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Profile Summary
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Completed Orders 2,579
Revisions/Order 0.07
Repeat Clients 61%
Last Login 9/28/2016
Location Lansing, MI
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Available
Endorsements
Legal6
Blog Post4
Script/Video3
Web Page3
Marketing2
Article1
Newsletter Content1
Press Release1
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Experience
Summary of Experience
Linda E. has been a professional paid copywriter for over 45 years. She has excellent skills and is highly respected by peers and clients alike. Linda received her B.A. degree in Communication Arts from Michigan State University in 1972. Her minor area of study was Psychology.

Linda has been an author since childhood, when she started writing a small book. While in college, Linda accepted a job as a local radio station copywriter. That initiated decades of employment in media, radio, television and advertising agencies, as a professional copywriter.

More recently, Linda has been busy with Internet writing, with 7500+ articles completed and paid for during the past six+ years. Favorite projects include legal articles, blog entries, video scripts and writing about marketing, business and health topics.

Linda has also owned her own ad agencies. An eBook she created about writing for a content provider has been very successful since it was first listed for sale online. She now has 23 eBooks on sale at Amazon, Smashwords and her website.

While working for ad agencies, Linda also was a professional photographer and slide show producer/writer. For one major ad agency freelancing project, she wrote all the copy and created photos for a Guide for Newcomers to the tri-county area of central Michigan that includes the state capitol, Lansing, in Ingham Country.
Specialties
What Linda does best is take complex information and make it easy to understand. With mature age and experience, Linda has personal knowledge of many subjects of interest, such as business start-ups, payday loans, personal injury lawsuits, etc. Topics Linda prefers writing about include business, finance, law, marketing and new business information.

Before sending SOLO orders to Linda, please contact her first with an inquiry to discuss the best way she can serve you. L5 and L6 are preferred by Linda, especially when research is required.
Interests
Linda enjoys working on legal projects, especially those involving the US Constitution. She is a certified Paralegal. A current personal project includes writing 50 ebooks in one year.
Education
Capital Area Career Center, Lansing, MI Legal Secretary Training, Certificate

Linda completed a Legal Secretary Training Course at the Capital Area Career Center, Lansing, MI 1994. Included transcription and legal terminology. She is an excellent and fast typist at 90 wpm+.


PCDI - Professional Career Development Institute Paralegal, Certificate - 2004

General coursework leading to certification as a Paralegal.


Michigan State University Communications, Psychology, B.A. Communication Arts - 1972

Linda was in one of the prototype classes for Communication Arts, along with about 800 others. While attending MSU, she began work at local radio station WVIC/AM/FM in Lansing, MI. This lead to future employment at other radio and television stations in Lansing and in Detroit, MI. One interesting course at MSU involved studying daytime television soap operas. Linda learned from some of the best professors in the field, including Irwin Bettinghaus and Randall Harrison. Specific courses in non-verbal communications, personal interactions, and psychology of communication.


Certificates
Paralegal Studies P.C.D.I. Professional Career Development Institute
This was an accredited, mail order/internet program that was completed, including honors testing. General legal program that included all basic information needed for employment as a Paralegal or Legal Secretary. Special studies in Real Estate Law.

Projects by Industry
Banking

Linda has written hundreds of articles on banking topics like loans, interest rates, mortgages, etc. Many articles are about payday loans, a product she believes in and has also used when needed. In addition to banking products, Linda also is familiar with credit unions and what they offer.

Linda has authored hundreds of articles on various aspects of the financial and banking industry. Most present general information with some special particulars related to a specific topic that the client wants to market.

Legal

All topics, personal injury, liability, estate planning, business structure, etc. Linda is a certified Paralegal and enjoys writing articles about many areas of law, especially personal injury and constitutional law. She likes creating legal blog articles, about 250 to 450 words in length about current legal news topics. She has enjoyed writing and doing research for thousands of articles about wrongful termination, negligence, family law, personal injury, workplace and product liablity issues.

Some of the interest Linda has in the law is related to her course of Paralegal studies, and an interest in fairness and the Constitution of the United States.

Business

Linda takes a personal interest in business writing, and she has written well over 500 for online websites. What she enjoys most is the start-up phase of business. Linda has created and run her own sole proprietorship companies and a partnership in the past, and she continues today with freelance writing.

Small businesses are an area of special interest, including benefits that are available to small businesses from the government sponsored Small Business Administration. Linda understands and does business planning, writing business plans and website creation for clients. Her articles span all areas of small business, including legal concerns.

Marketing

Linda's background in radio and television broadcasting stations and advertising agencies has provided in-depth experience with all aspects of marketing for businesses and products. Recent experience over the past few years with online clients has broadened that knowledge to include internet marketing.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

All of Linda's online writing involves the use of keywords. Some clients want heavier use of keywords to influence search engines. SEO skills are important to understand when writing for online use. Linda always has used keywords because they are an integral part of copywriting. Online writing just requires more intensive use of keywords.

