Sylvia L
Writer #15541
Shoreline, WA
Joined 5/18/2016
6 Star Rating
99% Success
2,928 Projects
11 Endorsements
5 Elite Skills
A professional writer, teacher, consultant and indie game designer for over ten years, Sylvia has demonstrated experience writing hundreds of blogs, presentations, magazine articles, press releases and product descriptions. She writes for a variety of satisfied customers who rely on her SEO savvy and writing talent to increase readership and market materials.

Sylvia is a regular blog contributor, research professional and social media connoisseur who supports herself through freelance writing and running a small business. She holds an advanced degree in educational leadership and an undergraduate degree in English. In addition to being a writer, she recently served as a secondary teacher and the Director of Education & Special Needs at a large Head Start preschool program.

Sylvia's web and print publication credits include Parents Magazine, Ask.com, eBay, Staples, The Autism Site and The Knot. Additionally, she has authored over 2,000 blog posts, magazine articles, web pages, press releases and product descriptions for various online writing platforms.

Sylvia excels at writing articles that are thoroughly researched and entertaining. She makes informational material accessible to the average reader and seeks to find the human interest angle in most of her writing. She enjoys writing in a variety of niches, including law, education, parenting, games, health and travel.
Kids/Family
Real Estate
Education
Web Page
Health
Travel
Catalog
Product Description
Legal
Home Living
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Sylvia L's Kids/Family Industry Experience

105 Projects Completed

Having published articles on ScaryMommy and Lies About Parenting, plus assorted blogs throughout the Internet, Sylvia is well-versed in the nuances of authoring for an audience of parents. Some topics she has explored professionally include:

* Parenting teenagers
* Non-traditional families
* Single parenting
* Breastfeeding
* Post Partum Depression
* Raising boys
* Autism
* Green parenting
* Saving money for college

Specialties

Sylvia has written about topics as diverse as weight loss, marijuana regulation, real estate, music, beauty and travel. Although she relishes the opportunity to learn about new topics and write in different styles, she specializes in the following:

* Creative writing
* Ideation and content development
* Blog posts
* Travel articles
* Instructional content
* SEO, LSI, long tail keywords
* Research/investigative
* Website content and rewrites
* News articles

Sylvia loves to tell stories and explore the depths of human experiences. She sees herself as part of the team and will work collaboratively with clients to ensure everyone is pleased with the outcome.

Recent Feedback:
"You are definitely on my favorite blog writer's list."

"Thanks Sylvia! Great work, I particularly appreciate the effort that you put into researching this topic."

"Thank you, Sylvia! I appreciate the in-depth approach you took, your grammar skills and the helpful subheads. Great job. I'll certainly keep you in mind for future projects."

"I love the way you write - definitely enjoyable and the content flows well."

Interests

As a teacher and educational director, Sylvia has a passion for education and human development. She loves to write about travel, unique hobbies and business. Other areas of interest include geocaching, animals, health and photography. She plays and designs countless board games, and is ridiculously addicted to Pokemon Go! (much to her own embarrassment) She stays in shape with yoga, fitness, swimming and meditation. She has a passion for social change and seeks ways to help people become advocates for themselves and others.

Education

Walden University

Sylvia earned her Masters of Science degree after spending two years in an online program focused on developing educational leaders. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

Western Washington University

Sylvia simultaneously earned her BA degree and secondary teaching certificate.

Relationships

339 Projects Completed

Sylvia was a contract writer for a dating agency and a dating SMS service. Her columns centered around sex, marriage, LGBTQ interest, single parenting, codependency and divorce. Part of her undergraduate degree focused on the sociology and psychology behind relationships, including familial structures, romantic and platonic relationships, friendships and the relationships of colleagues in the work environment.

She finds the topic of relationships incredibly fascinating, and is considering a move into relationship counseling in her not-so-distant future.

Home Living

252 Projects Completed

As a homeowner and landlord, Sylvia understands the nuances of home living and the topics of interest to readers. She enjoys DIY projects in soft goods, home decor and renovation. Her education includes some training in interior design and she has worked as an organizational consultant for schools. Her recent writing projects include web pages for gardening and landscaping companies, blogs for interior design businesses, and product descriptions for home living products.

Legal

224 Projects Completed

Having authored approximately 50 professional documents pertaining to legal matters, Sylvia's relevant experience includes blog posts, Q & A, research articles and case overviews. She has also provided formal commentary about legal issues, in particular those relevant to case law and social issues.

Sylvia creates compelling content that draws readers in. She works closely with editorial staff to ensure the appropriate tone, diction and material is delivered.

