Writer #8054
Spring, TX
6 Star Rating
450 Love Lists
259 Clients
937,000 Words
"Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing." John D. Rockefeller

Marilyn K. is a reliable and versatile writer. She strives to make every piece relevant and interesting for herself, her clients, and her readers.

It might help to read what Marilyn's clients have said about her:

"Great writer, lots of care and research went into the assignment. Thanks glad to have you on my team."
"Marilyn has written both blog posts and informative articles for me. She turns around content quickly and always follows any prompts or notes given, making it easy for me to post and distribute content. She has been a great resource who has cut my content timeline by more than a half!"
"Excellent writer. Creative and well-written pieces for our marketing business. Very reliable. Highly recommend."

After earning a business degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Marilyn worked in IT for 20 years as a software developer and analyst. She also worked as a life insurance, health insurance, and annuity producer for four years. For the last several years, Marilyn K has been an active writer, website developer, and Internet marketer.

Marilyn's byline is published on such authoritative sites as Chron.com. She has also written self-published and traditionally published novels. Beyond work published under her own name, Marilyn K has completed thousands of blog posts, white papers, and articles for clients. She is also the ghostwriter behind several fiction and nonfiction eBooks for clients.

How to Work With Marilyn K

The best way to get on Marilyn's schedule is to discuss sending solo orders. Marilyn K also loves getting placed on love lists!

Highlights

Endorsements
31
Orders
1,783
Last Login
12/7/16
Elite Skills
9
Samples
28

Marilyn K's Presentation Product Experience

25 Projects Completed

As an insurance agent, Marilyn K developed and delivered her own live presentations for both life and health insurance products. She also helped other agents develop scripts for both group and 1-1 presentations. Since then, Marilyn K has written and edited presentations as a writer for insurance and other financial products.

Industry Projects

  • Insurance500+
  • Finance100+
  • Health100+
  • Marketing100+
  • Construction100+
  • Real Estate100+
  • Software100+
  • Business100+
  • Web Development100+
  • High Tech50+
  • Green Living50+
  • Banking50+
  • Fitness50+
  • Green Products50+
  • Hobby50+
  • Search Marketing20+
  • Career20+
  • Education20+
  • Science20+
  • Craft20+

Summary of Industry Experience

Insurance

Marilyn K worked as a licensed life insurance, annuity, and health insurance agent for over four years. She still works with some of her old brokerages to produce quality insurance content for their websites. This content helps educate potential and existing clients and generates new insurance leads.

Marilyn has been extensively published on a variety of insurance topics:

Does Your Family Qualify for a Health Insurance Subsidy?

How Does Health Reform Impact Medicare?

No Exam Life Insurance for Seniors

A Life Insurance Guide: Universal vs. Term vs. Whole Life

Annuities: A Safe Money Solution

The Basics of Structured Settlements

Finance

Besides having the experience of taking finance classes in college and working as a licensed insurance agent for both families and companies, Marilyn has written many articles about personal finance and small business finance. She successfully completed these articles with a combination of authority research and personal experience from running a small business.

Marilyn K is also a coin collector, and her hobby has led to writing assignments about numismatics and collecting. She also writes about investing in gold, silver, and other precious metals.

These are some examples of work that Marilyn K has completed:

Where to Find Copies of Tax Returns and Transcripts

The Best Strategies to Pay Down Debt

How to Transfer Debt for Lower Interest Rates

Alternative Small Business Financing Strategies

Alternatives to Traditional Debt Consolidation

The Basics of Gold IRAs

Investing in Bullion vs. Rare Coins

Health

Marilyn K has a variety of different types of experience in producing engaging content related to health. Some examples of her work include:

Will Exercise or Dieting Help You Lose Weight?

How Does the Affordable Care Act Change Health Insurance for Your Family?

Surprising Things That Make People Gain Weight

How to Lose Weight Without Starving

Is Produce Nature's Fountain of Youth?

How to Keep Homes Safe for the Elderly

Marketing

Marilyn has been running her own websites for over a decade, and to be successful, she needed to develop SEO, content marketing, and social networking skills. In fact, she achieved her initial success with inbound marketing before it had become as critical as it is today. She also ran a life and health insurance business for four years and developed skills to promote a brick and mortar business.

Besides writing about offline and online marketing for clients, her education in statistics helps her understand marketing research and big data. She is also a popular choice with clients who offer marketing software and marketing SAAS.

Construction

Marilyn K has worked for a company that produces content for construction and commercial dumpster rental companies and water damage and mold companies. She has also written sales pages for a flooring company that markets "green" flooring products. Her specialty is writing consumer articles that advocate projects that will improve home and business energy efficiency.

