Hello, my name is Casey McGuire. I am 19 years old and I am looking to make some money in my spare time as a singer/writer/motivational speaker. I have been singing my entire life, and my influences include a number of different musical styles and genres, including but certainly not limited to: classic rock, the blues, jazz, soul, R&B, punk rock, and alternative rock. As I don't have the recording or production equipment necessary to post an example in my portfolio, you will just have to take my word when I say I am far from tone deaf. I am willing to audition for any work that involves singing before the job is given to me, since I can't provide an example online. I can also play rhythm guitar and am constantly practicing my lead blues guitar work. I recently took a writing 121 class at my local community college, in which I received an A, as part of my Associates of Science transfer degree. I can contact the professor that gave me this grade as a reference if need be, and though a grade in an early college-level writing class doesn't speak endlessly to my merit, I believe that the quality of the work will be up to par with most professionals. I am meticulously and almost obsessively aware of my grammar and vocabulary use. I am willing to write just about anything, as I am confident in my ability to produce quality pieces based on accurate and unbiased research on any topic. I also have references from past jobs that can speak to my dedication, hard work, and positive attitude. Life hasn't always been the easiest for me, but I believe I have the skills to be a valuable asset to many, especially when those skills require wielding a pen or singing.