I'm a professional writer with experience writing online catalog copy, trade magazine articles, web pages for everything from home decor to construction company websites, and how-to articles on dozens of fresh DIY topics. I'm an expert blogger with a knack for breaking down complex topics into friendly, easily-digestible posts. Like any Renaissance woman worth her salt, I'm interested in all forms of creative expression and love to dig into research for my writing projects. I have a broad base of knowledge that elevates my work for clients and makes their projects sing. ***
For what it's worth, I hold a master's degree in English and creative writing. In addition to writing short fiction and poetry, I'm also an accomplished academic writer, and these skills serve me well in white papers and research projects. My ability to craft a well-turned metaphor also sets apart my commercial writing, so if you're looking for something more enduring than basic, SEO-driven drivel, we should talk. ***
I'm also a certified educator with 18 years of classroom experience teaching English and Spanish at all levels, from kindergarten to college. I've published multiple curricula and white papers for school districts as well as parent-friendly articles and blog posts. ***
In addition to my work as a teacher, I'm a pretty kick-ass gardener with over 15 years of experience growing food using sustainable methods. I've written about all my adventures and offered advice about organic gardening, food preservation, cooking, frugal living, DIY projects, and travel at my blog, Port Potager, from 2011-2018. I’m also the author of a collection of short stories, "Both Sides of My Skin" (Annorlunda Books). ***
As a freelance writer, I've helped hundreds of satisfied clients get high-quality, professional writing for all of their projects. Whether you're ready to finally get that blog off the ground or want to launch a new marketing campaign online or on paper, feel free to get in touch.
Article, Blog Post, Case Study, Infographic Copy, Interview, Commercial, Press Release, Product Description, Script, Whitepaper, Website Copy
Wake Forest University, BA English and Spanish and Spanish
UMass Boston , MA English/Creative Writing
Newburyport, MA, USA|English, Spanish
Education and Family
Budgeting with Kids: Money Lessons for Every Age
4 Bad Money Habits to Avoid When You Have Kids
10 Productivity Tools for Educators That Give You Back Your Time
Digital Citizenship for Students & Age-Appropriate Ways to Teach It
The Benefits of Professional Learning Networks for Teachers in Rural Schools and Districts
6 Tips for Creating Common Assessment Framework Using Your LMS
Tackling Data-Driven Decision Making in Education
Beyond the Newsletter: Parent Engagement Strategies for Administrators
7 Reasons Your Institution Needs a Dedicated Instructional Technologist
What is the Flipped Classroom?
How to Use Digital Learning To Enhance Student Achievement
Asynchronous Learning: Definition, Benefits, and Example Activities
The Role of High-Quality Assessment: Enhancing Curriculum and Instruction
3 Ways to Save for College — Which is Right for You?
Student-Centered Learning: How EdTech is Impacting the Instructional Process
Competing With the Screen for Kids’ Attention
Seasonal Bucket Lists- Get Organized For Family Fun!
Family Fun in the Sun – on a Budget
A Personal Air Conditioner in the Dugout... Say What?
Home and Garden
3 Items Every Beginning Gardener Needs
Kitchen Cabinet Terminology: What's It All Mean?
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Contractor
Perfect Renovations to Do in the Summer Months
Answers to Your Questions About Laminate Flooring
What's The Buzz?
From Jalapeño to Chipotle
Are You a Woodworking Master or Just an Apprentice?
Are You a Plumbing Pro or Just a Drip?
Are You a Wiring Wizard or an Electrical Know-Nothing?
Are You a Tool Master, or Just a Tool?
Homemade Garden Tomato Soup
What to Do With an Unripe Watermelon
Sustainable Solar Lighting for the Garden
How To Cook Leeks
Growing Leeks: From Starting Seeds to Blanching Bulbs
Everything You Need to Know About IRAs But Were Afraid to Ask
Are You a Compulsive Shopper? Here’s How to Quit
The New Tax Law: Will You Come Out Ahead?
5 Ways to Make College More Affordable
7 Ways to Save $899 When Purchasing Homeowner’s Insurance
Change Your Life By Wanting Less: Frugality Is a Philosophy
Travel and Lifestyle
6 Ways to Cut Down on Wedding Costs
5 Great Looks for Fall and How to Wear Them
Make Musk Is Amazing — and I’m Not | Doctor Wise | Women
7 Ways to Save on Travel
8 Hacks to Travel the World on the Cheap
Custom Stickers Are EVERYWHERE. Here's Why
A Promotion Pyramid: How and When to Take Content to a Wider Audience
9 Ways to Discover Consumer Insights From Social Media Data
How To Save Thousands with Smaller Smartphone Carriers