Experiences & Clients
"Are you a 'real' copywriter?"
I’ve been offering copywriting services for over 13 years, first for B2C clients, and later for B2B. I received training in direct-response and B2B marketing from the American Writers & Artists Institute, the industry leader in copywriter training programs.
My writing and editing services have been requested and employed by high-profile companies and individuals, including a Forbes #1 Woman in Business who has appeared on MSNBC and in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
I’ve also served as a regular contributor on multiple blogs for consultants and the writing community.
"Who have you worked with?"
What others say about working with me.
instrumental in the success of the redesign
I worked with [Shakirah] while supporting and redesigning the MRAP application at Danya… She was a critical part of the report production process and the subject matter expert across multiple areas of the application. Her attention to detail and helpful, can-do attitude were instrumental in the success of the redesign.
Ming Zhu, Danya International
creative and thoughtful in... many formats
We corresponded regularly and while working remotely, we were in close contact to ensure accuracy and quality outcomes were consistently maintained. [Shakirah] has very strong writing skills and her work is clear and concise. She has advanced technology skills as well and is creative and thoughtful in developing documents and presenting many formats of information.
Barbara Miller, Manager, Process Reliability and Quality Assurance, Danya International, Inc.
an asset to anyone looking for a professional writer to expand the reach of written materials
[Shakirah] is an excellent writer, able to take something from draft form and improve the language and flow so it is engaging to readers. I believe she would be an asset to anyone looking for a professional writer to expand the reach of written materials to any audience, and increase business potential and outcomes as a result!
Senior Case Manager/Follow-up Lead, Danya International, Inc.
Shakirah is a very detail- and goal-oriented person. She is a forward thinker and always looking for different avenues that make her more valuable.
Sisina Wilson, Danya International
I was impressed by [Shakirah’s] professionalism even in the face of considerable demands. Her work is consistent and of good quality.
Omar Madani, Sustainable Global Solutions
easy... to work with
She has never missed a deadline, and I’ve been satisfied with each piece I send her. On top of that, she’s easy and pleasant to work with.
Erhan Umit Ozkan, Business Consultant
a wonderful resource
Shakirah… has been an excellent consultant, keeping me on top of things, even when I fell behind. Most important, she’s easy to work with and approaches her work with a consistent high level of interest… she has been a wonderful resource. I look forward to working with her again.
Peter Ahjohn, Graphic Designer
Her attention to detail is impressive.
I worked with… Shakirah on a book project with very tight deadlines, and she managed to successfully turn [it] in… well ahead of the final deadline, thus offering me considerable tranquility for the next steps in the process. Her attention to detail is impressive.
I will certainly work with her again in the future…
keen understanding of the client's needs
Shakirah writes with focus and a keen understanding of the client’s needs. First and foremost, she seeks to understand the business goals and the audience the client seeks to reach. She then works with the client to fine tune and deliver a top notch product. I highly recommend Shakirah.
conscientious and thoughtful
Shakirah was both an exciting and capable partner … I found her to be conscientious and thoughtful. She always thought about the person behind the [medium] and found ways to speak directly to them, not just in a soundbite… I enjoyed the care and attention she gave equally to language and to people, and I would welcome the chance to work with her again.
Michelle Baker, PhD; The Conservation Writing Pro