To craft palpable worlds and characters that will enthrall readers and stir in them a desire to explore their own creative endeavors.
WRITING: CREATIVE, BLOGGING, SEO, EDITORIAL I excel at writing for various media; from online travel blogs and editorial pieces to curriculum, books and scripts, I strive to craft interesting pieces that will inspire, inform and captivate an audience. Along with sharp writing/editing skills and a quick imagination, I am reliable and organized, meet strict deadlines, and maintain a high level of excellency with all material I am given.
EDITING, FEEDBACK I have experience reading, critiquing and editing articles, manuscripts, and personal essays for both classmates, peers and clients. Having received generous amounts of feedback on my own manuscript and personal essays, I know what makes for helpful criticism and what doesn’t. This includes everything from grammar and sentence structure to that beginning “hook,” convincing character development, and strong scene/chapter transitions.
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Creating a casual chic wardrobe for the work-from-home lifestyle.
Recently, I swapped my full-time office job for a freelance lifestyle. And I’m loving it. No commute. No office gossip. No structured lunch break. Most importantly? I can wear whatever I want. While I’ve only worked for companies that stress a casual environment, I’ve often leaned towards “dressy” to feel professional, filling my closet with pencil skirts, high heels, and structured cardigans.
Now that I’m working from home, the desire to iron, tuck, or fuss with anything I wear has abandoned me. But regardless of setting, I still strive to look put together. Job opportunities, after all, are everywhere. Potential new clients could be behind me at the market. At the library. In my apartment complex. Say I hadn’t showered one day. Say a publisher was discussing manuscripts at a coffee house. Say I threw on sweats with holes in the knees but wanted to approach her about my work. I might as well have had “Unprofessional” stamped across my forehead.
It’s all about looking polished. That used to mean office appropriate. Today, it means fitted, comfortable pieces with a bit of flair. My lifestyle may have changed. My love of a good outfit hasn’t. Say hello to the casual chic wardrobe.
Here’s my new rule book:
Keep your fabrics comfortable. Just add some luxe details. A faux fur scarf. A sweatshirt with sequins cascading down the front. A drapey t-shirt with a vintage print. Lace shorts with an elastic band. Each piece is one-two-three: easy. No added fuss. Just added luxe.
Keep your pieces fitted. There’s a fine line between casual chic lounge wear and roll-out-of-bed gym wear. Fit will always put you on the side of chic. Prefer sweatshirts? Find one that fits like a sweater. Prefer sweats? Find a pair of skinny lounge pants that have zipper details at the ankles. Prefer a robe? Swap it for a long, lean cardigan that layers perfectly over t-shirts. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort for fashion. Just keep fit in mind.
Keep your pieces fun. Without a human resources rulebook to follow, go crazy with creative combinations. Shorts were always faux paux at the office. Now, I wear black lace shorts with boots. A tweed mini, I might’ve worried was too short for the office, works perfectly with an untucked chambray shirt. And worry not if that bib necklace or chandelier earrings are too blingy for the office. Wear ‘em.
Pops of color and interesting textures keep flats fun. My favorites? Cork flats with a coral patent toe. Nude patent ballet flats with a golden emblem. Slouchy knee-high boots with a distressed brown wash. Slip on TOMS in an allover silver sparkle. There’s nothing easier or more fun than a sparkly tennis shoe!
My rules or yours, each is aimed to create a casual chic wardrobe you’ll feel comfortable in, whether in the house or out. Bring on the potential clients.
What’s in my closet? Dressy sweatshirts, fuss free skirts, slouchy dresses, drapey t-shirts, perfect jeans, flashy flats, easy jewels, a go-to coat, and a colored cross-body bag.