January 18, 2010

Just Because You're a Writer

Sometimes people assume that just because you're a writer/author you don't need to worry about resumes. Of course those very same people also believe that if you're a famous celebrity you don't need a resume either.

Unfortunately, what they assume is absolutely far from the real truth because no matter who you are, you need to be able to show companies or clients your work. You want them to know how capable you are of being the right person for the job, a person they're looking for.

A resume can tell someone a lot about you, aside from your work history. It can tell someone whether or not you're an excellent or lazy worker, what experience you have and even what you're like away from work. Don't believe me? Take a look for yourself.

Executive Summary

Exceptional experience in customer service · Professional writer for over 13 years with more than 200 reviews and articles published with online magazines and companies · Experienced in html and website design · Proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and Paintshop Pro · Extensive research in beauty, health, finance, gold, home remodeling, music, electronics, automotive and food · Enjoys challenging tasks even under pressure · Is organized and an enthusiastic quick study · Makes sure clients and customers are the number one priority with concern and understanding · Able to multi-task and provide exceptional results.

Professional Experience

· July 2008 to Present - Freelance Writer - Stokes Media Inc. - Baton Rouge, LA Freelance writer of articles and research for Vitamins, Marketing Sales, Travel, Health, Gold Investments, Mold Spores, Football, Cajun Cooking and Electronics.

· September 2007 to February 2008 - Customer Service - Amazon.com - Coffeyville, KS Production and handling of Amazon merchandise. Making sure that the product gets out to customers on time.

· August 2006 to August 2008 - Freelance Writer - Carefair.com - Switzerland Freelance writer of feature articles and research for the beauty/health website.

· September 2006 to January 2007 - Freelance Writer - Howtodothings.com - Roundrock, TX Freelance writer of articles and research for Travel, Home Repair, Stock Investment and Financial Budget.

· April 2005 to July 2006 - Customer Service/Loan Rep - Salle Mae Government Loans - Las Vegas, NV Taking calls and making calls to customers with loans through Salle Mae. Sending financial reports and making arrangements or solving problems for customers who were having financial difficulty.

· January 2000 to September 2002 - Freelance Writer - Pagewise Inc. - Little Rock, AR Freelance writer of various articles and research for Gardening, Bonsai Trees, Fashion, Travel and Beauty. The company closed its doors in September of 2002.

· January 1999 to May 2005 - Reviewer/Interviewer - Writers and Readers Network - Las Vegas, NV Reviewed novels and conducted interviews of authors.


· Certified Nurses Aide - Victorian Estates Nursing - Yukon, Ok
· Modeling/Acting Degree - Barbizon Modeling - Trenton, NJ
· High School Diploma - Independence High - Independence, KS

Activities and Interests

· Hobbies: Reading non-fiction and fiction, walking, weight-lifting, singing, and interior design