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Isang Manunulat

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.

Work Experience

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

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Born on 16 April 1969 in Quezon City, PH

Phone: +63-995-389-1988

Mailing address: 7 Santan Street Pingkian Village 3 Zone 1, Bgy. Pasong Tamo, Quezon City, NCR, Philippines 1107

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