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LaRita H
Writer #35919
St. Louis, MO
Joined 2/29/2020
5 Star Rating
2,400 Projects
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Over the past 28 years, LaRita has designed, researched, written, and/or edited well over 400 pre-license, post-license, continuing education, and professional development online courses and e-books, with an emphasis in real estate and other regulatory curriculum.

In addition to the real estate-specific courses, LaRita has also designed, written, and edited dozens of courses in the fields of insurance (property, casualty, life, and health), tobacco and alcohol seller training, barbershop and cosmetology training, healthcare, HIPAA, OSHA standards, FINRA compliance, defensive driving, and numerous other licensing or continuing education courses as required by state and industry regulatory bodies.

Since 1992, LaRita has written and/or edited more than 1,500 articles for regional and national newspapers, consumer and trade magazines, and top websites, including MSNBC.com, Fox Business, Business.com, CreditCards.com, Yahoo Finance, Real Estate Educators Association Journal, Credit Union BUSINESS Magazine, Work.com, and more. She has also acted in various editorial capacities for magazines and companies, including as associate editor of St. Louis Parent Magazine (a regional parenting publication), as editor of Jane and Jane Magazine (a women's consumer magazine), and as managing editor of Credit Union BUSINESS Magazine (a trade journal).
Education
Article
Real Estate
Business

Specialties

Real estate pre-license, post-license, and continuing education curriculum
Creating and writing additional online curriculum in numerous regulatory fields
Turning complex legal language and requirements into engaging, accessible information that adult students can understand and retain
Writing for a variety of audiences
Interviewing
Personal finance
Research

Interests

Real estate
Small businesses
Personal finance
Credit unions
Diversity and civil rights
NEW, unexplored topics/fields

Education

St. Louis Community College

LaRita attended college part-time while working at a full-time job, but then started writing professionally to the degree that she soon had to choose between being a student and being a professional writer. She jumped into the career of freelance writer, and hasn't looked back.

Business

500 Projects Completed

LaRita has written more than 50 small business guides for Work.com and Business.com. In addition, she's written and edited hundreds of features on careers, professional profiles, company profiles, and general business topics for such publications as Credit Union BUSINESS Magazine, Journal of Business, MerchantAccountGuide.com, Real Estate Association Educators Journal, and many more.

Real Estate

300 Projects Completed

LaRita has been a curriculum writer specializing in real estate pre-license, post-license, and continuing education courses for more than 20 years. Her online real estate courses have been published by 360Training.com, Real Estate Express, The CE Shop, and through other online educational institutions. All of her courses have been state-approved in dozens of states, as well as approved by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) where required by the state.

Education

100 Projects Completed

LaRita has designed, written, and edited approximately 100 online training courses for pre-license students and established professionals in numerous fields, including health, life, and property/casualty insurance, healthcare, securities, barbership and cosmetology, alcohol seller/server training, cybersecurity, and construction.

Article

1,500 Projects Completed

LaRita has published more than 1,000 articles in local and national newspapers, magazines, and websites including Real Estate Educators Association Journal, Property Investor Magazine, MSNBC.com, FoxBusiness.com, Yahoo Finance, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Move.com, and many others. For two years, she wrote her own column, CUB Close-Up, at Credit Union Business Magazine, where she profiled credit union and financial leaders across the US.

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