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Writer, Editor, Proofreader, Educator

About Me

I've been writing and editing for a wide range of clients for more than a decade. One thing I've learned along the way is that every client is unique. That's why I pride myself on custom-tailoring any text I write to meet your specific needs.

I'm a native English speaker from the U.S. with an interdisciplinary degree in Humanities subjects. I also have many years of experience as an teacher. I've taught English Language Arts and Writing to students of all backgrounds, including inner-city youth, adults learning English, and college writers. I specialize in anything educational--ranging from children's content to lesson plans to college essays.

I am comfortable with all of the following:
-Children's Writing (fiction, nonfiction, and rhymes)
-Creative Writing
-Editing and Proofreading
-Content Writing
-Research
-Blog Posts
-Academic Writing
-Copywriting
-SEO Writing
-Curriculum and Lesson Plans
-Activity Books, Workbooks, and Puzzles
-Application Essays (e.g. college admissions)
-AP Style, MLA Style, APA Style, Chicago Style, etc.

If you need a writer, editor, proofreader, idea generator, educator, rhymer, reviewer, or thinker, please reach out. I would love to hear the details of your next project to find out how I can help!

Industries I Write About

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My Writing Samples

Create Community: 10 Great Local Ideas

With social distancing restrictions easing up, many of us are excited about getting out in the world again. But it can feel awkward to reconnect with our friends and neighbors after months and months of Zoom. Here are ten ideas to help you re-establish and reinvigorate your sense of local community.

https://nowwithpurpose.com/create-community-10-great-local-ideas/

Not Ready to Go Vegetarian/Vegan? Go Grass-Fed

Veganism and vegetarianism are on the rise. Some people are making this dietary change for health reasons, while others are concerned about the impact of a carnivorous diet on the environment. But if you’re not sure that giving up animal products is right for you, consider switching to grass-fed beef instead. The health and environmental benefits may surprise you.

https://nowwithpurpose.com/not-ready-to-go-vegetarian-vegan-go-grass-fed/

Sand Mandalas: Creation, Destruction, Meditation

The ancient Tibetan Buddhist custom of creating--and destroying--beautiful sand mandalas is a therapeutic way to practice mindfulness through art.

https://nowwithpurpose.com/sand-mandalas-creation-destruction-meditation/

Hack Your Happiness: 3 Ways to Make Positive Psychology Work for You

The field of positive psychology is devoted specifically to studying what makes us happy. For those who struggle to maintain a stable level of happiness in their lives, this is great news. Positive psychology is not just theoretical — it offers some helpful practical tips. Here are 3 ways to make the findings of positive psychology work for you, now.

https://scribewriting.medium.com/hack-your-happiness-3-ways-to-make-positive-psychology-work-for-you-171185bd0094

The Science of Collagen for Skin Health and Beauty

Learn about the role of collagen in our bodies, the benefits of collagen supplementation, and some guidelines for getting started.

https://scribewriting.medium.com/the-science-of-collagen-for-skin-health-and-beauty-3eb0e29cd152

Genetically Modified Food: Some FAQs about GMOs

There are lots of issues and questions surrounding GMOs, or genetically modified organisms. Learn about what GMOs really are and make your own decision.

https://scribewriting.medium.com/genetically-modified-food-some-faqs-about-gmos-f904f923047d

Eco-Gratitude: Towards a New Paradigm of Giving Back to the Earth

Some environmental musings on our relationship with our planet.

https://scribewriting.medium.com/eco-gratitude-towards-a-new-paradigm-of-giving-back-to-the-earth-53d2c686e37e

Experience

Freelance Writer & Editor

I write and edit all kinds of texts for a wide range of clients.

Company: Self-Employed

I worked there from 9/2008 until now

Private Tutor

Both in person and via Zoom, I offer English tutoring services to students of all ages. My specialty is tutoring writing, with a focus on both higher-order concerns (such as thesis argumentation and essay structure) and lower-order concerns (such as word choice and punctuation). I work with students to improve their writing in general, from a place of intrinsic motivation. I also guide students as they work on their homework and writing assignments from school. In addition, I offer SAT prep.

Company: Self-Employed

I worked there from 6/2004 until now

Director of Education

In this role, I developed a research-based curriculum for an educational substance abuse program. I also taught this curriculum, working one-on-one and in small groups with individuals wanting to change their substance use habits. Important components of this program include neuroplasticity and positive psychology.

Company: Baldwin Research Institute

I worked there from 8/2011 until 8/2014

English Language Arts Teacher

At this school with a large population of English language learners, I taught several sections of ELA to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade classes.

Company: Brooklyn Amity School

I worked there from 8/2008 until 6/2011

Writing Instructor and Tutor

At CUNY, I taught expository writing classes, ESL workshops, and standardized exam prep session. I also tutored at the college's Reading and Writing Center during this time.

Company: City University of New York

I worked there from 9/2006 until 6/2009

Content I Write