started his own business... and may eat...
Sample script 60 seconds length, single, live presenter
A creative short story I wrote for publication.
Web content needs to market your product, service or company with compelling creativity...
I excel at being able to take an idea and run with it. This client wanted the...
When I say my content is always original, always creative, and unique, I mean it!...
This article showcases my ability to write segmented pieces that can act as an article...
Scripts By Shari - the spoken word has great power when the story is told in a...
A keyword article can still be done in a creative manner!
A "How To" style article, written with flair.
A fresh narrative approach to a keyword article.
A "How To" style article, on a subject not easy for everyone to describe in...
A well-researched "How To" article.
Just because a client wants a lot of very similar articles doesn't mean you can't use...
I directed the concept, photo shoot, design and copy for an integrated sales &...
You may read more about my Bunny Shoes campaign in the .pdf version of my portfolio!
Sample Article 400-700 word count
Web content - do it right! Think about pages you visit - are you happy with the...
Sample Article 400-700 word length
Creative short story under 1000 words, based on someone's dog and an exchange student...
Created to drive traffic to sign up for a Branding Course (also written by ME!) to be...
Created to be used together as a set or apart as 3 separate short blogs.

Skills (15)

Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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Script Writing
Persuasive Copy
Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Speech Writing
U.S. Public Speaking Test
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Marketing Methods and Techniques Test
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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Advertising Skills Certification
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Public Relations
Public Relations Skill Test
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U.S. Culture
U.S. Culture and Etiquette Test
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Children's Writing
Greeting Cards
Strategy Consultations

Service Description

Web content, scripts, sales letters, marketing copy for brochures, landing pages, product descriptions, works of creative fiction, speeches, blogs, ghostwriting... what do they all have in common?


No matter how they will ultimately be used, words are the tools I use to build your solution!

I can take a sliver of an idea and help you expand it to a full blown project, or follow the direction you have already determined as the best way to meet your own vision. I have the creative clarity to see a story through the eyes of a child... or a CEO. Or both!

I have my own website and blog (you have to ask me... Elance won't let me show it!) and am a published romance author as Summer James under contract for 3 more books and as mystery author Kristi Ryan under contract for 2 more books. I have written a number of children's books for other authors, and may branch out on my own one day.

My growing Elance business includes exemplary job experience in:

--Script Writing

--Web Content


--Sales Writing

--Creative Writing

My professional work experience includes 10+ years of corporate work interacting with the CxO level in the areas of:

-Marketing, Promotions, Sales & PR
-HR/Training & Office Management
-Corporate Communications
-Web Content Articles
-Creative Writing for personal and professional use

My expertise includes:

-Persuasive Language

-Content Writing for any end product use, including scripts for video and audio, web, print, speeches,...

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Freelance Writer & Creative Consultant
2012 - Present
Solid 5 star reviews providing creative content expertise for a variety of projects including script writing, web content, marketing concepts, blogs, and sales letters.
Published Author
2012 - Present
Published by Kellan Publishing in Romance (Summer James) and by Salazar Publishing in Mystery (Kristi Ryan) with contracts for more books with each.
Stay At Home Mom
Hardest but Most Rewarding 24/7 CEO Job Ever!
2006 - Present
The most rewarding career decision I made was leaving the corporate world to be part of my children's lives. Adding in creative freelance work and publishing novels gives me the best of all worlds!
Demand Studios
Web Content Writer/Contributor
2009 - 2010
First Congregational Church
Office Manager/Newsletter Writer
2004 - 2005
Marketing & Trade Show Consulting
Independant Consultant
1999 - 2005
Helping clients achieve outstanding results with my creative experience & unique marketing voice for trade shows and a variety of corporate and private projects.
Primedia Workplace Learning
Director of Marketing
1997 - 2002
Campaigns and content for every form of marketing: $20 Million dollar trade show budget, all aspects of promotion including brochure content and design, direct mail campaigns, web content, cross...


University of North Texas
Perpetual Senior
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content writing
business writing
script writing
creative writing
sales writing
marketing writing
children's writing
fiction writing
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
April 2012
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