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Last Login 3/13/2016
Location North Chesterfield, VA
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
Twenty-eight years ago, Alicia wrote two exhilarating words to complete her first short story and ignite her passion for writing--"The End". Alicia is a lover of written words and it shows through the quality of her work.

Alicia offer clients strong written and verbal communications skills, including over 10 years of business and creative writing experience. Her range of writing experience includes articles, reports, policy and procedure manuals, blogs, website content, and novels. She has worked in the utility (14 years), publishing (9 years), banking (3 years), and retail (2 years) industries and also written material for schools and churches.

Familiarity with AP Style and other writing guidelines combined with solid interviewing skills enables Alicia to tailor her writing to different audiences, clearly present the intended message, and produce enlightening material.

Being an author of two inspirational novels and owner of an independent book publishing company, Alicia is able to understand the clients' needs from a business owner's perspective. She is actively involved in all aspects of book production, which includes manuscript editing and cover and interior page designs. She has designed and written press releases, media kits, and helped create materials such as postcards, brochures, and newsletters. She also maintain her business websites and internet social media content.
Specialties
Alicia specializes in composing new articles, blog posts, and creative storytelling. She is knowledgeable in the Publishing, Spirituality, and Relationship industries, however does not limit her writing to those boxes. She enjoys researching and writing about new topics to engage and inform readers.
Interests
Alicia enjoys writing human interest stories; however through her versatile style she has the proven ability to write content that highlights products, services, and/or accomplishments made by organizations and businesses.

When Alicia is pouring words onto paper or on the computer, she enjoys traveling, reading, dancing, and spending time with family & friends. Besides being a full-time writer, Alicia's dream career would be a Broadway Dancer. It would be the perfect way to showcase her creativity, sense of fashion, and dance moves.
Education
Virginia Commonwealth University Aug 1994 – Jun 2000
Accounting, Bachelors of Science

Alicia successfully completed the coursework and achieved a B.S. in Accounting.


Certificates
Competent Communicator Toastmasters International
Jun 2014
Alicia conquered the fear of public speaking by joining Toastmasters International and completing 10 speech projects that focused on specific areas, such as organizing a speech and using body language.

Projects by Industry
Publishing

Alicia has been in the publishing industry for nine years. She founded an independent book publishing services company, to produce her own work and has assisted other authors in making their book publishing dreams come true. She is actively involved in all aspects of book production, which includes manuscript editing and cover and interior page designs. For promotional purposes, she writes press releases, website and social media content and assist in designing materials such as postcards, brochures, presentations, and newsletters.

Relationships

Human interest stories are one of Alicia's favorite things to write. She has written these types of articles for corporate and non-profit publications. Her compassion for people is also nurtured through volunteering her time as a mentor to children in the Richmond Public Schools' Lunch Buddy program and Junior Achievement organization. Meals on Wheels is another organization she serves by delivering meals to those who require food assistance. Alicia's relationship experiences as a wife (of 14 years), mother, daughter, sister, friend, etc. inspire some of the material she writes.

Spirituality

Alicia's Christian faith is the guiding light for her life. She has shared revelations along her spiritual journey through a personal blog on WordPress and in the inspirational novels she penned. In her writing she strives to present biblical principles in ways that are comprehensible to those who new or unfamiliar with Christianity and how scripture can be practically applied to everyday living.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Alicia has written articles for Corporate and small business newsletters. Most of her articles have been human interest stories that are not only informative, but evoke emotion in the readers. Alicia doesn't limit her article writing to human interests. She enjoys the challenge and knowledge gained through researching and writing engaging content on new topics.

Blog Post

Alicia has created a blog to compliment the themes found in her inspirational novels. Her blog on WordPress.com that contain spiritual posts on faith, forgiveness, relationships, and other uplifting topics.

Facebook Post

Alicia maintains two Facebook pages used to promote her independent publishing company and books. The posts on Friends of Books by Alicia have a casual, personal tone intended to engage and connect with readers. The publishing company's page is used to share book publishing tips with inspiring and published authors.

Press Release

Alicia has written press releases to announce the publication of books by her publishing company clients. The press releases sent for distribution by several online press release websites to include:

* PRlog.com
* 24-7PressRelease.com
* PR.com

Web Page

Alicia is responsible for the content of two websites used to promote her independent publishing company and books. There are seven pages of information found on her personal website: (1)Home Page, (2)Biography, (3)Books by Alicia, (4)Events, (5)Book Reviews & Media, (6)Be Encouraged, and (7)Contact Alicia.

Her publishing company's website includes eight pages of information for inspiring authors who would like to independently publish their work. Pages on this website include: (1)Home (2)About Us (3)The Self-publishing Process (4)Services (5)Submissions (6)Bookstore (7)Writer's Corner (8)Contact Us

These websites were created using a software program called Serif WebPlus 4 that features a variety of templates and advanced design options.

Newsletter Content

Alicia has written newsletter content for her publishing company, as well as others. Some of the information contained in these newsletters included feature stories (accomplishments, success, etc.), news about the organization, project updates or results, upcoming events, useful resources (tips, quotes, etc.).

Projects By Expertise
Creative Writer

Alicia fell in love with creative writing at the age of 12. Twenty-eight years later she continues to express her passion through writing inspirational novels and short stories. Alicia's novels have received several 4 or 5 out of 5-star book reviews on sites such as Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and Goodreads.com.

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