I am a writer!
I hold an M.F.A in creative writing from the University of Alaska and a B.A. in English with a minor in philosophy from the University of Michigan.
By profession, I am a senior IT business systems analyst at a Fortune 500 power utility company. Since 1990, my job has been working with senior management to research technical trends, make recommendations for enterprise IT strategy, document system technical details and write proposals for government grants.
For the past fifteen years I have used my formal education to carve out a career in the corporate information technology world as a professional communicator, technical writer and enterprise IT system strategist. My success in this area comes not from being technical, but rather from being able to convert the technical into understandable communications for both the IT and business worlds.
I am an educator!
I teach research writing, technical writing, business and professional writing, and creative writing courses for the University of Phoenix and Ashford University.
I am a project manager!
It’s not all about the writing. Being able to manage writing projects is as important as delivering the finished product. PMP Certified, I have been formally trained to manage projects, and I bring this discipline to writing projects. Driving an understanding of project objectives, requirements and formally reporting on project progress are services I provide with every writing project.