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Skills

  • Article Writing
  • Magazine Articles
  • Marketing
  • Copy Editing
  • Copy Editor
  • Copyeditor
  • Developmental Editing
  • Editing
  • Feature Writing
  • Line Editing
  • Proofreading And Editing
  • Structural Editing
  • Substantive Editing
  • Writing
  • Advertising Copy

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Services

  • Copywriting

    $15/hr Starting at $25 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    I’ll custom-craft words for your brochures, direct mail pieces, product descriptions, door hangers, flyers, banners, display ads, print ads, landing pages, thank you notes, tenure award letters, apology...

    Advertising CopyCopywritingDirect MarketingHeadlinesSlogan Writing
  • Article Writing

    $20/hr Starting at $25 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    I have twenty-five years' experience in writing articles, ranging in length from 500 words to 2,500 words. Whether your intended audience is customers or colleagues, or whether your goal is to market...

    Article WritingArticles & Press ReleasesMagazine ArticlesMarketingResearch
  • Ghostwriting

    $30/hr Starting at $75 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    "Ghostwriting" simply means that you tell me what you want me to write, I write it, YOUR name goes on it, and YOU take credit for it. Whether it's a ten-page report or a three-hundred-page book, I pride...

    Article WritingBook WritingContent WritingFeature WritingGhostwriting
  • Medical/Dental/Healthcare Advertorial

    $30/hr Starting at $300 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    Persuasive Patients Promote Practices Preeminently! Custom-crafted advertorial: 1,000 words, $250! An advertorial is a marketing piece that reads like a magazine article and includes quotes from the...

    Article WritingArticles & Press ReleasesBlog WritingEditorial WritingFeature Writing
  • Editing

    $20/hr Starting at $25 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    March 2021 Special!! Edit up to 10,000 words for $75! Edit up to 15,000 words for $100 The writing must be overall coherent, clean, and complete. I won’t do any extensive rewriting or ghostwriting;...

    Copy EditingDevelopmental EditingEditingLine EditingStructural Editing
  • Proofreading

    $15/hr Starting at $25 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    Proofreading confirms that the finished version of your book/manuscript, article, story, email, blog post, report, webpage content, and other written materials is identical to the copyedited version...

    Proof ReaderProof ReadingProof Reading EnglishProofreaderProofreading And Editing

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About

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I’ve been writing, editing, and proofreading professionally for twenty-five years. I graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing. I’m an award-winning newspaper reporter and an experienced medical, dental, and healthcare marketing writer, having worked with physicians, dentists, chiropractors, and other healthcare professionals in a wide range of specialties. Writing is not a hobby or side job for me; it is my full-time occupation.

For many years, I was active on Guru.com, earning a five-star rating for the quality of my work and customer service. After several years away from Guru.com, I’ve reactivated my membership, and I look forward to assisting clients all around the country with their writing, editing, and proofreading tasks.

My goal is to help my clients present themselves and their products or services in the best possible light. I understand the importance of working with clients closely to achieve their goals. I also understand the importance of meeting deadlines. As a writer, I pride myself on working with clients who know what they want to say but don't know how to say it, and delivering clean, clear, concise, and engaging copy. As an editor, I have a knack for finding mistakes other editors miss. As a proofreader, I excel at scrutinizing proofs to ensure they’re clean and ready for submission or self-publication.

In addition to my career as a freelance writer and editor, I also have a creative side. Earlier in my life, I was active in the Tampa Bay area as an arts organization manager and booker, emcee, performer, and recording artist. Scrapbook, my debut music and poetry CD, was released in 1998 and was followed by Thoughts From Seclusion in 2000, All Things To All People in 2003, and Drive in 2006.

I enjoy cooking, collecting CDs and DVDs, dining out, rooting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and continuing my quest for the perfect glass of iced tea.

Work Terms

I work only with Employers who agree to use SafePay.

I prefer to communicate via email three or four times a week. I work Monday through Friday – 9:00am to 5:00pm EST – but my availability on Tuesday and Thursday is very limited. However, I’m quick to answer Guru messages, so don't hesitate to write with any questions.

Honest feedback from Employers is appreciated and will be reciprocated with honest feedback to Employers.

Code of Ethics – I strive to deal openly and honestly with my Employers. I expect the same in return. I meet my Employers’ deadlines. In return, I expect my Employers to release the agreed-upon funds at the agreed-upon time. Each project is a team effort. My Employer can expect me to live up to my responsibilities in completing the Employer’s project. I expect the Employer (and the Employer’s employees or agents) to live up to his or her responsibilities in completing the project.

Objectionable Material – I reserve the right to decline working on material that in my sole judgment is offensive, objectionable, unethical, or illegal.