Lisa W
Professional Writer

Lisa W. excels in research and timeliness. She enjoys writing on a variety of subjects and tackles new ones often to increase her knowledge base. Lisa is an educator with experience in course design, tutoring, and teaching in a classroom and online. She is also a newspaper correspondent. In a former life she worked as a project manager for 20 years in the IT industry and in direct mail. She ... more...

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Star Rating 5 Stars
Completed Orders 551
Last Login 3/29/2017
Location Martinsburg, WV
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Specialties

Lisa W. specializes in several topics including parenting, women's health, exercise, education, real estate, outdoor living, food, lifestyle, and travel. Notably she has: - Written detailed travel guides for 36 of the most traveled Caribbean islands - Created a 650 page book on the genealogy of her family - Had 2 novels and 3 short story collections published - Wrote a dissertation on the state of horror fiction to complete her PhD in English - Written and published admin and user manuals for a premier distance learning company An avid reader, student, and educator, she understands the importance of diligent research. She is also a correspondent at a newspaper covering a variety of topics, an author with 2 novels and 3 short story collections published, and a professor teaching English and Sociology at a community college. Lisa W. is also a jewelry maker and instructor at a senior center.

Interests

Lisa W. enjoys reading horror and suspense fiction, arts and crafts, movies of all genres, jewelry making, exercise and fitness, and water activities. She is a proponent of feminine expression and rejuvenation and writes about these topics frequently.

Education

Must University
9/1/2012 – 5/1/2014
English, PhD
Southern New Hampshire University
12/14/2015 5:00:00 AM –
Instructional Design and Technology, M.A.
Howard University
Major: Communications, Minor: Sociology, BA
Ashford University
Business, MBA

Honors and Awards

First place in Fiction/Non Fiction
5/1/2014
Lisa W. won first place in the Fiction/Non Fiction category for her short story "$5.99".

Second Place Prose
3/1/2013
"The Garage Door" a psychological horror short story won second place in The Outlet's annual contest.

Association Memberships

Horror Writers Association
Started membership in 2004 and stayed through 2006. Rejoined in 2012.

Golden Key International Honour Society
Invited to the Golden Key International Honour Society based upon performance in Graduate studies.

Certificates

Network +
CompTIA
Networking certification.

IT Project +
CompTIA
Project Management Certification.

Experience Summary

Projects by Industry

Travel

Experience
Lisa W. is a world traveler and has been to Egypt, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, and many states within the United States. She was the travel blog writer for a travel website during 2013 and continues to write articles for several travel websites. In fact, she has written detailed travel guides for 36 of the most traveled Caribbean islands. She can write from a personal perspective, as well as a historical one - the fusion of the two makes for an interesting article. She has written articles on local cuisine, interesting foods from all over the world, beaches, and tourist activities that have appeared in travel guides and in online and print media.

Food

Experience
Lisa W. writes a weekly food column for a newspaper and has done so for 2 years. She is an avid home cook and enjoys trying new things. She then prepares articles and blog spots to share what she has learned.

Garden

Experience
Lisa W. writes a weekly garden column for a print newspaper and approaches the topic from various vantage points (interesting plants of the world, gardening 102, etc.).

Outdoor/Recreation

Experience
Lisa W. is a certified scuba diver and sun lover. She enjoys writing about the beaches of the world and other outdoor activities.

Women

Experience
Lisa W. excels at writing topics geared toward women. Recently she has worked on a series of empowering articles about women finding themselves as they enter different chapters of their life for local newspaper. Her approach to the topic is one of understanding and one of encouragement.

Hobby

Experience
Lisa W. writes a Home and Garden column for a local newspaper that centers largely on hobby activities. She is a jewelry maker and instructs seniors on how to make various pieces at a local senior center. Lisa W. enjoys stretching the imagination of her readers by combining different styles to create interesting finished products such as combining Zentangle with pendant making. Lisa W. specializes in hobby and craft activities for both adults and children. Lisa W. also enjoys genealogy. She has produced a 650 page book to chronicle her family history. The book includes images from the late 1800s, tombstone chalks, anecdotes, family trees, correlation of events with history, and interviews. She has taught a class to students that covered how to conduct and decipher research, logical hypothesis development, and investigative skills. It culminated with a field trip to the National Archives to conduct research on the Census records.

Fitness

Experience
Lisa W. has written many fitness related articles, touching upon a wide range of topics. An avid home video exerciser who has done her time in the gym as well, Lisa understand what is needed to get fit and the time constraints that make this a challenge on a daily basis. She writes her articles from an encouraging perspective - less about form and nutrition and more about the mindset it takes to stay the course.

Kids/Family

Experience
Lisa W. writes about parenting scenarios and experiences from a variety of perspectives. Her penchant for thorough research adds to the quality of these pieces. She approaches the topic from a position of commiseration and encouragement.

Craft

Experience
Lisa W. has created many pieces on the art of crafting and DIY projects. She is a jewelry maker and scrapbooker as well, which aids her in understanding the intricacies of craft making. Because of her her technical writing background, she is able to create comprehensive step-by-step instructions for readers.

Education

Experience
Lisa W. has written many articles on education and the impact of blended learning, as well as the merits of online education. Having completed a degree online and currently teaching courses online, she has unique insight into the challenges faced by both students and teachers.

