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From September 22, 2005 to August 8, 2009 I owned a company called EditWrite, Inc.
Now today six years later I’m reviving this company with some added flare.
Back in business with editing-writing-copywriting for corporations, advertisement agencies, small businesses and writers-authors.
Let me be your Go-To editor, writer and ad person. My name is Katherine Kay, and I’ll be your head writer-editor to give you words that work.
Jennifer Lawrence — has to spend her money on something, right? I guess.
Such a cute house. In Hollywood. Darling. But then…. houses decrease in
Warren Buffet never would have done this.
The 24-year Old and Younger
I remember how excited I was when I got my job at City Hall in Chicago
in the Torts Law Dept. I was 24 years old, the same age as my resourceful
and productive niece — and the same age as Jennifer Lawrence.
I started as a a temp. People liked me and encouraged me to to apply. People
like the young person. They are bright, energetic, attractive, ready and grateful to
conquer the world.
Yes, that was me too!
I was a lucky girl. I worked hard and had opportunities land in my lap.
Three years earlier in California — another temp job. The Southern California
Gas Company hired me to read gas meters.
Years later, I found out my Great Grandpa on Dad’s side was a boiler maker
for this gas company — yes in Southern California.
Great Grandpa Hostetler, a German man, and his lovely wife my Grandma —
piano player for silent movie theaters.
A boiler maker for the Southern California Gas Company — the same one
that hired me a half century later to read gas meters. And I read a lot of
gas meters — driving a truck all around the Woodland Hills area.
Grandpa took home correspondence courses in trigonometry and higher math
to hone his boiler making skills. Bless his heart. I became a math tutor —
and have helped a lot of kids get better grades too!
And my Great Grandma Lawrence-Hostetler, I’m told, was a Lady of all Ladies.
They don’t make them like that anymore!
And the end of my written musings this AM — to suffice a practical need to get
back on track with posting blogs more often! Thanks for indulging me!
P.S. If you or a friend, family member or business associate have need of a
an editor or writer, I’m good at both. I’ve been working with words in a
professional setting since 1987.
San Antonio, TX 78246
Eight months ago, I embarked upon a lofty endeavor of writing an ebook on LinkedIn for “America’s Top Copywriter” Bob Bly.
No way did I know — how involved, intricate, highly technical, artsy and fun the assignment would evolve to. It was more than a simple ebook. It was videos, it was digging, it was meditation, handwritten drafts and a lot more.
Now today, I can call myself the proud writer of the totally lovely, highly helpful, intelligent, conversational digital book about LinkedIn., which gives an entirely unique perspective in my opinion (IMHO).
The excitement was palpable. Why? Because I had never seen anything like this before. I turned pages virtually online — and discovered, uncovered new ideas, opportunity and potential for our all-too-familiar social place LinkedIn.
All I can say is: It was exciting to me! Oh, I still had days of growing pains that hurt a lot, because the task at hand was so challenging. We brought details of a method never presented in such an informal, conversational — and almost simple language — that was sooooo technical. Served up by my co-author the man-behind-the-scene, expert, revealing his ‘secret sauce” of how to make LinkedIn sing and work better for the user than most ever dreamed of before. A unique and special idea — a highly attractive method of making LinkedIn spin, sing and work wonders.
Including lots of tools, instructions, and helpful software programs combined in a proprietary way — shortcuts, simplications, spreadsheets, macros that we ALL would do well to learn and use in an every day manner with whatever we are doing in our businesses, on our computers and in our offices as we navigate the web, databases, files and all.
And that’s what I got to write about in the last 4 or 5 months of 2014. Yes, it took that long! Oh, yes, granted I was doing a few other things . . . . . I still had to keep my Amazon Store alive and well . . . . and Christmas was rapidly approaching. But I was working on the “LinkedIn Marketing Magic” ebook every day, and late into many nights, and up early mornings.
And I can say, It was worth it. I’m proud of what I did. And If You Are Interested Here Is A Link to the Landing Page — that Bob Bly wrote with excerpts sprinkled in from the ebook I wrote: “LinkedIn Marketing Magic.”
Enjoy! “LinkedIn Marketing Magic,” www.linkedinmarketingmagic.com
Do you feel too busy? Like your head is spinning. And you don’t know where to begin or end things. Too many desires. Wants? Needs? Just too much. A few solutions are available. And one of those solutions could be a virtual assistant or VA.
Timothy Ferris wrote a book called “The Four-Hour Workweek.” And the only way one can work four hours a week and earn a full-time income is to do a little outsourcing. Some experts say outsource everything except those things that only you can do.
Look around – you can find books, YouTubes, and helpful tips on finding, hiring, training and working with VAs. Talk and listen to experts who’ve figured out ways to get a lot more done, in less time, less stress, with more time to focus on their unique skills and talents by using VAs to help with the things they don’t want or need to do.
Now this VA won’t be washing your dishes, or buying your groceries; but they may help you with your bookkeeping, and managing accounts and online business… as you build trust together.
Talk to experts about how to screen and hire, but here are a couple of links that have come to me highly recommended to get you closer to hiring your first Virtual Assistant:
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Recently I announced on Facebook in my Copywriting group that I was starting a Bob Bly Baltimore event mastermind group. In this group we go through the sessions (modules) of the “Getting Clients” event from July 2014 in Baltimore.
Four people came forward within two or three weeks who were interested, and the group began.
Bob is a great teacher, and he shares the details of how he launched and started his six figure copywriting business. He tells all – his ambitions, successes and failures.
He has written 80+ books now. My favorites are “Secrets of a Freelance Writer: How to Earn $100,000 a Year,” and “The Copywriter’s Handbook.” One of the key events that gave Bob such success was the testimonial he received from copywriter legend David Ogilvy.
And to hear that story, you will need to buy Bob’s program and listen to him tell it himself in the “Getting Clients” event.