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Jean Scheid

Contributing Editor·Senior Writer
Contributions: 999
Member of: 27 channels
Member since:
January 23, 2009

About Me

I have been a freelance writer for fifteen years. I began my writing career when I moved to Taos, New Mexico. What an inspirational place!

In 2011, I moved to Austin Texas and am happy to continue working at Bright Hub in a city who shouts their motto often, "Keep Austin Weird!"

Along with Bright Hub, I also offer writing services such as business plans and human resource handbooks, forms, policies and procedures. I have published one novel, Firewater in 1999.

Most recently, my writing has been focused on business management, human resources, project management, and help for the small business owner.

My most important goal at Bright Hub is to offer real life situations, especially for small business owners or entrepreneurs, not the fluffy stuff you come across on other websites. I do believe if it sounds like a duck and walks like a duck, it's probably a duck and there's too much fluff on the Web I feel is misleading to entrepreneurs.

I have a background in employee development, employee management, and project development. I have written employee manuals for a national company whose main office is in Rhode Island along with various articles for Redbook and the Sterling MacFadden Group. I have also had articles appear in Glimmer Train Press.

I am married to my best friend (Bill Scheid) and am a mother of two, Rachel and Julie and have one grandson, Gabriel who lives in Alaska. I also adore my son-in-law who is like a son to me, Alan.

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My Awards & Certifications

  • Member of Professional Writers of Austin
  • Member of Freelance Austin
  • Member of the Project Management Institute
  • Member of the Rio Grande Charter of PMI
  • TCA - Short Story of the Year - Taos New Mexico
  • Southwest Writers Group - Past Secretary (1999-2001)
  • Winner, Spotlight Article of the Month (2009) Bright Hub

My Experience

I received a Human Resource Management degree in 1981 from the University of Pittsburgh and have worked in that field along with the auto industry, body and paint industry, and now have focused solely on my writing career.

I have past experience in writing grants for a Taos K-8 501c3 school, Yaxche Community School and have received over $100K for them through grant submissions.

My Latest Articles

  • How to Say No to a Letter of Reference or Request for a Recommendation

    You’ve just received a phone call—an old employee wants a letter of recommendation and you can’t even remember them! Or, an employee relocating to another town wants a letter from you offering a glowing report and you have nothing...
    Published on  November 29, 2014 to Human Resources

  • 10 Important Office Christmas Party Rules

    It’s that time of year again—time for the office Christmas party! Sometimes, these events can get out of hand or even be so boring that not many employees attend or stick around. Follow these 10 tips to make sure everyone has a good time...
    Published on  November 29, 2014 to Human Resources

  • Two Real-Life Examples of Poor Project Planning

    It's inevitable that you'll forget something during your first stab at project planning. However, going forward with a poorly planning project can be disastrous. Get some real-life examples of what not to do, and some tips on avoiding it in your...
    Published on  November 4, 2013 to Entrepreneurs

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