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Profile Summary
Star Rating
Completed Orders 50
Revisions/Order 0.24
Repeat Clients 22%
Last Login 9/1/2016
Location No Hollywood, CA
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Available
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Summary of Experience
Debora's professional background consist of accounting and small business consulting. She performs these services for for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations, both of which she is well versed. She received her formal studies in fund-raising and non-profit management at UCLA and her formal studies in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship at Cal State Los Angeles. Writing topics that can be derived from these areas consists of business planning and development, organizational development, board development, grantwriting, developing mission statements, the statement of purpose and the vision statement. Other topics include information that deals with preparing business plans, new business start-ups and its process, small business funding, negotiation strategies, accounting, financial projections, financial planning and other areas as it relates to small businesses.

Debora has also worked in an administrative capacity, where she was responsible for human resources and related duties such benefit administration, reviewing resumes, performance evaluations as well as employee and customer's engagement letters, contracts, worker's comp reports and lease agreements. De'bora has also written employee and procedures manuals.

Her SEO experience consist of preparing 350 -- 450 word articles that contained a two to three key word density. She has also written posts in forums and on blogs.

Additional writing experience consist of writing press releases, resumes, bio's and eBlasts (with graphics included). She is also creative and is also a songwriter.

Debora works well under pressure and has been able to meet all writing deadlines associated with her assignments.
Specialties
Debora also specializes in organizational development. She often uses customized tools such as organizational charts, timelines, gantt charts and process flow charts to assist her in her efforts. She also prepares product and service portfolio's and various presentation packages to present to people of interest, such as investors, potential partners or other interst.
Interests
Debora's interest includes songwriting, traveling. going to the movies and cooking.
Education
California State Los Angeles Sep 2004 – May 2006
Business Administration, Emphasis in Entrepreneurship, Bachelor's Degree

Debora studied Business Administration with emphasis in Entrepreneurship to enhance her knowledge about small business development and running a small business. The subjects covered a variety of topics such as operations management, accounting, marketing and finance. It was very instrumental in the development of her core skill set. She also obtained an AA Degree from Los Angeles Trade Technical College in Business Administration. She also earned a Certificate of Completion in Non Profit Management and Fundraising from UCLA and a Certificate of Completion from The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles in Program Development and Grantwriting.


Association Memberships
AWAI - (American Writers & Artist, Inc.) Aug 2013
This organization provides resources for writers to both enhance their writing abilities and find writing assignments.

The Writer's Den Jan 2013
This organization provides resources and support for new and established writers. It also provides a forum for writers, webinars and training material. De'bora just recently became a member and has already found it very useful for her writing career.

ICA (The Institute of Cultural Affairs) / Tops Facilitation Methods Dec 2011
De'bora joined this organization to learn about the various facilitation methods and to enhance the skill set that she already has. She has also participated in various ongoing training sessions that take place locally in Southern California.

CCDA - Christian Community Development Association Feb 2011
This is a faith based organization that has a focus on community development and enhancing skills related to running a non-profit organization.

Trent Steele's Writer's Circle Dec 2010
This organization provides resources for writers. Including a forum and a live talk radio show for writers.

Certificates
The Music Business UCLA
Dec 2001
This certificate program has provided De'bora with an overall understanding of the business side of the music industry. Including music publishing, contract negotiation, artist management, the preparation of press releases and press kits.

Songwriting UCLA
Dec 1999
During this certificate program The Music Business Program was taken concurrently with the Songwriting program. De'bora was able to gain a lot of knowledge from a creative and technical point of view. One of the areas that was taught in this program, was to learn to write songs by using a creative and a technical format. In doing so, should ever the writer experience writer's block, he or she would have the technical format to fall back on.

De'bora has since written well over 300 songs but have only recorded three music demos. She hopes to work more in this area in the future.

Fund Raising & Non Profit Management UCLA
Jun 1999
The Fund Raising & Non Profit Management certificate program allowed De'bora to become well versed in assisting non-profit organizations with a variety of business and organizational related issues. From assisting with setting up the 501 (c)(3), to assistance with determining the organization's purpose, vision and mission statement. Other areas consist of assistance with program development, performance evaluation and fund raising (including special events, grantwriting and sponsorship programs).

De'bora has made an easy transition to writing pertaining to the non-profit sector as a result of her knowledge in this field.

Projects by Industry
Business

With a background in accounting and small business consulting, it was easy for De'bora to transition to writing articles and blogs relative to that subject matter. She has recently written articles on business related topics to include articles related to Accounting Software for Mac Computers, Inventory Software for Mac Computers, Performance Evaluations, Professional Services and more. Thus far, each of De'bora articles that have been submitted for approval has been approved and accepted. Additionally De'bora has made a variety of posts to various blogs and forums concerning entrepreneurship and marketing. She has received a star rating of 5.5 out of 6.

