Summary of Experience
Mary I. is a writer with three years experience writing for Internet content writing sites. After a lifetime of writing for personal pleasure, she has found professional writing for the Internet to be an extremely satisfying and enjoyable, later-in-life career and has now chosen to write professionally full-time. At the sites she currently writes for, she has a below average revision rate and a zero percent rejection rate with the approximately 1,200 articles submitted.
As an owner and operator of a small, organic farm for 15 years, Mary has extensive business experience as a small scale agricultural producer, vendor, and manager at farmers markets. She also has extensive professional background in the areas of nutrition education and scientific research at the University of California Extension Service and the U.S. Forest Service and received her bachelor's degree in experimental psychology from Cal-State, Hayward.
While her professional working experience has been primarily in the areas of small scale farming, building trades and construction, school-based nutrition education, and as a field research technician on biological research projects, she also has enduring private interests in personal psychology, spirituality, world history, the history of science, and world cultures.
Mary has traveled extensively in Mexico, Europe, Kenya, and South Africa. Her voyages to foreign lands were shoestring adventures where she was able to experience differing cultures and landscapes in a way that has given her a deep appreciation of how people really live in many diverse places in the world. Her broad reading in the subjects of history, philosophy, and personal development give her sensitive insight into many aspects of human experience.
Articles on topics of diet and nutrition, do-it-yourself construction projects, gardening and farmers markets, and factual presentation of a broad range of information are among her most favorite writing assignments. She has also found, somewhat to her surprise, that she enjoys writing advertising copy when the products are not presenting any ethical conflicts for her. Her personal openness can readily combine with her love of words and straightforward way of communicating, producing compelling articles that both inform and encourage the reader to act.
Diet and nutrition, science for the general reader, history, small-scale organic farming and farmers markets, spiritual development, and personal growth are areas of strong personal interest for Mary. She also has a particularly strong knowledge base in the subjects of post-traumatic stress disorder, the autism spectrum, and behavioral health.