After earning her BS in Business Administration degree and paralegal certificate, Donna D. worked for over 17 years as a technical writer in the Contracts Department of a national company specializing in home health care. Completing responses to “Requests for Proposals/Invitations to Bid” required extensive research, attention to detail and coordination of responses from multiple levels within the organization, including staff, management, and field personnel.
Donna D. completed several assignments dealing with health issues for an East Coast women’s magazine. The Editor provided the general topic and e-troductions to several physician advertisers; the rest was a matter of Donna developing the appropriate questions, conducting the interviews, and turning the information into an article suited to the readership. Her previous experience in the home health industry led to a successful relationship.
Drawing from her love of growing things, Donna D. went a step further and in 2006 became a Master Gardener through her local state Extension office. After completing the course taught by professors from the State agriculture university, each year she exceeds the minimum continuing education hours necessary to maintain her active status. Part of the volunteer service she performs for the organization includes drafting responses to grant offers and turning the after-program data into a comprehensive report to the grantor.
Donna D. has almost 20 years experience as a technical writer in the home health care industry preparing proposals and answers to RFIs. In addition, she was a freelance writer specializing in health issues for two years for an East Coast women’s magazine. She is comfortable interviewing health professionals and “translating” information into text easily understood by lay people.
A volunteer who has been trained in horticulture and gardening, Donna D. (a Wyandotte County, Kansas Master Gardener since 2006) has an exceptional knowledge about outdoor plants in the central Midwest, as well as indoor plants. Master Gardeners are concerned with offering tested answers to questions and rely on the educational experts. She keeps current on developments regarding many varieties of edible and decorative plants and continually exceeds the minimum annual continuing education requirements of her County. If she doesn’t already know the answer, she has the ability to research and provide authoritative responses.
Home cooks are increasingly receiving credit for their production of quality meals for family and friends. As one of these individuals, Donna D. is able to produce nutritious culinary delights on a daily basis, and has done so for decades. She is especially interested in the use of fresh herbs to complement the protein and sides. She can share recipes, techniques, as well as tips and tricks she has developed and learned over a lifetime in front of a stove.
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