When you just can’t find the words, hire me.

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.

7 Responses to “When you just can’t find the words, hire me.”

  1. on 02 Jul 2007 at 6:40 pm rmccarley

    I agree – hire Miriam! She does a great job.

    (Good luck Miriam)

  2. on 02 Jul 2007 at 6:43 pm admin

    Thanks, Rand.
    I appreciate it!
    Miriam

  3. on 05 Jul 2007 at 12:46 pm tinkerbellchime

    Miriam–I love the black and white drawings. Would be nice for a kid’s book or website.

  4. on 06 Jul 2007 at 2:59 pm admin

    That’s really sweet of you to say, Christina. I should show you an actual children’s book I wrote for my nieces a few years ago. Here’s a link to the illustrations:

    http://miriamellis.com/children1.shtml

    I hope you like these :)
    Miriam

  5. on 06 Jul 2007 at 10:01 pm lori

    Is your book available for purchase anywhere? Also, have you seen the movie Miss Potter with Renee Zellweger? I think you’d love it.

  6. on 09 Jul 2007 at 12:26 am tinkerbellchime

    Beautiful! My favorite picture is the one of the lit treehouses in the evening. It reminds me of a song my mom wrote for my sisters when they were young.

  7. on 09 Jul 2007 at 1:58 pm admin

    Hi Lori,
    No…I’m afraid not. You know, I had a publisher interested in it and then they went out of business. This has happened twice in my life believe it or not. The first time a local publishing house was on the verge of hiring me to become an in-house illustrator, and then they went out of business.

    This second time, the same thing basically happened, but regarding the sale of the Tummy & Twine Book. Ah, well. I haven’t seen the book you mentioned. I’ll have to check that out!

    Christina,
    That’s such a nice comment. I wanted that set of illustrations to be really warm and cozy. Sounds like they brought back a happy memory for you. I loved it when my mother used to sing to me at bedtime when I was little. There’s no one like Mama!

    Miriam

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