Barbara is a professional writer with a master's degree in journalism and years of experience crafting articles for print and online media. She is also proficient in SEO writing and producing newsletters, press releases, brochures, resumes and product descriptions.
As a writer and editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, Barbara covered real estate, food, home and garden topics. She created award-winning travel articles for USAToday.com, as well as a wide range of health and fitness stories for LiveStrong.com. Currently, she writes SEO copy for clients including prominent candy companies, clothing retailers, kitchenware makers, insurance brokers and law firms.
Barbara excels in writing about families, parenting and education. She formerly taught elementary school, served as the director of a Head Start program and received a Knight Foundation Fellowship to study newspaper coverage of family issues.
She has lived abroad and traveled extensively. For four years, she taught school in Tokyo, Japan, and visited several Asian countries. She also took a year-long trip through Europe and North Africa -- and even crossed the Sahara Desert in a VW van.
Currently, she lives in the most beautiful spots along the West Coast, but the specific location is always changing. Her husband serves three-month stints as a campground host in places such as Mt. Tamalpais, Carpinteria State Beach and the Cascade Mountains. Barbara writes from their camper, with the beach or the forest as her back yard.
One of Barbara's strongest points is creating crystal-clear copy that holds people's interest. Her philosophy is that reading -- and learning -- should be easy and enjoyable.