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Profile Summary
Star Rating
Completed Orders 70
Revisions/Order 0.29
Repeat Clients 46%
Last Login 4/15/2015
Location Hemphill, TX
Education Masters Degree
Status Inactive
Asset Type
Summary of Experience
Theresa has always enjoyed writing. In school she relished any writing task assigned. When she taught school, she incorporated writing into any assignment possible. Even her first graders had 'Creative Writing Day' every Wednesday. They wrote little stories and then transferred them to books in the shape of something that related to the story. Theresa thought it was fun, however substitute teachers complained to the administration that it was the hardest job they'd ever done.

The year Theresa was preparing for retirement, she realized it was time to fulfill her life-long dream. She began writing and submitting to publishers directly. Every story was accepted. Later Theresa discovered that one should really go through an agent first.

Theresa began freelance writing in 2012. She writes articles, blogs, press releases, FAQs, and fiction stories. She writes to please the client, but will ask questions and do a little guidance if she feels the assignment is not going to serve in the client's best interest. A few clients have discovered, through her guidance, that what they requested was detrimental to their business. Adjustments were made and the client looked professional when Theresa finished the writing assignment.

Theresa is still working on her SEO education. She has been guided in SEO work by some of the same clients she advised in other writings. While she has learned a lot, she still needs guidance and appreciates any instructions she receives. She is not afraid to rewrite something to please the client.

Theresa is punctual and reliable. She thinks clear communication is the way for a client and writer to complete an assignment quickly. The more information Theresa has about the assignment, the more quickly and efficiently she can complete it. Once she understands the assignment and timeline, Theresa will work diligently to please the client.
Theresa's strength is creativity. She once received an assignment from SEO firm to write content for six branches of their firm. She created six pages with a different tone and format for each. The client was very pleased. Another client contracts blogs with her. He supplies her with the websites and she creates the content. This client describes Theresa as 'having a golden pen or keyboard.' She has earned his trust and is given free reign to write the blogs.
Theresa has always been an avid reader. She enjoys activities that allow her to use her creativity, such as decorating cakes and houses. One of her favorite activities is challenging herself to create new recipes using only items in the pantry.
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX Aug 2000 – Aug 2002
Administration, Master's in Education Degree in Administration

Theresa received a Master's in Education Degree with a Principal's Certification.

Lamar University, Beaumont, TX Aug 1998 – Aug 2000
Special Education, Master's Degree in Special Education

Theresa received a Master's Degree in Special Education with an Educational Diagnostician certification.

Lamar University, Beaumont, TX Aug 1983 – Aug 1986
Education, Bachelor of Science

Theresa received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with teaching certificates. She is certified to teach general education grades 1 through 8. In addition, she is certified to teach generic special education ages 3-21.

Honors and Awards
Second Place Nov 2011
Theresa won second place in a writing contest called Fiction in Five sponsored by Center for Writing Excellence. The story prompt was similar to:
Everything was fine in my life until the day my Nana...

Theresa wrote about a grandmother who was shocked by placing her finger in a receptacle. Nana began to do crazy things after that. She entitled the story, "My Electrified Nana."

Bestselling Children's Book Soon after publication, one of Theresa's children's books ranked in the top 100 books sold under the category Family--Step-parent.

Association Memberships
John 3:16 Marketing Network Aug 2010

Theresa joined John 3:16 Marketing Network by invitation from the group leader. John 3:16 Marketing Network is a group of Christian writers who help each other with book launches and marketing their books.

Principal Texas Education Agency
Aug 2002
Theresa received a Principal's certification allowing her to serve as a principal or any mid-management position in public school districts anywhere in the state of Texas.

Educational Diagnostician Texas Education Agency
Aug 2000
Theresa received an Educational Diagnostician certificate allowing her to evaluate and diagnose learning problems for ages 3-21 anywhere in the state of Texas.

Special Education Teacher Texas Education Agency
Aug 1986
Theresa received a teaching certificate allowing her to teach special education ages 3-21 anywhere in the state of Texas.

General Education Teacher Texas Education Agency
Aug 1986
Theresa received a teaching certificate allowing her to teach grades 1-8 anywhere in the state of Texas.

Projects by Industry

Theresa, a retired educator, has written curriculum for over 100 students with disabilities. When Theresa began teaching special education there was no curriculum for that population. Special Education teachers improvised, modified, and wrote their own curriculum. This was done on an individual basis for each student to focus on his or her individual strengths and disabilities. Theresa has written curriculum for reading, language arts, math, social studies, social skills, etiquette, fine motor skills and gross motor skills.