Her SEO experience consists of articles that required a two to three key word density to be used two two - three times within the article.

Below please find an extract of a sample of her work within this industry.

Finance

De'bora has worked as an accountant for various industries, including for a small investment banking firm where she was the controller for five years. She also works independently as an accountant and small business consultant. This experience has lend itself to preparing business plans and financial projections for various ventures. De'bora has a thorough understanding of the three main financial statements used in this industry and is skilled at analyzing them. She assist's clients with determining the investment needs and funding strategies needed by must ventures. She is capable of address privately owned business ventures and plans to write a variety of articles concerning this subject matter. Thus far she has written post on blogs and forums. The sample below is an extract from a 1500 word article that she has written concerning Debt Vs Equity Financing.

Non Profit

De'bora has worked as a small business consultant and has provided services to churches and non-profit organizations. She studied fund raising and non-profit management while enrolled at a two year certificate program at UCLA where she learned the inner workings of setting up and managing a non-profit organization. During her studies and work experience, she became exposed to the overall process of setting up and running a non-profit organization. De'bora has written blog posts on areas related to various components of the non-profit sector as well as a sample article which appears below.

Human Resources

De'bora has worked in a payroll and personnel capacity on at least three jobs that she has had within the past twenty five years. All of which she was employed for more than five years. During this role, De'bora was exposed to a variety of human resources and management related activities. She has analyzed performance evaluations and has identified areas that assist with advancement in the work place. She has also observed employees self-promote by attending workshops and conferences related to their position titles. Employees seeking to advance in the work place should pay close attention to the results of performance evaluations, as it is one way to gauge their performance. The article below was written on behalf of a client that wanted to use the keywords performance appraisal software in the article. De'bora's background and experience allowed her to easily prepare the article as per the instructions requested by the client. The article required a 400 - 450 word article with the following required keywords: performance appraisal software (required density: 2-3 times) and skill gap analysis (required density: 1-2 times.) The article was submitted for review and accepted by the client. An extract from the article appears below.

Music

Although not a musical performer, De'bora has studied the music business at UCLA as well as songwriting. Both were two year certificate programs which she completed in the late 1990s. Having recently recorded three of her own songs, De'bora has acquired some minimal professional experience in the recording studio. She has also written a proposal for a new record label and music distribution company. When she was invited to write two articles pertaining to music (one about leasing vs buying musical beats, and the other about piano theory worksheets,) she eagerly jumped at the opportunity. Both of the articles required SEO keywords with a density of 2 - 3. Upon submission, they both were approved and accepted by the client. The extract that appears below is from the article titled Buying Vs Leasing Rap Beats. The required keywords were: buying rap beats and leasing rap beats.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

De'bora's SEO experience consist of preparing a 200 - 250, 300 - 350 or 400 - 450 word article all which contained a two to three keyword density.

Each of the articles that she's been asked to write contained deadlines, all of which she's been able to meet. Thus far, De'bora has written SEC keyword requirements about an Internet Cafe', Buying verses Leasing Pre-Recorded Musical Beats, Performance Appraisal Software and more. The following sample is an extract of a 450 word article with an SEO keyword requirement titled "Piano Theory Worksheets" which required a 2 - 3 word density. The article was titled, Piano Theory Worksheets Makes Learning The Piano Easier, which was submitted for approval and accepted by the client.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

De'bora has written blog posts for various companies on a variety of topics. Mainly related to small business development, entrepreneurship, marketing as well as a host of other topics. The majority of the blog posts were made on blog platforms and did not require any keyword optimizations. The following is a extract from a blog prepared by De'bora titled, "Write A Business Plan Before Starting Out?

Article

De'bora has written a variety of articles for that clients that were related to her primary area of expertise and some that were outside of her core area of expertise. She has found that articles that were written within her area of expertise required less research where she was able to complete effortlessly. Because of her background in Accounting, she was able to make references to various inventory models as indicated in the article provided in the sample below that includes the required keywords: mac inventory software with a 2-3 word density.

Grant/Proposal

As a professional grantwriter, De'bora has written grant proposals for a variety of clients primarily within the Los Angeles area whose projects cover different parts of the US and abroad. De'bora has prepared grants in response to a request for proposal (RFP's), or when no RFP was present, she has drafted grant proposals by using the format taught at UCLA and at the Grantsmanship Center. Below is a sample of De'bora's writing style for an organization that needed to raise funds to acquire a community center in an underserved community as well as launch numerous programs. The grant was approved and building was acquired. (Actual names and amounts have been modified to protect client identity.)

Projects by Company Size
Medium Business

The majority of the articles that have been written were written for companies of unknown sizes. This is due to projects obtained through various writer's platforms where the clients were not known. However, based on the complexity, my guess is that most of the businesses were relatively small. The following is a article that was written through one of writer's the platforms.

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