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Sylvia LeRahl

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About Me

A professional writer, teacher, consultant and indie game designer for over seven years, Sylvia has demonstrated experience writing hundreds of blogs, presentations, magazine articles, press releases and product descriptions. She writes for a variety of satisfied customers who rely on her SEO savvy and writing talent to increase readership and market materials.

Sylvia is a regular blog contributor, research professional and social media connoisseur who supports herself through freelance writing and running a small business. She holds an advanced degree in educational leadership and an undergraduate degree in English. In addition to being a writer, she recently served as a secondary teacher and the Director of Education & Special Needs at a large Head Start preschool program.

Sylvia's web and print publication credits include Parents Magazine, Ask.com, eBay, Staples, The Autism Site and The Knot. Additionally, she has authored over 2,000 blog posts, magazine articles, web pages, press releases and product descriptions for various online writing platforms. Sylvia excels at writing articles that are thoroughly researched and entertaining. She makes informational material accessible to the average reader and seeks to find the human interest angle in most of her writing. She enjoys writing in a variety of niches, including law, education, parenting, games, health and travel.

Industries I Write About

Education Management

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Mental Health Care

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Health, Wellness & Fitness

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Law Practice

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Civic & Social Organization

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E-learning

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My Writing Samples

Should You Give a Past Relationship a Second Chance?

Is a past relationship worth revisiting?

http://ocrelationshipcenter.com/blog/should-you-give-a-past-relationship-a-second-chance/

Crafting Content for Teachers

Content marketing tips for people who want to appeal to teachers

https://www.writeraccess.com/blog/crafting-content-for-teachers-taking-lessons-from-dead-poet-s-society/

3 Advancements IBM Notes and Domino Solutions Introduced to Computing

Benefits of IBM Notes and Domino Solutions as it relates to computing

http://www.bcchub.com/bcc-blog/the-3-advancements-ibm-notes-and-domino-solutions-introduced-to-computing

Experience

Freelance Writer

A successful professional writer for eight years, Sylvia has demonstrated experience writing hundreds of blogs, presentations, magazine articles, press releases and product descriptions. She writes for a variety of satisfied customers who rely on her SEO savvy and writing talent to increase readership and market materials.

Company: Various

I worked there from 1/2008 until now

Business Owner

Produce content for marketing agencies, attorneys, educational venues, and mental health providers. Oversee all business operations, including financial and marketing.

Company: On the Verge Writing

I worked there from 1/2016 until now

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

Connecting the Dots: Single Parenting and Mental Ilness

The number of single-parent homes has nearly doubled in the past half-century, which is having a notable impact on rates of depression and other mental illnesses. At the same time, 30 to 50 percent of children who have a parent with a mental illness went on to develop one themselves. While it's safe to call this a national concern, it's important to understand what can be done to help. Interested in an informative piece exploring this topic?

Content type: Article

Keywords: Parenting, Single Parenting, Mental Illness, Depression

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When Friendship Means Murder: How Parents Can Help Protect Children From Moral Compromise

In 2011, 377 people were murdered by a friend (does not include a boyfriend or girlfriend). In 2012, two 12-year-old girls murdered a close friend after planning the killing for half a year. This article will explore what parents and other adults can do to protect youth from situations where such moral compromise in a friendship may lead to the "perfect murder."

Content type: Article

Keywords: mental health,youth,friendship,interdependence

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Just Wear Blue

When men aren't sure what to wear on a date, the most appropriate choice is to don blue since women are often attracted to that color. As we all know, it takes far more than that to snag a date, however. If chosen to help write your book, I'd love to share my insights gleaned from a background in relationship counseling, psychology, and education.I have a Masters degree and can start immediately. Thank you for your consideration. I'd love to discuss how my qualifications meet your needs!

Content type: Article

Keywords: dating,relationships,marriage

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Dyslexia is More Than Backwards Letters

Approximately 1 in 9 Americans have dyslexia and between 70 to 80 percent of people who struggle to read contend with the reading disorder. Notably, a great deal of these adults and children are unaware that it's the cause of their reading challenges. At the same time, it's significantly misunderstood. This well-researched article will explore the early signs of dyslexia, as well as frequent co-occurring disorders, ways families can help, and long-term implications.

Content type: Article

Keywords: dyslexia,reading,learning disorder,Kids Harbor

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What School Readiness Really Means

Having earned "exceeds" ratings from your company with a different platform, I'm familiar with the style you desire. I'd love to bring that knowledge, along with a Master's degree in education & experience as an education director for a Head Start program, to write content for you. Our definition of school readiness must be flexible and broadly defined. This article will discuss what it means to be school-ready, including the need for families and communities to support children in getting there.

