Meet Tessa SchlesingerWriter Since Shortly After Birth…
My Story…. About Me.Sometimes, at a relatively young age, oneknows one’s strengths. So, it was for mewhen it came to writing. Through theyears, I’ve written everything fromcommercial marketing letters through takingon the role of script supervisor for a film inproduction. I’ve been a ghostwriter forthose who had a story to tell but not the skillto write it. For others, I’ve edited theirbooks - with care -and some like DesMarshall’s Journal of an Urban RobinsonCrusoe, have been very successful. Inaddition, there were those times I wascommissioned to write short stories andother times where I focused on writingfeature articles.This portfolio is not only a record of whatI’ve done as I’ve grown as a writer, butprovides sufficient information for you tohire me with confidence.
My Skills Include •An ability to write in a way that stimulates the reader to want to continue reading. •An ability to express tough ideas in a way that anyone can understand them. •Polished, tight writing that is enjoyed by most people. •An ability to isolate the most important point in any communication and give it the prominence it deserves. •Research skills that source accurate information. •Interview skills and ability to carry through th story in a way that leaves readers satisfied. •Familiarity with HTML, Dreamweaver, SEO, Photoshop, Quark, InDe sign, Word, PowerPoint. •Typing speed 85 wpm 99% accuracy. •Excellent command of language, including grammar, spelling, and structure. •Broad general knowledge that adds flair to any narrative. •Editing any text to make it more succinct and a pleasure to read. •Storytelling
Some Accolades. A Girl Has To Feel Good About Her Work!Lynn Roberson Just wanted to tell you how much I Christian – Political Journalist – La Figaro, Franceappreciate on behalf of all women your well-thought-out A reputation for a way with words that turns all prose intocomments on the emotional fall-out of prostitution. pleasurable reading.Dan Bosserman Endless stock of ideas and ways in Elisa Huerta Sninchak A unique ability to make peoplewhich to word them. think about issues. I could read and reread it, each timeDaron M Beasley – USA gaining more from it. Information and thought provokingTessa, I admire your strength, focus and clarity. You words flow from you like sap from ancient trees. You areepitomize what Maya Angelou wrote when she penned the an incredible writer and your voice does exactly what wepoem "Phenomenal Woman". But do not construe my all have been joking about – make us THINK! You makepraise as an attempt to flatter. It is a statement of my one consider and mull over ideas and possibilities on lifesrespect. I am grateful to you most meaningful concepts. I never read a post of yoursAndy Ellis, Editor Mensa Magazine Uk 2001/2 Talent just oozes without wanting to go look up something or shout out loud-from you." EXACTLY!Lila Allen – USA Dr. Karen Lysik CEO Writers Dock PartyMuch thanks to Chip Martin, Karen Lysik and Tessa Well read and well informed on many issues. You comeSchlesinger. I always looked forward to your postings . . . across as strong, confident, knowledgeable, skilled; anstated with eloquence, humor, and/or intelligence . . . but accomplished, studied artisan. You ARE a leader. Peoplenever with intent to harm. Thanks, people. will naturally look to and gravitate to you.Susan Ruda USA 12/10/09 You are able to take the most Dan. Tessa, Ill always be grateful to you for showing mecomplicated subjects and dissect them and clearly lead a the direction to go in the piece I wrote for our 50th highreader through logic. You have amazed me on several school reunion. The reunion committee included it in theoccasions. You, more than anyone else Ive come across "front matter" of the booklet they issued to everyone, and I,have done that where I couldnt dream of accomplishing. read it Saturday evening during the "program," to a veryCarrie Younce – USA warm reception. Thanks again!I cant believe Im saying this but AMEN SISTAH! Damn, Tony McGregor South Africa And your writing here hasbut if I wouldnt (maybe) listen to you lecture. You do have always been of the highest quality,a way of letting the air out of overly-puffy arguments.
My Experience has Included…• Copy for company magazine• Editing dissertations for undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate students.• Writing marketing letters• Writing press releases• Copy for mail order company• Commissioned short stories• Numerous feature articles on a variety of topics• Script Supervisor for Screenplay• Ghostwriter for Dr Febes Tan Facey• Copy editor for two British book publishers• Editing books for private clients• Rewrites for publishers• Writing copy for advertisements, particularly personnel and engineering companies.• Interviewing celebrities and writing up interview.• Writing SEO content for the web.• Writing business letters.• Writing poetry.• Creative writing.
My Letters to the Editor were Always Printed and Often Won Lead Place.
Being invited back to write for the same printmagazine year after year is a good thing!
Through the Years… Editing for Publishers, writingBusiness Copy for Companies, or Working withTheatre Groups.
One of the Edits I did for a NewbieAuthor Turned Out to be VerySuccessful and the Book went on tobe Produced as a Play.
Whether Interviewing World Famous FilmStars, Ghostwriting a Book, Writing a BusinessPlan, Editing a Student’s Dissertation, or Writing SEOWeb Content for the Web, it’s all part of a Writer’s Life.
SEO Content for the Web. First Page for Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
Accolades I’m Proud of…•Winning my first national writing competition at 18.•Editing Des Marshall’s book for publication. Then itwas accepted for publication AND then it was producedas a play at Soho.•Interviewing Neil Gaiman and being published byLatino Review•Hearing and seeing my words on the Silver Screen andhaving a credit on IMDB as Script Supervisor.•Through the power of a written letter, receiving a 50%reduction on a direct mail promotion gone wrong formy boss. He was expecting 5% or 10% and told me thatI could not ask for 50%•Holding the top three places for a blog site for the fullsix weeks I was on the site within three days of joining.•Numerous of my articles being on the first page ofGoogle and holding those positions for some years, e.g.History of Bullet Trains in a global economy waspublished in 2006 and has been on the first page ofmost search engines since then.•Nigel Sutcliff of Nigel Sutcliffe & Associates DirectMarketing telling me that my copy was some of thebest the company had ever produced .•David Baldacci, international best sellingauthor, commenting on my writing on my website in2002 and my being too awestruck to replay…•Being approached by a Los Angeles Film Producer toask if I would write for the company. At the time, stillnew to America, feeling too inadequate to accept, I letthe opportunity go!