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nDash Writer Profile for Sarah DeVries

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Content and Copy for Expat Living and Design

About Me

I'm an American ex-pat freelance writer, teacher, and Spanish to English translator based in Veracruz, Mexico, where I live with my husband, our daughter, two dogs, and an assortment of insects that regularly find their way into my home.
I write engaging, witty content for businesses and blogs focused on bicultural and bilingual relationships and families, home decor and organization especially for homes built differently from those in North America and Europe, and general social commentary on an array of political and economic issues in the two countries I culturally straddle.
My background is in teaching ESL and social science courses, and I am an adept exam writer and evaluator of both teachers and students. I am fully bilingual and enjoy translating stories, poetry, and instructional material.
Contact me for inviting, intelligent, and original content, and if you'd like to see a specific style sample, let me know!
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My Writing Samples

Making Your Home Your Home in Mexico

Tips on how to decorate and organize a typical Mexican rental home.

https://www.expatsinmexico.com/making-your-home-your-home-in-mexico/

Hospital Visits in Mexico

An opinion piece about healthcare in Mexico.

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/opinion/sarah-devries/hospital-visit-points-out-faults/

The Nature of Art and Intellectual Property

An essay exploring the ethics of "borrowing" vs. being inspired by indigenous art.

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/opinion/sarah-devries/art-and-intellectual-property/

Boys in Skirts

An opinion piece about Mexico City's recent loosening of gendered school uniform dress codes.

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/opinion/sarah-devries/who-cares-whats-inside-other-peoples-pants/

La Leche League Can SUCK IT

A personal essay about breastfeeding and postpartum depression.

https://medium.com/@devries.sarah/la-leche-leauge-can-suck-it-1e3877eb2429

Please Don't Let Me Be Like Madonna

A personal essay about beauty and body image.

https://medium.com/@devries.sarah/please-dont-let-me-be-like-madonna-9c53a45134a1

Come on IRS, you know I don't really own my own business

A reflexion of the new gig economy and the way traditional salaried positions have gone the way of contract work.

https://medium.com/swlh/come-on-irs-you-know-i-dont-really-own-my-own-business-7c301b132d8d

Essential Tips for Living in Mexico

A short and fun list of things to keep in mind when living as an expat in Mexico.

https://www.expatsinmexico.com/essential-tips-for-living-in-mexico/

Experience

Weekly Column Writer

I write a weekly opinion column for the English-language Mexican newspaper on current events that affect Mexico. Link: https://mexiconewsdaily.com/author/sdevries/

Company: Mexico News Daily

I worked there from 3/2019 until now

Blog Writer

I write a bi-monthly blog called "La Sirena Tejana" aimed at helping American expats adapt to life in Mexico. Link: https://www.expatsinmexico.com/author/sarah/https://www.expatsinmexico.com/author/sarah/

Company: Expats in Mexico

I worked there from 5/2019 until now

Writer

I write personal essays on an array of topics from labor rights in the gig economy to beauty. Link: https://medium.com/@devries.sarah

Company: Medium

I worked there from 5/2019 until now

Languages I Write In

Content I Write