Lynn Swayze

Copywriter · Technical Writer · Linguist · Polyglot · Autodidact · Developer
Email me: lynnswayze@gmail.com

I'm Lynn Swayze. (Yes, related to Patrick.) Since I began working in 2005, I have consistently helped businesses find innovative solutions to painful problems. Whether that problem is a lack of lead gen, a poor workflow, or a lack of documentation (and therefore efficiency), I have always been the person on the team to raise the flag and say, "We can fix this! Here's how..."

Fortunately or not, being a "fixer" comes with the price tag of broad domain knowledge. My curiosity and my desire for optimization has led me to learn a variety of business-related topics, such as:

  • Direct Response Marketing Strategies (esp. for high ticket offers)
  • Inbound Marketing & Inbound Selling
  • Website Development (Wordpress, Bootstrap 4, Clickfunnels)
  • CRM Tools (Salesforce, Hubspot, ActiveCampaign, Infusionsoft)
  • Funnel Development and Optimization (Clickfunnels, ThriveThemes, etc)
  • Direct Response Copywriting
  • Agile/Scrum Project Management & Development
  • Programming (Java, JavaScript, Ruby, HTML5, CSS)
  • ITIL Foundations
  • SQL Server Database Foundations
  • Information Marketing & Expert/Consultant Marketing
  • Technical Writing & Knowledge Base Management
As a result, I have been able to advise friends and clients in strategies that, when implemented, have yielded positive results. Like one client who went from $0/month to $30K/month after implementing a new offer and funnel. Or another, who gained an extra $18K/quarter thanks to ops changes. Or the countless others who are still using websites and funnels I created for them or using processes I've suggested.

At this time, I'm not actively looking for projects, HOWEVER I will always entertain a conversation, especially if you are willing to offer highly competitive pay and remote work flexibility. That being said, I'm always up for interviews, collaboration opportunites, and professional networking.

You can also read my latest articles, essays, and research on this site, on LinkedIn, and on Medium. Just like me, this site is a constant work in progress.


Feel free to connect with me on one of the channels below:


Experience

Technical Writer

Fusion Alliance

In this role, I bring my technical writing and marketing background to the table to assist with the documentation and implementation of Salesforce. I use SharePoint, Confluence, JIRA, RALLY, Word, and more to do my job.

April 2019 - Present

Freelance Copywriter/Consultant

Self-employeed

I performed a variety of roles for clients, including marketing strategist, direct response copywriter, operations consultant, and project manager. I left to return to the "cubicle life" for a bit.

April 2015 - December 2018



Education

University of the People (Planned)

Computer Science - BS
Completing my degree with University of the People.
June 2019-June 2022

Ivy Tech Community College (In Progress)

Liberal Arts - AS
Focus on philosophy, history, and French language. I also pulled in a lot of credits from IUPUI, almost all within liberal arts and social sciences. Will complete Fall 2019.
May 2019 - Dec 2019

Indiana University-Purdue University - Indianapolis

Pre-Law - BA
Concentration on philosophy, history, and political science. I left to focus on my family and deal with the recession.
May 2006 - Dec 2009

Lycee et college le likes

Premiere L - Quimper, France

Spent a year in France as a Rotary International Exchange Student. Took the BAC and got 16/20.

August 2002 - July 2003

Languages

English

Native Fluency
Born in the United States to East Coasters but raised in the Midwest. So I say soda, but also "needs washed". Go figure!

French

C1 Profiency (estimated)

Gained as a foreign exchange student to Quimper, France, plus ongoing development in reading, writing, listening, and speaking ability. I hope to take a formal proficiency exam soon.

Mexican Spanish

B1 Profiency (estimated)

Gained through college coursework and ongoing study. I can read better than I can speak or write.

Biblical Hebrew

A1 Profiency (estimated)

Gained through self-study and religious education/prayerbook. I would love to be able to finally read the Bible in Hebrew and know what I'm saying when I pray at synagogue.

Modern Hebrew

A1 Profiency (estimated)

Just started! I am writing about my progress here. Check it out!

German

A1 Profiency (estimated)

Studied in High School, not actively progressing at this time.

Yiddish

A1 Profiency (estimated)

Just started! I'm hopiing to learn Yiddish as I learn German, so I can speak with the older Yiddish-speaking members of my community.

Arabic (MSA? Levantine?)

A1 Profiency (estimated)

This is a language I plan to study, so I am at A1 level. I know maybe 5 words in Arabic right now not counting Hebrew cognates.

Esperanto

A2 Profiency (estimated)

This is a language I've studied off and on over the years. I hope to be able to read, write, and speak in the language and possibly contribute to translating works into Esperanto.


Skills

Programming Languages & Tech Tools
Consulting Skills & Strengths



Interests

I have way too many interests to put in a web page, however you'll find those I'm most passionate about on my Writing page. I enjoy advancing my tech skills, mastering linguistics, learning new languages, sewing, gardening, and reading fiction. I also value family time with my husband, four kiddos, and numerous rescued animals. I also hope to take the LSAT before I die, if nothing else than to see if I can do it.


Certifications




Portfolio

Project One

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Project Three

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