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Completed Orders 235
Revisions/Order 0.32
Repeat Clients 32%
Last Login 9/29/2016
Location Southgate, MI
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Available
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Summary of Experience
Ashley has been working with SEO, web development, graphic design, and content writing for more than eight years. She has written for websites with four million page views daily and more than 400,000 unique visitors. She is experienced with keyword placement, formatting, and reaching a specific audience with the right style and tone. She has published thousands of legal, science, technology, marketing, and lifestyle articles for clients.
Specialties
How-to Articles
Investigative Journalism
News/Science Journalism and Research
Gonzo Journalism (for personal stories/first person)
APA / MLA Style

Home & Garden (DIY, How-To Articles)
HVAC
Lifestyle Articles
Technology
Science
Real Estate (Foreclosures, Short Sales, Online Listings)
Going Green (Eco-Friendly Alternatives for Homes/Businesses)
Legal (Criminal/Business/Corporate/Non-Profit/Personal Injury)
Contractors and Roofing
Mobile (Marketing, Development, Strategies, Programming)
Interests
Graphic and Web Design
Web Development
Journalism/Blogging (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, OsCommerce)
Social Media
SEO
Programming (HTML, CSS, MySQL, PHP, jQuery, Java, JavaScript)
Marketing (Video, Online, Local, Social Media, Mobile)
Mobile Application Development
Psychology
Science
Anthropology
Sociology
Education
University of Metaphysical Sciences Jun 2010 – Jun 2012
Metaphysics & World Religion/Beliefs/Anthropology, Bachelor's in Metaphysical Sciences

Exploring the depths of a wide variety of subjects revolving around religions, world beliefs, and metaphysics along with their origins. Branching into Anthropology.


Henry Ford College Sep 2006 – May 2008
Graphic Design, Associate's

Dual high school/college enrollment from 2006-2008. Studied graphic design. Currently a business/industry representative for the Henry Ford College Advisory Committee.


Honors and Awards
Top 10 Business Women in Michigan (Rainmaker Award) Sep 2009
Qualls received the "Rainmaker" award for demonstrating her ability to excel financially in business in less than one year of launching a new business.

Crain's 20 in Their 20's Sep 2008
Ashley Qualls was awarded as one of Crain's Top 20 in Their 20's in 2008 when she was just 18--making her the youngest recipient of the award in Michigan.

Featured Presenter and Panelist at YPulse Conferences Featured presenter and panelist at YPulse conference events. Covered topics ranging from communicating with millennials and tweens to advertising properly with branding and social media marketing. Collaborated with Photobucket, Guy Kawasaki, SocialVibe, Slide, MyYearbook, and additional Gen-Y companies to develop speaking sessions and panels for future events.

Association Memberships
Henry Ford College Nov 2013
Business/industry representative for the Henry Ford College Advisory Committee. Provides insight and direction for the design program of Henry Ford College.

Projects by Industry
Business

Developed multiple online communities with millions of daily page views and a high CPM for advertisement opportunities. Experience with high-volume traffic websites and expansive audiences. Generated more than $1 million in revenue in less than one year with first online start up. Well-versed in SEO, marketing, programming, design, and branding.

Marketing

Handled marketing and strategy for a company with more than 12 million unique web visitors monthly. Designed and developed all web layouts, functionality, features and graphics. Produced content, newsletters and updates for more than 400,000 unique visitors daily. Maintained communication and brand awareness with followers and online fans.

Web Development

More than 10 years of programming experience with HTML/HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, Java, C+, and jQuery. Developed hundreds of websites for local businesses, personal use, and for entrepreneurial ventures. Expert with CMS including WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. Familiar with web standards with coding and programming, including mobile applications.

Design

Managed an online design community with 3-4 million unique visitors daily. Provided how-to articles, tips, and review pieces. Expert in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks. Received Associate's Degree in Graphic Design. Guest speaker at YPulse events regarding design, social media, and marketing with visual creation. Consulted various companies ranging from Photobucket, WeeWorld, and Ban Deodorant to Ford Models on branding, design, and overall site aesthetic.

Technology

Expert in multiple programming languages: HTML, HTML5, PHP, CSS, C+, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Pearl.

Development lead on multiple social networking projects from brainstorming to delivery. Server management/database backup/cron jobs (MySQL, phpMyAdmin). Web design and development. API configurations and mobile application launch. UI/UX experience. Responsible for site analytic reports.

Familiar with most popular creative suite programs and tools for programming (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, After Effects).

Expert with multiple CMS platforms: WordPress (WooCommerce), Joomla, OsCommerce, Drupal

Women

Written hundreds of columns for local and online women's magazines focusing on simple beauty tips and relationships to running successful home businesses.

Received the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) "Rainmaker" award for her business designed for women and teen girls around the world.

Featured in Woman's Day magazine, CosmoGIRL!, Dolly Magazine, and Seventeen.

Launched an online magazine for teens and young women reaching more than 200,000 users daily. Managed writing staff, interns, content, design, development, marketing, and PR.

Specialties:

Women's Health (breast/ovarian cancer, cysts, hormonal imbalances, menopause, aging, skincare, nutrition & diet, exercising)

Beauty and Fashion (fashion accessories, latest trends, natural DIY beauty tutorials, makeup guides, aging tips)

Relationships, Sex, and Parenting (long-term, short-term dating, online dating, sex in marriage/while single, marriage counseling, sexual therapy, boosting self-confidence and self-esteem, parenting tips, managing time for children and a spouse)

Women in Business (working at-home, balancing family and work, steps to branch out/build an image, networking effectively)

Gaming

Ashley is not only an avid gamer, but also a passionate self-proclaimed gaming rig expert. She has written hundreds of gaming strategy & tip articles for both gaming blogs and online communities. She's currently stuck on The Sims franchise and has been since 2000. She enjoys building desktop gaming rigs to maximize graphic display and video card settings with custom gear.

Ashley has an array of gaming systems, from the old school Nintendo to the Xbox One. She enjoys playing classics such as Mario Party and Sonic to the latest GTA and Assassin's Creed.

Expert with: Nintendo systems (original, 64, Game Cube, Wii, WiiU), Playstation (1, 2, 3, 4, PSP), Xbox (original, 360, one, Kinect), and PC gaming (Windows/Mac). She is also familiar with modding/emulators for a variety of gaming platforms.

Projects by SEO Skill
Title/Meta Descriptions

Delivered thousands of articles including meta titles, meta tags, and meta descriptions for individual clients and brands.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Self-published hundreds of articles to millions of readers and subscribers monthly. Capable of maintaining voice and style for a wide range of audiences (from businesswomen to mechanical engineers seeking tips).

Press Release

Client requested a personal press release for a wine store launched by him and his father. The press release itself is a bit more personal than traditional releases, but the project was completed as requested with positive feedback.

Projects By Expertise
Creative Writer

Published numerous pieces on live blogs and communities revolving around tech, political, business, and lifestyle topics. Focuses primarily on trends, social media, marketing, and technological advancements.

Projects by Writing Style
Conversational

Published articles for blogs on various topics including technology, Internet marketing, how-to articles, home decor, and beauty. Experience with targeting specific demographics and creating a voice for any online audience.

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