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Completed Orders 1,858
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Repeat Clients 48%
Last Login 9/25/2016
Location Stotts City, MO
Education Masters Degree
Status Available
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Blog Post8
Article4
Web Page4
Business3
Marketing3
Agriculture2
Career2
Construction2
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Summary of Experience
Cathleen V. is a multi-talented writer with extensive knowledge in a wide variety of areas. As a top 1% content writer out of over 22,000 on another site she writes on and with excellent feedback on Writer Access, she has a finger on the pulse of what's trending on SEO and the internet today; as a reliable, intelligent, creative writer, she can fulfill your needs now and in the future!

With a MS in Plant Science focusing on sustainable agriculture and four years greenhouse management experience, she has the knowledge of not only what gardening techniques are the easiest, but the best for the planet as well. As a small business owner in the arts industry for over twenty years, she can write articles covering the latest in display, social media marketing, trends and art show management. As a green construction contractor with five years' experience, she has knowledge to make your how-to instructions make sense to the everyday DIYer. Over twenty years in office administration has given her the experience to communicate your business needs in a clear and professional manner.

She and her family live on a small hobby farm in the Missouri Ozarks. Raising Shetland sheep, chickens, horses and geese and tending to their daily well being is everyday life on the farm. She homeschools her daughter, volunteers in her church and community and deploys when needed in extensive disaster relief and search and rescue operations. She is helping her husband edit the second edition of a local edible and medicinal wild plant book as well as co-authoring and editing a county-level handbook on restoring local autonomy through local food, local energy and local business.
Specialties
With a Master's degree under her belt, Cathleen has a great deal of experience with academic and scientific writing. Having started a number of small businesses, her 23+ years of business management and small-business marketing experience benefits your business writing, blog and content needs. Her artistic side gives her the ability to write well in a contemporary conversational tone.
Interests
Cathleen is an avid gardener, artist and shepherd. When she's not busy writing, she is active in medieval reenactment and a multitude of community organizations as an experienced rescue and disaster response volunteer and manager. Her philosophy is that learning is a lifelong experience and excellence only happens with hard work.
Education
Missouri State University Jan 2010 – May 2013
Plant Science, Master of Science

As a graduate student, Cathleen pursued local, sustainable plant and food production, studying effects of highly varied winter temperatures on tea plants near the edge of their natural range. She organized production planting, local and online marketing, display and sales for the school's annual plant sale, increasing sales four-fold the first year and another three-fold the second year.


Missouri State University Jan 2006 – May 2009
General Agriculture, Bachelor of Science

Cathleen pursued sustainable, organic and localized agricultural studies. She regularly made the dean's list, and graduated cum laude while raising her young daughter and caring for her disabled husband.


Honors and Awards
Cum Laude May 2009
Cathleen graduated Cum Laude with a grade point average of 3.67, while raising her young daughter, taking care of her disabled husband and working to get her family off welfare.

Certificates
Extensive emergency response and disaster relief certifications American Red Cross, Missouri SEMA,
Cathleen has extensive certifications in emergency response and disaster relief including First Responder, wide-area search and rescue, shelter operations, disaster mental health, mass fatalities, logistics and force protection.

Projects by Industry
Craft

Cathleen has over 20 years' experience in beadwork and jewelry techniques including bead stringing, bead weaving, wire working, Native American beadworking styles. She is an avid glassworker, using a torch or kiln, and produces lovely, organic beads and unique fused pieces. She is a fiber artist of some note, as a spinner, knitter, seamstress and felter.

Food

Cathleen has a Master of Science in Plant Science, with her thesis on acclimating tea plants to Missouri winter weather. She also has a blog on family farm life which includes several recipes, is the editor & co-author on wild edibles including recipes, is a co-author on family farm restoration, and is a co-founder of the Well-Fed Neighbor Alliance which promotes local food.

Garden

Cathleen has a Master of Science in Plant Science, with her thesis on acclimating tea plants to Missouri winter weather. She also has a blog on family farm life, is the editor & co-author on wild edibles & medicinals (plant and weed ID & culture), is a co-author on family farm restoration, and is a co-founder of the Well-Fed Neighbor Alliance which promotes local food.

Science

Cathleen has a Master of Science in Plant Science, with her thesis on acclimating tea plants to Missouri winter weather. She is the editor & co-author on wild edibles & medicinals (scientific studies references) and is a co-founder of the Well-Fed Neighbor Alliance which promotes local food (scientific experimentation on locally hardy plants).

Construction

Cathleen has experience at home & green construction techniques including framing, metal and asphalt shingle roofing, plumbing, electrical, insulation, gas line plumbing, tiling, laminate flooring, rainwater cistern construction, greywater system setup and maintenance, rubble trench footers, concrete finishing, post and beam construction, lime and earth plasters, strawbale construction, slip-straw construction and cob.

Agriculture

Cathleen has a Master of Science in Plant Science, with her thesis on acclimating tea plants to Missouri winter weather. She also has a blog on family farm life, is the editor & co-author on wild edibles & medicinals (plant and weed ID & culture), is a co-author on family farm restoration, and is a co-founder of the Well-Fed Neighbor Alliance which promotes local food.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Cathleen has extensive experience with writing keyword-oriented articles on a variety of topics. Her creativity blends keywords in neatly and creates unique pieces for each project.

Projects by Asset Type
Web Page

Cathleen is a top 1% content writer out of over 22,000 on another site she writes for and has exceptional feedback on Writer Access. Her out-of-the-box thinking provides a unique perspective on your business and presents questions to websurfers that convert them into clients by making them understand why they need your business' products or services.

Article

Bringing a unique perspective and out-of-the-box thinking to her writing, Cathleen's extensive experience with articles can be put to your business' benefit. From agricultural and lawn care pieces, reviews of scientific findings and green technologies and construction techniques to career descriptions, social media marketing advice and trade show displays, she creates original pieces to make your business shine!

Blog Post

Cathleen creates unique blog posts with attitude that keep your readers coming back for more! From Second Amendment issues, politics and emergency management to insurance, marketing and business, she can give your blog the attitude adjustment it needs to develop regular and engaged readership.

Copywriting

Do you need to make your product descriptions or ad copy sing? Cathleen uses creative approaches to tell your customer why they need to buy your product, and wonder how they've gotten by without it until now!

Projects By Expertise
Script Writer

With a background in speech and theater, Cathleen can create a script for your commercial, doodle video or promotional piece that makes your viewers consider and desire what you have to offer.

Projects by Writing Style
Conversational

In a variety of different subjects, Cathleen has produced dozens of blog posts, articles and fliers, proving her worth as a creative thinker. From car maintenance to all-natural beauty secrets, she has a flair for bringing the incomprehensible down to a level anyone can understand. You'll enjoy reading her content, written with a dry wit and a compassionate heart.

Promotional

Cathleen has written hundreds of promotional pieces, including blog posts, product descriptions and event fliers. Writing several on a weekly basis, she still comes up with fresh, unique content for each piece.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

As a small business owner with over 23 years' experience in local, internet and social media marketing, trade show experience, customer relations, production, shipping and sales, Cathleen has the experience needed to promote and improve your small business. Small business owners wear too many hats already - why not hand one off to her for exceptional product descriptions, press releases, website content, articles, blogs, emails, sales material and more!

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