Real Estate

Marilyn K has successfully completed a number of different types of real estate projects. Some of these described cities and geographic locations for home buyers who might consider moving to an area. Other articles dealt with financial aspects of buying a new house, and these include mortgages, hard money loans, and homeowners insurance. Some of Marilyn's real estate articles focus on financial aspects of already owning a house, and these include home equity loans, making a home more energy efficient, and remodeling projects.

Software

MK has a BBA with a concentration in computer and business analysis, and she worked as a software developer and systems analyst for over 20 years. She has also written on many topics in this field, and these topics include common content management systems, programming for the Internet, APIs, shopping cart software, phone operating systems, content management systems, and more. Marilyn K can target articles to software users, developers, and IT professionals.

Example topics:

Should You Choose an IOS or Android Operating System for Your First App?

Writing Your First WordPress Plugin

Consider Five Magento Extensions to Customize Your eCommerce Website

Outsourcing vs. Hiring Software Professionals to Maintain Your Business Systems

Will You be Happier with an iPhone or Android Phone?

Is MySQL Powerful Enough for Your Business Database?

Oracle vs. MySQL Performance

Why is WordPress so Popular as a Content Management Solution?

The Five WordPress Plugins You Need to Know About

Business

Marilyn has a business degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a top business school. She spent 20 years working for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies as a systems and business analyst, and she has also successfully run her own small business as a website owner and freelance content provider. As an insurance agent, she worked with many small and medium businesses to provide health benefits and tax advantages.

With both small business and corporate experience, she can bring her own experience and her research skills to your writing project.

These are examples of Marilyn's business article titles:

Business You Can Start on a Shoestring Budget

Alternative Ways to Raise Capital for a Small Business

Get Your Foot in the Door at Your Dream Job

Outsourcing vs. Employing IT Professionals

Explode Local Business with Smart Social Networking

Web Development

Besides writing, Marilyn also develops websites for small business clients, and she has run her own successful websites that generated income with advertising revenues. She understands the basics of web development with HMTL, JavaScript, PHP, and MYSQL, and she also has experience with popular content management systems like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.

Recently, Marilyn K took the time to develop her first WordPress plugin. This took skill with MySQL, PHP, and the WordPress API. She gives this plugin away for free from one of her own websites.

Some example article titles include:

WordPress vs. Joomla vs. Drupal

Seven WordPress Plugins Your Local Business Site Needs

How to Turn WordPress into a Directory with Free Plugins

Content Manage Systems or Code Your Own

Why You Need a Responsive Website

Five Improvements You Need to Make to Your Business Website

High Tech

Marilyn's background as a computer system developer and analyst give her a good foundation to write about all sorts of high tech devices. She has written extensively about content management systems, popular shopping cart software, and smart phones. She has also written for audiences of technology professionals about big data, storage, and more.

Green Living

Marilyn has written a lot of energy conservation articles. Some of these have been targeted to the U.S. and the U.K. Others are general articles that would apply to home owners anywhere on the planet.

These are some Green Living topics that Marilyn K has written:

Is Solar Energy Affordable for Homeowners and Small Businesses?

Is Climate Change Inevitable?

7 Reasons to Become a Vegan or Vegetarian

Banking

Marilyn K has considerable experience writing about different aspects of the banking industry. She has written about many different types of loans, and these include mortgages, mortgage refinancing, home equity loans, personal credit, and even non-bank hard money loans. She has also written articles which described and compared both traditional and ROTH IRAs.

Besides personal loans, Marilyn K is a go-to writer for clients with topics about a variety of different kinds of business loans. Topics include bank loans, the SBA, business credit cards, online lenders, merchant cash advances, and even pawn shops. She also has written about factoring (invoice) loans, but she understands these are not actually loans. Marilyn K is quite adept at comparing business loan alternatives and highlighting the advantages of one choice over another.

A bit off topic, she has also written regular blog posts for a major coin dealer because she has an interest in coin collecting.

Fitness

Marilyn K is very interested in the ways that sleep, regular exercise, and a natural and healthy diet can help people stay fit, particularly into middle age and senior years. She has studied yoga, karate, been an avid bike rider, and enjoys walking her dog.

Green Products

Marilyn K is very interested in the environment and any steps that average people can take to reduce their energy bills, fuel consumption, and carbon footprint. She is also interested in the steps that businesses and governments take to promote and invest in clean and renewable energy. Some topics that she has written about include green plastics and alternative energy for the home.

Hobby

Marilyn K enjoys collecting coins and has completed a number of articles about numismatics, or coin collecting, for high-profile coin and precious metal dealers. She also writes about the use of gold and silver coins in IRAs. Marilyn enjoys cooking and camping, and she can add her own personal touch to these fascinating topics.

Search Marketing

Marilyn K has both written about search marketing and conducted search marketing campaigns for her own projects. She knows that today's search marketing campaigns don't just include the main search engines for Google, Bing, and Yahoo! They also could include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, other social sites, and even Amazon or eBay. Certainly, local search is its own very large niche within search marketing, so mobile search even Google Maps have been topics that Marilyn's clients have requested.

Career

Marilyn K has completed several different types of career-related projects. She has also helped successful job seekers develop both online and offline resumes to help them catch the attention of employers and recruiters.

She really enjoys writing about the future of careers in green energy production. Actually, Marilyn K likes to explore the potential of many different types of careers.

Education

Marilyn taught relational database classes in a technical school, and these classes were accepted for credit by some colleges. She had to be certified by the state to teach these classes as they could be paid for by VA, federal, or state grants. She has also graduated from college and is in the process of helping kids go to college, so she is familiar with both the educational and financial aspects of higher education. Plus, she has a lot of experience with public education from K through 12th grade.

Marilyn K has written articles on a variety of educational topics. These range from news about research to online schools and online opportunities for teachers.

Science

Marilyn K does not pretend to be a professional scientist, but she does enjoy watching Cosmos and scanning popular science websites that discuss everything from the evolution of mankind to warnings about climate change. She also enjoys science fiction.

Craft

Marilyn K has had lots of crafting experience through the years. This experience with crafts includes ceramics, synthetic clay, sewing and needlework, 3D paintings, and even digital arts. She also has the experience of working in her family's fabric shop, so she's quite familiar with selling to crafters.

Besides Marilyn's experience as a crafter, she has also written on a variety of craft topics. These include quilting, polymer clay, and much more.

Product Projects

  • Blog Post1,000+
  • Article1,000+
  • Web Page500+
  • Newsletter Content100+
  • White Paper100+
  • Presentation20+
  • Book10+
  • Script/Video10+

Summary of Product Experience

Blog Post

Marilyn K is a popular choice for bloggers. She has written hundreds of engaging blog posts on a variety of subjects. Common topics include insurance, alternative energy, baby boomers, and personal finance. Each blog usually has a different approach to content, and Marilyn K has been able to adapt her own style to the client's creative brief.

Article

Marilyn K has written articles for hundreds of different clients. She always tries to craft engaging copy, and she employs introductions, conclusions, heading, and bullet points to make her copy easy to read online. She also understands proper sources of citations and research to create a credible and authoritative article.

With a background in business, insurance, and computer development, Marilyn is in demand for articles on topics related to these fields. She also has an interest in green energy, frugal living, health, and online publishing.

Web Page

Marilyn builds websites for small business clients, and she has also run a number of her own successful websites to promote her business and earn money with advertising. Marilyn understands HTML, JavaScript, and popular content management systems. She also understands how writing for the web is different than writing for print. She understands web pages from a technical and a content standpoint, and that makes her a very versatile writer on this topic.

Newsletter Content

Marilyn K is most proud of writing a series of green-themed newsletter articles to highlight famous people's ecology efforts and inform regular people what they can do to help.

She has also written newsletters for financial advisers and realtors that were intended to inform high-net-worth clients about different opportunities.

White Paper

Marilyn K has experience researching topics and presenting this cited research in a clear an unique way. One project that she recently worked on involved writing cited and researched information on the changes that the Affordable Care Act would create for individuals in all 50 states. She has also written researched articles on climate change, the value of collectable coins, and the differences between ROTH and traditional IRAs.

Presentation

As an insurance agent, Marilyn K developed and delivered her own live presentations for both life and health insurance products. She also helped other agents develop scripts for both group and 1-1 presentations. Since then, Marilyn K has written and edited presentations as a writer for insurance and other financial products.

Book

Marilyn K is the author of 3 novels. Her first novel has been in the top 100 paid list on Amazon.She has been a self-published author and had her novels published by a publisher, so she understand both aspects of the industry. She has also worked as a ghost writer for nonfiction books on topics that range from the history of checkers to digital marketing.

Marilyn K has lots of ideas for new books, and she hopes to find time to develop them in the future.

Script/Video

Marilyn K has worked with a large insurance brokerage to develop topics and scripts for local video marketing. She has also worked with a video marketing company to develop web page content about their services. Marilyn K understands the value of video marketing, and the art of developing a succinct and convincing script is a challenge that Marilyn K enjoys.

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