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I'm a professional writer with experience writing online catalog copy, video scripts, 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 "Both Sides of My Skin," a collection of short stories from 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 with me at TheBlogwright.com. You can also check out my portfolio at https://elizabethtrach.contently.com.
If you've ever Googled a how-to question, you already know the power video has with teaching you something more effectively than a block of text. Videos aren't just booming in popularity—they're also a primary format for learning. "YouTube is my favorite teacher," is not uncommon to hear from students of any age, so it makes sense to harness the power of video to enhance blended learning...
Let’s start by being honest, right up front: You want your blog to go viral, right? It’s totally ok to admit it. We all do. I don’t know anyone who started a blog just to keep a diary or to share some cute baby pictures with distant relatives. And, Dear Reader, if you reply, “Oh, no, I really just want my own little corner of the internet to share my opinions on politics and a few recipes. I would never want the world to read it all, blah blah self-deprecating blah,” I have a bridge to sell you....
Big things usually cost big bucks. Your car, for example, probably takes up a big piece of your financial pie as well as space in your driveway. Same goes for your house — it’s almost certainly the biggest thing you own (or rent), and the amount of money you spend on it matches its size and importance in your life. But if you don’t take a minute to think small, you might overlook one of the biggest drains on the modern American household budget: Your smartphone...
You’ve finally gotten in the door after shuttling the kids around all afternoon, and you’re ready to sit for a spell before dinner. But before you can really unwind, your little one reaches out with a math question. It’s time for the battle of the homework wars. Whether you’re a “tiger mom” pushing your kids to excel, an anti-testing advocate or just another Common Core critic trying to re-learn math, homework can be hard on everyone—just ask your kids...
That second glass of wine always seems like such a great idea. I’m happy and relaxed, the conversation is just picking up steam, and everyone is laughing and enjoying the evening. Why not keep the party going? Well, for starters, the second glass doesn’t do what the first one did — at least not any more. Instead of maintaining that happy, glowing buzz all night long, more than one drink pretty well knocks me into slumber-ready mode these days. And the next day? Oy. My eyeballs creak around in my head as if my retinas had turned to cotton. I can’t tell whether I’m hungry or nauseated, and I wake up weirdly early, even though all I want to do is lie down and pray for more sleep...
I really love to save money, but sometimes frugality can feel like a lot of work. It can be fatigue-inducing, to think about money all the time. When your head starts spinning, it’s time to take a break. That’s why I love this project. It’s a set-it-and-forget-it DIY activity that doesn’t cost much more than a few dollars and an hour of your time, but it will swing into action and save you money every single day. Get out your tool belts, kids. I’m talking about playing plumber and replacing your shower head...
On staff to interview subjects and write full biographies for keepsake publication.
Company: Story Terrace
I worked there from 9/2016 until now
Wrote blog posts, in-depth articles, commercial scripts, product descriptions, press releases and web pages in AP style. Elite Industries: Gardening and Education. Profile: http://www.writeraccess.com/writer/11035/
I worked there from 1/2015 until now
Wrote and edited blog articles, white papers, product descriptions, web pages and social media posts in AP style. Industries: Lifestyle/Travel and Education. Specialties: Home and Garden, Cooking and Dining, Holidays, Parenting, Travel and Interior Decorating.
I worked there from 10/2014 until now
Wrote and edited posts for garden and lifestyle blog. Areas of expertise include organic gardening, raising chickens, cooking, food preservation, historical gardening techniques, and garden design. http://portpotager.blogspot.com
Company: Port Potager
I worked there from 6/2011 until now
Followed technical director’s plans to build and paint scenery for theatrical productions. Directed students in basic building and painting techniques at both Tyngsborough and Methuen High Schools. Freelance work includes Merrimack Repertory Scene Shop and a backdrop for the Rolling Stones’ dressing room at Fenway Park.
I worked there from /1998 until now
Wrote blog posts to SEO specifications using client-centric language to increase web traffic for local businesses. Adhered to house style guidelines and a 48-hour turnaround.
I worked there from 11/2015 until 7/2017
Wrote web pages, blog posts, and articles for parenting and home decor companies. Edited and proofread blog posts and articles about a wide range of subjects, including technology, medicine, law, and fashion.
I worked there from 11/2015 until 12/2016