The SoperWritings Team
Meet our writer: Sheldon
I am a native-English speaker with over a decade of classroom experience teaching students to read, write, and problem-solve. I hold teaching certifications in English, Social Studies, and Elementary Education as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the field of education.
Beyond my teaching career, I have worked as a freelance writer for a variety of websites including Teach.com, CertificationMap.com, Chromebook.net, Twins Magazine, several tutoring websites, as well as multiple technology, ecommerce, and travel based companies where I write in an uncredited capacity.
While the requirements for these writing projects vary by client, I strive for SEO-optimized content that is readable, shareable, and practicable. I have also received my certifications in Digital Content Marketing, SEO, and Social Media Marketing from the SEO training site ClickMinded.
During a break in my education career, I served as a recruiter for IT professionals primarily in the financial sector. A key component of the position involved curating and revising resumes of candidates to feature relevant skills and experience. I continue to offer this expertise on a freelance basis.
My personal hobbies and interests are fairly diverse. I was an award-winning radio broadcaster at Ithaca College. I have experience building computers and designing home entertainment configurations with them for family and friends. I am a DIY enthusiast specializing in older home renovations as well as furniture building and design. I follow sports and political news closely. For fun, I spend time collecting and repairing retro video game systems, playing recreational league sports, and spending time at home with my wife and young twins.
I pride myself on being diligent, motivated and detail-oriented. I take my work seriously and have the ability to adapt and adjust to the needs and requests of clients. I always honor my commitments and deadlines – often delivering early. Currently, I am available for both short-term and long-term opportunities. I look forward to putting my skills to work for you!
Meet our editor: Laura
Hello, there! I have an AA in Liberal Arts and a BA in Humanities with a minor in English from Fairleigh Dickinson University. I am certified to teach both English and Special Education in secondary schools and have worked in the field of education for over a decade. After I had my kids, I made the decision to stay home and raise them full time. As a stay-at-home mom, I also wanted to find a way in which I could apply my tenure in education, my degree in humanities, and my love of reading to meaningful and fulfilling work. I started out editing for family and friends and quickly discovered that I had a true knack! Since I have started editing, I have been able to utilize my skills in a variety of ways: from copy editing articles and blog posts to comprehensive editing of instructional manuals, website content, and academic essays. No matter the project, I am able to solve those pesky editorial issues!
It is imperative for me to take a minute and wax poetic for my love of reading. Call me a Bookworm, call me a Word Nerd, call me what you will, but I can’t get enough of written language! UK English and US English alike, I’m a voracious reader of both fiction and non-fiction. I will admit that I have a soft spot for British Literature and Historical Fiction, but there are few genres that I have not enjoyed!
Why does this matter to you? How can my love of reading help you, your project, or your brand? Reading is what I love and reading is what I do. In my free time, I’m reading and you better believe that nothing is more infuriating to me than finding an otherwise brilliant piece of writing chock full of errors! It’s distracting, it makes me cringe, and quite frankly, it makes me second-guess the author’s credibility. I do not want that to happen to you or your project! I can help you to establish and maintain this crucial trust with your readers.