Her areas of expertise include:

Web pages
Articles
Blogs
Q & A

Travel

154 Projects Completed

Sylvia loves traveling and conveys this through her extensive experience writing about various travel destinations, policies, tourism and news. She is partial owner in a travel agency and directly understands the nuances of this field from a consumer and business perspective.

Some of her specialties include:

Cruising
LGBT travel
Family vacations
Budget travel
Senior/elderly travel
Vacation rentals
Travel agents
All-inclusive getaways

Health

153 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

Sylvia enjoys writing about health-related issues and leverages her background in the medical field to provide knowledgeable content for clients. Her work has been published on Healthline and HealthNews.org. She loves to author content related to nutrition, healthy living, medical conditions and medical news.

Some examples of her writing in this industry include:

Thyroid Disorders
Mental Health
Depression, Anxiety, Paranoia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Addiction
Arthritis
Pregnancy
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Obesity
and many more

Education

128 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

Sylvia has written extensively on topics related to education within the United States and throughout Europe. She has a Masters of Science degree with an emphasis on educational leadership. As such, she has published a number of articles related to administrative leaders, educational technology, child development, and diversified learning.

She has traveled throughout the country with politicians to learn about issues pertinent to education and advocate for educational reform to members of the Senate. Her writing has been published in various educational publications, including "Education Today" and Kognity.

Real Estate

114 Projects Completed

Sylvia's passion for all things pertaining to home design, sales, architecture, and architecture fuels her writing about real estate. She has written numerous articles that address everything from the interior features that home buyers seek to outdoor projects for DIY lovers, from green living in homes to insider secrets that assist home buyers. She has also addressed subjects such as the psychological importance of color and space in home design.

Sylvia crafts real estate content for multiple clients at Writers Access, and her articles about gardening, landscaping and home living frequently appear in the HomeGuides section of the weekend online edition of The Everett Herald. She also specializes in content related to rental properties, and creates content for the website ApartmentRatings.com

Kids/Family

105 Projects Completed

Having published articles on ScaryMommy and Lies About Parenting, plus assorted blogs throughout the Internet, Sylvia is well-versed in the nuances of authoring for an audience of parents. Some topics she has explored professionally include:

* Parenting teenagers
* Non-traditional families
* Single parenting
* Breastfeeding
* Post Partum Depression
* Raising boys
* Autism
* Green parenting
* Saving money for college

Gaming

69 Projects Completed

Sylvia has extensive firsthand experience in the gaming industry, both as a player and a designer. Her credentials include teaching students how to play, evaluate and create board games. Some of her favorite game mechanics include resource management, auction, deduction, worker placement and tile laying. She enjoys playing cooperatively and competitively.

Blog Post

505 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

Sylvia has expertly crafted well over 100 blog posts relating to a variety of topics. Her articles are thoroughly researched and include interviews, facts, persuasion and SEO.

Some places that Sylvia's blog work can be seen on include:

The Breast Cancer Site
The Autism Site
The Alzheimer's Site
Magic Barry's Entertainment
Revolution Face & Body

Article

271 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

Sylvia L. has penned over 200 articles on a variety of topics including law, social issues, real estate, home and travel for industry newspapers, websites and business sites. She is experienced at researching topics to find interesting and relevant data and resources to include in the article for the intended audience. She creates articles that are personable and professional.

Product Description

209 Projects Completed

With a strong background in marketing, Sylvia has expertly crafted hundreds of product descriptions for a variety of online and print retailers. She enjoys blending creative writing with informational writing to develop material that is both persuasive and entertaining.

Some corporations that Sylvia has published product descriptions for include:

eBay
Staples
Overstock.com

Catalog

171 Projects Completed

Sylvia has written extensively for print and online catalogs. She writes engaging product descriptions and content across countless industries. Her experience spans from children's clothing to adult novelty toys, and home repair merchandise to artwork. She tailors her writing style to the desired voice of any given client, and follows the strict guidelines inherent in catalog writing.

Web Page

137 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

Sylvia's writing and design experience includes numerous web pages. She understands the dynamics behind psychology, using appropriate colors, words, fonts and pictures to engage- but not overwhelm- viewers. Her previous work includes web pages for landscaping, children's entertainment, vehicles, schools and pest control.

Press Release

67 Projects Completed

Sylvia is skilled at crafting press releases that are simultaneously engaging and informative. She utilizes quotes to make the content more easily reproduced and interjects voice that reflects the content. Her previous work has involved album releases, spiritual conferences, contest announcements and product distribution.

Grant/Proposal

30 Projects Completed

Having served in executive leadership at a non-profit agency, Sylvia successfully obtained millions of dollars in grant money. She authored grants relating to education, business expansion, literacy, language courses and travel. Her audiences have included federal, local and individual organizations. Additionally, she has effectively landed grants for low-income families, English Language Learners and prior convicts.

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