Profile Process on Zara Aquino
Profile Process Piece on Zara Aquino
I. Defining Topic, Angle. Purpose
A. A profile of Zara Aquino, a paralegal who specializes in real estate and lives in my neighborhood, is my topic.
B. Aquino began her path to becoming a paralegal 15 years ago. She started as a regular secretary at a law firm. She then received her bachelor’s degree in law, and moved up to legal secretary. After a couple of years of on-the-job training, she then became a paralegal. My unique angle is that I will be writing about someone who started at low position in her field and then moved up.
C. The purpose of this piece is to ...view middle of the document...
II. Reader Profile
Background: Hollywood, Florida is a unique city within itself. It's no South Beach, but it is tolerable. Most are areas within the city range from good to okay to bad. Hollywood houses many people and their cultures. The city has a life within its residents, who are mostly working class citizens. There are many in the community who deserve to hear a profile of someone who has made it comfortably in life.
Demographics: Many people in the city work for what they have. There are some who struggle to balance many different issues and still have to find a way to survive in this world. I wish to appeal to those citizens, and let them know they are not the only ones working to get to the top. It’s not easy being “low on the totem pole.” People have to work at it, in order to succeed.
The tone and overall message I want to use in this piece: I will need to be formal since I am hoping to write to the city as a whole. I need to write respectfully of the person I am writing about and to the readers as well. This means that I will convey my message without sarcasm and demeaning others within the piece. I will hope that Aquino’s story inspires other to achieve and advance in the dreams and their lives as well.
III. Role Of The Writer
Zara is someone that I myself aspire to be once I finish with my education. I want to have the same level of patience and dedication to my work. Although being a paralegal and being a graphic designer are two different things, one must still work towards their goals. I am writing this piece because if everyone had Zara’s work ethic, they would be able to succeed as well.