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About Me

My name is Susan Maphis. I live in the northeastern corner of Maryland with my husband, son, dog and cat. I have been a freelance writer and editor for over 20 years. In addition to writing I enjoy travel, reading and spending time with friends and family. My work includes writing, editing and proofreading academic pieces, news and feature writing, briefs, educational writing, and reviews.

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How to Buy a Casket Online

Funerals can be expensive events, but there are ways that you can save money while still providing your loved one with a respectful, tasteful memorial. One option is to consider a DIY or Home Funeral, but often the easiest and most significant way to save is to purchase your casket from an online retailer. Online retailers such as Harbor Caskets can provide you quality, convenience, affordability, superior design and service when making this important purchase.


How to Play Piano Chords

The chords in a piece of music serve an important function: they give the piece character. Chords are part of the basic building blocks of sheet music. Because of their significance, there are some essential piano chords that you should learn and practice often. It is possible to teach yourself to play piano chords!


The Joys of Being Owned By a Cat

Do you think of yourself as being a cat owner? Or are you owned by your cat? Many of us might start out thinking we are cat owners, only to discover that we are the ones being owned by our feline friends. It’s not bad being owned by a cat, however. In fact, it’s one of the best feelings in the world!



Freelance Writer

Wrote human interest pieces, features, and profiles for weekly "Crossroads" section of daily newspaper.

Company: The News Journal

I worked there from 3/2002 until 3/2005

Freelance writer, editor, proofreader

Freelance writing, editing and proofreading for a variety of online platforms and clients.

Company: Susan Maphis Freelance Writing Services

I worked there from 3/2005 until now

Column Writer

Wrote monthly “Stateside” column for the United Kingdom's Marketing Business magazine, circulation 45,000.

Company: Communications Team

I worked there from 3/2003 until 12/2004

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