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Barbara V
Writer #35718
Ponte Vedra, FL
Joined 2/15/2020
5 Star Rating
134 Projects
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Writing has always been a part of Barbara’s career through the years, and now she is focused on writing professionally full-time. She currently writes for two online content writer platforms, as well as for independent clients, completing over 60+ writing projects within the first month of 2020 alone.

Barbara brings all her prior career experience from the corporate, government, nonprofit, legal, and small business fields to her writing. Always curious and eager to learn new things, Barbara doesn’t shy away from any topic and enjoys working with multiple clients.

Barbara has also written one book and co-authored another. Through the process, she has gained experience in editing, proofreading, book interior design, cover design, self-publishing, and book marketing. She continues to stay connected to writing and publishing organizations and stays up to date on the latest news and practices. Currently, Barbara is working with a first-time author on a new memoir. She thrives on compiling various types of information, from diaries and journals to old letters and various other memorabilia, and help turn them into books.
Legal
Home Living
Health
Blog Post
Article
Web Page

Specialties

Health, Home Living, Legal

Blog Posts, Webpages, Articles, Books and eBooks

Interests

Outdoor Recreation (including hiking and scuba diving), Nature, Books/Reading, Self-Help, Spirituality, Pets, Travel, Self-Publishing

Education

Florida State University

Upon Barbara's return from working as a fashion model in Europe for over three years, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs. Courses in the program included International Trade, International Finance, Political Geography, Economic Geography, Comparative Governments, International Organizations, and Natural Resources and Environment.

Upon graduation, she moved to Washington, DC to work with an international consulting group to the US Agency for International Development. Barbara maintains a strong interest in global cultures as well as international travel.

Central Piedmont Community College

Barbara’s interest in the law led her to earn a paralegal certificate after moving to North Carolina and working as a contractor with an intellectual property asset protection firm. This firm specialized in trademark infringement, diversion, and product counterfeiting worldwide. Barbara pursued classes at night while transitioning to a full-time position with a large law firm’s intellectual property group. The courses under the paralegal program gave her a broad overview of areas of law, including legal research and writing, civil litigation, civil injuries, torts, ethics, real estate, family law, and criminal law and procedure. Barbara received the Spring 2000 Outstanding Student in Paralegal Technology award.

Health

30 Projects Completed

Barbara has written for several clients in the health field, including orthopedists, dermatologists, dentists, and chiropractors. She has also written several blog posts on specific health conditions such as Celiac Disease and Hypothyroidism.

Barbara enjoys researching and writing about new techniques, new products, and new experiences in both physical and mental health. These range anywhere from exercise, physical therapy, and preventive practices to alternative healthcare and wellbeing. One of her favorite, recent writing projects delved into the new experience of Memory Cafes.

Home Living

15 Projects Completed

Barbara has had several opportunities to write about home living. This has included topics on indoor air quality, maintaining and cleaning solar panels, adding steam showers to your home, and preventing flooding in laundry rooms. She enjoys writing about ways to enjoy our homes and solutions for improving them. She also takes it a step further, writing about such activities as square foot gardening just outside the backdoor.

Legal

12 Projects Completed

Barbara has worked in the legal field for over ten years, serving as a paralegal, legal administrator, and contract and compliance specialist. She has experience in intellectual property, contracts, compliance, risk, public records, statutory/regulatory research, and legislative tracking.

Barbara’s legal writing experience comes from both her legal career and her freelance content writing career. She has written privacy policies, terms and conditions, contracts, sub-leases, SOWs, and disclosure agreements, to name a few.
Her most recent content writing has included such topics as the legality of CBD and hemp, the different types of patents, the use of law firm trade names, and successor trustee selection.

Barbara also enjoys writing about the latest legal news as well as legal history.

Blog Post

60 Projects Completed

Barbara has been writing blog posts, personally and professionally, for over eight years. This began with a Florida-related blog covering travel, history, people, places, and unique characteristics of the state of Florida. She now writes on various subjects for client blogs, concentrating on inbound marketing principles of providing value, usually in the form of education, along with a recommendation or call to action. Barbara also writes more promotional blog posts when required by a client.

Examples of the type of client blogs Barbara writes for include health, fitness, relaxation, travel, and outdoor activities. Others include household living, pets, and careers. Still others focus on legal topics, written in understandable ways for those outside the legal profession.

Web Page

9 Projects Completed

Barbara began writing webpages in 2019, including landing pages, about us pages, and other information pages. One example has been a page for an audiologist office, with information on the differences between ENT doctors, audiologists, and hearing aid specialists.

Article

8 Projects Completed

After completing a Writer’s Digest course on Nonfiction Article Writing, Barbara knew she was on the right track. Her love for providing information, coupled with conducting interviews, has led to a new path for her creativity. Examples of the type of articles she has written so far include whitewater rafting for beginners and scuba diving for shark’s teeth.

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