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Profile Summary
Star Rating
Completed Orders 527
Revisions/Order 0.19
Repeat Clients 35%
Last Login 10/28/2016
Location Austin, TX
Education Masters Degree
Status Available
Blog Post7
Web Page5
Real Estate4
Asset Type
Summary of Experience
Valerie writes fluid, engaging, professional copy that makes you look smart. She can think independently, synthesize difficult material, and produce print quality results for a fraction of what you would pay an agency.

Valerie's writing spans several professions:

• She wrote three feature length screenplays, one of which was optioned.
• She has published and won awards for her poetry.
• She successfully wrote and edited a number of grants, including a $9 million National Science Foundation grant.
• She published several essays in peer-reviewed academic journals.
• She maintains two blogs to promote her own businesses.
• She's written blog posts, articles, white papers, ebooks, web pages, bios, advertorials, video scripts, press releases, infographics, and case studies.

Past and present clients include Sears, UPS, Movoto, the University of Tennessee, Wootric, Veros Real Estate Solutions, Bluehost, Hiveage, Best of New Jersey, and a number of agencies and small businesses.

Valerie has a 100 percent completion rate on platform assignments and a 100 percent success rate with clients. Here is what her clients have to say:

"I can see why you are by appointment only :) -- that's the exact type of autonomy we're looking for."

"Valerie, this is going to be such a great book!"

"Excellent work on this script!"

"I couldn't wish or ask for a better writer with better writing skills. This blog is exactly what I wanted and more. Thank you Valerie!"

"Awesome job, thank you! One of the best writers I've seen on here!"

"Valerie, I think the article is excellent and I honestly love how you write. Your writing is concise and engaging."

"Terrific work! Thank you. You had me from the opening paragraph, which was equally empathetic and substantive."

"It's such a pleasure to work with a top-notch researcher and writer, Valerie--thank you!"

Valerie is not a high volume writer. Each assignment has her focused attention, and she genuinely cares about client expectations. Although she is willing to help regular clients meet their deadlines and will prioritize their needs, she only takes on new work that she knows she can complete to the highest standard.

Clients are welcome to reach out to Valerie through the WriterAccess message system to discuss their project and see if she would be a good fit for them.
She usually writes in these industries:

• Real estate
• Education
• Non-profits
• Business
• Home Improvement

Sometimes, she writes in these:

• Relationships
• Health
• Legal, especially Family Law

She is well-versed in most asset types but excels in long-form blogs, articles (print and online), grants, books, professional materials, and case studies.
Valerie bought a 200-year-old historic homestead on the coast of Maine last summer and devotes most of her free time to bringing the place back to life.
University of Virginia Literature, M.A.

After receiving her Master's degree, Valerie went on to attain all-but-dissertation (ABD) status. She was awarded a triple distinction on her PhD oral examination and the Balch Prize for best first-year graduate student essay. She also received the prestigious DuPont Fellowship to support her doctoral research on the nineteenth-century American novel.

Colby College English and Government, BA

Valerie graduated with a distinction in both her majors. She earned enough college credits to have a history minor as well. Her poetry won several awards. She was the editor of the college literary magazine.

Association Memberships
Adjunct Faculty Association, Austin Community College Aug 2013
Valerie was an officer of the Adjunct Faculty Association (AFA), a body that acts as a liaison between adjuncts and the administration. Her duties included writing proposals that advocate for adjunct interests, presenting an agenda to the President's Office, and writing the AFA Newsletter. She authored several proposals to improve adjunct pay and successfully petitioned the administration to create more benefits for part-time teachers. She was nominated to serve on a grant committee to research the role of adjuncts in ACC's new guided pathways structure.

Projects by Industry
Real Estate

Valerie has completed hundreds of real estate assignments, including MLS and city descriptions, landing page copy, press releases, newsletters, agent bios, blog posts, and brochures. She can translate complex state foreclosure regulations and the IRS code into plain language, and she can use current data to forecast trends. She has written for property management companies, mortgage brokers, companies that develop and sell automated valuation models (AVMs), national real estate conglomerates, and small independent agents.


Valerie is a paid blogger on a national website devoted to women's issues and has published articles on women's fitness, health issues, parenting, and relationships.


