Deborah has a varied background in writing, starting as an editorial assistant at The Florida Review, which is based at the University of Central Florida (UCF), where she also received her MFA in Creative Writing, concentrating in Creative Nonfiction. During and after grad school, she worked as a grant writer and editor for non-profit companies and academic research institutions. Deborah was an adjunct professor of English Composition at Valencia College while she was a part-time technical writer at UCF. She then became full-time, helping the Office of Technology Transfer through blog posts and other marketing materials promote inventors and the inventions available for licensing.
Deborah was recently a contract technical writer at Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts, assisting with documentation for safety procedures, heavy equipment, and job plans.