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Last Login 9/26/2016
Location San Diego, CA
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Article10
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Summary of Experience
Rebecca D. has a M.A. in American Studies and a J. D. degree. She worked for a few years as an associate with an insurance defense firm where she was involved in all aspects of discovery and focused on writing motions and legal memorandum. She then opened her own private legal practice and spent 13 years focusing on criminal defense appeals. In the appellate court, winning or losing a case depends primarily on the quality of the written brief submitted to the court by the appellate attorney. Rebecca won cases in both state and federal courts with some decisions based on the written brief without the need for oral argument. Many were published in legal reporters.

She has been ghostwriting for more than three years. In that role, she has written hundreds of articles for attorneys including web pages, blogs, case summaries, reports on current newsworthy legal issues and critiques of federal and state court cases including landmark Supreme Court opinions.

Rebecca moved from the practice of law to become an 8th grade English teacher where she soon became department chairperson. She established criteria to use when evaluating student writing. She is a member of the Education Writers Association and has written numerous educational articles on various topics including STEM, Common Core Standards and No Child Left Behind.

In addition, Rebecca spent some time as a licensed seller of life and health insurance and annuities. She was the Publicity Director of a small theater and wrote all copy for its quarterly newsletters. She was also the Communications Director of a small PPO and wrote all sales and educational material used by medical providers and insurance sales agents.

Rebecca has a variety of interests. She plays the piano, is active in social issues such as civil rights and the rights of animals, and is a voracious reader and researcher. In her spare time, she is working on the Great American Novel.
Specialties
Based on her educational and employment background, as well as basic life experiences and interests, Rebecca focuses her writing on the following:

*Legal issues.
*Medical and health-related topics.
*Educational subjects including Common Core, classroom management, scaffolding and other teaching strategies.
*Animals, both domestic and wild.
*Social sciences with emphasis on history and literature.
*Insurance.
*Small business topics from formation to dissolution.
*Travel.
Interests
Rebecca's passion is reading, writing and travel. She is the member of several book clubs as well as writing groups and takes every opportunity to take a simple short road trip or travel around the world. In her spare time, she entertains herself by playing the piano or oil painting. She belongs to an amateur piano recital group and hopes to perform publicly in the near future. She also loves animals and has had two skunks and an opossum as pets in addition to the usual birds, cats and dogs.
Education
Loma Linda University School of Nursing Nursing, B.S.

Rebecca utilized this degree for a few years working as a Public Health Nurse. She then gave up nursing to go to law school. A few years later, she found her true passion and gave up law to become an English teacher.


California State University, Los Angeles American Studies, M.A.

Rebecca's love of history and literature were both included as topics in this degree.


Thomas Jefferson School of Law Law, J.D.

Rebecca graduated 7th in her class while rasing two children as a single parent and working 20 to 30 hours a week as a law clerk for a prominent insurance defense firm. She was an editor of the law review and her article on Prosecutorial Misconduct was published there. She was awarded the Corpus Juris Secundum award for outstanding scholarship in two consecutive years.


Honors and Awards
Corpus Juris Secundum for Outstanding Legal Scholarship Rebecca was given this award for her 2nd and 3rd years of law school where she graduated 7th in her class of more than 60 students. She is particularly proud of these achievements in that, during law school, in addition to attending classes full-time, she was also a working single parent.

Association Memberships
Education Writers Association EWA is a national organization of education writers designed to help journalists increase the quality of their writing.

Projects by Industry
Education

For more than four years, Rebecca has been writing on a variety of educational topics for educators and support organizations and sellers of educational materials. Her experience as both an elementary and middle school teacher gives her a unique perspective on the best writing approach to take to win over teachers. After passing a rigorous test, she was hired by a prominent testing company to grade middle school and high school essays in response to standardized tests given across the nation. In the legal field, she was chosen by a legal analysis author and professor to be his assistance in helping incoming law students learn how to excel in their legal writing.

Legal

With 13 years of experience as an appellate attorney, Rebecca learned that legal cases are often won or lost solely on the strength of the written word. She was responsible for the Ninth Circuit's reversal of a life sentence and dismissal of all charges for one of her client's based solely on her written brief and without the need for oral argument. Many of her cases were published and set legal precedent in both state and federal courts.

As a freelance writer, Rebecca has written for many attorneys in a variety of states including practice area pages, blogs, case summaries, analysis of legal opinions, summaries of court opinions and other individualized topics in all areas of law.

Business

Rebecca spent 13 years managing her own business as a private practice attorney. Since that time, she has written numerous articles for small business owners concerning how to structure the business, partnership buy-sell agreements, development of employee handbooks, protection of trade secrets and other business related topics.

Medical

Rebecca has a background in medical writing and as a freelance writer with a B.S. degree in nursing, she has written on a variety of topics for physicians and other health services entities. She worked a number of years as a Certified Public Health Nurse where she wrote instructional pamphlets for patients. She was on the Board of Directors of a small community hospital where she often presented written reports on various topics.

Insurance

Rebecca formerly was a licensed health and life insurance agent and was licensed in California to sell annuities. She has written extensively about Medicare, Medigap and Medicare Advantage Plans and how to choose the one that best meets a person's needs. She has written on many other issues, for example, how to choose the right annuity for lifetime income as well as somewhat obscure topics like viatical settlements.

