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Last Login 9/25/2016
Location Dana Point, CA
Education Bachelors Degree
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Summary of Experience
Michelle S earned her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology at Lamar University. Since then, she has worked in the non-profit industry specializing in volunteer management and fundraising. She has written hundreds of manuals, articles and blog posts for various non-profit organizations. In addition, Michelle has been a freelance writer on topics such as travel, relationships and product descriptions. She conducts in depth research and feels comfortable writing on a wide variety of topics. Though adept at both formal and casual writing styles, Michelle specializes in a conversational, witty style that keeps readers engaged.
Specialties
Michelle specializes in writing articles, blog posts and website content. She also has experience in grant writing and professional communications.
Interests
Michelle is an avid traveller who has loved everywhere she is been and can't think of anywhere she wouldn't like to go. In addition, Michelle enjoys watersports of all types including paddle boarding, scuba diving and snorkeling. Michelle also enjoys reading on a wide variety of topics. Her current favorites are historical fiction, crime dramas and romance. She also enjoys food, wine and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You can frequently find her in the kitchen baking or creating a healthy meal.
Education
Lamar University Aug 1997 – May 2002
Psychology & Sociology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

While completing her degree in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology, at Lamar University, Michelle was very involved in a variety of campus organizations and activities.

From 8/1998 to 5/2002, Michelle served as a Resident Assistant in one of the campus's Residence Halls. In this role, Michelle mentored new college students and provided a safe living environment but focusing on conflict resolution.

Michelle also served as an Orientation Advisor and Freshman Mentor. These roles allowed her to introduce new college students to campus and guide them in beginning their college careers.

Michelle also worked in the Office of Resident Life, served on Student Government and volunteered as a campus recruiter.

Through her various roles on campus, Michelle learned some of the best lessons are taught outside of the classroom. She has used the networking and people skills she learned in college throughout her career.


Certificates
Basic Grant Writing Saddleback Community College
Jul 2012
The Basic Grant Writing Program includes 24 hours of self-directed learning on a variety of topics. The program seeks to prepare nonprofit professionals to approach potential funders and write grant proposals. Topics of study include application guidelines, creating proposal packages and submitting final reports.

Volunteer Management Certificate Points of Light Foundation & OneOC
Apr 2010
The Volunteer Management Certificate program include 25 hours of study and hands-on learning. The program is designed to bring professionals engaged in volunteer management together to learn from each other and increase critical skills. Topics covered include planning volunteer programs, recruitment, training and evaluation of volunteers.

Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership & Management Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Austin Community College
May 2008
The CNLM experience includes 160 hours of course work spread over 10 months of study. The program is designed to bring professionals engaged in leading nonprofit organizations together to develop professional networks and gain greater skills in a wide variety of nonprofit functions. A few of the topics covered include leadership styles, change management, strategic planning and community development.

Projects by Industry
Non Profit

Michelle has worked in the non profit industry specializing in volunteer management and fundraising for nine years. She has written hundreds of manuals, articles and web content pieces for various non profit organizations. She has also written blog articles and content on topics such as engaging young people in volunteerism, finding new funding sources and building relationships with community advocates. Michelle has also received extensive training in grant writing and has written several successful grants.

Travel

As a freelance writer, Michelle has written on a variety of travel related topics ranging from budget vacations to luxury accommodations. She has written descriptions of attractions, hotels and destinations which have been published in city guides and tourism brochures. Her own travels have taken her throughout the US, Caribbean, Central and South American and Europe.

Craft

Michelle is an avid scrapbooker and crafter. She has an excellent eye for design and color and her scrapbook pages have been published in several popular magazines. Michelle also spent two years working on the design team of a local craft store where she designed sample projects to promote and highlight the latest and greatest scrapbook products. In addition, Michelle has taught several classes on papercrafting and card making.

When she isn't covered in paint from her latest project, Michelle loves write about crafts. She is always up to date on the latest trends and is able to break down seemingly complex projects into understandable instructions.

Spirituality

As the daughter of a minister, Michelle grew up in a faith-focused home and took the lessons of the importance of a spiritual life into adulthood. Michelle is able to turn her experiences and biblical teachings into compelling content that both inspires and informs.

Relationships

Michelle holds a degree in psychology and understands the importance of healthy relationships on a person's wellbeing. She has written dozens of articles on dating, marriage, maintaining friendships, divorce and family relationships.

Fashion

For Michelle, writing is an avenue to buy more shoes and she prides herself on always knowing the right thing to wear for any occasion. Michelle embraces fashion as a fun adventure, and she turns her passion into engaging content. She has written hundreds of fashion articles for online magazines, boutiques and jewelry stores covering topics such as the latest trends, emerging designers, celebrity styles and recent runway shows.

Finance

Relying on nine years of experience in fundraising and budget management for nonprofit organizations, as well as personal financial management, Michelle has written many articles and blog posts for the finance industry. She is adept at turning dry financial topics in engaging content and she gives practical and usable tips that readers can implement to improve their own financial practices.

Career

When writing on career and job search topics, Michelle relies on her years of experience working at a workforce center with job seekers looking to improve their interview and job search skills. Michelle has written many articles on improving resumes, answering difficult interview questions and the advantages and disadvantages of social media on the job search process.

Entertainment

Michelle is not only a movie and television buff, she is also an avid follower of all the latest celebrity and entertainment news. She turns her Hollywood obsession into fun, compelling content that will have readers coming back for more. Her work has been featured in a variety of online magazines, celebrity news sites and blogs. If you need an article on the latest celebrity news, a post on red carpet fashion or a recounting of the best moments in film history, Michelle is the writer for you.

Projects by Asset Type
Product Description

Michelle has written hundreds of product descriptions across multiple industries including fashion, office supplies and home decor. She not only strives to give your reader all the details about your product, but to also help them visualize how it will fit into their lives. In the end, the reader walks away excited about the product and ready to click the "Buy" button.

Blog Post

Michelle understands that your blog is an essential marketing tool that allows you to make a personal connection with readers. She crafts powerful content that will keep you visible and relevant. Not sure what content you need? That's ok! Michelle can suggest topics that will have your readers coming back for more. Michelle currently writes a popular daily wedding blog. She has also worked with dozens of businesses across many industries to create posts that both entertain and inform.

Article

From newsletters to online and print publications, Michelle S is a pro at creating in-depth articles that resonate with readers. Michelle thrives on research and is comfortable writing for a wide variety of industries. She is also able to capture the tone best suited for the article, whether it is authoritative and professional or light and witty.

Copywriting

As a professional writer, Michelle S has completed hundreds of copywriting projects across a variety on industries. Her work includes web copy, product descriptions and in-depth articles, just to name a few. Michelle stays up to date on the latest in SEO so that your content gets noticed. She also creates unique, engaging content that your readers are sure to enjoy.

Web Page

Your web page establishes you as a leader and authority in your niche and Michelle S knows exactly how to make the most of that opportunity. Michelle has worked with dozens of businesses to create web content including product and category descriptions, business overviews and policies. Michelle also stays informed on the latest in SEO practices so that your site rises to the top.

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