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Melinda M

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Profile Summary
Star Rating
Completed Orders 896
Revisions/Order 0.04
Repeat Clients 35%
Last Login 9/29/2016
Location Tallahassee, FL
Education College Diploma
Status Available
Endorsements
Article3
Blog Post3
Web Page2
Marketing2
Entertainment1
Fashion1
Health1
Legal1
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Experience
Summary of Experience
Melinda is a professional writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. She specializes in the field of legal writing, but has also created content for websites, print, blogs, and review sites on a variety of topics. She is a 2003 graduate of Florida State University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in English. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in humanities, with a focus in art history.

Melinda is an expert legal writer and editor. She has written and ghostwritten articles about the legal profession in Florida, and has worked closely with attorneys and judges all over the country covering complex legal topics. She has also written extensively on her personal interests: art, theater, and personal finance (especially retirement planning).

Melinda is a meticulous researcher; she loves to get to the bottom of a mystery. She has performed research for scholarly publications, requiring a high level of technical knowledge and comprehension. She is also a strict grammarian and a stickler for consistency. She is well-versed in AP style and APA style, and is comfortable writing both news-style stories and academic papers.

She has created SEO content for several non-profit companies, ranging from professional associations to theater companies. She has also produced website content, feature articles, social media content, blog posts, product reviews, op-ed pieces, and press releases for a variety of clients.
Specialties
Melinda specializes in legal writing and editing. She worked for more than a year as a reporter for the The Florida Bar News, where she covered the activities of The Florida Bar and the legal profession. She then moved on to The Florida Bar Journal, an academic, law review-style magazine, where she has spent the last several years working closely with attorneys and judges to create well-researched, educational articles on Florida law.
Interests
Melinda is an avid traveler. She spent a semester studying abroad in London, and has also traveled extensively all over Europe: Spain, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, France, and Germany. She is a also music lover and singer, and has performed with several musical theater companies in Florida.
Education
Florida State University Aug 2003 – May 2003
Humanities (concentration in Art History), Bachelor

Melinda earned a second Bachelor's degree from FSU in 2003 in Humanities. Within the Humanities discipline, she concentrated on Art History and 18th century studies.


Florida State University Aug 1998 – May 2003
English, Bachelor

Melinda is a 2003 graduate of Florida State University, where she studied English literature.


Honors and Awards
Polk County Scholarship House Resident Jan 1999
Melinda was awarded residence in the Polk County Scholarship House, sponsored by the Southern Scholarship Foundation (SSF). SSF offers housing to students who show exceptional academic achievement.

HACER Scholarship Jun 1998
Melinda was awarded a scholarship to attend FSU by the Ronald McDonald House HACER scholarship program, a competitive scholarship program for students of Hispanic heritage.

Projects by Industry
Entertainment

Melinda has had a lifetime love affair with the arts. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University in Humanities, with a concentration in art history. She has written about theater, music, and art for a variety of websites and non-profit organizations. In particular, she has chronicled the activities of award-winning theater company Theatre a la Carte.

Finance

Melinda is a professional writer with more than 10 years of experience. She has a keen interest in personal finance and retirement planning, and has sat on the board of several non-profit organizations and served on their investment committees. She has authored inaugural investment policies and has also written analyses of currently existing plans. She is particularly interested in indexing, fees, and retirement planning for young investors.

Legal

Melinda is an expert in the field of legal writing and editing. She has eight years of experience covering the regulation of the legal profession as well as relevant topics in law. She has interviewed and worked closely with high-profile attorneys and judges all over the country, and is an accomplished researcher and specialist in citation.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Melinda has written SEO content utilizing keyword requirements on a variety of topics. She has also created SEO content for a variety of formats, including blog entries, product reviews, and user guides. She always makes sure that the client's requirements for usage and frequency are strictly followed.

Projects by Asset Type
Advertisement

Melinda has written advertising copy for a variety of clients. She has created ad campaigns for The Florida Bar, including member benefits, the launch of The Florida Bar News app, and soliciting articles for the Bar's publications. She has also written product descriptions for a number of freelance clients.

Blog Post

Melinda is fairly new to the world of blog posting, but is excited to gain more experience in this area. She has ghost-written several blog posts on a freelance basis on topics including travel, film and gardening. She is a veteran ghostwriter who loves to write informative, yet interesting pieces.

News Story

Melinda worked for more than a year as a reporter for The Florida Bar News, a trade publication that reaches every lawyer in Florida. She covered the activities of The Florida Bar, the judiciary, and issues of concern to attorneys licensed to practice in Florida.

Technical Article

Melinda has a keen interest in personal finance and retirement planning, and has sat on the board of several non-profit organizations and served on their investment committees. She has authored inaugural investment policies and has also written analyses of currently existing plans. She is particularly interested in indexing, fees, and retirement planning for young investors.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

Melinda worked for more than a year as a reporter for The Florida Bar News, a trade publication that reaches every lawyer in Florida. She covered the activities of The Florida Bar, the judiciary, and issues of concern to attorneys licensed to practice in Florida.

Editor

Melinda is an expert legal writer and editor. She has written and ghostwritten articles about the legal profession in Florida, and has worked closely with attorneys and judges all over the country covering complex legal topics. She has served as editor of more than 100 articles for The Florida Bar Journal, a top publication for research articles on Florida law.

Projects by Writing Style
Journalistic

Melinda worked for more than a year as a reporter for The Florida Bar News, a trade publication that reaches every lawyer in Florida. She covered the activities of The Florida Bar, the judiciary, and issues of concern to attorneys licensed to practice in Florida.

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