Creative and analytical writer with more than a decade of experience in writing web content, educational and researched-based copy, public relations and entertainment.
Research experience founded on a solid education in research methodology and graduate-level statistics in social science research.
Grant-writer with $19,000 in small business grants awarded to Medway Candle in 2010-2011 and in 2012, ~$200,000 in educational grants written for career counselling clients needing skills upgrades.
Curious and down-to- earth, with wide-ranging interests, humor, tenacity, and curiosity to burn.
Professional experience as a researcher, internet marketing writer, creative writer and ghostwriter. Book and magazine editor and proofreader; familiar with CMS, APA and Harvard styles.
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel & Power Point; WYSIWYG software, database work, webmail, blogging.
Graduate training and education in art conservation, interpersonal communication, ethics, research and higher education. Love of language, clarity, humor and truth. A passion for the arts, cultural multiplicity, travel, language and nature.
Bachelors in Psychology, Humboldt State University (Presidential Scholar), Arcata, CA, 1991.
Masters in Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1996.
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, West Dean College, UK, 2013.
2001-present Freelance Writer & Editor. (Currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Ceramics Conservation at West Dean College, in the UK. Expected graduation, July 2014. ) Publications are listed below. I would also be happy to provide a list of editorial credits.
2012-2013. Employment Counsellor, South Shore Opportunities, Liverpool, Nova Scotia
Grant writing as well as interviewing clients, providing support and information, completing government database requirements, and writing resumes, cover letters and grants.. In my year at SSO, I wrote ~$200,000 in government-subsidized educational grants.
Fiction & Poetry
2012. Impossible Desire, (a Regency Romance) online at Smashwords.com
2010. As Pretty Does (novella), sold to Fox Digital Entertainment.
2010. Escape from Draconia: Mikki Madigan’s First Adventure, novel online at Smashwords.com
2007-8. Fish Out of Water; The Fight; To Mars (short stories) and five poems sold to FamousContent.com.
Occasions Food & Beverage Magazine
“StyleWatch." Spring 2010.
“A Bright, Warm, Winter Room." Winter 2009.
Restaurant Features, “Nectar” and “The Vines." Winter 2009.
(From 2009-2013, I proofread and copyedited each quarterly issue.)
Canadian Gardening, “Taking Care of Business" & “Heirloom Plants." Fall, 2009
Mother Earth News, “Favorite Gardening Tips." April/May 2009.
Southern Seasons Magazine, "Ladies Who Lunch." Comic strip. 2007.
Atlantic Pets Magazine, "Pemphigus in Cats." November, 2005.
Atlantic Forestry Review, “Ophiostoma tetropii in the Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle.” (Published as "Hot on the Bad Beetle’s Trail.”) May, 2004.
Medway Candle Blog
Beating Poverty: A How-to for Have-Nots
And More Parent Time
Blog--You're Just Jealous
Blog--A Little Porcupine in the Snow
Blog—West Dean Students
• “A Stitch in Time: Diary of a Cosmetic Surgeon.” New York, NY, 2007.
• "How to be a Celebrity Personal Assistant.” Celebrity Staffing, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, 2005.
• "Joy in the Workplace." Chris Alexander, Orange County, CA, 2003. http://www.synergylifemastery.com/html/workplace_joy.html
• "Creating Extraordinary Joy." Chris Alexander, (2001). (Credited as Developmental Editor.) http://www.synergylifemastery.com/html/extra_joy.html
“Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids”. Eugene Buchanan, Heliconia Press, 2010.
“A Wealth of Parenting”. Lorna Hegarty, Aaspirations Press, 2009.
“The Last Six Minutes”. Sandra Martins-Toner. Aaspirations Press, 2009.
“The Magic Mattress”. Rob Sloane, 2008. Audiobook script. (Proofread)
“Whitewater Chile”. Heliconia Press, 2008.
“Kayaking: Life on the Water”, by Ken Whiting, Heliconia Press, 2008.
“The Paddling Chef” by Dian Weimer. Heliconia Press, 2008.
"Synergizing Your Business." by Chris Alexander. Published 2002.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP The Institute of Conservation