Elizabeth Johnson 1

Lexington, Missouri, United States

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Elizabeth Johnson 1

I am a professional dedicated to providing solid writing skills, strong research, and a great storytelling ability – personalizing every job to suit each client's needs.

I have worked as a graphic designer for over 15 years, first for Wild Oats Markets as a marketing manager, then three years for a printer – honing my skills in learning the printing end of the business as well as the design. Meanwhile, I have operated my own small graphic design business in which I discovered I also have a talent for writing. I have designed for a number of large and small local businesses – everything from logos to business cards, to ads and ad copy, magazines, visitor guides, newsletters, historical pieces, entertainment programs, clothing, banners, labels, postcards and more. I have also had several international clients, which include the layout of five books for three authors.

The last seven years have been spent in the newspaper business in which I was a reporter, graphic designer and photographer. During this time I won numerous awards from the Missouri Press Association for historical pieces, feature articles, photographs, layout, front page design, magazine and tab designs, ads and copy. During my tenure in the newspaper business, I learned the AP style of writing and am proficient at copy-editing.

I have a blog (lightpathforme.com) in which I write about various subjects for which I have a passion, as well as historical blogs.

I am on the board of directors of the Friends of the James Farm – a non-profit group that supports the Jesse James Farm & Museum in Kearney, Mo. We plan fundraisers, along with other events, scholarships, etc., to foster the historical teachings of the Civil War in Missouri and how it affected, not just the James family, but others in the area.

I continue to operate my own freelance writing and graphic design business. I am currently at work on a historical piece about a local man who committed one of the first major insurance frauds in 1893 and got away with it; he then went on to commit murder and got away with that too, among other dastardly deeds.

Work Terms

I can work anytime that is needed. My general hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but can work around those hours as needed. Payment can be made through Paypal, and would be appreciated once a job has been completed and delivered to the client. Preferred method of communication is via email, though phone is fine too when necessary. I prefer an email as a follow-up to a phone conversation to confirm requests, changes, etc.