About

What you need to know about the main creative force behind Miami Writer LLC. Awards, bio, and insights.
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I'M JULIE ROSS MYERS

I've written 6,630,000 words or the equivalent of 73 novels.

If you're on this page, you're probably figuring out if you want to work with me. Okey doke, let me help answer that. The nuts and bolts of marketing – technology – is constantly changing. But the reasons people buy or don't buy are embedded deep in the human psyche. Sometimes, like during COVID-19, those motives become layered with fear and uncertainty. I've spent 30 years chasing down the motives that make people act. 

INTEGRITY COMES AT A PRICE

Why I ditched a six-figure income.

Back in the day, my salary and two solid freelance clients easily cleared six figures. But, writing is about more than money. I want to feel good about the clients I serve and the work I produce. In theory, going freelance full-time meant I could choose my projects. But Miami is mucho expensive. Too often, I wound up working for nightmare clients just to stay afloat. So a few years ago, I chucked everything and moved to Edgewater, Florida.  Nothing goes on here, but that fine by me. The low cost of living offers financial freedom and the slow pace gives me time to think.
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Awards

Awards are the only formal recognition for creative and marketing excellence given by industry peers.
ABC AWARDS 
National award for business communication (tied for a Silver with Ford Motor Co.)
HSMAI ADRIANS 
Have won a Platinum and several Gold international marketing awards
CLIO AWARDS 
Prestigious international award, have won one and was shortlisted for another
STEVIE AWARDS
Work for an agency won seven of these top business marketing awards.
MEAD TOP 60
Wrote a direct mail piece that was among the 60 best in the nation printed on Mead paper.
HEALTHCARE
Won a national Gold Healthcare Advertising award for a hospital marketing campaign
ADDY AWARDS
Have won dozens of regional and national ADDY (Advertising Federation) awards
ARDA AWARDS
Have worked on many projects that have won this international resort industry award

Education

A good university education provides the tools necessary for critical thinking and unbiased judgments.
duke sociology degree
BA Sociology
california college of art fine arts degree
BFA Fine Art
university san francisco internet marketing
Internet Marketing
harvard branding program
Branding

Bio

My journey from then until now, accompanied by a Beagle, Shih-Tzu, and two Toy Poodles.
1956 MIAMI
Grew up in Miami playing barefoot in the street, climbing trees, and swimming next to manatees in canals.
1977 ALASKA
After graduating from Duke, I did ethnographic research in the Aleutians, ate caribou stew, and heard tall tales.
1980-2015 MIAMI
Worked in senior creative roles. Quit in 2010 to freelance full-time in digital marketing and web design.
2016 EDGEWATER
Moved with a small dog to a small house in a small town just south of New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach.
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