Theresa, a craft enthusiast and master problem solver, has written over 100 recipes. She has used her creative ability to describe these recipes online and in blogs. She designed table clothes for outdoor parties to prevent the wind from blowing them away. The directions were written and well received online. Some of her house remodeling projects have been featured online.

Home Living

Theresa has written original recipes both for pay and for her personal website. She challenges herself to use ingredients in the pantry to create the new recipes. The real challenge is describing the steps with enough clarity for the reader to imagine and complete the steps. She includes at least one recipe in every book she publishes.

Theresa loves crafting and tends to look at trash and wonder how it can be used in a craft project. She has written about these crafts online and in her published books.

Theresa has written about designing and sewing clothes for premature babies after her grandson was born weighing 1 lb. 4 oz.

Theresa's experience in behavior modification has given her the opportunity to write about raising children. She has been asked and given advise in that area of Home and Family Living.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Theresa has written over 100 paid articles for SEO keyword requirements and many more for her own website. Her clients typically give her a list of keywords and the number of articles needed. They give her free reign to do as she thinks best. She has had up to twelve articles requested for the same keyword. This is challenging however, one of her favorite tasks. She enjoys 'thinking outside of the box' to make each article different.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

Theresa has written over 100 blog posts for clients. The clients give her a list of keywords and URLs, and allow her to write as she see fit. Some require a certain reading level while others have no restrictions except be 100% original.

Press Release

Theresa has written at least 75 press releases. She has a list of URLs given by an SEO firm. She completes the press releases when due and submits them to the client. Sometimes the client asks for something specific. Most of the time Theresa is expected to find the topic to release.


Theresa wrote catalog descriptions for supplements on a health website. She was given the list of formula names only. To complete the assignment she researched the products and wrote the descriptions including scientific names, formulas, and warnings. Caution was required due to writing about the health of people. Theresa diligently wrote and researched to be certain she was giving accurate information.


Theresa and her husband wrote an article for the local newspaper. The county agent needed an article about gardening and Theresa's husband informed the agent that she could do it. Theresa and her husband worked on the project together. He researched and gave advice on how the scientific terminology should be worded and she wrote the article so it could be read by even the worst gardener in the world.

Projects By Expertise
Creative Writer

Theresa has been commissioned to use her creative writing skills from at least three different clients. One client used the stories to perfect writing and speaking skills in classes. Another client created a book with the collection of stories Theresa wrote and sold them as a fund raiser. The third client created an interactive book with the story Theresa wrote for him.

Book Ghostwriter

Theresa has been commission three times--twice by a school district-- to write a collection of short stories to be compiled into a book. The clients requested the topics. Theresa wrote children's stories to depict the topic. The topics varied and included things like: manners, gossip, bullying, respect for authority,obedience, and being trustworthy.The school district stated that Theresa wrote exactly what they were trying to teach the children.

Projects by Writing Style

Theresa is often asked to write as an authority. She researches carefully before writing. The correct information is crucial when being published as an authority. The public puts their trust in the media and authors should take the responsibility seriously. Theresa checks and rechecks information before she writes it with authority.


Theresa is more comfortable with the conversational style of writing. She tends to write these like she speaks. So she envisions that she is talking to someone and just writes what she would say. Most of Theresa's personal blogs are written in the conversational style. Since she is given free reign with her clients, she writes many of the blogs with the conversational writing style.


Theresa usually has free reign to write as she pleases. Sometimes she likes to write with humor. She has a great sense of humor and enjoys using it in her writing. It seems that funny things happen to Theresa. She likes to write those in her blog and share with her readers. Most of all she enjoys them telling her how much they laughed. She absolutely enjoyed hearing from the publisher that he 'laughed at life experiences' as he read her book.


Theresa has been commissioned several times to write a promotional page for websites. She enjoys doing this type of work because it allows her to use her creativity. Usually the client gives Theresa the keywords and then allows her to write whatever she want.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

Theresa has worked mainly with small businesses. She has written articles, blogs, press releases, and fiction stories. Working with small businesses allows the writer a more personal touch. This is why Theresa is able to guide the company away from article tones or verbiage that will not help them reach their goal. One SEO firm is new, with a very young CEO. Theresa has enjoyed guiding the CEO and even correcting some English along the way.


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