Content type: Article

Keywords: school readiness,kindergarten,preschool,Kids Harbor

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Why Every Educator Should Use Gamification in the Classroom

The application of typical gaming elements, including point-scoring and rules, isn't a particularly new concept for the classroom. However, it is definitely underutilized. This article will explore the basic tenants of gamification (progression, achievements, competition) and address both why they should be used and how.

Content type: Article

Keywords: education,gamification,learning,classroom

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How to Turn Consumer Insight Into Profitable Action

Unveiling insight is only a small portion of the solution that businesses need. Turning the data into action is critical. This article will explore the tips you need to succeed with digital analytics, whether it be for your website, mobile app, marketing or social media data.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: analytics,market research,data

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How to Transform Pixels Into Purchases & Browsers Into Buyers

They say a picture is worth a thousand words; nowhere is this more applicable than in e-commerce. 67 percent of consumers report that image quality is "very important" when making purchases online. Here's how to transform your pixels into purchases by making the most of your visual inventory.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: e-commerce,photography,marketing,visual marketing

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Harnessing the Power of Cross-Selling

When trying to generate more sales, there are two approaches to take: searching for new customers or selling more to existing customers. The latter provides a great ROI and is often a more cost-effective approach. This article provides 5 tips so that sales people can become prodigies at cross-selling, and why it's important to do so.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: upselling,cross selling,marketing,sales,ROI

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The Missing Link: Emotional Literacy

When students of any age recognize what engages them, they connect with the intrinsic motivation that fosters real learning. Whether you're a teacher of pre-K children or of adult learners, it's important to help students develop emotional literacy -- namely, the ability to find and nourish what brings them joy. This article will explore how to do just that -- and can be tailored to your specific audience. Research links will be included.

Content type: Article

Keywords: education,emotional literacy,student engagement,motivation,emotional intelligence,mental health

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6 Little-Known Mental Health Conditions You Should Be Aware Of

Anyone well-versed in mental health can likely tick off the common offenders: schizophrenia, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder. Yet there is a whole world of disorders that prove just how fragile the mind is. This article explores some of the more common mental health concerns that are rarely discussed and possibly quite underdiagnosed. Please note: This isn't intended to be a funny article or one that suggests certain people are "weird." It is genuinely meant to raise awareness.

Content type: Article

Keywords: mental health,mental disorder,Dissociative Amnesia,Depersonalization Disorder,Aboulomania

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Give Me Ten Minutes and You'll Be a Master At Blended Classrooms

Relevance, individualization, and authenticity. These are just a few of the teaching practices (and results) that many educators consider out of reach. Due to a perceived lack of resources and time, they struggle with these tactics and instead rely on outdated methods of education. Big mistake. This article will aim to inform educators that they, too, can adopt teaching practices that were once thought "out of reach" to achieve better student outcomes (and higher job satisfaction).

Content type: Article

Keywords: blended classroom,education,teaching

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How the Educational System Has Failed Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur and former teacher, I bring tremendous knowledge to this article. Moreover, my teenage son is a budding entrepreneur who I have seen struggle firsthand with finding 'relevant' courses. Using your resource and others, I will bring a unique voice to this article that manages to explain what entrepreneurs need while also explaining how our entire school system (Pre-K through higher ed) could better prepare students for this career path.

Content type: Article

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Abysmal Leads? 5 Lead Generation Fixes For Your High-Tech Company

There is one thing all high-tech companies need to thrive in this ever-changing, cutthroat marketplace: leads—and lots of them. Unfortunately, successful lead generation is one of the most challenging tasks for anyone in this industry. Yet knowing that others feel your pain can hardly bring solace when you're scrambling for clients. If you're not garnering the kinds of leads you need to inflate revenue and surpass goals in 2018, there's a valid reason. (identify common reasons & 5 solutions)

Content type: Article

Keywords: lead generation,marketing,technology

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Teaching to an Empty Desk: How to Prevent Chronic Absenteeism

Nationally, one in 10 kindergarten and first grade students miss the equivalent of a month of school. Chronic absence in middle school is a clear predictor of dropping out, and by ninth grade, attendance is a better predictor of dropping out than test scores. The results of chronic absenteeism are startling, yet they mask the causes of it. This article will explore what educators can do to help prevent chronic absenteeism -- from the early years of preschool through high school graduation.

Content type: Article

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