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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - - -
Professional Summary

Author, speaker, writing coach, and editor offering exceptional content editing and copyediting skills, with extensive experience in a wide variety of youth and women's ministry settings.

  • Writing
  • Content and Developmental Editing
  • Copyediting / Proofreading
  • Public Speaking
  • Biblical Resource Development
  • Publishing
  • Writing Sales Copy
  • Curriculum Development
  • Creation of Online Resources
  • Broadcast Media
  • Mentoring Women and Girls
  • Teaching Identity in Christ
Work History
03/2016 to Current
Writing Instructor / Content Editor / Copyeditor Let's Write City, STATE,
  • Creator of Let's Write course, community, and coaching program, equipping students with 50 lessons that teach essential keys of writing for impact.
  • Authors and edits original content across diverse media formats, including books, articles, blogs, e-mail marketing campaigns, websites, and social media in order to execute author's vision.
  • Utilizes exceptional writing and editing skills to produce engaging, error-free content for publication.
  • Teaches and mentors 75+ authors in writing, editing, and publishing to maximize their message.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with authors who publish Christian books and Bible studies.
06/2006 to Current
Author / Speaker City, STATE,
  • As an author: delivers excellent, proofread material to publisher within tight deadlines; communicates with editorial and marketing teams to produce the most excellent resources possible.
  • As a speaker: builds relationships with event planners; creates powerful spoken messages; performs duties in a prepared, congenial fashion with respect for venue and environment.
  • Be receptive and available to women and girls who reach out to our ministry for help.
  • Steward the message of the ministry to impact lives for Christ.
  • Has reached over 100,000 women and teens with Biblical resources.
09/2010 to Current
Founder And President Jennifer Strickland City, STATE,
  • Serves as Founder and Executive Director of U R More, a non-profit organization that creates live events and powerful resources that teach women and girls their value, identity, and purpose in Christ.
  • Has served as keynote speaker in over 150 venues, including colleges, sororities, high schools, junior high schools, outreach events, teen recovery centers, youth retreats, women's events, business associations, churches, and women's prisons.
  • Oversees formation of books, Bible studies, video teaching, podcasts, live events, and curriculum.
  • Manages charitable gifts, donor relations, fundraising, marketing, activities, and direction of non-profit.
  • Plans and facilitates annual board meeting and ensures approved action plans are successful.
08/1997 to 06/2001
English Teacher Cal State San Marcos; Tri-City Christian School City, STATE,
  • Prepared comprehensive English curriculum for multiple classes.
  • Taught English Literature to grades 7-10.
  • Developed inspiring course plans to meet academic, intellectual, and creative needs of students.
  • Provided individual feedback on student's writing and challenged them to make their writing more effective for the reader.
  • Provided opportunities for students to match public speaking with creative writing to enhance their communication skills.
  • Mentored junior high and high school students in a Christ-centered school environment.
08/1995 to 06/1997
Creative Writing Instructor Company Name City, State,
  • Taught College-Level Composition.
  • Led classroom discussions to encourage students to analyze literature critically.
  • Developed and implemented course materials, lecture notes and assignments.
  • Tutored students struggling with course material.
  • Facilitated writing groups and graded student essays.
Expected in 1999 to to
Master of Arts: Writing and Literature
California State University - San Marcos, CA
Expected in 1994 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Broadcast Journalism
University Of Southern California - Presidential Scholar - Los Angeles, CA
Expected in 1994 to to
Bachelor of Arts: International Relations
University Of Southern California - Presidential Scholar - Los Angeles, CA

Published Books:

  • The Invitation, Thomas Nelson, Contributing Author, 2018, (Daily Devotional for Women).
  • 21 Myths (Even Good) Girls Believe About Sex, Barbour Publishing, 2017, (Purity for Teen Girls).
  • Pretty From the Inside Out, Harvest House Publishers, 2015, (Identity in Christ for Pre-Teen Girls).
  • More Beautiful Than You Know, Harvest House Publishers, 2014, (Identity in Christ and Devotions for Teen Girls).
  • Beautiful Lies, Harvest House Publishers, 2013, (Identity in Christ for Women).
  • Beautiful Lies Study Guide, Harvest House Publishers, 2013 (Women's Bible Study).
  • Girl Perfect Study Guide, A Higher Life Publishing, 2010 (Bible Study for Women and Teens).
  • Girl Perfect, Charisma House, 2008 (Teen Girls' Book on Real Beauty).

Video Productions:

  • Let's Write Online Course, 50 video lessons to help authors write, edit, and publish Christian books.
  • Featured Author on Life Today, 700 Club, The Joni Show, The Tomi Show, Blaze TV, CBN, TBN, and multiple podcasts
  • More Beautiful Than You Know identity curriculum for young women (10 sessions with Jessica)
  • 21 Myths (Even Good) Girls Believe About Sex (6 sessions featuring five women's stories)
  • Beautiful Lies (10 sessions featuring five women's testimonies)
  • The Girl Perfect Docudrama (74-min documentary based on the Girl Perfect book / Jessica's story)
  • Girl Perfect Study Guide (11 sessions with Jessica)
  • Embrace Life DVD Curriculum Contributor

Speaking (abbreviated list of keynotes)

  • Creator, Writing Workshops for Women, Bethesda School of Ministry
  • TEDx Talk, Pittsburgh, PA
  • EFCA National Youth Conference, Green Bay, WI
  • Prestonwood Baptist Teen Girls Conference & Women's Events
  • Women's & Teen Events for: First Baptist Colleyville, TX; First Baptist Carrollton, TX; First Baptist Dallas, TX; First Baptist Church North Mobile, Saraland, AL; North Metro Baptist, Lawrenceville, GA; Chapel Hill Baptist, Milan, TN; Park Cities Baptist, Dallas, TX; Burnt Hickory Baptist, Kennesaw, GA
  • Just Say Yes Youth Speaker for 50+ junior high & high schools
  • Willow Creek Community Church Women's Conference, South Barrington, IL
  • Saddleback Community Church Women's Conference, Lake Forest, CA
  • Roaring Lambs Writer's Conference, Dallas, TX
  • Hope for the Heart Leader's Intensive, Plano, TX
  • The "Be" Teen Girls Conference, Neighborhood Church, Redding, CA
  • Calvary Community Teen Girls' Event, Williams Bay, WI
  • Peninsula Covenant Church Mother / Daughter Conference, Redwood City, CA
  • New York Women of Purpose, Binghamton, NY
  • Mother / Daughter Event, Harvest Church, Dallas, TX
  • Christian Women in Media, Global Media Summit, Dallas, TX
  • Elmbrook Church Women's Conference, Brookfield, WI
  • GodChicks Panel Speaker, Hollywood, CA
  • Inspired31 Ministries Young Women's Conference, Somis, CA
  • Wonderfully Made Young Women's Conference, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Mercy Ministries, Nashville, TX
  • Moody Bible Institute, Spokane, WA
  • Women of Influence, Southern New England Assemblies of God, NE
  • Prison Fellowship National Speaker

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Spark Podcast Collective

Christian Women in Media

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School Attended

  • California State University
  • University Of Southern California - Presidential Scholar
  • University Of Southern California - Presidential Scholar

Job Titles Held:

  • Writing Instructor / Content Editor / Copyeditor
  • Author / Speaker
  • Founder And President
  • English Teacher
  • Creative Writing Instructor


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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