Writer • Content Strategist • LinguistHi, I’m Sharmaine.
I’m a writer and content strategist based in Boston, MA and San Jose, CA. With my background in linguistics, I’ve always loved words and the power of language. I’m passionate about creating content that’s both appealing and effective, and I find people-oriented projects the most rewarding.
What I can do
I’ve worked in digital marketing for B2B and B2C companies for several years now, creating content for email, blog, whitepapers, press releases, social media, and video platforms.
I have written and reformatted 50+ pages on mass.gov. I created how-to pages clearly detailing complex processes for constituents to follow and manuals for the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. I also translate and write UX copy for an e-commerce company.
I’ve also ventured into the world of web and graphic design, creating visuals and layouts for companies, designing websites for restaurants from scratch, and making logos and headers for recreational sports teams and radio shows.
I primarily publish lifestyle content on my personal blog, but I’ve also been featured on popular lifestyle websites like College Fashion.About Me
I love asking questions and solving problems.
Whether I’m crafting content for a particular brand or figuring out how a client can better use a service, I always start from the most basic beginning—how can I help get you where you’d like to go?
This comes from my experiences in education, where teaching is more about listening than lecturing. Every project is rooted in simple, human goals. By getting to know the people behind the ideas, I can better support and serve their objectives.
I’m adaptable and focused.
At my first full-time job out of college, I worked at a small software startup, where I was the only non-developer. I had to quickly learn to fill many unfamiliar roles outside of content and marketing, including sales and client support.
In my nonprofit work, I served as outreach coordinator for Camp Kesem at Boston University, supporting camper families year-round and engaging community contacts. Running a free summer camp for children affected by their parents’ cancer was an ever-changing daily challenge that was totally worth it.
I’m also a creative.
I write creatively, of course, both poetry and short fiction, and I run a personal blog, Cocoon, covering travel, fashion, beauty, and food. I sing in a choir that tours during the holidays with the Boston Pops. I love making things with my hands—I cook and bake nearly every day and I sell hand-embroidered clothing and accessories. Needless to say, I keep busy!How can I help?
I’m currently available for freelance work.
If you have a project in the works or you’d just like to say hello, please get in touch.