Journalistic writing and researcher
Attended Lyndon State College for 4 years and graduated with a BA in English-Journalism. While there, was part of the school newspaper all four years, and took independent studies in writing for online print, and in photojournalism.
Living in Vermont, Tabitha has been surrounded by agriculture from birth. Living and working on farms, landscaping, gardening, and reporting on agricultural laws and events have all been part of the fabric that has shaped her. Green practices, organic farming, farm to school programs, CSAs, community agriculture programs, and laws affecting the industries are all topics that she keeps up on and enjoys writing about.
Years of crafting, painting, and sewing have caused these same topics to be the focus of many writing endeavors. From artist profiles, to gallery events, to how-tos, crafting and art focused articles and content are often on the other end of her pen stroke (or these days, key strokes). There are endless possibilities for craft articles. They can liven up any blog, be used in relation to almost any industry, and are perfect for social media sharing.
And they are so much fun to write!
After starting in the news room, Tabitha found herself immersed in the marketing world after a change of jobs opened new doors. Quickly pushed from print media to the online world, she found that the types of writing called for in the industry varied. From social media ad writing, to quiz results, to home page content - there was a style for each format, a technique for each audience. Five years of writing and editing for this industry has put everything imaginable in front of her: restaurants, health products and services, financial product, how to content, ads, hotels, food, gardening, farming, yoga, products, book reviews, and more. Years in journalism, marketing, and all the interests and research those jobs entail have created the ability to write for most audiences, and the no how to do the research to appeal to them.
Over 8 years of working for newspapers has lent to Tabitha's ability to cover a topic in short paragraphs while hitting length requirements. But articles are not just for the print and newspaper industry. The skills of interviewing, researching, and creating pitch free, information content have their place in the world of content marketing online as well. Having used these skills to write from online magazines, print sources, blogs, and content sites Tabitha is well versed in this type of writing.