Linda specializes in biographical, research writing, creative writing, ghost writing, product review and descriptions, roofing and construction industry writing, resumes and bios, and professional business communications.
Linda'a interests include (in no particular order) current events, politics, business, industry, science, religion in general and Catholic religion in particular, alternative health lifestyles, alternative business paradigms, scooters, cats, popular science, psychology (particularly as it relates to childhood abuse) and literature.
After graduating high school in 1978 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Linda returned to school in 1992 and obtained her Associates of the Arts degree in Aurora, Colorado.
Linda managed the office for a roofing contractor for 10 years. She was deeply involved in all of the roofing contracts, both commercial and residential. The company completed approximately 300 contracts per year. As the primary administrator and, briefly General Manager, Linda was able to learn about the entire roofing process as well as types of materials used, innovations in industrial standards, the major codes for the region along with all of the general administration of work flow, sub-contractors and company policies. She also designed and re-designed the company website, writing and editing the content, responding to customer inquiries and keeping content as fresh as possible considering the website did not have a blog. She also designed, co-wrote and edited marketing materials.
Linda worked for a time with a literary agency in Denver, Colorado, in the early 90s. Her job was to read the new manuscript submissions and provide detailed reviews and opinions on the suitability of any given text. These reviews were included in the agent's responses to the authors.
Linda was assigned the duty of composing business communications with customers, business associates and government agencies as needed. She also edited the few communications the company owner preferred to compose himself.
While managing the office for a roofing contractor, Linda discovered a knack for writing the letters and responses for BBB complaints and bad reviews. Fortunately, the need for this kind of writing was infrequent, never the less, over the course of ten years, Linda was able to hone the skill. Now she writes The Letterista blog to help other businesses deal with similar situations.
Linda created the website for a roofing company in Colorado Springs 4 times as host providers changed and a mobile host added. She also created the website for a business development company and for a professional parliamentarian company. She also created her own site, The Letterista, which offers guidance and advice on reputation management for small businesses.
Linda ghost-wrote an e-book on the topic of controlling high blood sugar through diet and exercise. Also, she has been a ghost contributor for a novel in progress and won an endorsement from the author.
Linda placed the 1992 short story contest by the National Writers Club, Denver Metro Chapter with her short story "Of Hobos and Rainbows." It was published in an anthology of the same title with the other winners.
Linda has completed several e-book projects based on the clients' rough outlines. Some of those books were geared towards children and some towards nutrition/health topics. Linda enjoys writing from client outlines, but is also capable of completing research, if needed, to craft the book.