Travel

Rebecca lived in Germany for two years and traveled extensively during that time. She has made several trips to England, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium Switzerland and the Czech Republic. She visited Berlin both before and after the wall came down.

Rebecca has also explored many islands, including the well-known islands of the Bahamas such as Nassau and the not-so-well known island of Eleuthera. She has been to Bermuda in the North Atlantic Ocean and Anguilla and Puerto Rico located in the Caribbean.

She is constantly exploring travel opportunities for her own enjoyment and benefits from the insight of her son, a former manager of a travel agency. She takes great pleasure in writing about locations where she has actually been as well as locations she someday hopes to visit.

Projects by SEO Skill
Link Building

Rebecca is experienced in link building and knows how to discern the appropriate words to use for linking to both internal and external links in order to increase traffic to the client's website. Almost every article, blog or web page she has written includes some type of link building.

SEO Keyword Requirements

Rebecca is skilled in the proper use of keywords and key phrases for SEO. She knows how to naturally incorporate the keywords in the written work so they function in the way they are intended to and do not seem contrived. She keeps up to date on any recommendations for the use of keywords and is always cognizant of SEO requirements through all of her writing.

Title/Meta Descriptions

Rebecca is experienced in providing Meta Titles and Meta Descriptions when requested. She knows the character requirements and makes certain her titles and descriptions always meet the minimum character requirement and do not exceed the maximum recommended characters. She understands the purpose of Meta Titles and Meta Descriptions and works diligently to be sure they serve the purpose of increasing traffic to the site.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Rebecca has written on a variety of topics ranging from "Why
Skunk Spray Smells Bad" to the steps involved in filing for "Chapter Seven Bankruptcy."

Newsletter Content

Rebecca has experience writing content for several different types of newsletters. She was Publicity Director for a community theater where one of her tasks was being responsible for the monthly newsletter publication which she prepared using a newspaper format. She wrote the copy, took the photographs and prepared the layout and design for the printer.

Rebecca was also editor of a monthly newsletter that was mailed to health care providers and insurers of a newly developed Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). Topics included current health care issues and the administrative functions of the PPO. In her capacity as editor, she was also charged with writing the copy and interviewing doctors and insurance agents concerning their experiences with the functioning of the plan.

Blog Post

Rebecca has written more blog posts than she can actually count. She has written blogs for:

*Bankruptcy attorneys
*Corporations
*Construction companies
*Criminal defense attorneys
*Debt collection firms
*Educators
*Estate planning attorneys
*Insurance companies
*Large law firms
*HVAC companies
*Health-oriented companies
*Medical malpractice attorneys
*Personal injury attorneys
*Small business owners
*Trade schools
*Travel companies

Essentially, if a company or business or person needs a blog, Rebecca can write it for you.

White Paper

Rebecca excels in research based writing and not only enjoys writing white papers, she is good at it. She recognizes the need to balance the primary task of providing information along with a very soft approach to attract searchers to the client website. Rebecca has primarily written white papers for businesses developing employee health improvement plans.

Web Page

Rebecca is skilled at writing web pages and has written:

*About Us
*Biography Pages
*Home Pages
*General Landing Pages
*Practice Area pages for attorneys ranging from bankruptcy to criminal defense and for attorneys and law firms across the United States.
*FAQ pages
*Contact Us

Basically, if you need content for your web page, Rebecca can write it for you.

Projects By Expertise
Legal/Paralegal

Rebecca is a former appellate attorney. This is a field of law where winning or losing a case depends largely on the written briefs presented to the court. As a freelance writer on legal issues, she has written articles on current newsworthy legal issues, attorney blogs, practice area pages, summaries of court opinions and appeals. She is skilled at taking complex legal issues and changing the legalese into understandable content.

Editor

Rebecca was the editor and writer of a quarterly newsletter for a small repertory theater company. She also was the editor of all publications of a small PPO health organization. She edited materials used by medical providers, including all physicians and hospitals, as well as all materials used by insurance agents who sold the plan to their customers.

She has edited work submitted to her by other writers and constantly edits her own work.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

Rebecca excels in writing based on detailed research. The result is an article or blog that provides detailed information with links to authoritative sources like .edu, .gov or .org. Also, she makes certain the pages cited or linked have an About Us page so that the authoritative nature of the sources can be documented.

Conversational

Rebecca can write in a conversational manner so that the reader feels the writer is talking particularly to them. This often comes through on blogs or attorney practice area pages where the client wants the reader to personally relate to the client. A conversational tone inspires the reader to connect with the client and the client's business on a personal level.

Journalistic

Journalistic writing has been described as "finding things out and telling other people about them." Although it involves a bit of "story-telling," it tells a true story and weaves facts and statistics in a way that engages the reader. Every word is carefully selected. Sentences and paragraphs are kept short to keep the reader on the page and at the site.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

Rebecca's business writing has focused on formation and development of small businesses and includes marketing information as well as blogs. She has written about how to choose a virtual office suite to how to protect personal assets from business creditors.

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