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Last Login 9/27/2016
Location Somers, CT
Education College Diploma
Status Available
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Blog Post9
Web Page3
Article2
Auto2
Business2
Entertainment2
Marketing2
Medical2
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Summary of Experience
Melissa has been working as a freelance writer since graduating from college with a BA in English in 1994.

Melissa has written many investigations for the juvenile court system, taking complex information and breaking it down into comprehensive reports. Further, Melissa has written on topics such as real estate, gardening, parenting and fundraising.

She has written for Garden Guides, Ehow and Livestrong.

Melissa writes for Reuters and Find Law, providing legal articles for legal research purposes.

Melissa has a sense of humor and would prefer writing things that are fun but understands that 50 landing pages on male hair restoration products will pay the rent.
Specialties
Melissa has written a variety of articles and specializes in topics such as real estate, legal information, gardening and religious studies.
Interests
Melissa is interested in music, art, nonprofit management, homelessness prevention, computer technologies, real estate and social services. She is an avid reader and research enthusiast.
Education
Smith College Jun 2015 – Aug 2017
School of Social Work, Masters Degree

Melissa is in the process of obtaining her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Smith College in Northampton, MA.


Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Sep 1990 – Jun 1994
English, Journalism, Computers, BA English

Melissa graduated from college in 1994 where she was a writer for the college newspaper, She traveled abroad her senior year to London, England. She was a member and performed in the college jazz band and played for both the softball and volleyball teams.


Honors and Awards
Magna Cum Laude Melissa graduated from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a BA in English, Magna Cum Laude.

Association Memberships
Friend to Friend, Inc. Melissa is the President and on the Board of Directors at Friend to Friend, Inc, and area non-profit organization that supports families during a medical crisis.

Certificates
Nursing Home Ombudsman Highland Valley Elder Services
Jun 2004
Certified to enter nursing homes and report any substandard findings with the administrators.

Court Appointed Special Advocate CASA Volunteer
Certified to be a court appointed advocate for children involved with the juvenile court system. Completed a 40 hour training to be assigned cases through the court.

Projects by Industry
Legal

Melissa has worked as a paralegal for two different attorneys, providing online content and writing reports as needed.

Melissa worked in law offices that specialized in estate planning, elder law, family law and child welfare law.

As a writer of legal content, Melissa has written articles on laws for used car sales, including lemon law guidelines in a number of states. Further, she has written articles on revocable living trusts, estate planning tips and how to apply for disability benefits.

Melissa is able to take complex legal information, research the topic and provide a comprehensible article for the average reader.

Non Profit

Melissa is the President of a start up nonprofit agency that aids families who are in financial crisis due to a medical emergency.

Real Estate

Melissa has written many articles for an online website where she has sold articles relating to all aspects of real estate.

Article topics in real estate include the basics of a reverse mortgage and real estate trends for 2013.

Melissa also writes the real estate blog for five separate real estate agents throughout the United States and Canada.

Health

Melissa is a Certified Nurses' Aide and has completed additional college coursework in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry and Microbiology. She has worked as an assistant for two chiropractors, spending time setting up patients and reviewing medical charts. Melissa has also written complex reports on the welfare of children that included reviewing all medical records, and summarizing the information provided.

Spirituality

Melissa has written extensive content on the Episcopal Church, metaphysics, tarot cards and astral travel. She enjoys studying religion, and is an active member of an Episcopal Church in her area. She has continued her education in religious studies by attending classes offered by her parish priest.

Melissa has also produced content for Bliss, a printed magazine offered at St. John's Episcopal Church.

Sports

Melissa has written a number of pregame summaries for buyers online, predicted winners for betting websites, and written numerous sports articles for local newspapers in her area.

Construction

Melissa has written a large number of articles for HVAC, plumbing and construction professionals. Primarily blog entries, Melissa focuses on blog content that will bring customers to your website looking for further information.

Marketing

Melissa has a BA in English with a concentration in business and marketing. She has studied current marketing trends extensively and created two ebooks on marketing automation techniques used today.

Projects by SEO Skill
Link Building

Melissa has written many articles that include link building with reputable sources. A website owner herself, Melissa understands the importance of building strong links in order to increase web traffic. Melissa knows to use sources with high page ranks to improve SEO.

SEO Keyword Requirements

Melissa has honed the art of SEO writing through working with a number of online publishers. SEO is constantly changing and Melissa is quick to keep on top of new SEO rules to optimize writing.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Melissa's main area of experience writing online has been writing informational articles for a variety of content buyers over the internet.

Email Copy

Melissa has created a significant number of email campaigns for non-profit groups raising money through email solicitations. She works hard at getting the point across quickly in emails, understanding that recipients often receive many emails a day and will glance over the content.

Copywriting

One of Melissa's strongest skills is her ability to write advertising copy and product descriptions. She studied both marketing and advertising as part of her Bachelor's Degree program. Melissa is able to write unique content to describe products and can make just about anything sound exciting.

Newsletter Content

Melissa has written a regular newsletter a non-profit group she runs for over the past two years. She gathers information from resources and prepares the information to be sent out through email to a large list of recipients. Melissa is a quick writer, able to take a bunch of tiny news bits and create a readable document.

News Story

Melissa studied journalism in college and she worked in the news field before becoming a freelance writer. Melissa wrote for her college newspaper and then moved on to her local paper as a freelance news associate for several years. Melissa covered anything from local sporting events to town meetings.

Product Description

Melissa is a strong writer of product descriptions. She had studied marketing and understands the need for accurate, descriptive product descriptions.

Melissa has been writing for over twenty years, and began writing product descriptions when content wasn't always on the internet.

Projects By Expertise
Research Writer

Melissa has written for the Epilepsy Foundation, providing research articles on driving in various states with a seizure disorder.

Creative Writer

Melissa has written a creative skit performed at her church and has written several articles on traveling with children and how to keep a sense of humor as a parent.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

Melissa has written a large number of articles for online sites, written with an authoritative style. She has written landing pages for websites on male hair restoration products, articles on money saving tips, and provided numerous articles on real estate topics.

Humorous

Melissa has written for three websites online that focus on humor and non-traditional student topics. Melissa has a strong sense of humor and would love the challenge of creating more content that is both informational yet funny.

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