Organic gardening (fruits, vegetables, ornamentals)
Education (pedagogy, curriculum, policy, parenting)
Home and office organization
Fiction and poetry
Art and culture
Elizabeth T. earned a B.A. in both English and Spanish and is fully certified to teach both subjects. She also lived and studied abroad in Spain and Costa Rica in pursuit of oral fluency in Spanish.
Elizabeth T.â€™s masterâ€™s thesis was a collection of short stories exploring motherhood and its treatment in contemporary literature. This led to a published collection of short stories from Annorlunda Books.
Elizabeth T. is a master gardener with over 15 years of experience growing food using sustainable methods. She also edits her own blog about organic gardening, beekeeping, raising chickens, food preservation, cooking, frugal living and flower arranging. Recent assignments have included articles for a major Canadian communications company and a start-up food website.
Elizabeth T. grows most of her own food, so sheâ€™s a total pro when it comes to the seasonal and slow-food movements. She has edited recipes, blog posts about local food scenes and articles about cooking techniques for a range of clients. She can also test and write original recipes and has been known to wax poetic about the virtues of a homegrown tomato.
Elizabeth T. is a certified K-12 English and Spanish teacher with 18 years of classroom teaching and professional curriculum writing experience. She has taught every grade from kindergarten to college and has written about language acquisition, executive functioning, and organizational techniques, most recently for an ed tech startup as well as a major communications company. She has written and edited multiple curricula and white papers for school districts as well as parent-friendly articles and blog posts about everything from test preparation tips to advice for calming nerves before a recital.
Elizabeth T. has renovated two homes and has extensive experience in DIY carpentry, soft goods and home decor projects. She has also worked as a designer and organizational consultant for individuals and schools. Her experience leads her to be able to fact check claims and clean up how-to pieces for total clarity.
Elizabeth T. is a passionate traveler who seeks out authentic and affordable cultural experiences. As a fluent Spanish speaker, she is especially well-versed in backpacking the Spanish-speaking world, including Spain, Mexico and Costa Rica. Other favorite countries include England, Wales and Portugal. She has criss-crossed the U.S. and has a soft spot for hiking in the national parks as well.
As a teacher and a parent, Elizabeth T. has learned a lot about raising kids and keeping them happy and healthy. She can translate education and medical jargon for parents and handle the ups and downs of parenting with humor and understanding. She has edited many blog posts offering advice and anecdotes as well as more formal articles about educational topics.
Elizabeth T. put the romance in romance copy that sells houses and neighborhoods. Her love of architecture and interior design combined with her knowledge of construction are valuable assets in the real estate field. She also loves to help clients create content that adds value for buyers looking to learn more about their new hometown.
When it comes to green living, Elizabeth T. walks the walk with her organic gardening practices. She has also edited work about reducing energy consumption and has researched a number of environmental issues for her clients. Though climate change is serious, she can keep readers interested in making change while eliminating shades of preachiness when required.
Elizabeth T. has no-nonsense advice about living and working with others, but she can deliver it with a smile. She has edited blog posts about marriage and parenting that focus on the everyday conflicts, but she also is happy to fact-check and make sure that research and statistics are easy to digest.
Elizabeth T. is a feminist with a sense of humor. Sheâ€™s equally comfortable editing pieces about serious social issues as she is teasing readers about their first-world problems. She has published articles in online womenâ€™s magazines about a wide range of subjects and loves to inject a certain level of snark into her blogging for women.
Elizabeth T. has worked with marketing departments of major manufacturers to publish stories highlighting products and services. She has also developed landing pages and SEO blog posts for small business owners focusing on construction services and materials. Past clients have included outdoor concrete services, window suppliers and a major pipe fitting manufacturer.
Whether you need a lighthearted tone or something dripping with snark, Elizabeth T. can make sure your readers laugh. She enjoys peppering blog posts with humor and punching up existing material to make it funny. She has doctored comedy scripts and recently worked with a client to create niche, tongue-in-cheek press releases to help his business stand out.
Elizabeth T. puts her creative writing skills to good use as a writer and editor of short fiction and poetry. Her work ranges from an exploration of womenâ€™s changing roles to humorous sonnets and elegiac poems. Her true love of the liberal arts provides ample fodder for a range of artistic styles and topics, both in writing and in life. From editing original poetry for publication to helping novice writers hone their story outlines, sheâ€™s able to do it all.
Caring for animals comes with the territory of running a micro farm, so Elizabeth T. is happy to work with pieces about common house pets as well as chickens, rabbits, small livestock, and even honeybees with the expertise that only comes from years of personal experience.
Elizabeth T. is a community theater actor, director and stage manager who also sings in a band. A classically trained musician, Elizabeth loves to edit reviews and has a wide range of knowledge of various genres of performance. She also occasionally edits and doctors scripts for stages and screens of all sizes.
In addition to writing and editing her own lifestyle blog about her adventures in organic gardening and green living, Elizabeth T. has edited hundreds of blog posts for scores of satisfied clients. Sheâ€™s a master of the conversational tone and can help make any subject entertaining with the perfect turn of phrase.
Longform articles are one of Elizabeth T.â€™s favorite things to dive into. They allow for depth of coverage and a full exploration of a topic that suit her natural inclination towards thorough research, and sheâ€™s happy to fact check. Elizabeth has written and edited articles about an incredible variety of topics, and she always enjoys taking on a new challenge to increase her knowledge.
Elizabeth T. has edited customer-centric product descriptions for just about everything: sporting goods, tools, apparel, party supplies, flooring, and even orchard plants. Her journalistic style is a boon here, as she can prioritize the most important features for customers without creating a messy word soup of stock phrases and meaningless terms.
Elizabeth T. understands that people donâ€™t log on to Facebook to read ads. They want to connect with friends and family, and they want to connect with the world around them in an authentic way. To that end, her work editing Facebook posts is always aimed at making them natural and conversational. Sheâ€™s also a pro at checking the links to articles clients want to share.
Elizabeth T. knows that the trick to a great press release is making it sound so much like a news story that readers walk away feeling they've learned something â€” not like they've been reading an advertisement. She's a wizard at weaving in quotes and factual context to tell stories that stand out.
Elizabeth T.â€™s first love was academic writing, and she has a portfolio chock-full of insightful research papers on everything from the fall of France's Ancien Regime to the ways in which Edith Whartonâ€™s decorating sense informed her novels. More recently she has turned her fine research skills to edit sharply reasoned analyses of environmental issues, construction industry trends and curriculum development.
Elizabeth T. brings an actor's ear to her scriptwriting and editing, so she helps create perfectly natural dialogue â€” with a touch of humor when required. She'll also go the extra mile to collaborate on the imagery and story arc of commercial scripts, going well beyond her clients' expectations to create fully-realized commercial videos.
From single-fold real estate bulletins to online goods and service brochures, Elizabeth T. uses her design sense to create a true marriage of words and images. Writing brochures requires balance above all, and her artistic training allows her to find the balance between a clientâ€™s photos and the writerâ€™s words when she edits brochure copy.