I am Shell Vera: a mother, daughter, sister, and friend. I am passionate and sometimes courageous. I love to help others use their gifts, find ways where there are thought to be no ways, and conquer what I have been told is impossible. I am a behind-the-scenes kind of gal who sometimes steps into the spotlight when it will help others succeed.
I am a writer with a passion to help others reach new levels of creative expression in faith, family, business, and community. I am an artist who sees color where others see darkness. I am a nature enthusiast and dreamer who can sometimes be found lost in the woods, roaming a local state park, or sitting on a beach in the winter watching a beautiful sunset. I am an avid shower singer (and quite loud too), amazing whiner when it comes to exercising for long periods of time (which means more than 10 minutes), and lover of all things that bring unity and depth to the human race.
I enjoy treating every day as if it were my last and enjoying the precious time I have with family, friends, and strangers. I love to learn about others, explore the world, and enjoy a life without boundaries and boxes. Most of all, I like using my gifts and talents in supporting others as they use theirs, which is why I do what I do each day.
I have been a freelance writer professionally since 2011. Prior to that, I wrote small projects here and there while working professionally in various aspects of Marketing, Business Development, and Analytics for large corporations and small businesses. You can check me out on LinkedIn, where you are welcome to connect with me so you can see my recommendations from others who have worked with me throughout my career.
Since I mainly worked as a ghostwriter from 2011 to 2015, the majority of my work has been completed under NDAs. All books and movie scripts are done under NDA due to the authors traveling to discuss the content nationally. As such, I have shared a sampling of my prior editing work in the Portfolio section of this website to provide you with customer testimonials. I have some customers I have worked on blogs for who are willing to share their feedback with you if requested.
Writing is my first passion. I love words and using them to create pictures that engage others and draw them into a story, blog post, or business document. I enjoy the challenge of making otherwise boring content exciting and was very good at doing this with reporting when I was an Analyst. By thinking outside the box and thinking of your customer’s pains and pleasures, we will turn your otherwise overlooked product or service into something folks find entertaining and useful.
Prior to 2015, I worked mostly as a ghostwriter completing mostly books with a few movies scripts, articles, and presentations thrown in for fun. I shifted my focus in 2018 to working mostly with small business owners and other entrepreneurs to create content–such as blogs and business documents–that helps them connect more intimately with their prospects and customers. I enjoy both worlds and will only take on clients I feel I can best help. If I don’t feel I can help you, I will try to refer you to someone else, such as one of these professionals I recommend.
Second to writing, I love to speak and teach. I have written and currently teach several workshops, enjoy working with others to share content in exciting ways, and am fond of sharing the stage with other strong women and men who want to make a difference in the world. My goal is to use my creativity to help others reach new levels of creative expression in faith, family, business, and community. We all matter and we all have something to offer one another.
I look forward to working with you!