PROFESSIONAL PROFILE & QUALIFICATIONS
Creative and analytical writer and editor with 15+ years' experience in writing web content, educational and researched-based copy, public relations and marketing and entertainment. Research methodology and graduate-level statistics in social science research. Love of language, clarity, wit and truth. A passion for the arts, health, travel, language and nature.
• MA, Counselling Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1996.
• BA, Psychology, Humboldt State University (Presidential Scholar), Arcata, CA, 1991.
• Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, West Dean College, UK, 2013.
• Graduate Diploma in Conservation of Ceramics, West Dean College, UK, 2014
WRITING & EDITING
Professional experience as a non-fiction editor and writer, researcher, test and curriculum writer, self-help author, SEO writer, blogger, marketer, creative writer and ghostwriter.
Book and magazine editor and proofreader; familiar with CMS, APA and Harvard styles. Experience with PCs and Macs.
The Sonoma-Marin Coastal Guide & The Upbeat Times, Sebastopol, CA.
Crossroads Trading Company, Berkeley, CA.
Mometrix Test Preparation, Beaumont, TX
2016-2017 Data Entry Specialist, Brooke Chase Associates, Sarasota, FL
2015-2016. Jeanette Walker Master Goldsmith & Jeweller, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation. Occasions Magazine . N.S., Canada
Heliconia Press, ONT., Canada Ken Whiting, Publisher
Medway Candle, N.S., Canada
Dr. Mary Furlong, San Francisco, CA.
2001-2005. Ken Giddens, Internet Guru, San Francisco, CA.
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Publisher & Power Point; WYSIWYG software. Open Office and Apple's Pages; Facebook &Twitter.
Occasions Food & Beverage Magazine “StyleWatch." Spring 2010; “A Bright, Warm, Winter Room" and Restaurant Features, “Nectar” and “The Vines." Winter 2009.
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.
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FICTION, POETRY, COMMISSIONS
2012. Impossible Desire, (a Regency Romance, under the nom de plume of Beatrice Bechonne) 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) & 5 poems sold to famouscontent.com.
2000-2005. Ghostwritten---4 non-fiction books and 13 e-books. For a sample, please click here.
Grant-writer with $19,000 in small business grants awarded to Medway Candle in 2010-2011.
In 2012-13, $200,000+ in educational grants written for career counselling clients needing skills upgrades.
February, 2015. "Simple PR for Creatives" Online course, Brigitte Lyons, Instructor.
October, 2014. "Pitch Perfect" I was one of 11 writers invited to attend Jan Miller's screenplay pitching workshop through the Island Media Arts Festival, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
2009. Grant-writing workshop for small businesses, Nova Scotia Community College.
WORK WITH ME
Email me at email@example.com to discuss how I can help you with writing, editing and research.