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Good evening, I hope that all is well.

I'm a newbie web developer, and I'm looking to expand my skills as an employee at a company. I've dabbled in things that can be interconnected in this field, and I'm looking at seeing if I can make them work.

I'll be honest, I've flirted with the field over the last year or so, and I don't have much experience. I have working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and I quite like the Bootstrap framework to work in. I see the "cPanel login screen" everyday. I do have a portfolio site that has been coded entirely from scratch, but I wouldn't dare post it publicly here because it has my personal information on it. I understand that you should design for smaller screens first, and I have created PHP forms that are functional. I've got the basics down. I also have working knowledge of good SEO practices, such as coding in XHTML, creating sitemaps and submitting them to Google/Bing and writing content with appropriate backlinks, meta tags, JSON-LD encoding for Google AMP and keyword density. I also know how to source royalty free images and videos to edit them to present them on a site. I'm proficient in Spanish and Japanese, and I have a little experience in writing for a news website, as well as running a Spanish-language news blog of my own.

My biggest weakness is that I have no way to present all of this information to employers without totally freaking them out. For some reason, they assume that I'm going to leave Michigan to be a rich novelist in Spain tomorrow. I'll admit that I have written copy ads for companies in Spain, but they haven't invited me to move out there yet, trust me. If I dumb my resume down, I get no response. If I put my website full of Spanish on my resume, I'll stand out, but then the employers tend to chicken out towards the end of the hiring process. I've been told that working in an office would stifle my creativity, even though I have years of administrative assistant experience with an emphasis on bookkeeping. (<_<) So, here I am, tapping into the more creative aspects of my skillset and hoping that it sticks.

I'm not picky about status or salary, so feel free to contact me with project ideas. My mind is open, and so is my laptop. Let's kick a few ideas around this field of possibilities, shall we?

どうもありがとございました,
Kay
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