I began my writing and editing career in an unlikely arena for a city girl: the livestock business.
During my junior year in college at Colorado State University I was offered an editorial internship with a cattle magazine called, now called the "Limousin World".
I knew nothing about livestock or farming when I started, but I learned fast, and it taught me that subject matter isn't really what defines a good writer. What matters is how well you convey your message, and whether or not you ultimately achieve your goal... generally to inform, educate, persuade, sell -- or all of the above.
A few years later, my career took another unexpected turn. I'd just moved into a Public Relations role with a non-profit organization when I met an Englishman, and moved to the UK.
Never underestimate the ability life has to throw you interesting curves. There I was, in my late 20's, living in a new country, speaking a strange language, driving a car on the wrong side of the road, bagging my own groceries, paying $6 for a gallon of gas (this was 1987!), and frequently hopping on a train to London just to wander around for the day. It was a great experience.
About a year after I moved to the UK, I was given a really great opportunity to manage a European start-up that specialized in direct mail.
I loved it, especially the chance to learn from my 'guru' boss about how to write compelling copy. These were pre-internet days, and direct mail campaigns lived or died based on the success of two variables:
- the expertise to buy the right mailing lists
- the ability to write compelling and persuasive copy
As happens, I eventually moved on. In my case that meant working for myself as a copywriter. Luckily for me, the internet is copy hungry, and even better, allows me to work with people anywhere because most of what I do is 'virtual'.
These days, I write a lot of bios, as you might guess. But honestly, I hope my e-book will give those of you who want to write your own bios the confidence and step-by-step guidance you need to do so, quickly and painlessly -- even if you don't like to write.
My e-book costs $17.95, which I honestly believe is really great value. And for just $10 more I'll review your bio for you, if you choose the Professional Review option. Even better, if you buy the e-book and decide it isn't what you need, I'll refund your money, no questions asked.
People tell me I'm crazy... you have the book -- it's an immediate download -- and I have no way of getting it back. But that's okay, I'm not worried, because:
- I think you'll like it.
- I trust that 99.9% of people are honest.
- If it isn't what you need, I want to refund your money. I hope you would do the same for me.
Pretty simple, really. Good luck to you. I don't know you, but I know for sure you're unique, and interesting, and, well ... you fill in the blanks.
All the best, Jill
P.S. People are often surprised when they call my number and I answer. That's why I put these photos on this page. Purchasing anything online can be scary, I know, but I am a real person, and my 100% refund guarantee is also real. Just call me and ask!