About Michelle

Sure, I love to write. And I’ve spent decades honing my craft.

But that’s not the only reason you should hire me.

I do more than get the job done on time: I get it done exceptionally well, with precision and polish. I listen carefully to your project parameters so I understand exactly what you need. I work relentlessly to deliver content that exceeds your expectations.

I have a solid set of writing and content management skills—and I’m always learning more.

Writing Skills

  • Blogging
    • Over 60,000 words (and counting!) published in blogs on third-party websites
  • Content writing
  • Copy editing
  • Social media management
    • Specializing in Twitter & LinkedIn company pages
    • Studying for my Hootsuite Social Media Certification
  • Writing press releases
    • Promoting your company while maintaining a journalistic tone
  • Designing and copywriting marketing materials
    • Crafting brochures and flyers to publicize your company’s products, services, and events

Software Skills

  • WordPress & Basic HTML
    • Building WordPress sites from scratch
    • Formatting blog posts and website pages
    • Installing and customizing plugins
    • Changing and optimizing themes
    • Enhancing posts with Yoast SEO
    • Using basic HTML to fix formatting issues
    • Uploading files through FileZilla
    • Editing HTML files in Notepad++
  • Image Manipulation and Desktop Publishing via PaintShop Pro, Irfanview, & Microsoft Publisher
    • Cropping and resizing images
    • Color-correcting
    • Adding text enhanced with shadows, beveling, and other eye-catching effects
    • Creating new images to match your company branding
  • Scheduling Social Media Posts through Hootsuite
  • Content Management
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • CoSpot
    • Confluence
  • Managing Editorial Calendars through Trello
  • Word Processing
    • Microsoft Word
    • Scrivener
    • Hemingway

Education

 

  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Mt. St. Mary’s University
  • Diploma in French Studies, Université de Haute Bretagne