Carola Garvin

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Ghostwriter, Writer, Graphic Designer

YOUR vision. MY passion. - Let's get creative!

“Creativity is intellect having fun,” said Albert Einstein. And Mark Twain noted: "The human imagination is much more capable than it gets credit for."

What do these two men have in common, aside from their affinity for unkempt hairstyles? They're two of the most well-known intellectual minds of the past century. But neither one of them kept solely to exercising their intelligence in a theoretical manner. Far from being stagnant thinkers only, their imagination led them to creativity. The ultimate expression of knowledge!

While I personally try to pay more attention to keeping my hair tamed―and, trust me, that's a feat with naturally curly hair in Texas humidity―I share Einstein's and Twain's desire for creative expression.

My love affair with creativity started early in life and continued during my teenage years motivated by the gentle encouragement of teachers and family members. As often happens, though, life eventually exerts pressure on us to let go of childish imaginations and focus on something more practical, more concrete. And so, just as most of us, I gave in to that demand and acquired a solid education in business administration in my native Germany.

But my love for creativity kept living on. Deep down. It was only lying dormant, waiting for the reviving kiss―like Sleeping Beauty.

Would you believe that it was my teen-aged children that caused the spark to reignite the fire? Once revived, its flames were thirstily licking up every moment of my time, passionately burning well into the night. – Literally!

I had to strike a balance. But I was determined NEVER to let this love grow cold again!



And now, my journey has brought me to you.

In the past four years, I've done most of my professional work as a ghostwriter, editor, and content strategist―producing blog posts/articles and editing website content for professionals in the mental health, coaching, and educational fields.

While I still enjoy engaging in many other avenues of creativity, writing takes me to places no other artistic activity can. To me, it comes closest to conveying the limitless ability of our imagination.

Imagination, of course, is fueled by knowledge. But I believe that true education is by no means limited to what we learn in school. It isn't confined to paper. Life itself teaches the most valuable lessons. Therefore, I firmly believe that education is a life-long process. If we stop learning, we stop growing.

My own experiences have taught me to prize reliability, conscientiousness, kindness, compassion, respect, and honesty. And I try my very best to emanate those attributes in my personal and business life.

"The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become." ― Goethe

You can contact me via email at: inblackandwhite.com@gmail.com.
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Content Types
Article, Whitepaper, Website Copy, Blog Post, Landing Page
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Gun Barrel City, TX, USA|German, English, Spanish
Publications
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Family/Parenting

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childteenfamilytherapy.com
Blog Post
Does Your Child Have Asperger’s? 10 Signs to Look For

Defined the sign of Asperger's in children/teens.

July 18th, 2016
childteenfamilytherapy.com
Blog Post
Motivate Your Teen: Why Your Motives May Be the Problem

Showed how the motivating force--extrinsic or intrinsic--makes a big difference in teen development, and how parents can encourage the right kind of motivation.

April 17th, 2017
childteenfamilytherapy.com
Blog Post
Parents, When Schools Downplay Bullying Take These Steps

Encouraging parents to take decisive steps when their child is being bullied and the school doesn't take immediate action.

June 7th, 2016
childteenfamilytherapy.com
Blog Post
IEP vs 504: Which Plan is Best for Your Child?

Provided a comparison of plan options for parents with children who have a disability.

February 8th, 2016

Mental/Emotional Well-Being

6
sacarin.com
Blog Post
What Is Auditory Processing Disorder? – How Sound Stimulation & the Tomatis Method Can Help

Defined auditory processing disorder and the role of the Tomatis method in healing.

November 7th, 2017
indepth-wellness.com
Blog Post
PTSD: The War Within – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Elaborated on the war-like battle PTSD sufferer's fight within themselves and what options they have for treatment.

December 8th, 2017
indepth-wellness.com
Blog Post
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Toll Psychological Trauma Takes

Illustrated how psychological trauma leads to PTSD and what symptoms impact a sufferer's life.

October 3rd, 2017
indepth-wellness.com
Blog Post
Understanding Anxiety: A Useful or Harmful Part of Human Nature?

Clarified the nature of anxiety and analyzed if it's good or bad for us.

January 2nd, 2018
childteenfamilytherapy.com
Blog Post
5 Steps to Help You Reduce Test Anxiety and Make It Through Your Finals

Illustrated the issues of test anxiety for students and how to manage it.

June 21st, 2018
childteenfamilytherapy.com
Blog Post
Teen OCD and PANDAS: Is There a Connection Between the Two?

Explained connection between PANDAS and OCD in children/teens and what parents need to do.

December 5th, 2017

Treatment Modalities

3
nancystroud.com
Blog Post
Memory Reconsolidation Through RRT – How Does It Work?

Expounded on the science behind memory storage of traumatic events and reconsolidation through RRT.

May 7th, 2019
sacarin.com
Blog Post
Parents: Is ADD Affecting You or Your Child? – Evidence-Based & Experimental Treatment Options

Analyzed various common and experimental treatment methods for ADD.

November 7th, 2017
childteenfamilytherapy.com
Blog Post
Train Your Brain to Be Calm and Less Anxious With Neurofeedback

Explained neurofeedback, how it works, and how it helps anxiety.

January 16th, 2017

Relationships/Couples

1
childteenfamilytherapy.com
Blog Post
Nesting Plans for Divorce: Pros and Cons

Explained what a nesting plan is and what its benefits and downfalls are.

December 19th, 2016

Life Coaching/Social Behaviors

3
childteenfamilytherapy.com
Blog Post
What Are Filters and How Do They Contribute to Aggressive Driving?

Wrote a blog article about how our viewpoint makes a difference in our reactions to aggressive behavior.

November 14th, 2016
introspectionbeverlyhills.com
Blog Post
Building Resilience by Learning How to Respond to and Overcome Adversity

Presented keys to building resilience and overcoming obstacles.

April 18th, 2019
introspectionbeverlyhills.com
Blog Post
10 Common Habits to Avoid That Can Drain Your Energy

Specified ten sneaky habits that can drain us of energy without us really taken note of it.

March 20th, 2019

Business/Marketing

6
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Graphic
My Logo

Developed the logo for my freelance writing work ("In Black & White").

counselingwise.com
Blog Post
Why You Need a Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Social Media Policy on Your Therapy Website

Wrote copy that was used as a blog post and for email marketing.

September 15th, 2017
counselingwise.com
Blog Post
New Google Q&A Feature Could Make Therapist’s Social Media Life More Difficult

Edited informational blog post about Google's Q&A Feature and how it would impact mental health professionals.

May 4th, 2018
counselingwise.com
Blog Post
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for Therapists and Coaches: What You Need to Know

Edited informational blog post about adjustments the EU made to the GDPR.

April 15th, 2018
PDF upload
Website Copy
From Wacky Weather Girl to Production Manager

Composed a "wacky" biography for SCook Production LLC.

PDF upload
Article
Waging War Against Corrosion

Wrote an article for SCook Production LLC website about their work for the Department of Defense.

Fictional Work

3
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Illustration
Children's Book Cover Page

Designed cover page for the children's book "Emmalita E."

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Illustration
Emmalita E (and 25 more alphabet characters)

Created 26 anthropomorphized characters based on the letters of the alphabet to illustrate a children's book.

amazon.com
Illustration
Emmalita E

Illustrated and edited the children's book "Emmalita E."

April 20th, 2015
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