Valerie enjoys writing legal copy and has completed over one hundred assignments in this industry, many of them blogs for Findlaw. She has helped attorneys to rewrite and update existing websites and written original copy for a number of personal injury and family law offices. She will research the statutes in your state or province before writing anything because she knows that precise and factual wording is critical in legal copy.

She is proficient in both US and Canadian law. She specializes in family law.


Valerie has written articles on medications, specific diseases, longevity, diet, and wellness. She specializes in writing about stress-reduction, nutrition, and preventive care. She has written several articles describing opportunities in the field of nursing. Her clients value her ability to conduct proper research and present it logically and in an easy-to-understand format.

Because her mother worked for a dentist over 20 years, Valerie grew up with a behind-the-scenes view of dentistry and can write with confidence about all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry as well as periodontics and endodontics.


Valerie has traveled extensively, mostly in North America and Europe. She's had a number of offbeat travel experiences. Sued for having a cat in a German apartment building? She's been there. Charged by an angry bison while driving back from seeing 4th of July fireworks in South Dakota? You bet. She's eaten snapper caught by fishermen with spears on a three acre caye off the coast of Belize, and she's touched gray whales in Mexico. She's attended a christening in the Portuguese countryside. She's bargained in the jade markets of Guangzhou and gone Wadlopen in the Netherlands and seen clog dancing in the Dordogne. She writes vividly about different cultures and from a perspective that is a bit out of the ordinary.

Home Living

Valerie has written articles, blog posts and white papers giving advice on the following home living topics: saving money, installing plumbing, decorating a home, landscaping, pool service, roof repair and green construction. She wrote an ebook on frugal living that is currently available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

She has been a homeowner on a budget for more than 20 years, so her writing in this industry is shaped by personal experience. Her advice tends to be pragmatic rather than idealistic. For instance, if saving money is the point of the article, she advocates green living tips only when they do save money.

She also knows how to have a sense of humor about this topic. As any homeowner who lived through an extensive remodel knows, there are times when all you can do is laugh.


Valerie has been involved in politics at the local and national level her entire adult life.

She currently serves as an officer on the Adjunct Faculty Association at her local community college, where she advocates for better working conditions and opportunities for the adjunct professors.

Valerie helped a client on this platform begin a website devoted to tracking the 2016 Presidential Race. She wrote candidate biographies and articles about political trends, and she helped interpret polling data. The client was so pleased that she endorsed Valerie in every category related to her work and gave her "exceeds" ratings on each assignment.

The 2016 Election season is coming up. If you need savvy commentary or analysis, Valerie can help with that.


Valerie is a family and relationship expert on another platform and a paid blogger on a website devoted to divorced mothers.

She specializes in writing about high conflict divorce, parenting adopted children, and understanding family systems.

Non Profit

Valerie has several years' experience working with non-profits both off and on this platform. She was a volunteer grant writer for the Austin Independent School District for three years and wrote several successful grants as well as helped to determine budget priorities for a local elementary school.

She has been in charge of writing the blog for an organization focused on diversity initiatives.

She is currently the secretary of the Adjunct Faculty Association at Austin Community College, where she is in the process of creating a blog and meets regularly with administrators of the College to discuss how adjuncts are likely to be affected by program changes.


Valerie has written nearly 200 blog posts and articles for several top online universities, ranging from career tips and study applications to detailed descriptions of degree programs. She has also written for websites that promote learning tools, assist students applying to college, and sell classroom materials to teachers. She has even written copy for a prestigious Swiss boarding school.

A writing instructor at the college level for more than 20 years, Valerie brings practical experience to her work -- as well as a keen knowledge of correct grammar, syntax, and mechanics.


Valerie has written testimonials and case studies for several business clients. She has also contributed to start up blogs, writing about LLC formation, tax liabilities for independent contractors, and productivity applications. She's written dozens of posts and articles about productivity, time management, retreats, and corporate branding, and she's written an ebook geared toward women entrepreneurs.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Valerie understands Google Algorithms and has designed at least one social media campaign for a small business client. She also has been successful using keywords to push the keywords in her own blogs to the first page of a Google search.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

Blog posts account for nearly one half of Valerie's work at WriterAccess. She understands that clients are looking for engaging and relevant content to drive business to their site and increase SEO, and she goes the extra mile to make sure that her blogs contain something a bit out of the ordinary.

