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

Shari D.

Building Excellence, One Word at a Time
   United States
  |  5:14 pm 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 HR/Training gives me experience using written and spoken words to convey ideas, persuade and influence internal and external customers, and paint a rich picture of excellence in all forms of media.

Call on me for 'Brainstorming in a Bottle' - I offer hourly and project-based consultations for business and marketing situations of all types and can generate creative ideas to launch your project to greatness. Let's get started!
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, business, non-fiction and fiction

-Clarifying your ideas into a smooth message

-Marketing/PR including integrated plans, web, video, print, trade show, press releases

-Development of Improved Business Practices including process improvement to increase productivity and reduce man hours/costs

-Corporate Communications including internal programs for imparting new ideas, improving satisfaction, identifying best practices, writing and developing training for employees

-Speech Writing and Presentations given both by me and by various senior corporate officers

-Familiarity with Video Production and Live Broadcast process

Please contact me for more information!

University of North Texas
Perpetual Senior
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 product promotion, sales incentive campaigns, script writing and executive producer functions for live broadcasts. Corporate communications, process improvement teams, employee satisfaction teams, internal and external company presentations, managing direct reports, negotiating large scale RFPs and print projects.
Payment Terms
As determined by project agreement, must adhere to Elance rules.
Dinah Esquivel
Esquivel Consulting, Owner
Creative copy to be used in marketing letters.
Shari D. | Elance

Shari D.