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nDash Writer Profile for Crystal Hessong


Freelance Writer

About Me

For the last 12 years, I've professionally created copy for companies and individuals, under both my pen name Athena and my legal name Crystal. Much of my work has appeared on a variety of websites, giving me a wide breadth of topics I can write on. I've also taught high school and elementary students for almost as long as I've been writing, giving me a unique perspective on topics I cover. 

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My Writing Samples

Texas Hill Country Native Americans: A Forgotten History

The history of Native American tribes in the Texas Hill Country for a website promoting tourism to the area.


5 Can't Miss Lampasas Attractions to Enjoy

A travel article on things to do in Lampasas, Texas.


Best Healthy Breakfasts in Houston

A lifestyle piece outlining healthy breakfast restaurants in Houston.


25 Gifts Under $25 Anyone Would Love

A gift round-up with product descriptions and links.


Quantitative Reasoning: Making Ratios Rational

An outline of how to solve one of the math problems from the GRE exam.


Part-time vs Full-time vs Executive MBA – What is the Difference?

A discussion of the different options for business school for those planning on taking the GMAT exam.




Much of the work I've done in my writing career has consisted of various projects based on the whims of the client. Usually these include SEO content for websites or promotional material for blogs. Topics I've written web content for included medical, dental, plumbing, auto repair and parts, and product descriptions. But this was not the only work I've done. I've also been published at CBS Houston, which I currently write for, eHow, and TexasHillCountry.com website and magazine, which I wrote for under Athena Hessong.

Company: Self-employed

I worked there from 6/2004 until now


SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT math and writing teacher and LSAT logic games teacher. I also proctor tests, tutor math and writing, and develop curriculum. When the SAT exam changed format, I spearheaded the project to update the company's curriculum, which required rewriting and reformatting all the notes and practice tests. I wrote the notes for all the math lessons and the grammar lesson in the new book, which account for five out of the eight lessons in the course.

Company: Testmasters

I worked there from 1/2014 until 6/2019

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