Saturday 30 Jun 2007
|My name is Miriam Ellis. I grew up in a world of books. I learned to read when I was three.|
|At the age of five, I began writing and illustrating my first children’s books. My familial best-sellers were entitled Babies Are Like That, Babies Are Like That II, Arthur and the Television Set, and Jim Drives a Cab.|
|My family’s chief treasure was their library of books. Dickens, Austen, Thurber, Twain, Saki, Tolstoy, and the Brontes were honorary kinsfolk and joined us at the supper table nightly. Growing up in this atmosphere taught me not just to read books, but to consume them.|
|The defining moment in my public school career occurred when I decided to write my first ‘novel’ instead of studying for my final examinations. I disappeared into a world of gripping drama, dazzling romance, and heartbreaking sorrow, wherein youths undertook the most bewildering deeds. I passed my finals, anyway.|
I grew up, got married, and started a web design/SEO firm with my husband. Four unfinished Great American Novels sit on the shelf beside my laptop, but my C drive attests to the more practical application to which I have put my lifelong love of words. I have written thousands of pieces of unique content for my clients over the past few years. I author this blog and my local birding blog. I write guest posts at Cre8asite Forums and 14th Colony. I write a monthly column for a local newspaper, The Coastal Post.
I know the difference between it’s and its, loose and lose, company’s and companies. I don’t write sentences like this:
As a valued customer, our company takes care of you.
I write sentences like this:
Our company takes care of you: our valued customer.
The above are some of the most common mistakes one bumps into on the web. Having errors like these harms the professionalism of the way you are presenting yourself online. As your copywriter, I will not make these kinds of goofs! You have my word on it. I can provide quantity, but vastly prefer to provide quality. With 34 years of zestful absorption of the very best of our native idiom in its written form in my back pocket, and oodles of experience writing for the web right at my fingertips, my words will make you look seriously good. Here is a recent testimonial from a client:
“The article is absolutely incredible! Seriously, you are the most talented writer I know. Not only is it incredibly well-written, but the fact that you could spend a few hours researching and grasp every nuance of the subject is amazing! It is worth every penny!!” – L. Bourne, Montessori for Everyone
When crossed t’s and dotted i’s are important, get in touch with me. When authority quality is a must, please, let me write for you. When other demands are simply too pressing, I’ve got the time to keep your content going strong. When you just can’t find the words, hire me.