For as long as she could remember, writing had always been one of Faye's great passions. She still saves a 1st grade writing assignment, now crumpled and yellowing, displaying the declaration that "I will be an author when I grow up so I can write books and tell people stories."
While it didn't exactly work out that way, the passion never waned. Throughout elementary and junior high school, Faye wrote creatively. She was entered into writing contests and won awards, but the real reward was the release that writing provided her. It was one of the few activities that completely absorbed her, to the point of losing track of time.
As she grew older, Faye's education necessitated an increased focus on academic writing. She enjoyed the research this entailed, along with the analysis of various perspectives in drawing and articulating her own conclusions. Faye's fellow students took notice of the accolades she received, and began asking her to review and provide feedback on their essays as well. She embraced this challenge, appreciating the opportunity to further refine her skillset.
After receiving her college degree, Faye continued her career in business. Her various jobs required the development of documentation that was more technical in nature and geared towards adult learners and corporate decision makers. She became experienced in the areas of business proposal development, software and hardware training documentation, Human Resource documentation, business strategy articulation, ROI substantiation, production issue analysis and resolution, and customer-facing communications.
Faye earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and continued writing articles and papers on the phases of project management, iterative vs. waterfall methodologies, risk considerations, software development tips, and other items related to project management and product development. In multiple roles at various organizations, she was asked to provide final editorial approval for a variety of written content, including customer-facing marketing and issue resolution communications, CRM application content and GUI design, customer-facing e-commerce web content, organizational policy and procedure documentation, and business strategy proposals. In her most recent role, Faye managed a team responsible for all policy and procedure and project-related documentation for a Wholesale Treasury Management department within a Top 5 financial services institution.
In addition to the business writing that Faye has completed or managed, she continues to write creatively in her spare time. She began a family/parenting blog in 2012, and is in the process of developing content for a new and expanded lifestyle blog. Faye also contributes to various other blogs, including travel and business-related blogs. In her personal and professional circles, she has become the "go to" person for developing and editing resumes, web content, professional letters, business plans, and articles. She has even been asked to help write and edit personal letters!
In short, the passion that Faye had for writing as a young child continues to grow as her skillset expands. She has become a capable and committed writer for many genres, and hopes to continue to learn and cultivate her skills through new opportunities.