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Last Login 1/3/2016
Location Bedford, OH
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Summary of Experience
Maureen has worked both in higher education sustainability and stream restoration. She has been freelance writing since 2013 for a number of green and science related websites. She has been a leader in her in her industry locally, advancing the sustainability movement. Maureen is a savvy technical writer with extensive writing experience.
Specialties
Maureen specializes in green writing. She has written over twenty successful grants, countless web articles, newsletters, blog posts, headline stories, press releases and more. She is most comfortable writing what she knows: the environmental and sustainability fields.
Interests
Maureen is most interested in recycling, stream restoration and local food. Additionally, she is a runner, enjoys learning about outer space and gardening.
Education
Poynter University Editing, Writing, Certificate

Maureen continues to further her education through courses at Poynter on writing and editing.


Ohio Watershed Academy Stream Restoration, Certificate

Maureen completed a 15 week course through the Ohio University Extension on stream restoration and community organizing.


University of Mount Union English, BA

Maureen studied English with a concentration on creative writing at Mount Union. Her senior project was a series of short stories and poems about her experience in Costa Rica.


University of Mount Union Biology, BS

Maureen completed a degree in Biology with a concentration on environmental studies at Mount Union. She studied abroad in Costa Rica for a summer semester.


Honors and Awards
Excellence in Leadership Aug 2011
Maureen was awarded an honor for her dedication to stream restoration.

Certificates
EPA Macroinvertebrate Qualified Data Collector Level One Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Feb 2009
Maureen was awarded certification to collect aquatic insects for stream health identification.

Chemical Qualified Data Collector Level Three Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Jun 2008
Maureen obtained the highest level of water quality monitoring certification through the Ohio EPA.

Projects by Industry
Education

Maureen worked for a community college in their sustainability department for about two years writing up case studies, technical reports, press releases, grant applications and so forth. She was the go-to writer of the department. She also taught a week long summer camp class on "Ohio Animals."

Garden

Maureen is an avid gardener with many gardening family members. She has written a few articles on the subject and hopes to continue branching into the field.

Green Living

Maureen has been writing for the green industry for twelve years. Recently, she has been writing Green Living articles for an website focusing on place based writing. She also wrote all "focus area" content for the Stark SCENES site, a website focused on the sustainability of Stark County.

Green Services

Maureen wrote nearly all content for the Stark SCENES website's "focus areas" and front page stories, including a number of local, green services including green burials, green non profits and so forth,

Kids/Family

Maureen wrote an article on her own experience with breastfeeding issues for Breastfeeding Today, the leading magazine for nursing mothers.

Non Profit

Maureen worked in the non profit field for nearly a decade, leading a rural community to restore their heavily polluted stream. She was the lead writer for the non profit and wrote over 20 successful grants, every press release the group sent out, all website content, all pamphlets, newsletters, membership renewal letters and so forth. (This number of paid projects is an estimate and may even be low!)

Outdoor/Recreation

Maureen wrote nearly all "focus areas" content for the Stark SCENES website and most front page story highlights, a site focused on the sustainability of Stark County, Ohio. A number of the pages on Stark SCENES were about the outdoors and recreation.

Science

Maureen has been writing for the science and environmental industry for over a decade. She has recently been writing freelance articles for education sites relating to science.

Government

Maureen worked at a stream restoration non profit for nearly a decade, managing and writing grants, many for state, local and federal grants. All of these grants required multiple grant reports that Maureen authored.

Projects by Asset Type
Press Release

Maureen has worked in the environmental and sustainability industry for twelve years at a stream restoration project, a community college's sustainability department and now as a freelance writer. She wrote each and every press release that the non profit and sustainability department needed and so has extensive experience.

Annual Report

Maureen started writing annual reports for herself as the Watershed Coordinator of a stream restoration non profit. She realized that her staff, members and partners would all appreciate the information as well and so started formatting into a more reader friendly version.

Article

Maureen is currently writing freelance for a number of education websites on green topics. She has written over twenty of such articles. She also wrote a great deal of articles for the Stark SCENES website and wrote countless newsletter articles for her former stream restoration non profit and community college sustainability department.

Facebook Post

Maureen was the co-administrator of a community college's sustainability department's facebook page. She wrote a few full posts but more often contributed partial information for posts.

Grant/Proposal

Maureen wrote twenty seven proposals for a stream restoration nonprofit and three for a community college's sustainability department. Twenty of the grants were successful at the non profit and the community college shut down their program before the other three had run their full course.

Web Page

Maureen wrote nearly half of the content on the Stark SCENES website as well as all of the content on the Huff Run website as well as numerous articles through freelance projects.

Newsletter Content

Maureen wrote articles for eleven stream restoration project newsletters and four community college sustainability department newsletters.

Projects By Expertise
Technical Writer

While working both at a stream restoration non profit and at a community college's sustainability program, Maureen authored a number of technical reports including watershed plans, acid mine drainage abatement and treatments plans, case studies, green house gas emissions reports and more.

Copywriter

Maureen has been writing for twelve years in the green industry, writing for non profits, colleges and now web content. Many of these projects required "copy" for ads, web content, pamphlets and so forth.

Research Writer

Maureen has been writing for twelve years in the green industry, writing for non profits, colleges and now web content. Many of these projects required research and information to be disseminated for readers to easier understand.

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