Wanda Thibodeaux is a freelance writer originally from Caseville, Michigan. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2006.
Thibodeaux worked as a consultant for the Central Michigan University Writing Center, where she assisted hundreds of students with general papers, proposals, theses, résumés, and other documentation. This experience made Thibodeaux realize the need for online educational editing and writing services, and Takingdictation.com was born.
Since Thibodeaux founded Takingdictation.com, she has written on everything from fly-fishing to health products to popular movies. She has been published in e-zines, on websites, and in other venues. To date, her personal portfolio contains published or unpublished forms of two novels, three novellas, approximately two hundred poems, and over 3,000 articles.
As a writer, Thibodeaux's objective is not simply to produce a good piece of copy. Rather, Thibodeaux's objective is to work step-by-step with each client in a manner that allows the client to understand not only what changes have been made, but also why the changes were made in the first place. In that sense, Thibodeaux has the goal of producing better writers in addition to producing affordable, quality projects.
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NON-BIAS: Since Thibodeaux is the sole proprietor of Takingdictation.com, she can provide a viewpoint that is not influenced by the red tape, politics, and excessively high costs that often dominate the corporate world.
INCREASED MOTIVATION: Unlike those who are guaranteed a paycheck by working at a firm, Thibodeaux's income is 100% generated from the work commissioned by clients. The simple fact that a poor, late, or otherwise unsatisfactory product means no receipt of pay motivates her strongly to work to the best of her ability and to ensure a client's continued patronage.
KNOW-HOW: Thibodeaux previously has been published in e-zines, on websites, and in other venues. She has written everything from parenting articles to case studies and technical reports. She prides herself on providing print-ready copy in a time- and cost-efficient manner. She has had extensive experience in one-on-one tutoring, online consultation, and looking critically at documents that are essential to personal, academic, or business success. She is conscious of the difficulties of English-Second-Language (ESL) clients, and she successfully has completed consultation with clients from Korea, China, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and many other nations.
SAVINGS: It is usually significantly cheaper to hire a freelance writer than to hire a writer from a firm. Thibodeaux believes wholeheartedly that it is possible to gain revenue by lowering rates. People will not buy what they cannot afford, and if rates are cheaper, clients come back more often.
"The writer must write what he has to say, not speak it."
"Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear, which is inherent in a human condition."
"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it."