She is slowly finding her niche writing playful blogs, using her creative writing background and native wit to craft list posts and blogs that have a satiric edge.


Valerie comes from an academic background where she honed her skills writing professional articles. Her work in the fields of American literature and cultural studies has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.

She has also written a number of articles for paying clients on subjects including politics, relationships, health care, wellness, and pets.


Valerie has written a number of proposals in connection with her work in the field of education. She is skilled at providing clear rationales and understands how to incorporate statistical data when appropriate. As a volunteer for her daughter's elementary school she authored successful grants for the Junior League and Whole Foods Corporation. She also helped edit several large science grants for the National Science Foundation, the Hubble Space Telescope, and NASA.

Web Page

Valerie has written web pages for a number of clients in industries ranging from real estate to legal and supply chain logistics. She knows how to write scannable, relevant content that engages the reader and encourages them to become a customer.

She has received more client endorsements in this asset type than in any other at WriterAccess.

Twitter Post

Valerie used to be a poet. She never thought there would be a practical use for this creative skill, but it turns out she excels at writing Twitter Posts.

Here is a summary of her skill, expressed as a 140-character Twitter Post:

Valerie puts her creative skills to work crafting Twitter Posts that contain relevant information with the exact right number of characters.


Valerie has written two original screenplays and one adaptation. Each script was for a feature length film. One of the original scripts was shopped around extensively and read by a number of industry professionals. A different company optioned her adaptation under a standard one year contract.

Valerie understands the basic elements of screenwriting -- story arch, dialogue, and the pacing of individual scenes.

Projects By Expertise

Valerie has written copy for real estate, legal, health, parenting, and supply chain websites. She has also edited and updated existing copy for clients who needed their services articulated with more clarity. She has worked on individual projects and for large companies as well.

She is a skilled copywriter who knows the importance of consistent branding and getting the tone and diction right for each industry.

Creative Writer

Valerie is a versatile creative writer who has experience in several genres.

She was a successful undergraduate poet and began an MFA program before deciding she wanted a more traditional academic path. Although she got into both Iowa and Columbia, she accepted a personal invitation to study under Charles Wright at the University of California, Irvine.

At the University of Virginia, she took MFA seminars with fiction writer John Casey.

She wrote two original screenplays and one adaption. One of the original screenplays was received well, leading to an offer of representation. The adaption was under option for one year. Renowned screenwriter David Peoples found her use of dialogue particularly good.

Aside from her short career as a screenwriter, Valerie has never used her creative writing skills to make money.

However, these skills become evident in her content writing, particularly in her attention to detail, the flow of her writing, and her choice of words. Her creative writing background also comes in handy whenever she crafts web pages where a subtle sales pitch is needed.

Research Writer

Valerie has written grants and peer-reviewed articles as part of her doctoral work at the University of Virginia. Dissertation work involves not only a high level of research -- including visiting archived manuscripts at the institutions where they are housed -- but also a commitment to careful sourcing.

Thanks to this background, Valerie is adept at finding high-quality sources and links for the copy she writes. She is an excellent choice for any project that requires scrupulous research.

Projects by Writing Style

Valerie's academic background makes her a natural at authoritative presentation. She is comfortable using research to support logical assertions and is able to present compelling arguments in support of her position. This skill serves her well when writing for clients who need informative material about education, real estate, law, and women's issues.


Valerie has written a number of journalistic blog posts and articles. She excels in third person journalistic style. Valerie can write high-quality journalism pieces that are objective and sourced properly. She knows how to conduct a proper interview and how to cite sources.

At the same time, she understands that there is an art to using a journalism tone to advertise a service -- this is the function of press releases. She really enjoys the challenge of a press release. She recently wrote one for a client that was the top Google hit for days after its publication.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

To date, Valerie F. has worked for companies ranging in size from real estate LLCs with one owner to Fortune 500 companies such as UPS and Sears. Most of her work, however, is for small companies.

She has written web content for clients putting their sites together for the first time and blogs for more established businesses. She handles meta descriptions, SEO requirements, and social media messages as a matter of course.


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