Sandra S
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Joined 6/22/2016
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Sandra worked for more than eight years in various secretarial and bookkeeping positions. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1978. In 1981, she opened her own office and worked as a sole practitioner until 1986, at which time she sold her accounting practice. Sandra then began writing. She is qualified to write and edit articles about small businesses, accounting, finance, and taxes.

During the late 1980's, Sandra compiled a "This Date in History" column and wrote similar material for a small weekly newspaper. She later wrote general information articles for a variety of national and regional publications. Sandra enjoys researching an infinite variety of subjects. She's qualified to write and edit articles about subjects of general interest.

Sandra later earned a Master of Science in Natural Health. She's also studied with a Certified Family Herbalist. She is qualified to write and edit articles related to health, nutrition, and alternative healing. Sandra has published articles about herbs, health, and cooking in various print publications and online.

She was the gem and mineral editor for Suite 101 for two years. Sandra also wrote reviews of non-fiction books for Midwest Book Review for several years. She's qualified to write and edit articles about jewelry, minerals, and gemstones.

She later compiled her articles on gems and jewelry into an e-book which was self-published on Kindle. It continues to sell.

Sandra is also a novelist with four published novels.
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Specialties

Health, nutrition, alternative healing
Herbalism
Metaphysics
Gardening
Dogs and cats
Business and finance
Jewelry, gems and minerals
Home and family

Interests

Sandra's interests are eclectic. She most enjoys researching and learning something new.

Education

Clayton College

Sandra completed all her course work successfully. Her thesis was on Nutrition.

Business

1 Projects Completed

Sandra is a retired Certified Public Accountant. Her clients were primarily individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. She was additionally certified as an Municipal Auditor and worked on several city and agency audits. She now writes about business, finance, and tax subjects.

Following is an extract from an article on merchant cash advances:

The advantages of a merchant cash advance include how quickly the funds are available, often within a week of applying. Business owners aren't required to put up collateral. They can often get the money they need even with a poor credit rating, as repayment is based on sales. If sales are slow, they aren't obligated to make a fixed loan payment they may not have ready cash for.

Disadvantages include the "premium" or cost charged for the advance. Some contracts might have ambiguous clauses which don't allow the business owner to make changes he/she feels are necessary for successful operation of their business.

Garden

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Sandra has lived on the Oregon coast, in the Arizona desert, and in the California mountains. She has gardened in each locality and understands the different climate zones and conditions.

Following is an extract from an article about saffron:

Crocus which grows wild, known by names such as wild saffron, meadow saffron, or autumn crocus, is poisonous. It’s found primarily in Europe. Edible crocus is native to Asia, the Mediterranean countries, and the Mid-East. Most commercial saffron today comes from Europe, especially Spain, as well as India and Iran.

Each crocus bloom has three stigmas, which are red, long, thread-like and grow from the center of the flower. They must be hand-harvested. It takes approximately 13,000 stigma to produce an ounce of saffron.

Health

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Sandra has a Masters in Alternative Healing. Her thesis was on nutrition. She has also studied with a Certified Family Herbalist. She also cared several years for a terminally ill family member and worked closely with his medical team.

Following is an extract from an article on feverfew:

Like many herbs, feverfew was a remedy for numerous conditions, including arthritis, colic, depression, dizziness, headaches, intestinal parasites, kidney stones, psoriasis, toothache, and as a uterine stimulant. It’s also an effective insect repellent.

WARNING: Do NOT use feverfew if you are pregnant.

People who are using anti-coagulants (blood-thinners) should avoid feverfew. Those who are sensitive to ragweed may also have an allergic reaction to feverfew. Do not give feverfew to children under the age of two, unless advised by a physician.

Publishing

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Sandra has been writing content for six years. She has also written and had published a handbook on gems and minerals. She has had numerous articles published in print and online, and worked briefly doing human interest articles for a small town newspaper. She has four published novels.

Energy

0 Projects Completed

Following are the opening paragraphs from a content article on the differences between commercial and residential electricity:

People sometimes wonder if there is a difference in the energy that is used to power big corporate buildings and the energy used to power a normal household. There are differences, but not in the actual power itself. Electricity is the most common form of energy used for power in buildings of any size.

The simplified definition of electricity is the current generated from the interactions between negatively charged and positively charged particles. The differences in corporate and residential power result from how the current is produced, how it is purchased, and how it is used.

Producing Electricity

Electrical current is produced in a variety of ways. Most people are familiar with hydroelectric dams which use falling water to generate power. Dams have been in use since the beginning of time, and still produce electricity today. Nuclear plants also contribute a significant amount of power. Less common, but becoming increasingly used, are wind farms, geothermal sources, and solar energy.

Blog Post

5 Projects Completed

Sandra has written many blog posts for people and businesses wanting content. She is able to research data on their products and services and condense it into easy-to-understand and helpful text. She is able to use the appropriate laymen's terms for jargon when necessary.

Article

2 Projects Completed

Sandra has written newspaper articles as well as articles for print and online publications since 1986.

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