About Sara El Halabi J., the Freelance Writer
When I first began writing, I thought I'd be exclusively a fiction writer. That's why I adopted the pen name Cristia H. J.
Until my family and I went through a critical financial time, and we realized we needed an extra income.
So, I decided to do something more out of my love for words than writing and editing endlessly my stories while waiting to land a literary agent. I was determined to enter the freelance career with all my gears on!
My other love, the one for researching, resulted very helpful in this case. Discovering new subjects almost every day, writing entertaining and insightful articles, and creating a variety of topics from emotional wellbeing to tips for a healthy lifestyle, spirituality, and motivation opened my eyes to this new world.
With my degree in Business Administration from the Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho University in Venezuela, a Specialization in Creative Writing from Wesleyan University through Coursera, knowledge of Personal Branding and SEO, and an internship at the Digital Nomad Writing Club (DNWC), I am delighted to offer the best content creation service to brands, startups, and anyone who has a blog page or want to create a lead magnet to inform and entertain their audiences, thus boosting their websites.
Among some of my credentials, I have co-authored and translated books from Spanish to English for Naturist Expert, Dr. Wafaa Jawhary Zeid, and published some short stories in online magazines, like Ink and Sword, LitStream Magazine, Let's Get Published, and others. My featured articles are listed in the PORTFOLIO section below.
Bringing a smile to my clients' faces and relief that their content is in good hands make me realize my passion for content and freelance writing.
As a last note, I am open for hire and enjoy collaborating with other content writers to create quality work for exclusive clients.
LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL:
These 10 Gemstones Will Boost Your Personal Power and Health. (May 18, 2021)
Sisterhood Will Always Have a Home in My Heart. (March 25, 2021)
Finding Myself on the Top of the World: A Guide to the Himalayas. (March 13, 2021)
These Five Indoor Plants Will Make Your House Smell Like Heaven. (March 9, 2021)
MENTAL HEALTH & EMOTIONAL WELLNESS:
Living with OCD (April 7, 2021)
This Emotional Baggage Is Not Letting You Enjoy the Journey (March 7, 2021)
BEAUTY & HEALTH:
These Anti-Ageing Tips Will Enhance Your Beauty (April 14, 2021)
Five Tips to Impact Your Walking (May 9, 2021)
WRITING TIPS & WRITER'S LIFE:
Plot Structure Formula: Craft an Engaging Story (March 16, 2021)
A Writer's Wellbeing. Time Management Tips (April 20, 2021)
Paranormal & Romantic Short Story: The Witch's Sampo (posted in my blog)
The Healer's Last Day (published by LitStream Magazine in it's Spring '21 issue)
I Never Meant to Leave You. Love & Marriage in Times of War. Part 1 (posted in my blog)
I Never Meant to Leave You. Love & Marriage in Times of War. Part 2 (posted in my blog)
For a TECH portal:
"According to the salary data analysis from Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam, tech roles, such as product management, data science and engineering, earn 54% more than non-tech roles, including marketing, operations, sales and finance. Big tech companies now offer open contracts to attract and retain potential candidates. They were pushed into this strategy after giants from the U.S. and China, like Zoom, Alibaba and TikTok, started hiring ASEAN high performers by almost writing blank cheques. In Singapore, for example, managers now earn a monthly salary of $4,500 to $6,000 USD...
"With Covid-19 modifying the market rules and the compensation benchmark, founders and leaders have adjusted to the new norm of staggered work schedules and remote-based roles. This work style can also be advantageous when building and developing teams with diversity in skills and talents..."
"Before the pandemic, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Honda were the ultimate brands reigning in Southeast Asia, but a greener awareness is emerging in the region after the lockdowns. Tesla is pushing swiftly into the market, ranking first in Google searches. Nonetheless, most ASEAN countries are still slow to accept battery-powered EVs and build battery production plants...
"The EV industry may be vital for the resurgence of the region’s economies post-pandemic and already plays a significant part. In 2020, 70% of Indonesia’s foreign investment funding went into the sector as the country has a quarter of the global nickel reserves. Tesla sees investment in the country as helping the car manufacturer secure battery and power generator plant sources..."
"Investors are willing to fund emerging products and technologies with the potential to scale the eCommerce, health, educational and financial markets. Although Southeast Asia venture debt has high risks, it also has high rewards, depending on how successful the portfolio of startups becomes. Small and medium startups promise a more dynamic market and efficient virtual products, the sweet spot for venture capital funders. Through venture debt lending or productive financing, many VCs are reaching out and assisting smaller startups as they commence their journeys, giving them the capital required to produce their product or deliver their service.
"With new consumption patterns emerging in Southeast Asia, startups face more pressure to secure their competitiveness in today’s tech markets. Amit Anand, a founding partner of Jungle Ventures, is optimistic about the European investors’ growing interest in Southeast Asia startups. Nevertheless, other venture capital firms shy away from backing new startups and instead seek tech stars in their series B phase that already have a proven plan and are capital-backed..."
"Before the second COVID wave, India and most Asian countries were already adopting more tech tools and a digitalised lifestyle. Yet, with the pandemic’s recent surge, many markets in the region realised they were not prepared enough for such a significant economic disaster, especially in India, where the implications could wreck fiscal growth in 2022.
"Nevertheless, this has opened the eyes of the tech businesses and investors looking for startup opportunities in India, acknowledging the consumer need for more innovative technologies that would help them in their daily routines. The situation has a phenomenal impact on the digital ecosystem and is driving a startup to become a unicorn every 11 days.
"As uncertainty taints future hopes, consumer behaviour will keep transforming until digitalisation takes over every sector in the various tech markets..."