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Last Login 7/25/2016
Location Canton, TX
Education Masters Degree
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Summary of Experience
Linda S. is full of words. Earning Master's and Bachelor's degrees with majors in History, Political Science, and the Early Childhood and Secondary education, a flood of words have poured from mouth, hand, and keyboard.

Advanced Placement teaching brought new challenges in "teaching writing" to gifted students. The AP students required considerable teaching in essay writing in order to prepare them to take college credit exams. Grading of the students essays created an opportunity to offer written suggestions to prepare them for college and the essay exams that would earn them 6 college hours for my class.

Working in real estate, Linda S. pens property descriptions, advertising, web content for multiple websites, multiple listing data descriptions, and blogs. Marketing and Web Design are her titles and words her stock and trade.

As a Web Designer outside the real estate field as well, different types of web content are created for a variety of subject matters from exotic animal farms, to B&BS, political organizations to house movers. Linda S. researches for each website to write content applicable to the diverse subjects of the sites.

Free time writing has always been of special interest to Linda S. as well as significant time reading. Writing book or product reviews have created an opportunity to use writing in order to persuade. Personal creation of greeting cards, letters of recommendation, and a variety of prose have given an opportunity for creative expression.
Specialties
Linda S. specializes in selling with the spoken and written word. She has a group of subjects she is more experienced with like education, history, real estate, website design, marketing, internet research, and anything to do with young children. Writing to inform and persuade is her real specialty, regardless of the subject.
Interests
Linda S has a wide variety of interests. She is interested in people (especially children), ancient history, everything about education, marketing, real estate, improving the mind, books, animals (especially dogs), improving health, reading and writing. She is interested in psychology, science fiction, and ancient civilizations.
Education
University of Texas at Austin Sep 1965 – May 1969
History, Political Science, Secondary Education, B.A.

Linda S. attended the University just out of high school. She had a double major of History and Political Science. She originally was just majoring in History, but when a class was offered taught by the former prime minister of Czechoslovakia, for Poly Sci majors only, she added that as a second major to take the class. It was worth it. She was in secondary education in order to prepare to be a high school history teacher.


Honors and Awards
Who's Who Among High School Teachers May 1997
The only reason this award is important to Linda S. is that you must be nominated by a student and one of her students went to a great deal of trouble to nominate her.

Certificates
Secondary Teaching Certificate State of Texas
Oct 1986
Linda S. took the tests to become certified at the secondary level in History, Political Science, and English, after getting her Master's degree in 1986.

Elementary Teaching Certificate State of Texas
Oct 1986
Linda S. tested and became certified in Elementary Education with a Kindergarten endoresement after she graduated with a M.S. in Early Childhood Education.

Projects by Industry
Web Development

Linda S. has developed websites for about eighteen clients with diverse subjects ranging from real estate listings, corporate presence webs, sales of a variety of different products or animals, sites with statistical information, RV parks, house movers, auto repair, events and festivals, destination promotion site, city and state area information sites, home remodeling, and a personal web design site. Also experienced at creation of content for Social Media, both corporate and personal, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace.

Real Estate

Linda S. has been in sales, marketing, and advertising for 17 years. The marketing and advertising of properties from one acre to a multimillion dollar ranch involves newspapers, magazines, web content, social media content, Her verbal and written communication is designed to communicate fully in an understandable way, and to persuade people to list property and buy property for sale.

Education

Linda S. has taught at a variety of grade levels from kindergarten to seniors in high school in Advanced Placement classes. Teaching involves curriculum development, lesson planning, lecture notes, and creation of tests. Teaching Kindergarten required the development of written and demonstrative skills to help students develop basic skills, while fostering creativity. Teaching Advance Placement US History required considerable lecture preparation as well as working with seniors to improve their skill in essay writing.
Student's ability to write cohesive and well written essays determined whether they would receive 6 hours of college credit for the AP History class.

Projects by SEO Skill
Title/Meta Descriptions

Expertise in SEO gained in design of about 30 websites using FrontPage software. Sites include a number of personally owned sites for real estate, plus a large variety of other sites for clients. For each site designed, title metatags are created as well as a set of keyword tags for embedding. Each site was then promoted to major search engines.

Projects by Asset Type
Web Page

Web Design has been a large part of the seventeen years of experience Linda S. has in both the real estate market and in the diverse other markets of personal design clients. Web pages require composition, image inclusion, and research on a variety of subjects, as varied as the clients. Designing and maintaining sites requires mastery of the client's subject to select content.

Advertisement

Linda S. has worked in real estate as a marketing director and webmaster for seventeen years. She originally took the classes and became a licensed agent, but after a few years, she found that the marketing work was a better fit. She is always looking for the next great way to catch the attention of buyers, sellers, and web visitors.

Direct Mail

Linda S. has been involved in direct mail programs for seventeen years as they are a necessity for real estate marketing. Whether soliciting listings or keeping in touch with a client list, keeping in touch builds loyalty and increases business. She finds it is also a great way to introduce people to new ideas, using humor and wit to invite participation.

Projects By Expertise
Copywriter

Linda S. has done copy writing, covering the gamut from simple ads, to websites, to articles and flyers. Experience over the last 30 years has been gained through positions as student, teacher, marketing manager, and webmaster. Opportunities for social media copy writing, like Facebook and Twitter, have grown over the past few years.

Journalist

Linda S. is a journalist no matter what other job title she has. All the positions she has held since college have had some experience at being a journalist in addition to being a Realtor, marketing director, webmaster, copywriter, and teacher. Every opportunity she has to write to entertain, inform, and persuade has been seized and enjoyed.

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