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Completed Orders 56
Revisions/Order 0.29
Repeat Clients 27%
Last Login 9/21/2016
Location Lake Elsinore, CA
Education Some College
Status Available
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Summary of Experience
Newly minted Google Analytics and Adwords certified (8/2015). In 2010, the public service announcement Barbara wrote, was nominated for a local EMMY. In the past several years, she has been contracted to ghostwrite a beauty book, technical manuals for entertainment companies and department procedure manuals for outsourcing firms. Experience has included writing contracts, help screens in software, HR and department manuals, client newsletters, web content, video script and social media tailored to marketing specs. Currently works full time as a digital editor while continuing to freelance, and pitch projects for film and television. Most recently worked for a director to obtain rights to life of deceased larger-than-life wrestler/actor and rewrote film treatment.
Specialties
Queen of miscellaneous information. Scripted drama (mystery, thriller, period piece and science fiction).
Interests
Writing.
Education
Metro State College
Honors and Awards
nominated Dec 2010
Nominated for local EMMY on Public Service Announcement "Share Your Heart LA" (writer)

Certificates
Adwords Google
Aug 2015


Google Analytics Google
Aug 2015


Broker Department of Insurance
Sep 2006
Fire and Casualty license

Agent Department of Real Estate
Apr 2005
RE Agent. Prudential.

Projects by Industry
Beauty

Barbara was contracted to work on a book for skin care expert, medspa owner and aesthetic nurse guru to the stars (published 5/26/14 coordinated with a line of products being sold in Harrods in London).The book went over procedures, products, incidents, and promotion.

Entertainment

Barbara has worked with a variety of clients to produce production and business affairs procedures manual. Some clients have been in entertainment (television). One entity was a small television studio, one a major studio, another was a young network, and the last was a new television division that needed to instruct personnel on production for a new player, Netflix.

Human Resources

In addition to technical manuals, Barbara also has written client newsletters in the area of professional employer organization with a variety of clients in various industries. The areas addressed included employee handbooks, benefits explanation, safety, insurance, occupational hazards and OSHA accident filings (how to), writing corporate bios, and marketing materials.

Legal

Hired by a third party, Barb wrote content for their clients including a personal injury attorney. This content for the lawyer's website included the web landing page, an article, four follow-up posts, social media PR blasts (i.e., Facebook, Twitter), and a script for online video. Another client was a retail store (herbs, vitamins, healing) and their web page.

Management

Barbara worked in entertainment where she was Director, Business Affairs Contract Administration. She was responsible for administering all contractual obligations, making above-the-line payments, setting episodic deals for writers and directors, tracked and exercised all options, and wrote and implemented procedures manual. Barb was the point person to design and develop a database to house, report and track all project accounting data, and deals made.

Music

Barbara worked for a Manager of sound editors and composers. Barb drafted contracts, wrote artist's bios, contacted studio executives for meetings with the manager and composers and sound editors. She also set up tracking of deals in Excel in the industry (film and television) on all sound components.

Staffing

Barbara was contracted to re-structure document for a professional employer group in New Jersey, outlining processes and procedures to train new associates, and be a reference for established employees. After this project, she was brought back to work with the head of IT in getting a five-year plan created, along with learning new programs and setting up tracking of talent resources in MS Project.

Auto

The writer currently works as a digital editor for a marketing company serving auto dealerships. The 2016 models are out or coming between now and the end of the year. Days are spent explaining to writers about original content in the format desired by the employers and clients while staying compliant. The job is to keep the writing enthusiastic and within the rules and regulations of federal and state laws. Writers are not aware of all of the legal issues circling the work, but as that is the editor's job and is done by instructions, and examples. Often instructions are revised based on the level of difficulty by the writers to complete a project.

It's not as easy as some might think it is to write about cars. While we all drive them, there is a finesse to getting a reader excited about a car's performance and features.

Projects by Asset Type
Script/Video

Video scripts were contracted for use on websites, or for YouTube. Each project was written pursuant to the client's request and direction. The video scripts are in written in the proper shooting format with video shots on the left and correlating audio/dialogue on the right. Dialogue and video are timed and formatted to synch up.

Blog Post

None of the paid projects have been are in the same industry very often. The areas of work have spanned legal, SEO, computer, security, health & fitness to fashion. It is easy to write blogs for fascinating topics just as much as for clients who have passion about their business, and community.

Facebook Post

Social media is something everyone should be doing to find, tap into, engage, and respond to the customer base. Facebook posts are intended to engage, inform, and entertain. Great posts can do what's expected and help create leads, and conversions. It is the job of the writer to create insightful, clever, tight copy that pops!

Product Description

Product description tells the consumer what they can expect to get, and if it is what they are needing. Properly researched, the copy for the product notifies of all the pertinent information required to get the consumer to buy. Carefully crafted, the words can make even a portable washer sound deliciously top of the must have list.

Projects By Expertise
Creative Writer

In 2011 and 2013 Barb entered a contract to co-write with a commercial producer, several scripts the producer designed. Developed, researched and typed drama scripts and two comedy film projects. The film screenplays are registered and being shopped. Currently, as a team there is no management representation, only legal. Barb has also been hired separately to revise two other scripts by the writers (one was to fix, the other was to adapt a novel and write the first ten pages of the screenplay) .

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

From start-up companies with a dream to sell Old America across the country to selling jet fuel and life insurance, Barbara has written business proposals, web content, Facebook posts and Twitter tweets.

Fortune 500

Barbara has 15 years of working in three Fortune 500 companies. It started in Oil and Gas, then went on to entertainment.

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