Karisa B
Writer #55289
Joined 12/17/2020
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Ris fell in love with words when her parents read to her as a baby and began to write as soon as she could hold a pen. She has written over 250 poems in total, split into five collections, as well as dozens of short stories and a few novellas. She is also nearing the completion of her second novel. Seven of her poems have been published by The Soap Box Press and she won the Craig Anderson Creative Writing Award upon her high school graduation. Many of her short stories and poems, as well as emails, social media posts, and other forms of writing, have been commissioned by others rather than based on her own experiences. Having written commissioned work for others, she knows the importance of being an active listener and is able to take information from others about experiences she may not have in order to create believable stories. She has even created characters based off of requests from others. She has seen incredible feedback on academic papers that cover a wide variety of topics, including TV series, aging, child language disorders, music performance, and personality. Due to her undergraduate experience conducting interviews and data elicitation sessions, and to her experience as a co-director of an a cappella group, she is able to quickly and efficiently transcribe data. As a storyteller and an avid reader, she is also able to review other stories, in print and in film. She is even in the process of inventing her own language. She has an eye for detail, an incredible grasp on the English language, and a strong work ethic, and loves to write above anything else.
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Specialties

While Ris has experience with several forms of writing on a huge variety of topics, she specializes in writing poetry about love and relationships, the human experience, and the dissonance between the inner and outer worlds. She also specializes in fiction short stories, particularly those in the fantasy or realistic fiction genres. She has incredible storytelling abilities, easily comes up with creative ideas, metaphors, and symbology, and creates 3D, believable, and lovable characters. Due to her undergraduate experience, she is able to quickly and efficiently transcribe interviews.

Interests

Ris has a passion for writing of all kinds. Creatively, she particularly loves poetry and fiction writing, and she also enjoys editing of any kind. She is an avid reader with a never-ending to-read list that traverses several genres, but she has a soft spot for stories about magic and exploration. As a singer and pianist, she enjoys performing, listening to, and analyzing music, and is fascinated by the way music connects humans together. She especially enjoys country, pop, alternative, and film soundtracks/scores. She also loves to travel and write about the beauty of our planet, and she takes part in its conservation efforts. She is interested in linguistics, particularly syntax, which studies sentence structure, and sociolinguistics. which explores how a person's gender, age, and geographical area affects the way in which they speak. She tries to learn as much as she can about astronomy, botany, and blog-writing. She is a cat-lover and and enjoys a good comedy or romance movie. Her favorite fictional worlds to return to are "Harry Potter," "Frozen," "Coraline," "Summer and Bird," and "N0S4A2", and "Kingdom Hearts."

Education

University of Toronto

Studied linguistics and psychology under the Innis College at the University of Toronto, and graduated as a Dean's Scholar with High Distinction.

Relationships

300 Projects Completed

Much of Ris' poetry is based on her own relationships with others, as well as the relationships that she sees between others. She is able to dive deep into herself to find the right words to convey her emotions and experiences. She writes about all types of relationships, with an emphasis on romantic love, friendships, family, and classmates and colleagues. She has also written short stories and novels involving relationships between characters of her own creation, which involves truly fleshing out the characters' histories, and has written commission pieces about relationships between people she doesn't know. Being a psychology minor, she is also able to relate specific instances in relationships to her knowledge of personality psychology.

Lifestyle

100 Projects Completed

In addition to short stories and poetry that she has written for herself, Ris has commissioned many fiction and non-fiction pieces about characters' and clients' lives. For example she has written realistic fiction pieces about family and children, and academic papers about rehabilitation and healthy lifestyles.

Self Help

50 Projects Completed

Ris has written several poems about self-empowerment and emotional improvement, and has been commissioned to create poems and short stories for clients based on their specific needs for self-help, namely help with healing through emotions.

Health

20 Projects Completed

Ris has written academic papers about health, including vaccines, aging, and rehabilitation, a vast majority of which were outstandingly well received by professors.

Marketing

20 Projects Completed

Ris has written several types of marketing posts on various media platforms, including social media and flyers, both for herself and for clients. Some such posts include advertising her own writing on social media, creating flyers for events at her school, and creating posts on her a cappella group's social media.

Parenting

20 Projects Completed

Ris has written personal short stories and poems about parenting, and has commissioned short stories for clients regarding the relationships between children and their parents.

