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Shelby G

Writer #4973

Profile Summary
Star Rating
Completed Orders 223
Revisions/Order 0.15
Repeat Clients 47%
Last Login 10/17/2016
Location Indian Hills, Co
Education College Diploma
Status Available
Asset Type
Summary of Experience
Shelby is a writer, nutritional specialist, physical trainer, interior decorator, gardener, gamer and outdoor enthusiast. She has authored more than 5,000 published articles on the aforementioned areas of expertise and is always adding to her repertoire. Though she's often busy, Shelby keeps a careful balance between her hobbies and her writing career. Each of her many irons in the fire gives her new topics to research and write about for her clients.

Over the years, Shelby has accumulated certifications as a nutritional specialist, a physical trainer and a creative writer. At age 15, Shelby pursued her certification as a nutritional specialist and physical trainer. The field was her first true love and she still makes time to train clients in between writing gigs.

In addition to becoming a physical trainer at age 15, Shelby also graduated high school the same year and enrolled at AIO to pursue a BA in interior design. She was halfway through her BA in a year but she decided to stop pursuing it due to the negative projected career outlook in the field. Despite walking away from her BA in Interior Design, Shelby's love for the profession persists and she delights at opportunities to write about it.

At age 17, Shelby discovered her love for writing when she won a poetry competition through careful contemplation of proper prose. She quickly began writing for local newspapers about current events, health and political issues. She was soon working for SF Gate, AZ Central and other big-name online publishers. As her love for writing evolved, she developed an equal love for SEO and social media marketing. She implements this expertise in almost every article she writes to this day and jumps at any SEO- or social media-specific assignment opportunity.

Present day, at age 24, Shelby is studying to become a certified yoga instructor, resume writer and SEO Specialist. She currently works with several ghost writing clients that rely on her knowledge of recent nutrition studies and current events.

When Shelby is not writing or working with a client in nutrition and physical training, she can be found exploring Colorado's mountains, working as a landscaping designer, dog sitting, or furthering the book that she hopes to publish by early 2016.
As a woman with many irons in the fire, Shelby is a writer of several specialties. She prefers to write about nutrition and physical training, as these are the areas she holds certifications in. However, she also enjoys employing her knowledge of interior design, landscaping, marketing and recreational activities.

In addition to specializing in favored subjects, Shelby also specializes in search engine optimization and social media management. She has a knack for helping her clients define, retain and grow their audience, regardless of subject matter.

Touching back on the topic of health, Shelby particularly excels in writing about gluten-free, Paleo, primal and other specialized diets. She avidly follows the latest scientific research on nutrition and is intrigued by the findings on these popular topics.
Outside of writing, physical training, interior design and other subjects on which Shelby is educated, she enjoys cooking, photography, outdoor activities and gaming. Her average off-day involves yoga, HIIT, hiking, video games and time in the kitchen. Though she is not yet a certified chef, cooking is close to her heart – she enjoys inventing or honing recipes to delight friends and family.

Shelby is also an animal enthusiast. She was raised with horses, dogs, rabbits and other livestock. As (yet another) one of her side-jobs, Shelby enjoys dog sitting, dog training and horse training. She loves writing about animals almost as much as she enjoys working with them.
Art Institute Online Jan 2007 – Jun 2008
Interior Design, Halfway Toward BA

Shelby began courses at AIO directly out of high school at age 15. However, she halted her studies halfway through so that she could focus on other pursuits including writing and physical training.

ACSM and U.S. Career Institute Jan 2005 – Jan 2006
Fitness and Nutrition, Physical Trainer and Nutritional Specialist

Shelby obtained her Physical Training and Nutritional Specialism certification first from U.S. Career Institute at age 15. She later upgraded to a certification through ACSM and is preparing to get her Group Training certification in late 2015.

Honors and Awards
Editor's Choice Award Aug 2001
Shelby's interest in poetry – which later fostered her love for writing – began at the age of two when she began learning to read Beatrice Potter. Later in life, she broke down the rules and effects of prose to win a poetry competition which she learned about from a teacher. Much to her delight and surprise, the poem was nationally recognized and published.

