As a consultant for many years, I always wrote technical reports, proposals, and marketing blurbs. It was part of the job. But I also wrote creatively as a hobby, sharing my work with friends and family but never tried to publish. However, in 2011, several friends encouraged me to write professionally and I ended up working on various projects as a freelancer or ghostwriter.
ENGINEER TO WRITER:
The creative writing work suited me. I enjoyed it immensely and successfully completed numerous projects involving things like novels, novellas, marketing brochures, PowerPoint presentations, resumes, website content, blogs, articles, and even an unusual screenplay. These experiences reinforced my love of writing and I transitioned to it as a full-time, second career.
Over the years since then, my completed projects have included hundreds of smaller pieces like blog entries and articles. The larger completed works include dozens of novels (e.g. two cozy mystery series) and multiple screenplays.
From my Conway, SC home office (just outside of Myrtle Beach), I work seven days a week. With my rare free time, I read whenever I can and love to cook, brew beer, and woodwork. And sometimes on a rare occasion, I will watch a movie or TV show - just to analyze and learn from the writing of course!
MY BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY:
Client needs are always the top priority and I meet their deadlines, even the tight ones. But making a deadline is meaningless if quality suffers. So, every piece is crafted to be unique and creative.
Each finished narrative is written to move readers with the tone and voice you want. I often use Skype to talk face to face or use notes and outlines provided by clients to understand their vision, and once a piece is written, comments and revisions are always welcome. I will not rest until you are happy with the end product.
Writer. Also had to take concept and develop plot lines and beats.
Client had an idea for a western screenplay and needed it flushed and written as a feature film.
Writer. Also flushed out concept into plot lines, beats, and created outline.
Wrote book based on client's concept.
Wrote blog entry for client.