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Monica C
Writer #9852
Washington, DC
Joined 7/11/2014
4 Star Rating
100% Success
285 Projects
1 Endorsements
3 Elite Skills
If you’re looking for a quick turnaround of rewritten material, Monica would not be your choice. If, however, you’re looking for well-researched, high quality text that lends unique features to your message, than you need look no further. Monica carefully selects work for which she is highly qualified and emphasizes quality. She has a high “exceed expectations” rating and has never had a client complaint.

Working in and around our nation’s capital, Monica is able to obtain source information on key issues that is not available elsewhere. She applies her business, economics & finance, law and journalism expertise across multiple disciplines and has extensive experience in:

• Political news & commentary

• Political reporting

• Strategic planning, business planning and white papers

• Written and oral media communications, including TV, radio and Internet broadcasting, press releases, articles, blogs, newsletters – in both journalistic and copywriting style

• Investigating and writing about core issues facing our nation, including healthcare, elderly care, education, federal budget, Middle East and Southeastern Pacific Rim, China, Science & Technology (including NASA) and general concerns addressed by our nation’s leaders

• Sharing experiences on “all things” happening in Capitol Hill, Washington DC and surrounding area -- writing about real estate, food trends, fashion, business, tourism, what’s seasonally savvy and more

• Providing policy coverage from Congressional hearings, federal agency officials, foreign dignitaries, corporate leaders, “Think Tanks,” and other briefings held in and around Washington, DC

Monica is a credentialed member of the press. She spent a year as a member of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in order to perfect her journalism, broadcasting and other media skills. Monica has a degree in business, with a focus in economics from the Johns Hopkins University and a law degree from the University of Maryland.

Monica’s goal is to help clients create winning messages in the best format(s), and deliver it in the right place at the right time before the right audience so they may achieve their goals.
Non Profit
Politics
Government

Specialties

Interests

If Monica is not officially working, chances are you will find her in someone's kitchen. Whether cooking at home or trying out the new restaurant in town, Monica enjoys creating, assessing and writing about food and events. She is the "go-to" person in her community when it comes to menu and events planning. She has written several short unpublished cookbooks such as for students attending her cooking classes and her local Weight Watcher's group. In addition, she writes short stories about some of the many recipes that she has created throughout the years. Her taste in food is eclectic and invites the palette of many countries. When writing on food, home or other magazine-type issues, she typically uses the Chicago Manual of Style.

Monica enjoys golf and small aircraft, particularly aerobatic flying. At home, in addition to cooking, she enjoys sewing and crafts, particularly those that draw in the entire family.

Education

Catonsville Community College

In pursuit of a business career, Monica entered a local two-year community college. Within the first year, she decided to obtain a Bachelor's of Science degree. After consulting with the admissions office at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), she decided to transfer to JHU after the completion of her first year at the community college.

Monica earned a 4.0 average while attending Catonsville Community College.

The Johns Hopkins University

Monica transferred to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in January, 1983, after spending one year at a community college, where she had earned a 4.0 GPA. One-and-a-half years later, she graduated from JHU.

Monica obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in two-and-a-half years with a major in business and an emphasis in economics. She earned a 3.7 GPA and graduated with honors.

Monica also received the Wall Street Journal's Student Financial Achievement Award in 1984 for her financial acumen.

The University of Maryland School of Law

Monica had spent several years in the financial industry before entering law school. A major part of her work included pensions and estate planning, which are deeply rooted in legal issues. With a desire to learn more about the legal aspects of the field, Monica attended the University of Maryland Law School as a full-time student while maintaining a full-time professional career. She graduated in 1992.

Monica took several independent research and writing courses while at law school, focusing on issues relevant to her work. However, it was several years later, when her interests turned to government affairs and environmental issues, that Monica appreciated the value of her legal training and how easily the skill sets were transferable to other areas.

As a government affairs, media and association management specialist, her legal training has proven invaluable. Whether analyzing proposed legislation, writing a strategic plan, or creating a cogent argument in a press release or article, her legal training is a tool she regularly applies.

Politics

128 Projects Completed

Monica covers in and around our nation's capital. Her written work in this area includes wire submissions, articles, press releases, web content and radio scripts. The material of Monica's articles is usually provided through briefings and events she attends in and around the nation's capital.

Non Profit

102 Projects Completed

Monica is a non-profit management consultant. She provides a wide range of services in this area, such as writing policies and procedures, "how-to" training with accompanying manuals, media representation, and advocacy. Monica initially specialized in environmental clean-up and marine wildlife conservation, and has expanded her experience to include healthcare, the elderly, education, budget, environment, and copyright.

Government

55 Projects Completed

As a government affairs consultant, Monica helps clients reach their goals through government interaction. Monica focuses on developing winning strategic plans and showing clients how to successfully implement them. Monica also provides follow-up materials for clients' advocacy programs, such as newsletters articles, "how-to" fact sheets, and website content with strong keywords.

 

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