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Profile Summary
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Completed Orders 1,594
Revisions/Order 0.15
Repeat Clients 41%
Last Login 9/28/2016
Location Lynnwood, WA
Education College Diploma
Status Available
Endorsements
Blog Post11
Article7
Home Living4
Marketing4
Auto3
Business3
Health3
Real Estate3
Industry
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Expertise
Experience
Summary of Experience
Mark's experience in health care, business and technology allows him to create products that meet the needs of his client's audience. Whether the product is for education, marketing or is a call to action, Mark knows how to connect with the reader.

While content is important, so is the tone. Mark knows when it's important to write in a conversational tone and when to present material like a lecturer. He can write to varying levels of reader education and background. With every assignment, Mark asks himself "How should I approach this piece so the reader gets the most benefit from the content?"

A professional and authoritative piece flows logically, uses correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. With thousands of projects completed, Mark knows the techniques to make sure each piece meets the level of quality expected by his clients.

Mark works on a variety of assignments to maintain an interesting mixture of writing. While he enjoys writing about the topics with which he is most familiar, he also chooses assignments in areas requiring research to further expand his own knowledge.

There is power in words and Mark knows how to best use them whether the project is to enhance the SEO of a software startup web site or to educate seniors on what to expect when recovering from a total hip joint replacement.
Specialties
Health Care

Mark worked in hospitals and clinics with several orthopedic surgeons and is intimate with all forms of total joint replacement, fracture repair, bone diseases and the treatment of scoliosis. He worked in cardiothoracic surgery and is familiar with the causes, diagnosis and treatment of various heart conditions.

He has written extensively about treatments for diabetes, high blood pressure, allergies, gastrointestinal issues and eye diseases. He has also followed the treatment approaches for age-related conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer's.

Business

Mark was a small business consultant for a large software manufacturer. He worked with many startups to establish best business practices and efficient operations to entice investors. He has experience with all aspects of business planning, marketing, operations management and human resources.

Technology

As a technical manager for a large database company, Mark has a background in all phases of software planning, design, construction, implementation, marketing and support. He can take a software product from the drawing board through to it's legacy support.

Home Improvement

While it may sound strange, some of the same skills used in troubleshooting health, business and technology issues can be applied to taking care of a home. Mark writes about all forms of homeowner DYI projects including electrical, plumbing, structural, interior design and exterior landscaping.

With an extensive background in health care, business and technology, Mark writes from a position of authority in many of the projects that he undertakes.
Interests
To keep life interesting, Mark maintains a number of other interests including general aviation, astronomy and space programs, crowdfunding, and is an avid reader of mysteries and science fiction. He has self-published eBooks and is currently working on a number of to-be-published short stories and novels.
Education
Drake University Sep 1976 – May 1980
Nursing, Pre-Med, Biology and Physiology, BA Nursing

Mark's early career focus was medicine so the nursing and science education was a logical first step in that direction.


Association Memberships
Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association (AOPA) Nov 1998
Mark has been a member of this professional pilot's association in order to stay current on topics of concern to the General Aviation (GA) public.

Projects by Industry
Craft

Mark has written several blogs and articles about jewelry making and selling. His background in silver jewelry crafting and selling on the Internet makes this an interesting topic on which he enjoys writing.

Software

Mark has worked with numerous software products over the past 30 years. Hands-on experience with software allows him to write with authority on the topic. He is able to do software reviews with the perspective of what to look for, what works, what doesn't and what isn't cost effective in the given environment.

Spirituality

Mark has written articles, blog posts and a regular monthly "spiritual growth" crossword puzzle for a small magazine. His interest is in how people become aware and conscious and the path on which they choose to experience and discover life.

Medical

Mark's extensive background in a variety of medical specialties allows him to write with authority on these topics.

Technology

With a background as a database designer, developer and technical manager, Mark brings an authoritative tone to his technical writing projects.

Business

As a small business consultant, Mark learned about business planning, best practices and efficient operations management. This experience translates into the authoritative writing projects that he takes on.

Home Living

Mark uses his knowledge of troubleshooting to help the homeowner successfully complete projects around the home to save them time and money.

Pets

Mark taps into his knowledge of pet illnesses to write about pet care and disease prevention. He writes extensively about chronic illnesses and taking care of the senior pet.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Mark fluidly incorporates the desired keywords into articles and blog posts while maintaining interesting and compelling content.

Title/Meta Descriptions

Mark provides meta data to his clients that is useful for elevating a written product on the search results.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

Mark has written blog posts for medical, business and technical web sites. The tone can be educational, humorous, opinionated or generate a call to action depending on the desires of his clients.

Article

Mark has written articles on topics ranging from heeding the warning of chest pain to how to brush your cat's teeth. He varies the tone depending on the expected audience and purpose of the article.

Facebook Post

Mark understands the power of social networking platforms and creates posts that keep people coming back for more.

Twitter Post

Mark uses Twitter posts to draw attention to his clients primary products, services and informational articles.

Projects By Expertise
Technical Writer

Mark's background as a database manager, software architect and developer, and system architect allow him to write authoritatively about all types of technology topics.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

Mark employs his background in medicine, business and technology to produce authoritative content to educate and direct the reader.

Conversational

When it's important to speak to the reader as a friend would, Mark uses the conversational tone to put the reader at ease. People may respond to this approach better than if the information is presented from an authoritative perspective.

Humorous

When humor is the best approach to connect with the reader, Mark uses this to entertain and create curiosity in articles and blog posts.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

For several years, Mark was a consultant to small businesses. He helped them with business planning, establishing best practices and setting up effective operational business systems. His focus was on helping companies create a solid foundation from which they could grow and expand into other areas.

Fortune 500

Mark was a senior database manager for several years for this large database software company. As a technical consultant and manager, he was in charge of commercial and government projects to implement and troubleshoot large enterprise-wide systems. His work took him into a number of industries including aerospace, banking, retail, and health care.

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