Vickie's brick and mortar experience covers several decades. She has experience as a supervisor in banking, office manager for a wholesale distributor, assistant supervisor for a major pharmaceutical company, two apartment communities, temporary staffing company, and twice as an assistant crew leader for the Census.
Additional fields of work include retail sales, software tester, and conversion operator for the U.S. Postal Service. She also ran her own home business doing specialized spreadsheets.
Vickie began her freelance writing career in 1998 while working full time. She wrote informational articles for several websites. Her online experience also includes work as a content researcher for bed and breakfasts around the world, copy editor, and online community manager.
As a managing editor, Vickie was responsible for hiring freelance writers, critiquing work, mentoring new writers, supervising over 100 writers and monitoring forums. As a senior managing editor, Vickie supervised over 25 managing editors with overall supervision of several hundred freelance writers, updated website contract, hired and removed writers, and was responsible for writers creating coursework.
Vickie writes full time creating articles, blogs, product descriptions, SEO content, and copywriting for websites. She covers a wide range of subjects including gardening, pets, food, health, fashion, silk and dried flower crafts, home improvement, home decor, and careers.
Her area of expertise is travel writing where Vickie has produced over 1500 pieces of published content for websites such as USA Today, Yahoo Travel, Marriott, Trails, Hipmunk, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and many more.
As a home improvement and gardening writer, Vickie has published work at DexKnows and Garden Guides.
Her interest in flower crafts prompted Vickie to start an at home cottage business selling original crafts to friends, co-workers, at yard sales, flea markets and craft shows. She has written several hundred how-to flower craft projects for adults and children for sites including Suite101, eHow and Yahoo.
Vickie is wild about wildlife, their environment, and their habitats and has written numerous articles about wild cats, elephants, and the rainforest. Her article about Florida Black Bears was published in the former Eco Florida Magazine.
Her writing process includes thorough research on any given topic in order to create creative, informative and quality content for every client. She has earned the distinction as an Elite Travel Writer, Elite Craft Writer, and Elite Article writer at WriterAccess and consistently remains in the top rankings for those areas.
Vickie has an extensive portfolio with several thousand articles published with and without a byline. She prefers to have solo assignments but will work with whatever works best for the client.
Vickie is currently constructing her travel related websites where she will share information for travelers. A third website for her craft projects is also underway.
Her personal motto is, "For an adventure in life, always follow the roads less traveled."