June Westerfield

June Stevens Westerfield is a writer, graphic designer, web designer, author branding consultant, and all-around June-of-all-things.

She writes romantic fiction in various sub-genres with strong, confident heroines. In addition to writing books to help other authors, collections of real-life stories that help give other women a voice.
 
When not working she can be found baking bread for the neighbors, trying to keep her garden alive, or snuggling on the sofa with her husband and four fur-babies binge watching Netflix.

 

Work History

Since 2010 June has worked exclusively as a freelancer specializing in the following:

Freelance Writer, Designer, Website Designer, Cover Designer, Proofreader, Copy Editor, Content/Developmental Editor (for fiction), Marketing Consultant, New Author Consultant, Branding Consultant, Website Content, Print/Media Design, more…

 

Current:
  • Published author with 17 books currently in print (and ebook) in multiple genres including: romantic fiction, body positive nonfiction, and nonfiction for writers.
  • Freelance writer/copywriter/blogger/ghostwriter
  • Body image advocate
  • Graphic designer
  • Website designer specializing in WordPress
  • Greeting card designer
  • Book Cover Artist
  • General Freelancer/Independent Contractor
  • Entrepreneur working on several website/business ideas to help authors do what they do
  • All around June of All Things

SKILLS & PROFICIENCY LEVELS

June's skills & proficiency levels are listed below.  None are 100%, because can we ever be 100% at anything?  June is continually learning new things and developing her skills. Proficiency levels are rated as follows:

  • 90% = Expert
  • 80% – 89% = Excellent
  • 60% – 79% = Proficient
  • 59% & Below = Unacceptable, but learning

Graphic Design Skills

  • Print Media Design 85% 85%
  • Logo Design 80% 80%
  • Book Interior Design 85% 85%
  • Web Ad Graphic Design 80% 80%
  • Book Cover Design 80% 80%

Administrative Skills

  • Microsoft Word 90% 90%
  • Microsoft Excel 80% 80%
  • Microsoft Publisher 90% 90%
  • Google Docs 85% 85%
  • Photoshop 80% 80%
  • Adobe Indesign 85% 85%
  • Adobe Illustrator 45% 45%
  • Adobe Acrobat 85% 85%
  • Newsletter Layout/Design 90% 90%
  • PDF Creation 90% 90%
  • Epub Creation 90% 90%
  • Social Media Engagement & Marketing 79% 79%
  • Internet Research 85% 85%
  • MailChimp 85% 85%
  • MadMimi 75% 75%

Writing & Editing Skills

  • Developmental/Content Editing (Fiction-Romance) 90% 90%
  • Developmental/Content Editing (Fiction-YA) 85% 85%
  • Internet Research 85% 85%
  • Copy Writing 80% 80%
  • Nonfiction Blog Post Writing 85% 85%
  • Proofreading (Non-Fiction) 80% 80%
  • Proofreading (Fiction) 80% 80%
  • Copy Editing/ Line Editing 80% 80%

Website Design & Development Skills

  • Wordpress Website Setup 95% 95%
  • Wordpress Website Design 90% 90%
  • HTML 5 85% 85%
  • CSS 75% 75%
  • PYTHON 40% 40%
  • PHP 15% 15%

Education

June is currently pursuing a BS degree in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration.  But education has been a life-long journey for June.

 

Continuing Education!

June completed a technical degree (Master Barber), which she is very proud of having accomplished.  She has also completed some college courses, but was never able to afford to complete a degree.  But she loves learning and has not let her lack of formal, verifiable education hold her back.

June is self-taught in almost everything she does. For years she learned mostly reading books and online tutorials and through trial and error.  However, due to the miracles of the internet and the invention of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), over the past few years she has had the opportunity to continue her education through auditing online, college level courses from some of the best colleges and universities around the world.

Taking these free courses (some offer certificates for a fee) has enabled June to expand her design and consultation offerings and become more confident in her writing.  But most importantly, they have provided her with the joy of continuing to learn and further her education.  Yes, she freely admits that she is a nerd.

June's Favorite MOOC Providors:

Previously Audited Courses

The Science of Happiness by The Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at the University of California, Berkeley

The Science of Weight Loss: Dispelling Diet Myths by the University of Newcastle, Australia

How to Write an Essay by University of California, Berkley

Gender and Sexuality: Applications in Society by University of British Columbia

Existential Well-being Counseling: A Person-centered Experiential Approach by KU Leuven University

Trends in e-Psychology  by KU Leuven University

 

Previously (or Currently) Audited Courses

  • High-Impact Business Writing by University of California, Irvine
  • The Strategy of Content Marketing by University of California, Davis
  • Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade (Fundamental English Writing) by Mt. San Jacinto College
  • Content Strategy for Professionals 1: Engaging Audiences for Your Organization by Northwestern University
  • Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World by University of Michigan
  • The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness by University of Toronto
  • First-Year Composition 2.0 by Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Soul Beliefs: Causes and Consequences by Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
  • Introduction to Image making by California Institute of the Arts
  • The Fiction of Relationship by Brown University
  • Introduction to Personal Branding by University of Virginia
  • Strategic Self-Marketing and Personal Branding by The State University of New York
  • Memoir and Personal Essay: Write About Yourself Specialization by Wesleyan University
    • Writing Stories About Ourselves by Wesleyan University
    • Writing in First Person Point of View by Wesleyan University
    • Memoir and Personal Essay: Managing Your Relationship with the Reader by Wesleyan University
    • Writing a Personal Essay by Wesleyan University
  • Responsive Website Development and Design Specialization by GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
    • Responsive Website Basics: Code with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript by GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
    • Responsive Web Design by GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
  • Creative Writing Specialization by Wesleyan University
    • Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot by Wesleyan University
    • Creative Writing: The Craft of Character by Wesleyan University
    • Creative Writing: The Craft of Setting and Description by Wesleyan University
    • Creative Writing: The Craft of Style by Wesleyan University
  • Academic English: Writing Specialization University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
    • Grammar and Punctuation
    • Getting Started with Essay Writing
  • Advanced Writing
  • Introduction to Research for Essay Writing