Takeema H
Editor #60099
NEW 11/3/2021
4 Star Rating
29 Projects
Takeema is a creative and technically proficient writer and editor with experience in journalism, blogging, technical/instructional writing, academic writing, general content writing, copy editing, developmental editing, and proofreading. She's published reviews, interviews, and articles in independent arts and culture magazines, community newspapers, and literary journals. She's also freelanced as a writer and editor alongside traditional employment in the customer service, education, and nonprofit sector since 2009. Though writing remains her first love she prefers to focus on editing for clients. She's observed that most people already know what they want to say and really need support translating that to the page. With this in mind, her focus as an editor (and as a writer too) is to help her clients produce clean, eloquent, and impactful content.
Craft
Education
Non Profit
Email Copy
Product Description
Web Page

Specialties

Takeema specializes in providing copyediting, developmental editing, and proofreading services for artists, creative entrepreneurs, and arts or community-focused businesses and nonprofit organizations. She edits copy for websites, email marketing, and general B2C correspondence, creative nonfiction manuscripts, academic papers, and other miscellaneous content. She enjoys editing all kinds of creative content, and for businesses, her sweet spot is content intended to share information with thoroughness and clarity while retaining readability and personality.

Interests

Takeema is an artist and arts enthusiast who is passionate about all things pertaining to arts, culture, and creativity. As a creative, she has a range of interests and hobbies that includes photography, multimedia collage, jewelry making, and herbal medicine making. She's also an independent academic with research interests in experimental film, music, and the evolution of popular culture.

Non Profit

5 Projects Completed

Takeema has worked with several nonprofits over the course of her career journey and enjoys developing content for organizations working to empower and enrich their communities. Takeema feels most aligned with nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting creative and cultural arts and community development. She developed her enthusiasm for and familiarity with nonprofit values and operations through her work in charter schools, the public library system, and organizations focused on domestic violence advocacy and arts education.

Education

4 Projects Completed

Takeema is a former educator with experience in primary and secondary education. She’s taught middle school Social Studies, designed and facilitated arts enrichment electives for after-school programs, and provided English Language Arts intervention and coaching for students needing additional support. In the customer service realm Takeema recently completed a 6-month contract providing email customer support for educational tech developer Seesaw. Though she’s no longer in the classroom Takeema has the heart of an educator and considers herself to be a lifelong learner. She’s excited to further contribute to the education sector by helping educational entities develop informative and helpful content for the individuals and communities they serve.

Craft

3 Projects Completed

Takeema holds a MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. The training she received in this writing and critique-focused program equipped her with the skills needed to contextualize and interpret artworks and communicate their value and significance to others. As an artist and independent academic Takeema enjoys researching culture and creativity and routinely self-publishes writing exploring these topics on her blog. If you’re a business owner or solopreneur working in arts and crafts, Takeema has the theoretical and intimate foundation in art-making to develop content that captures the spirit of your creative practice and products.

Web Page

7 Projects Completed

Takeema edits with the intention of ensuring your web page copy is as informative and engaging as needed. Whatever you’d like to share with your audience, the story of the path traveled to take your small business from seed to bloom or the revised values of your organization as it moves through unexpected challenges and toward broader horizons, she can help you find the perfect words. Takeema has extensive experience with web content creation and website design. She has designed and operated 5 personal blogs using the WordPress platform and is currently in the process of designing and developing content for two small business websites launching in January 2022.

Email Copy

5 Projects Completed

Takeema edits and writes email copy for general B2B/B2C correspondence, outreach, and marketing. She can assist you with crafting eloquent requests or responses, rousing calls to action, or thorough instructional emails for existing and potential clients, customers, and partners. With just under 10 years of experience in the hospitality and retail customer service industries and 2 years of experience in remote email customer support, Takeema understands exceptional written interactions are as vital to the health and success of your business as face-to-face ones.

Product Description

5 Projects Completed

Takeema edits and writes concise or expansive product and service descriptions that will generate interest, spotlight the key details, and clearly communicate the quality and value of your offerings. With a background in creative writing and poetry, Takeema is a technician and an artist with words and can help you educate your customers and clients with precise and evocative descriptions.

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