Betsy S has worked professionally with writing all her life. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Literature from University of California at San Diego, and she is a certified teacher of English as a Second Language. As an undergraduate, she took extensive coursework in the natural sciences, and she is listed as a co-author on several academic journal articles on undersea geology. Her essays, book reviews and poetry have appeared in nationwide publications, and she has taught writing skills to students at every level from kindergarten to graduate school. During Betsy's years as a social worker, the breadth of her clients' needs led her to start doing paperwork for busy lawyers in the fields of immigration and family law. After taking courses to become a paralegal, she produced a number of legal documents in the course of her work. These included various legal motions, affadavits, interview transcripts, powers of attorney, and living trusts. Recently, she has focused more on freelance writing, and has happily written newsletters, press releases, minutes from meetings, blog posts and instruction manuals.
Betsy currently works fulltime as a writer, ESL teacher and editor. Her experience as a teacher enables her to absorb and prioritize information in a clear well-organized form, and she takes pleasure in the challenge of suiting her diction to the needs of each situation. Her other sideline as an SEO specialist keeps her up to date with the latest search-result ranking and page-quality evaluation criteria. She believes that the best writers are highly-skilled generalists, able to stay current and adapt quickly to the evolving venues for online communication.
Betsy enjoys writing in-depth pieces on legal and environmental topics, but she's not above creating sparkly little travel snippets or SEO explainers. Crafting a fluent, informative press release can be as exacting as writing a poem, and Betsy becomes completely absorbed in the unique challenges of each assignment.
Betsy is involved in local land-use issues and is active in several neighborhood organizations. She also enjoys the travel opportunities which a mobile workplace allows, and travels frequently. At home, she grows fruits and vegetables and raises chickens and bees.
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