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Joan D

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Completed Orders 8
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Repeat Clients 25%
Last Login 8/31/2016
Location Lithia, FL
Education Masters Degree
Status Available
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Summary of Experience
Joan is a freelance writer, teacher and bartender. She holds a professional teaching certificate in the state of Florida for English, grades six through twelve. She taught high school Language Arts for four years and middle school Language Arts for one year. Kids are kids in either venue, but she much prefers the high school curriculum and setting. She is not currently teaching full-time. As a writer, Joan has done both ghostwriting and writing published with a byline through various online platforms, mainly geared toward SEO for web content and including sales copy, news articles, product descriptions, product reviews, and blog posts. While teaching reluctant teenagers how to harness the power of the written word, she also coached the high school's girls' tennis team, having played the sport herself for over thirty years. When not busy writing, Joan is also a licensed bartender and currently works with a party service company.
Specialties
Joan is strong in academic writing, persuasive or sales copy writing, and news articles or journalistic writing. She is competent at SEO. She is equally strong at researching a topic to write knowledgeably about it and writing about a topic that is already very familiar. She can be very sarcastic, so occasionally enjoys writing satire or similar humorous or creative pieces.
Interests
Joan loves to read as widely and deeply as possible. She also loves to write, of course. She loves tennis, whether playing it, watching it, coaching it, or writing about it. She loves science fiction and fantasy genres, whether manifested in books, television shows, or movies, and loves to discuss any and all of these in writing or with like-minded people when she gets the chance. She likes to keep up with environmental issues, believes in living as green as possible and loves to recycle or repurpose items whenever possible. She is also intrigued by the so-called small house movement and loves to research ways to live simpler and smaller.
Education
University of Florida Aug 2007 – Jun 2008
Secondary English Education, Masters of Education

Joan took on the one year masters program so that she could take all of the knowledge gained with her English bachelor degree and learn how to teach it to middle or high school students. Courses were in pedagogy specifically related to language arts subject matter and generally related to the teaching profession.


University of Florida Aug 1984 – Dec 2006
English, Bachelor of Art--English

Joan's degree program emphasized writing, but included a balance of literature courses, mainly in British and American literature of various literary periods. She did not complete the degree all at once but instead left and returned years later.


Certificates
Professional Teaching Certificate, English 6-12 Florida Department of Education
Jul 2013
Joan is certified to teach English/Language Arts to grades 6 through 12 in the state of Florida. Certification is valid for five years from the issue date before requiring renewal.

Projects by Industry
Education

Joan has done extensive ghostwriting about different types of degree programs (postsecondary), advantages and disadvantages of particular types of schools and of particular schools, what types of jobs could be expected with certain degrees. Many of these orders concentrated on the nursing or legal fields, with a few scattered items pertaining to other areas.

Hospitality

Joan has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years, mainly in different types of event work and mainly as a bartender or server. Although she could tell some interesting stories after all these years, and considers herself to be very knowledgeable about her little corner of the hospitality world, she surprisingly hasn't written many pieces about this industry. She looks forward to rectifying that deficiency in the near future.

Sports

Joan is very familiar with the game of tennis, having played it for over 30 years, coached it for four years, and watched it both live and on television whenever she could. She has written a few pieces about different aspects of the game and continues to write about this sport whenever the opportunity arises.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Both in ghostwriting and in work published with a byline, Joan has learned to adhere to keyword requirements as established in order guidelines and to understand both the placement and optimum frequency of keywords for optimum SEO. She has written for several sites that rely on strong SEO skills to drive traffic to their articles.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Joan has written articles on demand for a variety of platforms, mainly items that are ghostwritten for a flat fee and release of copyright. She is comfortable researching her topics to ensure adherence to her client's directions. She is equally comfortable asking for clarification as needed and writing about topics that she is very familiar and knowledgeable about.

Product Description

I have worked for various content providers over the past two years, many of which have team projects from time to time for product descriptions, and at least one of which required certification in writing this specific type of copy prior to hiring me.

Projects by Writing Style
Promotional

Joan has ghostwritten web content promoting products and services for a variety of companies and through a variety of online platforms. She is comfortable with balancing product or service information and benefits with soft sales pitches, allowing the product or service, along with its corresponding company, to take center stage.

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