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I have a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Art. I am currently living in the Kansas City area.
I have been an SEO writer since 2013 and since then, have written on everything from arts and crafts to travel. Though the kind of topics that I like to do the most are arts and crafts, animals, celebrities, children (I currently have a part-time job working in before and after school care during the school year through the YMCA), fashion, home and family, portrait sketches of professionals, plants and gardening, news, and politics.
I briefly did independent contractor journalistic work for Examiner.com for 11 months from 2010-2011 (see under Experience-please note that Examiner.com has since shut down but I'll keep them there as archives) but discovered that journalism and competing for article popularity isn't my cup of tea. I would much rather provide honest services, like SEO, to people who really need them.
Last but not least, I've also written fiction off and on since I was seven years old. I have yet to majorly publish anything up to this point but one of my pieces for the Winfield Arts and Humanities annual Kansas Voices contest received an Honorable Mention in 2017 and I am hoping that's just the beginning. I participate in National Novel Writing Month every November. I am also currently trying to branch out to freelance essay writing as well.
*Note: Apparently, I can only post three industries in "Industries I Write About" so I picked the top three that I also have the most personal knowledge and exposure to. However, here are some others that I've researched and written about in the past and enjoyed:
-Arts and Crafts: for kids
-Automotive: features on the vehicle and how they work, vehicular services
-Cosmetics: Lime Crime and Doe Deere, the real brand versus copycat fakes, how EOS lip balm came to be
-Consumer Goods: Again, I've done quite a few top tens and twenties here (things like the best cat furniture and most recently, air fryers) and received the same kinds of ratings from clients on these.
-Education: some trades such as welding, technical schools, nursing, respiratory therapy programs, test preparation, unique primary schools (such as one that had only virtual programs, one that's a located in a remote area but uses most of their budget to promote and educate their students to respect the environment)
-Fashion/Apparel: I've done quite a few top tens or twenties on certain clothing such as swimsuits and dresses (most recently, Indian wedding dresses) and received 4- and 5-star (5 meaning excellent) ratings from clients on them
-Financial Services: loan agencies, loans for cars, hedgefund facilities, investment facilities
-Home and Family: plumbing repair, garage door repair, setting up rooms in new homes, buying and selling real estate
-Health and Wellness/Hospital care: Health is one of my top cares in the world. I have been practicing Yoga regularly since about 2010. As a woman myself, I deeply care about women's health especially and am an activist for it. In the past, I have researched and written about skin moisturizers and natural skin treatments and how they work, major changes in quicker methods of communication between hospitals and medical research, and some sketches about a couple of cosmetic surgeons.
-Miscellaneous: sketches of professionals and their major career and philanthropic achievements
Writing and Editing: re-writing content for websites for upgrades or to clean up verbose content, re-capping articles and press releases
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This is my personal blog which I set up in 2016. It deals mostly with topics related to psychology, spirituality and fictional pieces since that's what I'm the most familiar with. I titled it what I did because I don't like having to conform to limits or labels and am trying to encourage others to do the same. I have now connected the subscription and Facebook outlets to it. So if it speaks to you to do so, please share and/or subscribe.
This is a general article about studying the Bible-something that I have almost lifelong expertise in. This was something I did back when Zerys was new and not yet stablized. However, I can see that it's since improved so I'm planning to make them a priority site now.
Duties include caring for schoolchildren before and after school on site locations as well as on the no-school day schedule, reporting to the site supervisor, attending necessary paid trainings, and reporting to the office staff when necessary.
I worked there from 10/2018 until now
Volunteer duties include acting as a liasion for host families and foreign exchange students, submitting record logs of those visits, reporting to the volunteer coordinator, and attending team meetings.
I worked there from 7/2017 until now
Duties included providing housework, errands and baths according to client needs. Duties also included reporting to the supervisors for scheduling or other major client needs.
Company: Comfort Keepers
I worked there from 6/2016 until 9/2017
Duties included ensuring that schoolchildren and pedestrians were able to safely walk across the school crosswalk.
Company: All City Management Services
I worked there from 1/2014 until 5/2016
Independent contractor author duties include choosing and ghostwriting for client orders on various topics from arts and crafts to travel.
I worked there from 6/2013 until now
Volunteer duties included serving as a companion to the patients, sending record logs to and reporting to the volunteer coordinator.
Company: Crossroads Hospice
I worked there from 5/2012 until 8/2015
Duties included standing out on the floor attempting to recruit (referred to as “pulling”) the customers at random, interviewing them for surveys for market research and recording all of the survey data into the computer.
Company: Carlene Data Collection
I worked there from 5/2011 until 5/2013
Volunteer duties included assisting in cleaning and rearranging objects around the store, checking inventory, filing, checking in new orders, calling clients to let them know that their orders were in, assisting with the cash register and counting the cash at the end of the day.
Company: CommUnity Books and Gifts
I worked there from 3/2011 until 2/2013
Volunteer duties included mentoring an assigned student attending a local school. My last assignment involved assisting an entire classroom of first graders with their reading progress.
I worked there from 3/2011 until 5/2012
Independent contractor author duties included submitting 300-400 word articles online and ensuring that the articles pertain to the category of Education & Schools or the subject of Veterans. Duties also, doing the necessary research for the articles. URL for the Kansas City Mentoring Examiner: www.examiner.com/education-and-schools-in-kansas-city; URL for the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Examiner: www.examiner.com/veterans-affairs-4-in-kansas-city/lacy-pierce
I worked there from 10/2010 until 9/2011
Volunteer assistant duties included assisting the youth leader(s) with teaching the week’s lesson to youths in the sixth through the eighth grade, completing the directed activities with the students and standing by in case the students needed assistance. Duties also included walking with the students to the main chapel for the blessing of children towards the end of the main service and helping to clean up the room as necessary.
Company: Unity Church of Overland Park Uniteen Program
I worked there from 9/2010 until 11/2010
Internship duties included office clerical work; assisting with the writing of a newspaper for an annual event; making art for my supervisor for the various fundraisers and events that she attended and attending monthly board meetings.
Company: Emporians for Drug Awareness
I worked there from 8/2008 until 11/2008
Volunteer duties included being a companion to the patients, cooperating with their families and caregivers as well as communicating with and sending record logs to the volunteer coordinator.
Company: Hospice Care of Kansas LLC
I worked there from 6/2006 until 8/2007
Duties included stringing envelopes for floral arrangements, filling water tubes for individual flowers, filling flower buckets, maintaining the green plants at the store front and vacuuming and sweeping at the end of the day.
Company: Tobler's Flowers
I worked there from 6/2005 until 8/2005
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and battled clinical depression myself the entire time I was in college. I vowed that I would use both my degree and experience to help others through it. Unless you have battled clinical depression yourself, it's really quite hard to be able to appreciate what's going on with your client. However, depression can be very stubborn and will attack every chance it gets and it's important to arm clients with the tools to stay above it.
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