PORTFOLIO

The only really committed artist is he who, without refusing to take part in the combat, at least refuses to join the regular armies and remains a freelance. – Albert Camus

CREDENTIALS

HONORABLE MENTION, Award
My first screenplay, “Sa Likod ng Puting Uniporme” (Behind the White Uniform) won Honorable Mention (Finalist) in the 1999 Film Development Foundation of the Philippines Screenwriting Contest.

CREATIVE MIXED MEDIA, My Business
Marissa N. Uycoco-Bacsa Professional Services is the registered business name of Issa Bacsa and Creative Mixed Media Freelancing.

FREELANCE WRITERS GROUP OF THE PHILIPPINES, Member
FWGP member since 2012. As a group, we fight for competitive rates and against exploitation of the writers’ talents. Creative writing is an art, but also a profession.

AUTHOR

Number One Fan

The Vixens

The First Trilogy (In Original Filipino Text)

Guilty

TESTIMONIALS AS AN AUTHOR

Their words, not mine.

Number One Fan

This has a really unusual and interesting setting for a mystery novel. This reader does not recall ever reading a book set in newscasting, or in the Philippines, which lends a really original cast to the whole story. Regine is clearly is a strong and capable woman, and her sense of family and responsibility as well as ambition keep the reader on her side. Overall it is a strong idea for a story and a setting that could support sequels. – Judge, Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Award

We are interested in to publish your book named “Number One Fan” in Turkish. I just wonder if the Turkish rights of the book are still free… – Ilker Balkan, Foreign Rights Manager, Altin Bilek Yayinlari

Your book has been selected to be in Free-eBooks.net’s latest Top 1,000 USB Bundle. We’ve published tens of thousands of books and have had millions downloaded from our online library. To be selected demonstrates exactly how well-received your book has been. Congratulations! – Nicolas Gremion, CEO, Free-eBooks.net

I did not see this coming. You literally had me on the edge, The plot was too good…. It was a mere pleasure reading this…. – Anonymous reader

The Vixens

Congratulations Issa, Just finished Vixens. I am very impressed with your writing. Lots of twists and turns in the stories. You held the reader’s interest well. Well done. – Brian T., client

I like it, Very clever script. – Ramos Marco, reader

ARTICLE, BLOG, & COLUMN WRITING

Alphabetically arranged below are some of the freelance writing gigs I’ve done for clients or companies that I’ve worked with. Some of them don’t have links due to a previous non-disclosure and confidentiality agreement or simply the website no longer exists. I make sure to update this list from time to time. Contact me to request for a personalized writing job quote.

BOOKS

  • Sunshine Publishing/G.P. Nepomuceno Enterprises, 2002
    • Living In A Lie
    • Pilya Primadonna Series
      1. Gawa Na Ang Pusong Magmamahal Sa Iyo
      2. Papunta Ka Pa Lang, Pabalik Na Ako
      3. Honey
      4. Ano Ako, Kahapon Lang Ipinanganak?
  • a supervisor training e-Book for an HR company

COMIC BOOK MANUSCRIPTS

  • Abante Komiks, 2002-2003
    • Si Aling Mameng
    • Two Weeks After
    • Miss K ng Buhay Ko
    • Sa Muling Pagkikita
    • My Secret Admirer

COPYWRITING

  • Tamperla Blender Stick, 2018

CORPORATE PROFILE

  • CIIT College of Arts and Technology, 2014
  • 3w Global Corporation, 2015

CREATIVE FILM & TV WRITING & RESEARCH

  • Mila, 2001, Star Cinema Productions, Inc.
  • La Vida Rosa, 2001, Star Cinema Productions, Inc.
  • Videoke King, 2001, Star Cinema Productions, Inc.
  • Kailangan Kita, 2002, Star Cinema Productions, Inc.
  • Pangako Sa ‘Yo, 2001, Star Cinema Productions, Inc.

GHOSTWRITING

  • for a Filipino professor and author, 1990
  • for a British website owner, 2012
  • for an American film studies graduate and actress, 2012
  • for a Filipino writer and musician, 2015
  • for a British website owner residing in Malaysia, 2015
  • for an Australian website owner, 2015
  • for an American website owner, 2016
  • for a Filipino HR consultant who owns her own HR firm, 2018
  • for an American who owns multiple websites, 2018
  • for a Canadian student who owns a website, 2018

MARKETING KIT

  • 3w Global Corporation, 2016

PRESS RELEASES

  • Cuepido Cosmetics, 2015
  • Ghify, 2015
  • It’s Giftable, 2015
  • NYDLA, 2013
  • PHantasya IV, 2014

PRODUCT REVIEWS

PROOFREADING & EDITING

  • Atty. Luz Villamor, 1990
  • thesis of a college student about a documentary on depression, 2017
  • thesis of a college student about fumage as an art form, 2018

RE-WRITING & REVISIONS

  • revised numerous web content articles for ghostwriting clients

SCREENPLAY

  • Sa Likod Ng Puting Uniporme, 1999, FDFPI Screenwriting Contest, Honorable Mention (finalist)
  • Sa Pagtuwid Ng Kamalian, 2000 Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature entry
  • Teysi, 2002-2003, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network
    • Teysi, pre-production sessions, 2002 to 2003, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network
    • Teysi, pilot Tuesday episode, 4 February 2003, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network
    • Teysi, Valentine episode, 14 February 2003, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network
  • ghostwritten a pilot episode for a web TV series, 2012

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT & MANAGEMENT

  • Accu1Direct, 2013
  • HRT Medical Group, 2013
  • Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County, 2013
  • Natal Air Conditioning, 2013
  • NicePrezzy, 2013
  • PsoriaCease, 2013
  • PurePPC, 2013
  • Rate My Pharmacy, 2013
  • Rozanna’s Violins, 2013
  • Safe Sculpt Laser Liposuction, 2013

TECHNICAL WRITING

  • various software app proposals and development, 3w Corner, 2016-2018

TRAVEL WRITING

  • Arrivedo, 2018

WEB CONTENT

  • 3wToday.com (and its predecessors), 2016 to 2017
  • an Australian drivers’ training website (ghostwritten), 2015
  • Bed Bug K9 Experts, Inc., 2017
  • PHantasya V, event website, 2015
  • Student Portal, CIIT College of Arts and Technology, 2014-2015
  • VIP Cars, 2013

TESTIMONIALS AS A FREELANCE WRITER

Their words, not mine.

Very good writer and always on time with deadlines. – Jasmine D., client

5 stars! – Alex P., client

I love the look and sound of the first few pages. This output is what I am looking for. It is so good that it almost does not need a revision. – Irene L., client

Your essay is awesome, and I’m glad to have you on my team! – Reina G., client