Finding the perfect candidate to help you take your content to the next level is seriously hard work, I get it.
This page is dedicated to helping you get a better feel for me as a person, as a writer, as a marketer. I want to make your job as easy as possible, and it’s better for both of us if we set our dealbreakers on the table as early as possible.
So without further ado…
The Quick Reference Guide to Hiring Emily
Don’t hire me if you’re looking for someone to fit in a box, follow the crowd, or always take the safe route. In my experience, great content doesn’t come from doing what’s “safe.” Great content comes from grit and gusto and trying new ideas. Great content comes from giving the right people the freedom and responsibility to bring their A-game. If that’s not your mindset towards content, we probably wouldn’t work too well together.
Consider hiring me if you need an entrepreneur, someone who’s self-motivated, inspired, and passionate about true excellence in content. I do my best work in remote environments, where I’m expected to give my best… and then given the flexibility to actually produce my best work. If given uninterrupted hours between the hours of 6:30am and noon, I can usually produce twice the quantity and quality of content than what I produce in a normal 9-5 office environment. The difference is really that huge for me.
Don’t hire me if you expect perfection… I’ve spent too many years of my life as a perfectionist. I’m not looking to continue that relationship.
Consider hiring me if you want to build a freaking awesome blog together. Seem contradictory? It’s not – just check out the Buffer Blog or Sorry for Marketing or CoSchedule or CopyBlogger or a dozen other successful blogs. They’re not perfect. But they’re really damn good. They have personality, consistency, transparency, and a genuine goal of helping their audience. That’s what I’m passionate about, that’s what I’ll strive towards every single day on the job.
Don’t hire me if you want leads, purchases, or customers at the expense of a solid content brand. I’ve worked in environments where the content quality was deliberately restricted by upper management and community/content engagement ignored for the sake of more leads. Moving forward, I’m only interested in developing long-term strategies that build brand and develop a strong, engaged community around that brand and your content. This is what works. This is what I’m passionate about. If you’re not passionate about that too, we won’t be a good fit.
Consider hiring me if you’re interested in creating a variety of content for your brand. In my current position as a content marketing manager for a small digital marketing agency, I was the only content crafter for over a year. Blog posts are definitely my favorite content medium, but I’m also skilled in other important content mediums, like email marketing, webinars, educational presentations, special reports/whitepapers, and web copy.
Get to Know Me a Little
But a little more about me as a person, for anyone who’s stayed with me this far. If you couldn’t already tell, I’m a consummate writer.
Every morning before going to my 40+ hour/week job, I wake up 2 hours early to spend time on projects I’m passionate about. Usually this time is spent honing my fiction writing skills on my political fantasy novel in progress, The Phoenix Gambit. Other mornings, I work on one of my two hobby blogs.
Feel free to check these baby blogs out, to get a feel for the other kinds of writing I do. My author platform-to-be is A Crack in the Fourth Wall, where I will occasionally write short stories, articles about fiction writing and geeky subjects, and review books and use them to highlight valuable lessons (good and bad) for other novelists.
The second blog is more of a hobby, but is near and dear to my heart. The Index Card Life is meant to provide encouragement for creative professionals everywhere. On this blog, I share my heart for writing–and living–fearlessly.
If you like what you’ve seen here, check those blogs out, if you have a couple minutes.
Now you know me, but I still know nothing about you! Drop me an email or a phone call. I’d love to chat with you about joining your content team.