Tammie specializes in blogs, instructional articles and copywriting. She enjoys using her writing skills as a way to help people improve the quality of their lives and build confidence in their abilities. She is especially interested in green-living and budget-friendly topics.
Tammie enjoys spending time in her organic garden, playing with her rescue dogs and reenacting world myths with her acting troupe, The Silver Rose Players. She is also a visual artist currently working on a series of miniature chalk paintings titled "50 Lessons."
At CCMS Tammie studied anatomy, Polarity therapy, aromatherapy, massage business and many styles of massage therapy.
The accelerated pace of Columbia College’s format allowed Tammie to complete a four-year degree in less than three years. Her focus on English Studies informed her writing style and desire to build a career as a writer.
In 2008 Tammie completed a master's program in creative writing. The demanding curriculum at Goddard College included both a traditional academic thesis and a creative thesis to qualify for graduation. With a foot in both writing worlds she learned to write clean, critical text supported by strong research and lively, original fiction with strong structure, intriguing plot points and relatable characters.
Whether sharing original recipes, putting a new twist on a standard dish or exploring a specific style of cuisine, food articles are one of Tammie's favorite things to write.
Tammie grew up in a family of enthusiastic cooks. She learned to make pancakes at the age of five while "working" in her grandparent's restaurant. Her food-related content appears on many well-traveled Internet sites including Livestrong and Yahoo. She's currently co-writing a cookbook dedicated to healthier versions of traditional American comfort food.
Tammie was born into a family of backyard gardeners, which may explain why she asked for a new tumbling composter for her last birthday. To keep her skills sharp she regularly attends gardening courses taught by a local Master Gardener. Tammie is especially proud of her recent crop of pickling cucumbers and loves to grow herbs for culinary and medicinal use. In the pioneering spirit of a U.S. mail carrier neither drought, deer or gophers shall stay this gardener from her appointed rounds. Organic? Of course.
DIY? YES. Tammie and her husband bought their home based on the number of projects they could complete with it. She's installed tile, painted walls, demolitioned and rennovated a kitchen, built a deck and laid a new flagstone patio. She understands that home improvement can be intimidating, but because of her hands-on experience Tammie can break down complex tasks for readers who like to get their hands dirty.
Ten years of working as a massage therapist in a private practice taught Tammie the value of a healthy lifestyle. To stay competitive in her field Tammie studied many forms of holistic health care such as herbal medicine, aromatherapy, Polarity therapy and restorative yoga. She enjoys writing health-related content that encourages self-care and real food. Health-related articles of Tammie's have been published by a variety of Writers Access clients, as well as Livestrong and Non-Pretzel Yoga (print).
Tammie's interest in writing articles about green living comes from her own efforts to "live green." She has direct experience with organic gardening, recycling and upcycling and remodeling a home with green materials. She especially enjoys writing articles that teach without preaching -- those that help people who are still unsure about getting started with green practices that can improve the quality of their life and the environment.
Tammie enjoys writing craft articles on many topics including simple crafts to do with children and involved projects that take many steps to complete. Her favorite craft articles are the ones that instruct a reader on how to repurpose an old item to make something useful and attractive.
Published articles appear on sites for Demand Media Studios, Writers Network, Yahoo!, Craftbits, her blog and for many Writers Access clients.
Tammie shares her life with four pets and frequently fosters dogs for a local rescue organization. She is knowledgeable in aspects of training, nutrition and and bonding with dogs and cats.
As a spiritual seeker, Tammie is interested in many different spiritual traditions and enjoys researching belief systems without a need to judge them. She brings a natural curiousity to her writings about spirituality and seeks to answer the questions readers would ask if they could.
The backbone of Tammie's freelance career is instructional article writing. Her skills as a researcher allow her to write as a generalist; accessing her vast collection of reliable resources to supplement any gaps in her personal experience. Tammie's academic background enforced the importance of proper research and she's developed her own search engines filled with direct sources. Whether the topic is how to be healthy, how to make a career change or how to improve your landscape, Tammie is already prepared to write an engaging and trustworthy article on it.
In addition to maintaining her own blog, Tammie provides blog posts for many clients on a variety of topics including astrology, travel, green living, gardening, career and fine living. She's a long-time contributor to the Entirely Shih Tzu blog and provides guest blogs through Blogger.
Product descriptions are often the first piece of information a potential customer reads about an item for sale. To be most effective, the description needs to appeal to the consumer on a practical and emotional level.Through Writer Access and private clients, Tammie's honed her product-description writing skills and is as adept at providing, concise, factual descriptions as she is at more enticing, engaging descriptions.