Marketing Content, Blogging, Social Media
Biological Sciences, Mental Health, Healthcare, Home Decor
Debbie started off majoring in Biology but added Psychology later as a second major because of her fascination with the mind-body interaction, which was still a fairly new field of study at the time. Her class in Physiopsychology was among her favorites.
Debbie completed the Science News Writing course for both professional reasons and enjoyment. This class included writing a short news summary, a press release, and an in-depth scientific news article, the last of which, she enjoyed writing the most.
Though this certificate course encompassed both Science and Technical Writing, Debbie focused on scientific writing due to her interest in that area.
Debbie completed 13 online classes on web design, graphic design, and web development over the course of eight years.
This course consisted of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding interactive assignments. Through this course, Debbie learned concepts, principles, and techniques of interior design and decorating, including creating scopes of work, mood boards, and floor plans.
Debbie has completed three online courses through Aquent Gymnasium:
• Writing for Web and Mobile
• Information Design
• Responsive Web Design
The Writing for Web and Mobile course focused on writing strategic and compelling content based on audience data and feedback.
Debbie enjoys writing conversational healthcare content, as this fits in with her degree in Biology and Psychology. She is particularly interested in the mind-body interaction and developed detailed content for an alternative health website. Most recently, she wrote blog posts for dentists and orthodontists that provide patients with general information regarding procedures, surgeries, insurance, and teeth straightening.
Debbie is a Certified Interior Decorator (C.I.D.) who received her diploma from the Interior Design Institute in 2014. She is the author and owner of Deb's Decor blog (debsdecorwa.com), which focuses on current decor trends, decorating principles and concepts, and DIY tips and techniques. Debbie has also written articles for online DIY publications, including suggestions for decorating a bed without a headboard and instructions for transforming an entertainment center into a free-standing closet. Debbie has hands-on experience redesigning the layout and decor for a children's after-school facility and re-styling a condo space to give it a rustic, eclectic feel.
In the post below, Debbie takes you on a whimsical journey through a bold, colorful bedroom space.
Debbie earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Mary Washington College with majors in Biology and Psychology. Her studies were driven by her fascination with the mind-body interaction...a relatively new field at the time. After college, she transitioned into writing and web design but always maintained an interest in science and healthcare. Her writings include blog content for dentists and orthodontists, scientific news articles, patient education brochures, a scientific press release, and a white paper on the pharmaceutical drug ENBREL.
As part of a Science News Writing course, Debbie wrote a feature story highlighting scientific research that enables the locked-in to communicate via brainwaves.
Debbie wrote a number of articles for a telecommunications newsletter for a multinational financial services company. She has since written both general and scientific news stories, including a feature story highlighting research that enables the locked-in to communicate via brainwaves.
Most recently, Debbie researched and wrote several long-form content, demand gen articles based on SEO gap analyses that provide principles, best practices, and tips on the Agile style of project management.
Debbie enjoys creating content for both Facebook and Twitter. She currently writes content to publicize a non-profit's video series and to support her home decor blog. She owns and maintains Instagram and Pinterest accounts for her decor blog as well.
Debbie researched and wrote an in-depth white paper that discusses the description, function, and benefits of a pharmaceutical used to treat both Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis. The content initially addresses managers and then progresses into more scientific detail before ending with manager-level content again. This paper also provides dosage and packaging information for pharmacists.
Debbie is the author and owner of Deb's Decor blog, which focuses on current decor trends, decorating principles and concepts, and DIY tips and techniques. Deb's Decor is also present on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. In one post, Debbie takes you on a journey through a whimsical guest room.