Issa Bacsa

Filipino freelance writer & author

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About Me

I am Marissa N. Uycoco-Bacsa, a Filipino freelance writer and author, helping various clients here and abroad with their #WebContent and other #writing needs. I used to be a registered medical technologist and nurse before becoming a creative writer. In between assignments, I still find time to write my own #blog and #novels.

Your words matter. I can help you send your message across on any medium.
Learn from my journey as I blog about #writing, #freelancing, #productivity & more.

Benjamin Franklin once said, "If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing." I decided to do both.

Filipino Freelance Writer

Filipino freelance writer and author Issa Bacsa

In 2012, after working in one of the top BPO companies in the Philippines, I became a freelance writer. I work from home and write web content for start-up companies, small to medium businesses, and individual brands across different industries. I create websites, blogs, press releases, or social media posts for them. Having been employed in different companies and industries provided me with a few business insights and good materials for writing.

I got this website in 2016 and since then this serves as my online portfolio and blog to promote my freelance writing services. I offer a wide range of writing services from article writing to WordPress website administration.

One advantage of hiring me is that I can write in different formats, in different genres, for different niches, and for different industries.

Filipino Author

I never dreamed of becoming a writer or an author. In fact, when I was a kid, I wanted to be a doctor someday. But I knew that I had a talent for writing during my school days. Writing as a profession never entered my mind and never thought that this would be my profession later in life. I was already in my late 20's when I realized this.

So I left my nursing profession in 1999 and made a leap of faith into creative writing. After attending a screenplay writing workshop, I wrote my first screenplay, Sa Likod ng Puting Uniporme (Behind the White Uniform). It is about five stories running at the same time inside a hospital for three days. That same screenplay won Honorable Mention (finalist) in a nationwide writing contest and became my ticket into the film industry.

Maybe a career in show business is not for me. I shifted to writing novels with my first romance comedy, Küng äng Txt i My KüPdö (",). It is about a love story that started with a text message sent to the wrong person. Since then, I have written a few more novels.

I also wrote for Abante Komiks in late 2002 starting with my first comics, Si Aling Mameng. It is about the death of the most-hated neighbor and her neighbors became the suspects.

In 2013, I published my first English novel, Number One Fan, about a female news anchor who receives a message from a stalker. This e-book is now available on Amazon.

Blogger

The blog topics here are limited to creative writing, freelancing, and productivity. These articles may serve as writing samples for clients to look into.

My free-spirited and Jill-of-all-trades nature have prepared me for the kind of writing I'm expected of. This website and the blogs I have reflected that constant change.

I like reading, watching videos, and playing retro games. I'm also a covert foodie and still need to check off travel destinations from my bucket list. That's why I started writing about my own opinion on books, films, foods, games, places, and events on a separate site.

 

Resume

I am a Filipino freelance writer, author, and administrator, with more than 26 years of employment in various companies and industries, seeking opportunities in the field of publishing, entertainment, or web development, where I can apply my skills and knowledge.

Experience

2018-present

Owner & Web Administrator

issabacsa.com

Currently managing my professional writing services as an independent contractor. Refer to this website for more details.

2015-2017

Virtual HR & Writer

3wCorner.com

Acted as HR Manager, doing recruitment, timekeeping, payroll, & virtual administration. Wrote web content for the company & its clients. Brainstormed with the CTO about possible software development projects.

2014-2015

Student Affairs Officer

CIIT College of Arts & Technology

Proofread & edited all communications from employees before sending them. Created & maintained the school's Student Portal. Supervised student organizations & student-related activities, in and off-campus. Taught Academic Writing 1 & 2.

1994-2014

Various employments

Metro Manila

Took a job right after passing the Nursing Board Exam and rose from the ranks. Decided to work from home as a freelance writer in 2012.

Education

1991-1994

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

De Los Santos College

Completed and passed the course and internships. Graduated with special awards. Passed the Nursing Licensure Examination taken in May 1994.

1986-1990

B.S. Medical Technology

University of Santo Tomas

Completed and passed the course and internships. Passed the Medical Technology Licensure Examination taken in September 1990.

1982-1986

High School

Stella Maris College

Secondary education equivalent to Grades 7 to 10 in the K-12 program

1975-1982

Grade School

Stella Maris College

Primary education equivalent to Kinder to Grade 6 in the K-12 program

Award

Honorable Mention (finalist), Film Development Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (FDFPI) Screenplay Writing Contest, 1999-2000

 

Professional Skills

  • Good English and Filipino communication & networking skills
  • Can thrive in a team environment & can work independently
  • Can work under pressure & multi-task
  • Follows instructions & delivers quality results
  • With a keen eye for details

Writing Skills

Fiction writing
95%
Article Writing
90%
Web Content & SEO
90%
Business Writing
90%
Social Media Management
90%
Academic Writing
90%
Technical Writing
85%

Other Skills

Office Administration
90%
WordPress Site Administration
90%
Email Management
90%
Data Entry
95%
Customer Support
90%
Phone Support
85%
 

Services

There are businesses and individuals who are in need of writers — start-ups, web developers, small businesses, busy entrepreneurs, agencies, etc. Save your time and money. Get more results with the professional writing services I can offer. Who knows? I could be the right person for the job.

My goal is to produce high-quality web content that engages readers, relative to your target market and delivers value to the public.

I could easily adapt to your preferred writing style and approach. Usually, I write in a formal, conversational, storytelling tone. You may check out my blog for writing samples.

My Quality Assurance

I treat any writing assignment as my own. I will not stop writing until I get satisfied. My educational background, my work experiences, and my love of writing have given me the advantage to write diverse topics in different formats.

