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Misti Sandefur - Illinois Freelance Writer

Experienced and Dedicated Freelance Writer offering writing services to SEO companies, businesses & others

Location
Evansville, Indiana Area
Industry
Writing and Editing
Current
  1. LatestFreeStuff.com,
  2. Coffee Break for Writers,
  3. Virtual Bookworm Publishing, Inc.
Previous
  1. The Snap Company,
  2. Site Reference,
  3. CalorieLab
Education
  1. Writer's Digest
Recommendations1 person has recommended Misti
Websites
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LatestFreeStuff.com

LatestFreeStuff.com

Head Content Writer

– Present

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Background

Summary

I'm an experienced Illinois freelance writer dedicated to helping businesses and individuals succeed. I do this by writing content for their websites, blogs, publications and/or other projects. I've been providing writing services to clients worldwide since 1999. During that time, I've had over 150 feature articles published in various electronic and print publications, have ghostwritten a number of blog posts and SEO articles, and written content for newsletters. Furthermore, I'm the founder and editor of CoffeeBreakforWriters.com as well as the author of a writer's reference book and Christian fiction novel (published under Misti Jackson).

Specialties:Topics I write about: blogging, buyer/consumer guides, camping, caregiving (e.g. caring for the elderly or terminally ill), celebrity news, city/state guides, domestic violence (I'm a survivor), family, freelance writing, frugal living, frugal shopping, inspirational fiction, marketing, marriage/relationships, money management, parenting, reality TV news, SEO, small business,social media, and tutorials with screenshots.

Experience

Head Content Writer

LatestFreeStuff.com
– Present (less than a year)

Currently responsible for researching the web to find the best free offers I can, and then I write original descriptions for the free offers and publish them on the client's site using Wordpress. I also post the daily free offers on the client's Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Founder/Editor

Coffee Break for Writers
– Present (8 years 6 months)

Brainstorms ideas, composes columns and news, solicits articles from freelance writers, manages subscriptions, and edits content for style, grammar and spelling.

Author

Virtual Bookworm Publishing, Inc.
– Present (12 years 4 months)

My writer's reference is published under the name of Misti Jackson.

Author

Virtual Bookworm Publishing, Inc.
– Present (12 years 8 months)

My Christian fiction novel is published under the name of Misti Jackson.

Newsletter Writer

The Snap Company
(2 years 10 months)

Writing, research, newsletter creation and uploading of files to client's website via FTP.

Blogger

Site Reference
(7 months)

Delievered blog copy about SEO, internet marketing and social media.

Web Writer

CalorieLab
(2 years 7 months)

Wrote recaps of "The Biggest Loser" as well as news articles on "The Biggest Loser." Also edited articles submitted by other CalorieLab writers, and then posted them on the site through the client's Wordpress platform.

Web Writer

Helmut Juskewycz
(1 year 4 months)

Responsible for writing tutorials on using a time management software. The tutorials included screenshots with explanations. Once I finished writing the tutorial articles, I posted them to the client's blog using Wordpress.

Furthermore, I posted status updates to the client's Twitter accounts.

Speaker

Southern Illinois Writers Guild
(1 month)Carterville, IL

I spoke to the members of the Southern Illinois Writers Guild about my writing experiences, and I shared writing and marketing advice with the group.

Marketing Writer

Friendly Products Incorporated
(6 months)

Performed link building for client by posting spam-free comments on relevant DoFollow blogs and participated in forum discussions on relevant forums (signature line included link to client's product). Also wrote pet-related articles for client and submitted them to article directories.

Editor

Country Life Services Ltd
(6 months)

Converted pet product descriptions entered in an Excel file to HTML.

Ghostwriter

Patrick H
(1 month)

Ghostwrote a SEO article for client's dating site.

Business Blogger

Phil Davis
(4 months)

Wrote business-related blog content to help the client and his partner build keyword content and get momentum going for their book, "Ten Ways to Fail."

Contributor

Freelance Writing Jobs Network (FWJ)
(less than a year)

Contributed articles related to the writing and publishing industry.

Article Writer (Parenting)

Southern Families Magazine
(1 month)

Contributed one article for their November 2007 issue.

Contributor

Wow! Women on Writing
(1 month)

I contributed the article "How to Keep Track of Your Research," which was published in the November 2007 issue.

Article Writer (Parenting)

Paducah Parenting & Family Magazine
(2 months)

Contributed two articles.

Skills

  • custom articles
  • blog posts
  • newsletter writing
  • social media management
  • feature articles
  • blog management
  • eBooks
  • ghostwriting
  • Blogging
  • Ghostwriting
  • Newsletters
  • Ebooks
  • Feature Articles
  • SMO
  • Blogging Software
  • Editing
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Education

Writer's Digest

Basic Novel Writing

Southeastern Illinois College

CNA Certificate, Nursing Assistant

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