Title/Meta Descriptions

Sometimes clients also require Meta Titles, Meta Keywords and Meta Descriptions in addition to the article requested. These must be a restatement of the stated title and article content. Linda is skilled at drawing out keywords from the article and recreating a title and description for client use. She has worked for many clients on writing projects that require these additions.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

All of these 5000+ articles were created for clients of online article providers since late Aug, 2008, plus some additional personal projects for Linda's website. With a broad education and range of experience, she excels at article creation. Due to her years in the broadcast industry, Linda knows how to take even technical or large amounts of information and craft it into short form articles, blog posts, ads and other written text.

Blog Post

Many of the articles Linda writes are destined to become blog entries. In addition to writing blog entries for clients, Linda has had a few of her own articles requested as guest blog posts for other website owners. She has a vast store of knowledge about different subjects and is skilled at creating concise posts.

Book

1- Guidebook - traditional visitor book published and distributed in several counties in Michigan.
2- Linda's first and best selling eBook about writing for a content provider website.
3- Many more eBooks Linda has written for her own benefit are for sale at her website and also on Amazon, Smashwords, Apple, Barnes & Nobel and Sony.

EBooks are a great way to transmit information to readers in an organized manner. They can be priced affordably, sold globally and eBooks can easily be customized to any business, company, organization, individual or idea.

Copywriting

This number is probably more in the range of 10,000+ pieces of copywriting, if you consider Linda's entire lifetime career. Linda's primary background was in radio/tv commercial copywriting, and ad agency copywriting and photography. This was a perfect background for writing content for online clients. She has been an online writer for content websites since 2008. Most recently, Linda has written and is selling 23 eBooks online.

Press Release

Many for online content providers and Linda's private clients. These generally are designed to introduce a new product or service to the public. Most clients have their own ideas about what to include in a press release, but all press releases should follow a similar general format used by most publications.

Script/Video

When Linda worked at radio and television stations and ad agencies, she devoted all her time to creation of scripts for audio and video productions. She also particpated in creating the audio tracks by role playing and providing voice talent. At one radio station, it was not unusual to write 300 radio spots per month. Linda worked with station salespersons, and she also had some contact with clients. One double projector slide show was praised as a movie by the client.

Projects By Expertise
Copywriter

With many years in radio and television broadcasting, Linda is very familiar with making short commercials for products and businesses. This professional background led her into years spent working for ad agencies and running her own ad agency. Later, she began online copywriting. She is known for fast turnaround and an ability to capture the essence of a topic. Linda is very skilled at taking complex information and making it easy to understand. Being a visual thinker, Linda is also proficient at painting word pictures for an audience.

Legal/Paralegal

Most of Linda's legal articles have been used on lawyer websites as general information designed to generate a call to the law office. Her background in Paralegal studies and familiarity with some actual cases gives her insight into what an average person might be interested in learning about a law firm.

Projects by Writing Style
Conversational

Most of Linda's writing is conversational, making difficult to understand information easy for readers to grasp. She enjoys working topics of interest by first reading related information and then putting it into her own words. With a lifetime of experience in many areas of promotion, Linda has a definite advantage over many other writers.

Promotional

Almost everything Linda writes is promotional. She has excellent skills in this area due in part to a heavy background in media, radio/TV/ad agency work. This is good because most clients have some message they want conveyed, i.e., sold, to their online visitors. Even if a product is not involved, most content is designed to put the website owner in a positive light to viewers.

Projects by Company Size
Medium Business

Linda has produced copywriting for large and medium-sized business, such as one that produces website content for attorneys nationwide. Her articles and blog entries are placed on client websites. SEO content, legal knowledge and excellent language skills are essential for these jobs. Linda has worked with private companies, advertising agencies, internet website content providers and she has previously owned her own ad agencies and been a partner in an ad agency.

Small Business

Linda works through website client requests to produce content for thousands of small businesses, in particular for attorneys nationwide. She has specific training in this career area and is a Certified Paralegal. Linda also worked with a large variety of small businesses when she was head copywriter for a leading radio station in Lansing, MI, and at other radio stations near Detroit, MI. She produced thousands of commercial ads for station clients during the many years when she worked at radio and television stations, starting while she was still a student in Communication Arts at Michigan State University.

Fortune 500

Linda's work with a major Lansing, MI, advertising agency included copywriting for the Oldsmobile Division of General Motors. She was considered to be an outstanding creative talent by the advertising agency owner, who also was a remarkably creative person. This provided an excellent foundation for her future as a freelance writer for other companies and ad agencies.

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