I am a writer. I am an artist. I always treat a project as a work of art. Doing good is my religion, thus helping people has become my second skin. I am willing to go an extra mile for my clients because doing so is one of the keys to success.

 

What I Can Do

Creative
Novel | Screenplay | Comics Manuscripts | Ghostwriting
Business
Copywriting | Web content | Blog | Review | Social Media | Corporate Profile | Press Release | Newsletter
Academic
Presentation | Training Module | e-Book | Proofreading & editing | ESL | APA format | OSCOLA format
Technical
WordPress site administration | App development documentation | App development presentation | Medical | Legal

Niche Industries

Health | Web and Software Development | Food | Entertainment | Women | Small business | Human Resources | Legal | Travel

Pricing

Estimates on all writing projects are customized for each client. A writing project could be quoted based on the nature and scope of the project, the actual budget, and the time required for me to finish it. It could be quoted per word, per hour, per page, or per project whichever is reasonably fair for both parties. Exchange deals could be negotiated on a case-to-case basis.

Feel free to view my resume, portfolio, and blog. Should you find my qualifications fit, send me an email by clicking the button below. I'll be sending you my proposed Statement of Work and looking forward to working with you soon.

 

Portfolio

Feel free to view my resume, portfolio, and blog. Should you find my qualifications fit, send me an email through the button below. I'll be sending you my proposed Statement of Work and looking forward to working with you soon.

Guilty by Issa Bacsa

Guilty

Filipino
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The First Trilogy

Filipino
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Testimonials

This reader does not recall ever reading a book set in news casting, or in the Philippines, which lends a really original cast to the whole story... Overall it is a strong idea for a story and a setting that could support sequels.
WD Annual e-Book Awards
Judge
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.
reader
Fluffy
Your book has been selected to be in Free-eBooks.net's latest Top 1,000 USB Bundle. To be selected demonstrates exactly how well-received your book has been. Congratulations!
CEO, Free-eBooks.net
Nicolas Gremion
I am very impressed with your writing. Lots of twists and turns in the stories. You held the reader's interest well. Well done.
client
Brian T.
Good script!
reader
Marco R.
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.
client
Irene L.
A very good writer and always on time with deadlines.
client
Jasmine D.
I wanted to let you know that organic traffic is starting to trickle in from Google which is great news and is all thanks to your great writing.
client
Gab Z.
 

Works & Writings

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 freelancer. - Albert Camus

43

Creative

55

Business

26

Academic

5

Technical

Credentials

  • Honorable Mention (finalist), FDFPI Screenplay Writing Contest, 2000
  • Member, Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines, since 2012
  • Certified, Content Marketing, 2020

Articles & Blogs

  • 3wToday.com, 2016-2017
  • Bed Bug K9 Experts, Inc., 2017
  • Bodylab, 2012
  • Boundless Freebies, 2012
  • CIIT College of Arts and Technology, 2014-2015
  • Diyaryong Imbestigador, 2003-2004
  • Dr. Jess, 2018
  • Dry Food Craze, 2018-2019
  • Epic Surf Tribe, 2019
  • Get Holistic Health, 2013
  • Golf Gurls, 2013
  • Her Caribbean, 2013
  • Pam Perry PR, 2013
  • PayPerContent, 2018
  • Pure PPC, 2013
  • Safe Sculpt Laser Liposuction, 2013
  • Social Interactive, 2013
  • Rate My Pharmacy, 2013
  • The Bitbot, 2013
  • WebDevelop, 2013
  • Wellness Courier, 2013 

Business Plan

  • Regency Claims Management, Ltd., 2020

Comics Manuscripts

Abante Komiks, 2002-2003

    • Si Aling Mameng
    • Two Weeks After
    • Miss K ng Buhay Ko
    • Sa Muling Pagkikita
    • My Secret Admirer

Copywriting

Corporate Profile

e-Book

Film & TV

Proofreading & Editing

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

Press Release

Reviews

Screenplays

Social Media

Technical Writing

Travel Writing

Web Content

Should you be interested in my qualifications, feel free to contact me through this button. I will be sending you my proposed Statement of Work as soon as possible.

 

Blog

Penstoppe is a blog about #writing and #productivity. Consider this as a pit stop for the #WritingCommunity and #freelancers. #Writers (and #readers, too) appreciate tips and words of encouragement while living the #WritersLife.

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Most of us have read Aesop’s fables in our childhood. The four Gospels have their own share of parables. These are just examples of stories that teach a moral lesson about what’s right and wrong. And it’s effective to the readers because the stories will remind them of those lessons. While fables and parables are […]

 

Any Comments?

The old school in me prefers email as my main communication tool. That's the reason why I disabled comments on all posts. In fact, one of the first things I do every morning is to check emails.

Kindly use the form below if you have any comments, suggestions, or questions for me. I'd appreciate any feedback. I usually respond to emails within 24 hours (48 hours max if I'm away).

However, since this page and the contact forms are public, I receive spam or unsolicited emails. I don't generally respond to these unless the unsolicited emails come from reputable and verified addresses.

For Reviews

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    Contact Info

    142C Santan St Pingkian Vill 3 Zone 1, Bgy P Tamo, Quezon City, PH 1107

    Email: info@issabacsa.com  issabacsa@gmail.com

    Hire Me

    Should you be interested in my qualifications, don't hesitate to contact me through this form. As soon as I receive your inquiry, I'll be sending you my proposed Statement of Work as soon as possible. Looking forward to working with you.