Barbara A
Professional Writer

Barbara has been writing for several web-based clients and owns three blogs at Wordpress, HubPages and Triond. She is writing a nonfiction e-book aimed at military spouses. She is also writing a fiction book. ... more...

WriterAccess Profile
Star Rating 4 Stars
Completed Orders 228
Last Login 5/3/2017
Location Las Cruces, NM
Education College Diploma

Specialties

Barbara writes web-based content, white papers, press releases and is studying the grant application and grant-writing process.

Interests

Barbara is halfway through writing her fiction book, which focuses on a social worker and her evolving relationship with a police detective. She also pursues crochet, cross stitch and music.

Education

New Mexico State University
1/1/2005 – 12/1/2006
Journalism and Mass Communications, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Comm
New Mexico State University
6/1/1979 – 5/1/1983
Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work

Honors and Awards

Top Content Creator
9/1/2009
Her primary client, Demand Media Studios, selected her as one of 100 top content creators for 2009. Top creators received a one-year free membership in the Society of Professional Journalists.

Association Memberships

Society of Professional Journalism


Certificates

Top Content Provider, 2009
Demand Media Studios
9/1/2009
Barbara was selected as one of 100 Top Content providers for Demand Media Studios in 2009, for which she was awarded a year's free membership in the Society of Professional Journalists.

Experience Summary

Projects by Industry

Health

Experience
Barbara has written diet and nutrition for all ages; asthma, allergies, migraine headache, diabetes, GERD, ADD/ADHD. She has a close friend who has diabetes. Her friend has educated himself on healthy eating as he works to maintain his current health. She suffers from chronic allergies and asthma, and has been able to use her experiences to help others. Her sons have both suffered from migraine headaches. She used her experience in helping her sons in writing her articles. One of her sons deals with ADHD and has learned coping skills. As a result of her asthma, Barbara has also been diagnosed with GERD.

Craft

Experience
Barbara has written how-to articles for cross-stitch, beadwork and crochet. Her articles tell about these crafts as well as instructing and giving step-by-step instruction from beginning to end. Barbara's work also provides tips and warnings to readers who are new to these crafts.

Education

Experience
Barbara has written articles aimed at students (private, public and college) and their parents about education-related topics. She deliberately chose articles ranging from choosing a college, choosing a major and funding a college education. As she wrote her articles, she kept her own experiences and those of her children in mind.

Kids/Family

Experience
As a former social worker, Barbara is well-versed in child development along the lifespan. She writes articles about effective and healthy parenting. These articles may also cover abuse and neglect issues, which impact the normal development of children subjected to both abuse and neglect. She hopes to continue educating the public about abuse, neglect and its effects on society.

Office

Experience
Barbara has written human resources articles as well as tongue-in-cheek articles about behavior and actions in an office setting. As clients have requested articles touching on human resources topics, she used her past experiences as an office manager to craft her work.

Government

Experience
Barbara has written Love List articles, using satire, humor and sarcasm, about the current presidential race. While she has not revealed her political party affiliation, she has worked to highlight some of the more extreme political stances of the current Republican presidential candidates. Her work in this area has led her to become more politically active.

Projects by SEO Skill

SEO Keyword Requirements

Experience
Barbara has written over 4,000 articles, all of which required attention to at least one keyword. She had to insert the keyword into specific locations of her articles prior to submission and editing. Placing a primary, and sometimes secondary keyword helped her clients' articles rank higher in search engine rankings.

Projects By Asset Type

Article

Experience
Barbara writes articles that educate and inform readers, using captivating language. Her articles span the range of topics from infant care and parenting to personal budgeting.

Projects By Profession

Research Writer

Experience
Barbara has written well over 4,000 articles requiring some level of research, both secondary and primary.

Creative Writer

Experience
Barbara writes creative articles that appear on various blogs for other clients. These articles might draw readers into different sites as an invitation to learn about the products or services offered by the sites.

Projects by Writing Style

Authoritative

Experience
Barbara has written over 4,000 general interest articles, ranging from parenting, education, health, craft, personal budgeting and office topics.

Journalistic

Experience
Barbara has written several press releases for different clients, one of whom lives and performs in Mexico.

Projects by Company Size

Medium Business

Experience
Barbara wrote articles in several topic niches, from crafts, education, parenting, personal budgeting, health and mental health. She chose articles from several topic areas and formats, crafting each one to inform and educate readers. Her crafts articles touched most often on how to crochet different items. Her health articles covered allergies, asthma, ADD/ADHD, diabetes, GERD and mental health issues.

Small Business

Experience
Barbara has written different types of articles for this client, ranging from creative writing to press releases for a Mexican pop musician. Writing for this client has enabled her to move into different writing styles, which has allowed her to maintain a high level of skill as she reaches out to private clients. As she writes for this and other clients, she strives to learn new kinds and styles of writing.