So, who is Rose Petal Writings?

I’m Rose Petal Writings! My name is Olivia Shirk, I live in Pennsylvania, USA, and I am so passionate about writing I decided to pursue it as a career!

Ink, my fiance’s cat and the void of my life

My interests include Halloween, animals, plants, cosplay, and many, many shows. My favorite genre has been supernatural/fantasy to read, but my favorite genre to write is a supernatural mystery set in a modern setting.

Halloween costume 2021

So, what are my credentials?

I have been blogging for about ten years now. I started my blogging career when I was in middle school; this might make some nervous, but it simply means I am comfortable navigating the internet and its constantly changing atmosphere.

I attended Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. There I learned how to properly research for my papers, learned different writing styles like MLA, APA, and Chicago, and learned how to read into my sources deeply to gain as much information as possible.

The Wilson Billboard, Wilson College’s student-run newspaper, also gave me many opportunities to grow my skills as a journalist as well as a creative writer.

My internship while at Wilson was in social media marketing for Evolution Power Yoga Studios, based locally in Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster PA. There, I learned how to copywrite, learned the voice of our brand very quickly, and grew as a writer further yet.

After graduation, I was hired as their Digital Marketing Assistant. A few months later, I was promoted to Digital Media and Marketing Coordinator. Over time, my responsibilities expanded to managing social media accounts, drafting, scheduling, and monitoring posts, drafting, scheduling, and sending monthly newsletters, and writing analytics reports for our social engagement. I will forever be grateful for the opportunities given to me by my internship because not only was I able to grow as a professional copywriter, it allowed me to meet my freelance mentors, Raeya and Paige, with Kylee Social.

I now freelance on the side because of their encouragement and guidance, handling a multitude of projects along with my full-time job. I even created my own logo for my freelancing business!