This line of working can be difficult and draining at times but there’s a reason why everyone in the industry does it. Despite difficulties and setbacks, sometimes there are things bigger than that that makes everything worth while. Just like with other passions and fields, those in them and love them do it because they want to and not because they have to. Now, I’ll tell you why I do this and why you should hire me
Everyone has there story so I thought that it was only fair that I told you my story. So, here it goes!
When I was young, I did a lot of sports like my brother and sister. But, I didn’t really like it and I wasn’t big on teamwork in those sports. Nobody spoke to each other during games and the lingo was always confusing. At one point, it got really irritating so I stopped.
The downside of quitting sports was that my brain needed something else to occupy its time. At the time, I read sparsely but I enjoyed it. So, I decided to do it more. I loved it more and more as I kept reading. By 5th or 6th grade, I was reading at a 10th grade level. No amount of books were enough and my brain was starting to get bored.
I couldn’t afford private classes or more books. My anxiety about money prevented me from asking my parents too. So I got a cheap notebook and started writing. Despite my love of books and the written word, my writing was absolute garbage. But I didn’t want to stop writing because I wanted to be like Ray Bradbury and Edgar Allan Poe.
I kept writing and writing. I raved about the books I read to my friends and practiced my speech by reading aloud to my dogs. At the time, I had a terrible stutter and I would often forget the words I was trying to say. I still have that problem but when I read, it all goes away.
While I was an awful writer to begin with, now my fingers fly across the keyboard when my brain whips up into a frenzy of ideas. Writing and reading became an escape and a coping mechanism.
Even through the worst times of my life, when I wanted to give up, I would read or write and suddenly things felt a little bit better. Through fits of rage and sadness, I would write something stupid or reread my favorite stories. It made me hopeful.
By high school, I was fairly good at writing and had already read the school assigned books. So my peers, knowing I had a knack for literature would give me their first drafts of assignments, short stories, and novels to edit. Being familiar with proper grammar and punctuation, I could spot every error, weird sentence, and run-on paragraph.
Eventually, my peers would pay me for it and teachers used my papers as examples, though many of my short stories were too macabre for their taste. I was and continue to be very proud of those stories.
This industry has saved my life and since I graduated, years ago, I’ve trained and learned several more areas like web design, photo editing, Pin design, and marketing & outreach.
When I first started writing and marathon reading, I never would have thought that I would have my own website. I never thought that I would be published on other websites. I never thought I old make lifelong connections with amazing people. But here I am and I am so grateful for everything and everyone. I truly hope that one day, I’ll be able to do more and be more. I think I’m on my way though and I won’t stop until I get there.
Now, I don’t want to be THAT person but it would mean the world to me if you sent me an inquiry if you need any help with writing, editing, and/or research. You can visit my contact me page here, my portfolio here, and my pricing page here.