As I was graduating from the University of Colorado-Boulder with my M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications, newspapers throughout the United States were collapsing. We lost the Rocky Mountain News that year. The job market for a new graduate in this field was very slim. Despite the challenges in the field of Journalism, I had a job within a month of graduating. I worked, using both my Spanish language skills and my writing skills, as a paraprofessional educator for English Language Learners in the Denver Public Schools. However, I really wanted to work in a field where my writing and editing skills were the primary focus. The print market had not gotten much better, but within a few months, I found myself working as a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) content writer. I am now a top-rated writer at The Content Authority and am a top-rated writer and editor at Zerys. I am also the New Product Showcase Editor at Hobby Merchandiser and do project-based content writing for several clients. My success in the field led me to create my own business, Elegant Expressions Creative Services. Once I had my business for a couple of years, I pursued a graduate certificate in business administration. I work on diverse projects. Those projects include editing the new product showcase as well as copy editing the magazine for Hobby Merchandiser, writing web content, editing student papers and writing and editing resumes and cover letters. I have even edited a novel and two short stories. Additionally, I use both traditional marketing methods and online marketing methods to promote my company.
Article (Listicle) about starting a business in Latin America. Why should you do it? How should you do it? Which countries are the best ones to start a business?
This is an article for Mitú about Latino Celebrities and their influence on the public and, in particular, Instagram.
This is our magazine's annual buyers guide. It includes a letter from the editor (me) and product descriptions from over 20 companies. This is to help people learn what is available for their stores or for personal use in the upcoming season.
This is the 2018 Show Guide for the NRHSA (National Retail Hobby Stores Association) Guide in Las Vegas. I am the sole editor of this issue. Some examples of the content are exhibitor lists, workshop schedules, a product showcase and letters fro members of NRHSA.
This piece was ghostwritten for a company through Zerys.com.
One of the most successful pieces of my business is helping people improve their resumes and cover letters. This is one example. My client has gotten several positions using my edited version.
This is my small business website. While this is WYSIWIG, I did choose the layout and also put all the content on the website.
I created and edited the newsletter for our local community choir, the Longmont Chorale. This was primarily for the Chorale members to keep current with the goings-on within the organization. However, we also had a spot to talk about community arts events.
I was the content coordinator when the Asian-Pacific Association of Longmont (APAL) needed to update their website. I also did some grant writing for APAL.
I wrote this bilingual piece for the Palisade Tribune in 2007. This was a benefit concert for a local nonprofit.