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Marissa R

Writer #8984






Profile Summary
Star Rating
Completed Orders 44
Revisions/Order 0.16
Repeat Clients 60%
Last Login 4/1/2016
Location Houston, TX
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Inactive
Endorsements
Blog Post1
Technical Article1
Health1
Technology1
Industry
Asset Type
Expertise
Experience
Summary of Experience
Talented, versatile and innovative content strategist proficient in technical communications. Successfully generated over 100 business-related articles such as in finance as well as reviews, tutorials, press releases, medical and cultural pieces, and promotional advertising materials. Successfully edited close to 2,000 articles of informative content featured on Answers.com according to Associated Press Style. More than two years experience creating content for direct response markets and promotional advertising for businesses. Skillfully produced material for Web pages, brochures and newsletters. Enthusiastic customer-oriented writer with tremendous attention to detail.
Specialties
Articles, Tutorials, Research, Press Releases, Sales Promotion, Editing, Brochures/Newsletters, Customer Service, Research Reports, Content Marketing, SEO, Project Management.
Interests
Learning Web Design/Development:
Goals are to learn Web design, Front-end development, PHP development and WordPress development at TeamTreehouse.

Blogging About Graphic Novel Creation:
Subjects include how to format a graphic novel manuscript, graphic novel publishers and the presentation of artwork completed.
Education
Penn State University May 2010 – May 2012
Psychology, business and economics, Letters, Arts & Sciences

At Penn State University, Marissa R. studied psychology, business and economics. Her psychology courses included abnormal psychology, positive psychology, health psychology, applied social psychology, child development, organizational and industrial psychology and basic research principles in psychology. Her business courses included business management and ethics, labor relations and accounting. And her economics courses included macroeconomics, microeconomics and labor economics.


Honors and Awards
Commendation for Community Service May 2005
In May of 2005 Marissa R. was recognized by the UNICEF United States fund for her efforts raising funds for emergency relief for children in third world countries. The organization specializes in providing food and life-saving vaccines.

Association Memberships
Blue & White Society Aug 2010
Marissa R. joined the Blue & White Alumni Association during her undergraduate studies at Penn State University. Her participation in the society included donating and helping to collect donations for the annual THON event. THON is a dance marathon that lasts 48 hours at the end of every February; it is the largest student-run charity event in the world.

Certificates
EMT National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
May 2009
Marissa R. trained at the NREMT school located at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. She learned patient-care techniques, emergency medical techniques, methods of sterilizing surgical equipment and plaster-casting techniques. Her training allowed her to work in an ER setting where she assisted with pelvic exams, spinal taps, INDs, outdoor surgery, X-rays, CPR, vital signs, collecting blood and urine samples, and ECGs.

Projects by Industry
Education

Marissa R. earned her bachelor of arts degree at Penn State University. She has worked as an algebra tutor, EMT and CPR trainer and writes programming tutorials. Marissa also performed content curation for a blog located on an education website based in Australia. That work included writing about different learning methods such as flipped learning, big-picture learning, blended learning, project-based learning and natural play.

Health

Marissa R. held an NREMT, CPR and ACLS certification since 2009. She has also received HIPAA training and other occupational health care training, such as proper needle procedures. Marissa has hands-on experience providing healthcare to patients in an ER setting as well as training other medical technicians. She has worked with doctors and nurses to complete medical procedures such as initial patient assessments, vital signs, IVs, pelvic exams, EKGs, spinal taps and outdoor surgery. Marissa has used her medical expertise to create informative content about Medicare for retirees.

Web Development

Marissa R. is a technical writer with Web design knowledge such as HTML and CSS. She has written several tutorials on migrating HTML, Joomla, iWeb and PSD Web pages to WordPress for a small start-up business. Currently, Marissa is a member of the Web developer/designer community at TeamTreeHouse. She concentrates on creating tutorials for beginners to Web design.

Food

Marissa has written and edited multiple food-related articles. This includes articles about beverages such as wine, ales, lagers and mixed alcoholic drinks. Marissa also has experience writing about delicious gourmet grocery items like Goya Manzanilla Spanish olives. Marissa's attention to detail and highly descriptive writing style makes communicating different flavors and tastes to readers easy.

Marketing

In her lifetime, Marissa has written and edited numerous articles on marketing. What Marissa loves most about marketing is that it is an ever-changing industry. From print, to landing pages, to blogs, to emails, to growth hacking, Marissa stays up-to-date on marketing trends using several tools.

Finance

Marissa has a keen interest in writing about finance. She enjoys staying up-to-date on currency exchange rates, precious metal pricing and retirement investing options like index funds. Marissa has knowledge of the principles of accounting, macro- and micro-economics, and labor economics. Marissa has written on subjects like mortgage refinancing, private equity fund management and silver coin investment in the past.

Hobby

Marissa has extensive experience both writing and editing articles about various hobbies. Most of Marissa's experience editing on this topic was for a question-and-answer website, but now Marissa edits sharebait pieces for other websites as well. Some hobbies Marissa has written about include snorkeling, scuba diving, Scottish rib rides, Chinese dragon boat racing, skateboarding, Minecraft and flying lessons for retirees.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Marissa R. has written over 100 SEO articles. She is trained to ensure that content is filled with optimal keywords that are placed appropriately to get the best results with search engine traffic. Marissa can write effective call-to-action statements as well as original, powerful SEO-oriented content for blogs and websites.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Marissa R. has ample experience crafting creative copy for digital and direct marketing. She has written on technical topics and used industrial and organizational knowledge to develop ideas. Marissa possess strong written and spoken English skills, and she can create ideas independently.

Projects By Expertise
Editor

Marissa R. has successfully edited 2,000 articles of informative content featured on a popular question-and-answer website according to Associated Press Style. Marissa has also edited and revised existing content based on keywords for SEO benefits. She has been responsible for copy-editing and proof reading articles, other Web content and meta descriptions.

Projects by Writing Style
Promotional

Marissa R. has experience generating content and audio scripts that accompany advertising visuals. She uses creativity and an eye for detail to incorporate core messages that are appropriate for the target audience. Marissa considers several options for modifying copy while overseeing the content-production phase.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

At this company size, Marissa R. has created extensive tutorials for customers on migrating websites to WordPress. Titles includes: WordPress Tutorial: Convert HTML to a WordPress Theme; Migrating Joomla to WordPress; and How to Convert iWeb to WordPress. These tutorials usually provide coded instructions as the language (HTML/PHP) appears in a text editor program, or other dialog box, that the reader can use to accomplish a specific task.

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