Hurrayyyy for 2016!
6, 473 PROJECTS ACCOMPLISHED
and counting. Bring it on, 2017!
This writer is human, experienced and for hire. I’d like to put a big, bold imaginary parenthesis to the word human simply for the reason that most clients reached me and complained about how crappy and robot-like their previous writers were – that is not what I am.
Companies trust me with their writing projects because I look at deadlines like serial killers and I happen to have a long list of over 6,473 successful projects — as of January 12, 2017 — not to mention the five years of professional writing experiences at my fingertips.
I also revise (not that it is necessary but, oh well) for free. Perfection is our goal afterall.
My name is Vergielyn and I am a copywriter who has been in the game since early 2011. I must admit, it wasn’t an easy journey and I had to go through challenges that most writers experienced; writer’s block, rejections, self-doubts and everything else in between. But all through these years of writing (and writing and writing and writing), I found out that there’s just a single magical formula which REALLY converts readers into loyal customers: you got to be that reader – step into your readers’ shoes, find the pain point and from there, give them the remedy they deserve.
You see, every product, may it tangible or not, has its own story. When it comes to branding, it is hard to craft a unique and compelling story that captivates attention specially in today’s digital age where people are bombarded with information. No matter how good a product could be, its existence is almost unknown if its seller does not have the power to capture its potential customers’ attention. That’s why choosing the RIGHT words to tell a product’s story is as important as the product itself. Thanks to the wonders of the Earth, writers like me exist.
I am that breed of writer who prefers simple and captivating words than fancy, nonsensical idioms. I am also the investigative kind — that sometimes I thought of quitting this job and become a detective instead – who doesn’t just base my researches from one source but on every possible reliable archives until I am satisfied with the data’s validity.
Generally, I value quality outputs but for that to happen, I culture myself some practices that keep me sane despite of the fact that I had to face my 12-inch radiation screen (the norm calls it, computer) and dig into archives twelve hours a day. My spare hours are spent on climbing mountains, traveling and photography. My writing/working relationship towards clients lies on a core philosophy: friendship. Let’s be friends and that would make the job easy for both of us. Be REALISTIC of your expectations and you’ll see dependable outputs.
I’ve been doing this job long enough to easily analyze good writing and bad writing. I happen to hate the latter but there are too many of ’em so I stay in this field and will probably be sticking around for the next decade or so. Of course, I would be hypocrite if I say I don’t work for money. This art pays good and I love doing it.
I believe that the more I respect the trust clients gave me, the more respect I get back from ’em. For the past years of doing this job, to me respect, in the sense of deadlines, quality and productivity is a 2-way relationship that will keep everything smooth sailing. I look at deadlines not as dates in the calendar but expectations. I treat “quality” not as a word but as what my output would demonstrate.
I believe in developing a good culture for my working routines – – and that does not involved working with people who thinks they own me 24/7. To expand creativity and give fair share of productivity for every client I serve, I live my life. As much as I love branding, reputation, sales and everything in between the line, I am also a victim of those. Once upon a time, I got burned out after writing and ditching my social life. Then, I found the goodness of mountain climbing, nature and other forms art. Just like the usual creative, I love chasing sunsets and sunrises. Connecting with my inner creativity allows me to be more productive so I apologize for the Sundays and Mondays hiatus away-from-the-keyboard.
Have a project in mind? Don’t know where to start? Or need an editor to perfect the mess “they” left behind? Get your free quote by contacting me. Alternatively, you can measure my awesomeness with your Bond skills by reading any of the samples below.
The sun begins to crawl its way down to the west and here I am breathing its beauty. The air is cooler. Swoosh, swoosh, says the wind. The thin horizon at the back of the mountains started to eat those shimmering rays. Phone rings. The cracking sound of it tells me it is an e-mail from you. Though I am mesmerized by the glimmer of pink, orange and yellowish sky where vast clouds play, I know I have to check my e-mail, because it’s from one important person – – you. This is how much I value my friends and clients’ messages that I let ’em get in my way even if I am on a Robert Frost-y mood. So be clever, precise and nice when you use the form below.
Quick note fellas: I only do non-fiction projects such as copywriting, articles, e-books, contents, product descriptions and blogs. I don’t take erotic, explicit and violent niches. Students, I hate to say this but I can’t lend you my creative hands for your academic projects. I believe those are something that you should be responsible of; thus, passing from school because you paid someone to do the hardwork is not really fair for others who have done otherwise.
Project Happiness is my quest to give happiness to kids whenever possible. As a backpacker and storyteller, I scout through cities and remote areas in the Philippines to experience cultures, people and explore life’s amazing diversity. Overtime, I decide to commit myself to give any kind of happiness – may it be foods, inspiration, inspirational stories or simply my time — to children. I love seeing happy, sincere smiles.
Project Happiness — December 2015
In a small town where a family of 5-9 earned an average of less than $5 a day, I couldn’t really expect merry Christmas parties – not even for kids. I’ve asked around and found that this town never had a Christmas party for their children – EVER. So here goes me, doing it for the children, just like I always would. If you have known me long enough, you probably know that it is my kind of tradition to spend my special days (birthdays, Christmas, etc) doing some random act of kindness for under privilege children. It was always been my “code” to keep my deeds behind dark curtains but this year, I realize, I have the voice, I am a writer after all and I got this site with my amazing followers, so I might as well document this small party. Matter of fact, I’m building a special page for Project Happiness because I found out that my colleagues and friends would love to help me do more of these.
Project Happiness — December 2016
The kids from a remote town in Negros Oriental was promised for a kind of Christmas that they’ve first tasted on December 2015 (Project Happiness, December 2015). In a town where a family earns less than $5 a day, there’s nothing much to expect for the holidays. I listed all the foods these kids wish to eat and well, made it happen in this year’s (2016) Project Happiness. I have helped from the locals. I singlehandedly cook as early as 12 midnight until the early morning of December 17 but it was all oh so worth it.
Thank you to all the kindhearted people who made this happen. Here you go. The December 2016, Project Happiness in pictures: