by Issa Bacsa
Isang manunulat in Filipino literally means “one writer” or simply “a writer”.
Only a few call me Isang, so Isang Manunulat could also mean “Issa, the writer”.
Either way, this website is not about me but for the freelance writers I want to help.
How This Came To Be
In 2019, this used to be a blog of short personal anecdotes which I hope other people may get a lesson or two from. However, the desire to share the experience and resources grew when a few writers, complete strangers to me, asked for my advice regarding freelance writing during the pandemic. So I decided to change the platform into something where more people would benefit from. Thus, the new Isang Manunulat you’re reading now.
I’ve experienced challenges as a writer since 1999 and learned from them. Now, it’s my turn to share what I’ve experienced and learned. This way, you will not commit the same mistakes I’ve made.
January 2016 - present
November 2015 - December 2017
January 2014 - August 2015
June 2012 - December 2013
Beyond June 2012
Currently managing my professional writing services as an independent contractor
Virtual HR & writer, 3wCorner.com
Acted as HR Manager, doing recruitment, timekeeping, payroll, & virtual administration
Wrote web content and blog for the company and its clients
Brainstormed with the Chief Technical Officer about possible software development projects
Communications & Student Affairs Officer, CIIT College of Arts & Technology
Proofread & edited all communications from employees before sending
Created & maintained the school's Student Portal (website)
Supervised student organizations & student-related activities, in and off-campus
Taught Academic Writing 1 & 2 (English subjects)
Freelance writer, work at home
Started working as an independent contractor on different online job platforms
various employment in various industries (healthcare, BPO, entertainment, etc.)
Primary & Secondary
B.S. Medical Technology, University of Santo Tomas, 1990
Completed and passed the course and internship
Passed the Medical Technology Licensure Examination taken on September 1990
B.S. Nursing, De Los Santos College, 1994
Completed and passed the course and internships
Graduated with special awards
Passed the Nursing Licensure Examination taken on May 1994
Basic Education, Stella Maris College, 1986
Completed the basic education requirements
Merit Card recipient
Scored 98%ile in the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE)
Get In Touch
Born on 16 April 1969 in Quezon City, PH
Mailing address: 7 Santan Street Pingkian Village 3 Zone 1, Bgy. Pasong Tamo, Quezon City, NCR, Philippines 1107