Kids/Family

12 Projects Completed

Ris has personally written and been commissioned to write several short stories and some poems about children and family life, both negative and positive. She has experience in writing both through the voice of a child and through an adult's voice about/to a child.

Women

10 Projects Completed

As a woman, Ris understands the struggles of womanhood, such as trying to be taken seriously, avoiding being sexualized, and being seen as "too emotional" in a man's world, and has experience creatively writing about such struggles. Her poems and fiction work include topics such as domestic violence, sexual assault, motherhood, the effects of the beauty standard, and the idea that women are "weak". Ris also tries to learn more about other women's experiences that she would not normally have, such as those of woman of colour and in the LGBTQ community.

Music

5 Projects Completed

Ris has taken vocal, piano, and music theory lessons since childhood. She has participated in two choirs, a band, two musicals, and an a cappella group, and was the co-director for the a cappella group in her graduating year. Under her leadership, the a cappella group placed third in their quarterfinals at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. She has also written academic papers about music performance, and poems about the effect of music on the psyche. Her understanding and enjoyment of music enables her to write quality work about music.

Travel

5 Projects Completed

Ris has been travelling with her family since she was five years old and has taken a travel journal with her since she was about twelve years old. She loves to record her experiences travelling, including sightseeing, food, and general ambience, and to even turn those experiences into poetry.

Hobby

5 Projects Completed

Ris has commissioned pieces for her a cappella group and for other clients regarding hobbies such as music and sports.

Entertainment

2 Projects Completed

Ris has been commissioned to advertise pieces for her a cappella group, describing their performance and entertainment.

Humor

1 Projects Completed

Ris has written a commissioned humourous limerick as part of a Christmas gift for a client.

Other

50 Projects Completed

Ris' vast knowledge of and experience in writing makes her confident that she could create pieces of any form on a variety of topics. She is especially confident in her abilities to create short stories and poems.

Email Copy

10 Projects Completed

Ris has composed emails in thesis-style for clients who wished to formally express their opinions and feedbacks, and on behalf of her a cappella group for scheduling gigs and replying to correspondents.

Facebook Post

10 Projects Completed

Ris has been commissioned to write Facebook Posts for her a cappella group and to advertise clients' work, and has experience in using Facebook to promote her own writing. She knows how to use hashtags and how to construct layouts of pictures that will grab the reader's attention.

Presentation

10 Projects Completed

Ris has completed countless presentations on Google Slides and PowerPoint throughout her entire education, all with high marks. She was also asked by a client to create a presentation for a grade 12 class whose teacher requested some guidance for entering university.

Data Sheet

6 Projects Completed

Ris has created several data sheets across a variety of topics throughout her education and has been commissioned to input data for a client in information technology with positive feedback, despite having little knowledge in that field.

Bio/Profile

5 Projects Completed

Ris has created countless social media profiles and bios for herself and has been commissioned to create a few for clients on media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and blogs. She knows how to tailor content to viewers and which traits of a person's personality or their work to advertise.

Direct Mail

3 Projects Completed

Though Ris has not written a physical letter for a client, her vast experience in writing and her skillsets will enable her to write concise physical letters that communicate effectively.

Brochure

3 Projects Completed

Despite not having been commissioned to create a brochure for clients, Ris has written several quality brochures throughout her education, with positive feedback.

Script/Video

2 Projects Completed

Though Ris has never been commissioned to write or edit a speech for others, she has written several for herself during her education and is confident that she will be able to create high quality and interesting scripts for clients across a variety of topics, even those about which she is unknowledgeable.

Book

2 Projects Completed

Ris is currently finishing her second novel and is already well into planning her third. She has also written about 5 novellas.

Twitter Post

0 Projects Completed

Though Ris has not been commissioned to write a Twitter post, her vast experience in writing and her skillsets, including writing on social media and advertising her own writing, will enable her to write concise and exciting Tweets. She knows how to use hashtags effectively.

Product Description

0 Projects Completed

Though she has never been commissioned to write a product description, Ris' extensive experience in writing a wide variety of different topics in different forms will allow her to write descriptions for diverse products.

Blog Post

0 Projects Completed

Though Ris has not written blog posts for a client, her vast experience in writing and her skillsets, including writing in social media, will enable her to write exciting and enticing blog posts on a wide variety of topics.

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