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Debbie K

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Last Login 7/21/2016
Location Mill Creek, WA
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
Debbie King is a diverse writer with over 15-years’ experience creating concise, accurate content and documentation for both digital and print media. Her areas of knowledge and experience include healthcare/mental health, the biological sciences, interior decor, and technical material.

Having worked nine years as a freelance web designer and front-end developer, Debbie possesses a strong understanding of usability principles, design standards, typography, HTML, and CSS. She draws upon this background to design content that is visually compelling and creates a positive user experience.

Debbie's love of all things creative extends beyond writing to include interior decorating, crafting, and swing dancing. She also enjoys relaxing with a good book and a cup of tea, or being out and about, enjoying all that the beautiful Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Specialties
Blogging, Social Media, Web Pages
Interests
Mental Health, Healthcare, Home Decor, Biological Sciences, LGBTQ Rights
Education
Aquent Gymnasium Jun 2014 – Nov 2015
Writing, Web Design, Certificates (3)

Debbie completed three online courses through Aquent Gymnasium (http://gymnasium.aquent.com/courses):

• Writing for Web and Mobile
• Responsive Web Design - Certificate
• Grid Layout in Bootstrap 3.0

The Writing for Web and Mobile course focused on writing strategic and compelling content based on audience research.


The Interior Design Institute Aug 2014 – Oct 2014
Interior Design, Diploma

This course consisted of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding interactive assignments. Through this course, Debbie learned concepts, principles, and techniques of interior design and decorating, including creating scopes of work, mood boards, and floor plans.


LVS Online May 2005 – Feb 2013
Web Design, Graphic Design, Front-End Web Development, Certificates (13)

Debbie completed 13 online classes on web design, graphic design, and web development over the course of eight years.


Bellevue Community College May 2001 – May 2004
Science and Technical Writing, Certificate

Though this certificate course encompassed both Science and Technical Writing, Debbie focused on scientific writing due to her interest in that area.


University of Washington Sep 2001 – Dec 2001
Science News Writing, Completed course

Debbie completed the Science News Writing course for both professional reasons and enjoyment. This class included writing a short news summary, a press release, and an in-depth scientific news article, the last of which, she enjoyed writing the most.


Mary Washington College Aug 1972 – May 1976
Biology and Psychology, Bachelor of Science

Debbie started off majoring in Biology but added Psychology later as a second major because of her fascination with the mind-body interaction, which was still a fairly new field of study at the time. Her class in Physiopsychology was among her favorites.


Honors and Awards
Super Star Award Apr 2000
Debbie earned a Super Star Award for her help and thoroughness writing product training materials.

College Graduation Honors May 1976
Debbie graduated with High Distinction from Mary Washington College in May 1976.

Phi Beta Kappa Feb 1976
Debbie was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in her senior year at Mary Washington College.

Certificates
Certified Interior Decorator Certified Interior Decorators Interational
Dec 2014
Debbie received her certification as an Interior Decorator in December 2014 after completing the Interior Design online class through the Interior Design Institute (http://www.theinteriordesigninstitute.com/).

Projects by Industry
Home Living

Debbie is a Certified Interior Decorator (C.I.D.) who received her diploma from the Interior Design Institute in 2014. Debbie is the author and owner of Deb's Decor blog (debsdecorwa.com), which focuses on current decor trends, decorating principles and concepts, and DIY tips and techniques. She has also written articles for online DIY publications, including suggestions for decorating a bed without a headboard and instructions for transforming an entertainment center into a free-standing closet. Debbie has hands-on experience redesigning the layout and decor for a children's after-school facility and re-styling a condo space to give it a rustic, eclectic feel.

Science

Debbie earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Mary Washington College with majors in Biology and Psychology. Her studies were driven by her fascination with the mind-body interaction...a relatively new field at the time. After college, she transitioned into writing and web design but always maintained an interest in science and healthcare. Her writings include blog content for dentists and orthodontists, scientific news articles, patient education brochures, a scientific press release, and a white paper on the pharmaceutical drug ENBREL.

As part of a Science News Writing course at the University of Washington, Debbie wrote a feature story on research being conducted at the University of Victoria, Canada that will help disabled patients who suffer from lack of muscle control communicate with others on an advanced level. These patients are referred to as being "locked in"; a noted example is Stephen Hawking.

Other

Debbie enjoys writing human interest material, whether it be blog posts, social media entries, or news articles. Debbie has a wide variety of interests including green living, fantasy and sci fi, and LGBTQ rights, especially with regard to the Christian community. The article below was written about The Windstar Foundation, an environmental and educational organization co-founded by late singer, John Denver.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

Debbie is the author and owner of Deb's Decor blog (debsdecorwa.com), which focuses on current decor trends, decorating principles and concepts, and DIY tips and techniques. Deb's Decor is also present on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. In one post, Debbie discusses how simple decor selections can influence mood and help lift depression.

Web Page

Debbie has designed, developed, and written brand-specific, optimized B2C content for over 20 small business and non-profit websites. Her experience includes creating promotional and informational content for a hair salon, massage clinic, jewelry salesperson, daycare, and nationally ranked figure skaters. The extract below focuses on services provided by the in-home daycare facility.

Facebook Post

Debbie has established a Facebook page to complement her blog, Deb's Decor (debsdecorwa.com). She enjoys writing posts (almost 100 so far) offering decor tips, highlighting trends, and promoting her blog. She always includes an image with her posts to increase interest. Debbie is slowly but steadily gaining new followers over the past year without boosting posts. Debbie has a Twitter account that supports her blog as well. (facebook.com/debsdecorwa/)

Projects by Writing Style
Conversational

Debbie is a content writer and Certified Interior Decorator (C.I.D.) who strongly believes that everyone deserves to live in a beautiful, harmonious space, regardless of the size of their residence or their budget. In her blog, Deb's Decor (debsdecorwa.com), Debbie shares ideas, tips, and resources for creating beautiful and harmonious spaces in conversational style. In the post below, Debbie offers fun and economical suggestions on how to turn coloring pages into eye-catching decor.

Humorous

Debbie greatly enjoyed writing a humorous post for her home decor blog (debsdecorwa.com) that dealt with the over-the-top decorating of a manager's office space prior to his return from vacation. This was Debbie's first attempt at writing with humor so she was surprised at how easily the words and humor flowed.

Promotional

As part of a Science News Writing course at the University of Washington, Debbie wrote a press release for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The press release promoted research being conducted by scientists who were investigating the possibility of treating solid cancer tumors based on studies of suspended animation in zebrafish.

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