Career

Experience
Lisa W. has written several articles about how to prepare for interviews, what to wear, and how to present oneself when interviewing for a job. She has also tutored individuals in a community center setting to the same end.

Entertainment

Experience
Lisa W. enjoys writing topics focused on the entertainment industry. As a former aspiring film producer (the focus of her undergraduate degree), Lisa W. keeps her finger on the pulse of entertainment and mainstream media. She produces informative, witty, and arresting articles that pique readers interests.

Home Living

Experience
Lisa W. enjoys writing articles that empower people to make change in their lives. She writes home living article that teach people how to create new looks with their space, repurpose materials they already have, and think outside the box.

Beauty

Experience
Lisa W. has written several fashion and beauty articles geared towards caring for natural and processed hair, fashionable dressing without breaking the bank, and accessorizing with jewelry, handbags, and shoes.

Business

Experience
Lisa W. has an MBA with a focus in Organizational Leadership. She worked as a project manager for 17 years in the IT and Direct Mail industries and holds Network+ and IT Project Management+ certifications. Research documentation for her degree was completed in several areas of business including Accounting, Finance, Economics, Leadership, and Change Management. Lisa W. also completed partnering and business relationship white papers during the course of her tenure as a project manager.

Relationships

Experience
Lisa W. has discussed such topics as divorce, emotional abuse, as well as dating ideas. Her versatility with this subject matter is impressive. Ideas are provided for date night between married couples. Dos and Don'ts in brand new relationships are also covered. She can write from all sides of the spectrum and will conduct research to ensure accuracy.

Projects by SEO Skill

SEO Keyword Requirements

Experience
Lisa W. Excels in creating SEO keyword rich material for web sites and search engines. She has performed as the exclusive SEO content writer for two companies and continues to take on work as a freelance writer for similar projects.

Projects By Asset Type

Blog Post

Experience
Lisa W. has written blogs in the parenting, lifestyle, fitness, and entertainment industries. Her ability to bring a topic full circle in an engaging manner and within a reasonable word count has been applauded by readers ad editors alike.

Facebook Post

Experience
Lisa W. can create compelling social media snippets (posts) that will entice viewers to click. She specializes in producing leading posts that give jsut enough about the topic and business without being wordy and keyword stuffed. She has written Facebook posts for the travel, vehicle insurance, entertainment, and fitness industries.

Projects By Profession

Creative Writer

Experience
Lisa W. is a psychological author with 2 novels and 3 short story collections published to date. She continues to write in the genre and teaches a course specifically geared to horror writing at a community college.

Journalist

Experience
Lisa W. works as a correspondent at a local newspaper on a variety of topics including lifestyle, craft, parenting, cooking, women's issues, and health and fitness.

Copywriter

Experience
Lisa W. worked as the main copywriter for a travel company for a year, producing copywriting, ad hoc pubs, facebook posts, blogs, and marketing material at a pace of 15 documents a week. She has also written web content and copy for insurance and real estate companies as well. Her ability to relay why a customer needs said product in a carefully strung paragraph has been the reason she maintains business relationships with private clients.

Technical Writer

Experience
Lisa W. started her professional career as a technical writer and worked and that capacity for over 8 years. She has written technical manuals for administrators, user manuals for customers, white papers, training materials, and installation guides. She is adept at decoding technical information and presenting it in layman's terms.

Editor

Experience
Lisa W. edited 5 short story collections with various authors. She also proofreads and edits web content, blogs, and articles. As an English professor she identifies continuity errors, grammar, and formatting on a daily basis.

Script Writer

Experience
Lisa W. has been a screenwriter for short films in the recent past. She also specializes in scripts for commercials, promos, cold calls, and help desk professionals. Her undergraduate degree is in Communications with a focus on Film Production. She has written 5 full length screenplays - two of which are being considered for production.

Projects by Writing Style

Journalistic

Experience
Lisa W. writes as a correspondent with a local newspaper. She also writes journalistic articles related to the entertainment industry. She utilizes several approaches to this style of writing, including bulleted and/or numbered lists. Her direct approach to relaying material in combination with a unique ability to infuse personality so that the piece reaches people on many levels has been appreciated by many clients and readers alike.

Authoritative

Experience
Lisa W. has knowledge in several areas that allow her to write authoritatively about many subjects. Her research abilities back up industry knowledge. Having worked as a technical writer for 7 years and a project manager for 17 years combined with her affiliations, interests, and life experiences have allowed her to develop a profound authoritative voice on many topics.

Conversational

Experience
Lisa W. enjoys writing pieces that are conversational because they come most naturally to her. She feels that this is the best way to impart information and relishes the opportunity to write in this style as often as possible.

Promotional

Experience
Lisa W. excels at find a product or service's selling point and honing in on it without creating material that feels "too salesy". She has written several pieces for seasoned professionals and newcomers alike.

Humorous

Experience
Lisa W. approaches humorous articles with what makes her laugh in mind. This generally makes creating humorous yet focused articles simple. Her easy going style has been heralded by many clients.

Projects by Company Size

Small Business

Experience
Lisa W. excels at writing compelling copy that make people want to keep clicking and reading more. From product descriptions to web content, Lisa W. has helped small businesses build a following and garner sales.