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Profile Summary
Star Rating
Completed Orders 832
Revisions/Order 0.18
Repeat Clients 36%
Last Login 9/25/2016
Location Brookfield, IL
Education Some College
Status Available
Endorsements
Blog Post4
Legal2
Marketing2
Relationships2
Article1
Book1
Press Release1
Auto1
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Summary of Experience
Merry M is an exceptional writer, adept at a wide range of technical and creative communications. She's ghostwritten dozens of full eBooks and hundreds of articles. Starting her writing career in 2006, she's well-versed in web copy and SEO content and has been on the cutting edge of changes in web marketing and social media. She's held positions such as writer, editor, and "Social Media Maven" - which was probably her favorite.

Outside of web content and ghost writing, Merry's articles have appeared in various regional publications, including Chicago Parent Magazine and Calgary's Child. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies. She's also worked as an Assistant Editor for an online literary journal and an Acquisitions Editor for a small online book publisher.

Some things clients have said about Merry's work:

"Exceeded my expectations to the fullest! I definitely keep Merry in mind for all content projects. She's the best!"

"OMG it sounds like me! So funny reading it and hearing my voice. Love it. I don't have any edits."

"This is perfect, Merry! You hit on all the important points I was looking for. Thank you so much! I will look forward to your future orders."

"Brilliant Merry! Thank you so much. It sounds like we are on the same page. I'm so glad I found you!"

"So glad you picked up our blog piece to work on. We are currently looking for some writers that will work with us on a regular basis for posts similar to this one. Based on this piece so far, I think we will definitely keep you in mind for additional work. I hope you are interested in working with us in the future as well.

You are very skilled in your character development and personal interactions. I love your work."

"Excellent Excellent Excellent"
Specialties
Merry's specialties include web content and blog writing. Her favorite industries include parenting, entertainment, relationships, education, and business.

She's also very well versed in legal and healthcare, both for the professional audience and written for the understanding of the client/patient.
Interests
Merry is an active volunteer in her area, having held positions on her children's school board, the art appreciation department, and the band board. She has a background in website configurations and basic html and has worked extensively in the association conference management field. Her writing passions include family care, education, literature, self help, medical topics, business writing and career management.
Education
Columbia College Fiction Writing,

Merry attended Columbia College in Chicago, focusing the majority of her coursework on Fiction Writing. During her time there, she carried a full schedule of largely writing and fiction related courses, having completed her basic requirements in Junior College.


Projects by Industry
Kids/Family

Merry has written numerous articles for regional parenting magazines. She's also written extensively on this topic in her own blog and various ghost writing assignments. Merry tends to approach the topic with a touch of humor and common sense - which is how she thinks most topics should be viewed.

In the Kids/Family Industry, Merry excels at How To and List Articles, detailing different activities for parents with children ranging in age from infant through college. Her meticulous research is only surpassed by her ability to bring real world experience onto the page in a way that readers identify with easily. Topics that she is especially passionate about include education, raising readers, bringing the arts and creativity into the classroom and home, and finding fun in the very serious job of raising children.

Marketing

Merry has ghostwritten numerous eBooks, blog posts, and articles around the subjects of SEO and social media marketing. As a freelance writer, she entered the field as SEO was just starting to take hold and tons of sites were "stuffing" content with search engine terms - a practice she always felt was short-sided. Her knowledge of website and social media marketing grew along with the changes and it's an industry she enjoys working in and learning about.

Merry is well-versed in using these skills on her own platforms which include Facebook, blogging, twitter, and LinkedIn, and enjoys sharing her knowledge in creative endeavors with her clients.

Entertainment

Merry enjoys art, theater, and pop culture in her personal life and her background in fiction writing allows her to fully explore themes and nuances in today's popular entertainment. Her style of story telling in this field is conversational and intelligent.

Career

With a broad range of business and human resource knowledge, as well as an excellent ability to research minute details, Merry writes compelling materials on the subjects of career training and success.

Beauty

Merry writes about beauty in all of its different facets. From the self-empowering message that beauty is an outward sign of a person's inner happiness, to self-help tips on dressing, makeup, and overall well-being. Her favorite articles and blog posts in this industry tend to be how to and list articles, because they're easy to relate to and often widely shared among people who enjoy adding new techniques to their beauty regimen.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Merry has ghost written hundreds of articles using SEO keywords to clients' specifications. She also uses SEO keywords when creating website content for her clients. The balance is in utilizing the right search terms while capturing the voice of their business.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

Blogging is one of Merry's favorite forms of writing, and the medium that sparked her writing career. She started blogging in 2005 as a hobby on a community blogging network. After learning the basics, she built her own blog and expanded to include guest posting, ghost blogging, web content and beyond. She feels a great blog post can be more conversational than straight article writing and far more interactive for the readers.

Copywriting

With hundreds of copywriting assignments completed for various businesses and entrepreneurs, Merry's expertise shines with compelling and concise prose.

Article

Merry's articles have appeared in regional parenting magazines and online venues under her byline, as well as hundreds of ghostwritten articles for various clients. She employs a diverse range of voice to fit the type of publication and audience base.

White Paper

A great white paper is really a combination of report/business writing and great marketing. Merry excels at both forms of writing and having recently turned her attention to writing white papers, finds these assignments stimulating and fun.

Projects By Expertise
Book Ghostwriter

Merry has been working as a ghost writer since 2006. Her clients vary, as do the subject matter and length of the assignments. Depending on the need, Merry can create the entire Table of Contents and then begin work on the assignment after the client has has a chance to review and edit the material. Subjects she's ghostwritten on include - Self Help, Medical, Body Language, Fine Art and Calligraphy (How To's), Business Planning and Staffing, Paranormal/Tarot, Education and Parenting.

Copywriter

Merry has written content for various websites, as well as small businesses' printed materials. Assignments include landing pages, Corporate bios, promotional materials, product description, and ghost written blog posts.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

Merry's background in business and education writing makes the authoritative style a natural fit for expert content.

Conversational

Blogging and social media thrive on a conversational tone. With her background in fiction writing, Merry excels at creating web content and promotional pieces that capture the voice of the client. That's really what it's all about, making your voice heard and recognizable above the chorus of other content.

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