Association Memberships
ACSM Physical Trainer Jan 2006
Shelby is a certified ACSM Physical Trainer and Nutritional Specialist in the process of updating her certifications to include group training.

Physical Trainer and Nutritional Specialist United States Career Institute & ASCM
Jan 2006
Shelby obtained her Physical Training and Nutritional Specialism certification first from U.S. Career Institute at age 15. She later upgraded to a certification through ACSM and is preparing to get her Group Training certification in late 2015.

Projects by Industry

As a physical trainer for over a decade, fitness is one of Shelby's top writing subjects. She has written thousands of fitness articles and she has gotten hundreds of clients into shape. Whether she's creating innovative workouts, explaining individual muscle function or inspiring people to start exercising, Shelby delights her clients with her passionate knowledge of fitness.

Shelby didn't stop studying fitness when she got her certification – she's always reading about the latest findings in exercise science and scouring the internet for new workouts. She recently began teaching group fitness classes in addition to her one-on-one sessions with clients and she has found a new passion for writing to physical trainers as well as readers who want to get in shape.

In the coming years, Shelby will obtain her degree in exercise science and strive to solidify her place as an expert in the field.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

Shelby has worked as a ghost blogger for over five years, specializing in topics like fitness, nutrition, cooking, travel and landscaping. She also writes blog posts on fashion, pets, technology, pop culture and more when the opportunities present themselves.

In addition to the aforementioned personal-style blog subjects, Shelby enjoys writing blog posts for company websites. She has written posts about SEO, beauty treatments, essential oils, travel, fitness and dozens of other topics to help companies gain customers by increasing their readership. This style of blog work is particularly appealing to Shelby because it allows her to combine her knowledge of SEO with her love of blogging to create effective posts.

Shelby also ran a cooking blog for three years before closing it down when she switched to a lifestyle that was incompatible with the recipes on the blog. She plans to launch a healthy living blog that will include health-food posts in the near future.

Projects By Expertise
Book Ghostwriter

Ghostwriting gigs are some of Shelby's favorites and she has accepted many projects based on themes including: health, fitness, food, survival and animal care. Shelby's most recent ghostwriting project is an eBook about essential oils for an independent business owner that prefers to remain unnamed.


Copywriting holds a special place in Shelby's heart because it was how she got her foot in the door as a writer. Much of her first work entailed writing copy that was published by Arizona and California newspapers,, and The Nest magazine. Though she has broadened her writing horizons, Shelby still loves copywriting jobs because of the thinking and research the writing entails. As a bonus, with her interest in social media management, she has found many more opportunities to exercise her copywriting knowledge. Shelby prides herself on writing honest, welcoming copy while upholding her standards of reliability and integrity for her clients.


Shelby has experience as a columnist, photojournalist, editorial writer and journalism-specific editor. She is a self-proclaimed eternal student who loves keeping up with the latest news stories, scientific research, medical breakthroughs, pop culture and other current events. Her journalism pieces can be anywhere from conservative to outspoken depending on the needs of her clients and their audiences.

Health and world news are Shelby's two favorite journalism topics, but she's never met a journalism piece that she didn't enjoy writing. Her clients have reviewed her as having a “knack for news” and being “delightfully unoffensive yet provocative.”

Technical Writer

Shelby is a talented technical writer with a knack for effectively creating and conveying technical material. She keeps her technical writing concise and always familiarizes herself with the subject matter or product before beginning work. Shelby has spent hundreds of hours refining her research, copywriting, linguistic and revision skills to produce the highest-quality technical writing. If she does not know a subject that she is writing about, she will usually contact and interview a subject matter expert before she begins the project. A few of her many technical writing projects include assembly guides, product manuals, medical papers, product reviews, white papers, brochures and proposals.

One of Shelby's favorite applications of technical writing is resume creation. She constructs resumes and cover letters as a side job with great success and she is in the process of obtaining official certification in the field.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

Shelby has worked with several small businesses located all over the United States. Her work has ranged from rewriting several thousand product descriptions for a website to maintaining a company blog for traffic and everything in between. Shelby also enjoys creating small-business marketing campaigns and helping her clients grow through social media.


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