I am Marissa N. Uycoco-Bacsa. I used to be a registered medical technologist and nurse before becoming a creative writer. I help various clients here and abroad with their #WebContent and other #writing needs. At the same time, I still find time to write my own #novels.
I never dreamed of becoming a writer or an author. I knew that I had a talent in writing during my school days but never thought that writing will be my profession later in life. I was already in my late 20’s when I realized this.
I left my nursing profession in 1999 and shifted to 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.
In 2002, G. P. Nepomuceno-Sunshine Publishing published my first Filipino romance novel, Küng äng Txt ï 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.
After many years, in 2013, I published my first English novel, Number One Fan. It is about a female news anchor who receives a message from her so-called “Number One Fan” that says: “Make me number one or else, someone dies.” This e-book is now available on Amazon.
Filipino Freelance Writer
A year and a half after giving birth, I went back to the corporate world. Over the years, I’ve been employed in different industries which provided me with good materials for writing and a few business insights.
In 2012, I decided to start working from home and write web content. For the past seven years, I have been working with start-up companies, small to medium businesses, and individual brands across different industries creating websites, blogs, press releases, or social media posts for them.
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 web content administration. One advantage of hiring me is that I can write in different formats, in different genres, for different niches and for different industries.
The blog topics here are limited to creative writing, freelance writing, and productivity. These articles may serve as writing samples for clients to look into.
My free-spirited nature and Jill-of-all trades attitude has prepared me for the kind of writing I’m expected of. This website and the blogs I have reflect that constant change.
I read a lot, watch videos daily, a covert foodie, a retrogaming mom, 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. I used to post my reviews here but I decided to have them on a separate site instead.
Within the 25 years of my employment, I have done freelance writing which lead me to use the name Creative Mixed Media Freelancing.
How Creative Mixed Media Came To Be
In September 2001, three friends and I decided to put up a media production house. We entered into a partnership and registered it at the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) as Creative Mix Media Productions.
After a few projects, we parted ways and I continued doing freelance writing since then. And since I was the one who came up with the name, I carried it along and changed it to Creative Mixed Media Freelancing in June 2012.
In December 2017, I registered for a business name. As a sole proprietor, the Department of Trade and Industry granted the business name Marissa N. Uycoco-Bacsa Professional Services instead. They also advised me to seek trademark copyright to the name Issa Bacsa which I will do soon.
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