Writer #9131
Rochester, NY
4 Star Rating
33 Love Lists
31 Clients
137,000 Words
Mary Anne is a talented and multi-faceted professional with many skills she acquired by daring to take a few trips down those 'roads less traveled.'

Her work demonstrates creativity, technical savvy and a keen ability to identify and meet customer needs. After 15 years in a corporate environment, she left to become an independent freelancer, consultant, and contractor doing technical writing, instructional design, marketing communications, and other writing-based projects.

As a contract employee for a Lithuanian-based firm in the early 2000's, Mary Anne was on the forefront of developing SEO content for a number of websites. In addition to writing it, she taught it! This firm also offered clients formal training in understanding and using SEO.

Her versatility is evident in the wide-range of subjects she has written about in myriad media including websites, blogs, online instructional design, in-class lesson design, articles, e-books, paper-books and more. The Biography of Christina Aguilera was one work she wrote on contract with noted academic publisher Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO LLC and she co-authored Retraining the Harness Racehorse among others.

In addition to her writing work, Mary Anne teaches writing courses at a local university.

Highlights

Endorsements
2
Orders
282
Last Login
12/1/16
Samples
8

Mary Anne D's Book Product Experience

5 Projects Completed

Mary Anne has written a number of published books, both paper and e-books. Titles include The Biography of Christina Aguilera, Retraining the Harness Racehorse, Zen and the Art of Horseback Riding, Date Time Online, and Why I Hate to Date Online.

Industry Projects

  • Education50+
  • Relationships20+
  • Pets20+
  • Technology20+
  • Humor5
  • Travel1
  • Spirituality1

Summary of Industry Experience

Education

As a practitioner and content developer in education, Mary Anne has developed countless online and on-ground lessons and materials for students in both college and industry. The sample below is part of a manual she wrote for novices to the field of technical writing.

Relationships

Although she tends to whisper it behind closed doors, Mary Anne was once an online dater, and even met her current fiance on line. With two online dating books under her belt, she became a sort of dating expert and wrote website content and marketing materials to support the sales of these how-to based books.

Pets

An animal devotee, much of Mary Anne's free time is spent playing with her beloved Boston Terrier dogs, riding her rescued Standardbred horse, and singing along with her treasured cockatiels.She has embodied this devotion in two horse related books -- one on retraining harness racehorses and one on Zen and horseback riding. She has also written many essays, poems, and stories that focus on her pets and her great love for them.

Technology

Mary Anne developed training programs and content for a number of websites owned by one company as well as developed and conducted training in SEO tools and techniques for customers.

Humor

With a natural talent for writing humor, Mary Anne was hired to ghostwrite a book for one client. The book was imbibed with humor in scenes, dialog and characterization. She has also written numerous editorials and essays in her quirky style that displays a keen sense of humor and irony on topics ranging from her obsession with pens to 'Body Shaping 101.'

Travel

Mary Anne was employed to develop all website copy for a Mexican, Zen-based resort when it first opened in the early 2000's. The content included pages on food, yoga, accommodations, staff bios and other activities in the area. She successfully achieved the client's goal to create a Zen atmosphere through the words on the screen.

Spirituality

In addition to her ability to handle humor writing adeptly, Mary Anne imbues much of her blog with spiritually based questions that pack a powerful punch. Her keen intuition has always made her more sensitive to the more meaningful and subtle things in life.

Product Projects

  • Book5

Summary of Product Experience

Book

Mary Anne has written a number of published books, both paper and e-books. Titles include The Biography of Christina Aguilera, Retraining the Harness Racehorse, Zen and the Art of Horseback Riding, Date Time Online, and Why I Hate to Date Online.

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