Writer #9476
Shelton, WA
4 Star Rating
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Esther is the professionally published author of two urban fantasy novels, and five fantasy short stories. She has also written blog posts and commentary articles on navigating the current publishing industry and the craft of writing. She can often be found running a weekly literary review blog and an Asian TV review blog. Her degree is in English with an emphasis in Technical Writing. On the business side, she is proficient with memos, briefs, proposals, manuals, and presentations. She has written two successfully funded grant proposals and has researched many more for interested organizations. She also creates brochures, flyers and business cards.

Highlights

Last Login
1/7/15
Elite Skills
3
Samples
7

Esther J's Marketing Industry Experience

6 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

Esther has three years' experience writing cover copy, biographies, synopsis, blurbs, summaries, promotional copy, and designing and publishing marketing materials posters, flyers, banners, brochures, booklets, CD covers, bookmarks, business cards, and newsletters. She was trained in standard Desktop publishing techniques and procedures at Eastern Washington University as part of her Technical Communications degree. She also has experience working with the publishing industry as an author and creator of a young adult fantasy series and multiple professional published short stories. She has published wordpress blog posts, book reviews, TV reviews, informational posts, industry advice, and other website content to the internet.

Industry Projects

  • Legal20+
  • Business10+
  • Publishing10+
  • Food8
  • Entertainment7
  • Marketing6
  • Non Profit2

Summary of Industry Experience

Legal

Esther has three years' experience as a legal secretary and paralegal for a criminal and civil litigation law firm. In her time working for a small general practice law firm in Eastern Washington with a staff of four attorneys, she transcribed declarations, wrote correspondence, and drafted legal documents for attorney review, such as the following: memorandums, motions, affidavits, wills, petitions, parenting plans, answers, interrogatories, cease-and-desist letters, certificates of mailing or certificates of service. She has experience compiling exhibit binders. She has researched legal briefs for specific points of law under attorney direction. She is also familiar with drafting ads and legal notices for publication in newspapers of record.

Business

Esther is a professionally trained technical writer with a degree in Technical Communications. She has researched, written, and successfully funded grant proposals with private funding organizations. She has also written sales bids, white papers, procedure manuals, instructions and how-to articles, informative and persuasive blog articles, sales copy, industry tips and advice articles, historical interest articles, TV reviews, book reviews, synopsis and summary excerpts, back cover copy, sales blurbs, legal briefs and memos, and various power point presentations and reports. She has experience with most forms of business writing, and can alter the tone of her writing as needed, creating documents in either an informal conversational tone or a formal business tone as the situation requires.

Publishing

Esther has three years' experience writing cover copy, biographies, synopsis, blurbs, summaries, promotional copy, and designing and publishing marketing materials posters, flyers, banners, brochures, booklets, CD covers, bookmarks, business cards, and newsletters. She was trained in standard Desktop publishing techniques and procedures at Eastern Washington University as part of her Technical Communications degree. She also has experience working with the publishing industry as an author and creator of a young adult fantasy series and multiple professional published short stories. She has published wordpress blog posts, book reviews, TV reviews, informational posts, industry advice, and other website content to the internet.

Food

Esther has loved food since she was a young child. Once she became an adult, she developed a appreciation of wine, cheese, scotch, and complex flavors. She cooks avidly in her spare time and watches many cooking shows. She loves to share the knowledge, experience, recipes, and trial-and-error expertise she's gained over the years. Her ultimate goal is to enable other people to create delicious snacks, dinners, and party foods that are true to the gourmet foods they are inspired by. She loves to cook simply and with as little fuss as possible. One of her favorite guilty pleasures is a vintage port with a big wedge of Stilton or Shropshire blue cheese. She often ghost-writes for different food and recipe websites and blogs.

Entertainment

Esther has seven professionally published speculative fiction works currently on the market. Two of those works are in the young adult urban fantasy genre, two are historical fantasies, one is science fiction, and the other two are themed speculative fiction. She speaks at writing conventions, provides critiques and feedback at writing workshops, and reviews independent fiction books and various TV shows on her blog, including Korean and Japanese dramas. She is on contract with a small speculative fiction press, and has been invited to be a writing panelist and submit to anthologies and other calls for submission in a professional capacity.

Marketing

Esther has three years' experience writing cover copy, biographies, synopsis, blurbs, summaries, promotional copy, and designing and publishing marketing materials posters, flyers, banners, brochures, booklets, CD covers, bookmarks, business cards, and newsletters. She was trained in standard Desktop publishing techniques and procedures at Eastern Washington University as part of her Technical Communications degree. She also has experience working with the publishing industry as an author and creator of a young adult fantasy series and multiple professional published short stories. She has published wordpress blog posts, book reviews, TV reviews, informational posts, industry advice, and other website content to the internet.

Non Profit

Esther has successfully researched, written and funded two grant proposals with private funding organizations. She enjoys giving back to the community and making the world a better place, both for the current generation and the generations to come. She believes that individuals can make a difference in their environment, and it's better to try and fail than to never attempt something new in the first place. She has researched many funding opportunities for civic-minded organizations, even if they did not go on to write a grant proposal. Her experience is primarily with finding private funding for non-profit 501c3 designated groups.

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