Elizabeth L
Writer #26178
Bella Vista, AR
Joined 6/19/2018
4 Star Rating
7 Projects
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After 15 years as a performing violinist in several professional orchestras and small ensembles, she accepted a job as the orchestra teacher in a public charter school. Although she loved the work, her employment there was complicated by the lack of a faculty handbook, high turnover in the administration of her school, and some irregularities in her teacher employment contract. To address her own issues, she began an investigation of employment and contract law that immediately captured her full attention. There is so much useful information available to professionals in every field, and so much good that can come from clear, legally compliant communication!

Studying employment law and writing about what she has learned helps her address the issues she faced as a state employee in a public charter school, an independent contractor in a private music school, a statutory employee in a professional orchestra, and as the current owner of her own business - a string quartet. Having a clear understanding of her working relationships makes every aspect of her professional life easier, and gives her the freedom to focus on the music, instead of on employment-related chaos.

By helping other professionals draft their own documents, it is her goal to share the freedom she has found.
Education
Script/Video
Product Description
Grant/Proposal
Music

Specialties

Performing Arts, Non-Profit Organizations, Music, Schools

Interests

Worker Classification, Handbooks, Contracts, Content Development for Promotional Materials

Education

University of Oklahoma

While an undergraduate at OU, Elizabeth was a member of the first Honors Writing Workshop at the University of Oklahoma, which trained a small group of Honors College students to work as academic writing coaches for other students.

University of Oklahoma

Elizabeth was concertmaster of the OU Orchestra, and won the OU concerto competition.

Music

3 Projects Completed

Elizabeth helps musicians develop "bios" that describe their work on promotional websites and social media.

Education

0 Projects Completed

Elizabeth writes student policies for music teachers who maintain private lesson studios, based on her 20 years of experience teaching private lessons.

Grant/Proposal

2 Projects Completed

Elizabeth writes grant proposals for performing ensembles who want to bring their live concerts to local audiences at low/no cost, while maintaining high artistic standards by paying their musicians at a professional rate.

Product Description

1 Projects Completed

Elizabeth maintains an online store for her own string quartet. She writes product descriptions for all the products available for sale on that website.

Script/Video

1 Projects Completed

Elizabeth uses Pixton.com to create storyboards that explain complicated music/education employment issues to the general public.

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