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Last Login 8/22/2016
Location Farmington Hills, MI
Education College Diploma
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Summary of Experience
Patti is a freelance writer and has been in the publishing industry for over 20 years. She has experience writing for local newspapers and regional journals, national magazines and anthologies. Patti currently writes online content for several websites and is completing work on her second novel.
Specialties
Patti specializes in SEO articles, ghost blogging, feature-length articles, real estate description, travel writing, educational topics, parenting topics, women's health, child development and children's literature.
Interests
Patti is a musician and enjoys singing and playing the piano. She also enjoy painting, bicycling and taking care of her family which includes her husband, three kids, two dogs, two rabbits and a cat.
Education
Welch College Aug 1983 – Jun 1988
Secondary Education/English, Bachelor of Science

Patti received a Bachelor of Science Degree in the field of Secondary English Education and went on to teach Language Arts, Creative Writing, Public Speaking and Theater in public and private schools in Tennessee and Michigan.


Honors and Awards
• Gold Medal Award for Special Section Within a Publication (Circulation of 55,000 or more) Mar 2003
Patti's article entitled, "Timing is Everything When Treating Infertility," received this award along with the entire team of writers responsible for a special section in Metro Parent Magazine (Detroit, Michigan) on women's health.

Association Memberships
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is a non-profit organization for writers and illustrators and is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia. Several of the most prestigious children’s literature professionals sit on the SCBWI Board of Advisors. (Taken from SCBWI.org)

Certificates
Secondary Education/English Metro Public Schools of Nashville and Davidson County
Sep 1988
Patti received her Secondary Education/English certificate with an endorsement in public speaking and went on to teach in schools in Tennessee and Michigan for more than ten years.

Projects by Industry
Education

Patti writes educational articles about classroom management, curriculum, special education and mainstreaming, science projects, middle school success, K-12 science projects, holiday projects, book projects and teaching across the curriculum.

Kids/Family

Articles on parenting, children's health, children's books, movies and educational topics. Parenting topics include everything from teaching responsibility to buying the right products for your baby. Patti enjoys reviewing products, books, toys and games for children, as well as resources that prepare children for preschool and Kindergarten.

Health

Patti writes articles on women's health, children's health, wellness and nutrition for both online and print journals. She won an award for her piece, "Timing is Everything When Treating Infertility."

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Patti writes SEO content for various website using a conversational and natural style. She works hard to make SEO content flow like regular content, while making the subject matter informative and engaging.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Patti's experience includes SEO articles covering a variety of topics in education, business, health, parenting and drug rehabilitation.

Newsletter Content

Patti writes newsletter content for hospital foundations and law firms. She developed Health Care News You Can Use for the Garden City Hospital foundation and a complete elder law care guide for a local law firm.

Projects By Expertise
Creative Writer

Along with her freelance writing work, Patti writes children's books. She has had one children's story published in Boys' Quest Magazine.

Script Writer

Some of Patti's other favorite areas of writing include play scripts for use in churches and para-church organizations. Her script, "The Rope," is available for download from Lillenas Publishing Company.

Journalist

Patti has written for both local newspapers and regional journals. She has covered community events, parenting topics, women's health and family finance.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

Patti writes articles on parenting, women's health, education, freelance writing and personal experience. Her rich and varied experiences in each area bring an authoritative tone to her conversational style, while being engaging and humorous when appropriate.

Conversational

Patti's conversational style works well ineducational articles and articles on parenting and health. She uses a matter-of-fact tone of voice with a strong sense of authority on the topic.

Projects by Company Size
Medium Business

Patti writes web content and SEO content for channels like Ehow and Livestrong. She has worked for two companies in this area: Writer's Research Group and Demand Media.

Small Business

Patti put together a guide for families needing help with long-term care planning for a local law firm. Her booklet is used by the firm to both inform prospective clients about their rights and responsibilities and to advertise the law firm.

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