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Freelancing

Since 2012 I have worked full time as a freelance contractor doing web maintenance, book reviews, proofreading, managing social media and other miscellaneous jobs best classified as “virtually assisting.” Since my range of work varies, I’m able to use the skills I have as well as constantly learn and develop additional competencies, which is vital for keeping up with technological changes and trends. My work experience to date makes me confident in offering the following services:
Brown Dog Solutions

Photography-related

  • pet photography (view samples)
  • limited portrait photography, including author photos (view samples)
  • limited photo restoration

Technology-related:

  • WordPress site creation (authors please see below*)
  • social media consulting and set-up

Writing-related:

  • book reviews, interviews and related writing
  • ebook formatting
  • technical or curriculum writing

*Authors looking for a website designer/developer, please contact Maddee at xuni.com for options and quotes. My work with author sites is strictly limited to xuni.com.

If you’re in need of a contractor, either for a single project or on a regular basis–for something specified above or a unique project–please email me at browndogsolutions@gmail.com with any questions or for availability and rates.

Work Samples

Writing

WordPress Websites

Businesses/Organizations With Whom I Have Worked

xuni.com (author website design and maintenance)
TLC Book Tours (virtual book tours)
Shelf Awareness for Readers (e-newsletter about books and the book industry)
AudioFile (publication about the audiobook industry)
ForeSite Strategy (digital marketing strategies)
The Christian Science Monitor (national news publication)
The Canine Club Dog Daycare, Grooming and Training
Sandra Heath & Associates (staffing agency)
Image Vision Studios (photographer)
Erie Shores Photography Club
The National Association of College Stores (NACS)
The Ohio Lions Club
Macmillan Publishing (Criminal Element web community)

Continuing Education

I regularly pursue courses and workshops that enhance my skills and knowledge in the areas I work. To date, I’ve completed courses in:

  • photography
  • Photoshop
  • website development & WordPress
  • basic graphic design
  • social media marketing

Your prose is so well-crafted and lovely, I just hope the book can live up! If you aren’t writing novels yourself, perhaps you should be…
Author Hester Young