Buffy N
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Joined 10/21/2011
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Buffy has worked in the media industry since 1999, contributing to media outlets, like NPR News 91, USA Today Travel and CBS Radio. She has worked for every type of media outlet, including newspapers, magazines, radio, television and online.

Over the past several years, Buffy has developed expertise in on-page search engine optimization (SEO). Her background in news reporting and magazine writing, combined with her SEO experience allows her to write compelling articles and blog posts that rank well with the search engines.

Her other creative work includes videography, graphic design and illustration. She holds a bachelor's degree in German from Boise State University and a master's degree in Educational Technology, also from Boise State.
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Specialties

Buffy has written about a wide number of topics over the course of her career. In recent months, she has written about SEO/ SEM, small-business marketing, and personal finance.

She has also tackled topics related to the hospitality and travel industries, including restaurants, bars and hotels. As an avid foodie, Buffy loves to tell the story behind the foods that we eat.

Additionally, her love of the arts inspires her to write stories and articles about topics, like art and art history, foreign languages and literature and the entertainment world.

Finally, her background and educational experiences have trained to write about subjects, like mental health, cognitive psychology, nutrition, online education and home and family.

Interests

Fortunately, many of her interests also coincide with my writing pursuits, because she often gest to write about the activities that she enjoys.

Drawing and sketching in her sketchbook rank as one of her all-time favorite things to do. It relaxes her and allows her to clear her mind enough to problem-solve or to come up with creative ideas.

She also loves art history and visits museums often. Included with that is reading about artists and the history of art.

There's also nothing like hanging out on the couch on a rainy day with a hot cup of coffee and a good book. She enjoys all kinds of topics, ranging from fantasy and science fiction to German literature to popular psychology. She's captured by a good tale and am grateful when a book can transport me away.

In terms of outdoor activities, she spends as much time as she can on her bike or hiking in the nearby hills.

Education

Berlin Free University

Buffy was one of 14 Americans chosen to participate in an exchange program that brought together Russian and American journalists in Berlin, Germany.

Boise State University

Buffy studied German at the college level, because she has always been curious about other languages and cultures. That decision allowed her to live in Germany twice and to augment her university studies with immersion in the language.

Milan Art Institute

Buffy attends the Milan Art Institute, an online art school offering a professional certificate program in painting, drawing, and mixed media. Coursework included traditional painting and drawing classes, mixed media coursework, art history, and art marketing.

Buffy will finish the program in Dec. of 2022.

The University of the Saarland

Buffy received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study in Saarbruecken, Germany for the 2007 spring semester.

Boise State University

Buffy holds a master's degree in educational technology, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Her coursework included mobile app development, video game production, instructional design, graphic design for educators, social media for educators and using comics and graphic novels to teach foreign languages.

Search Marketing

2,500 Projects Completed

Buffy is an experienced SEO/ SEM writer, having written online for more than 10 years.

Her recent work with search engine optimization helped her take one client's blog from 2,000 page views a month to 70,000 page views a month over the course of 4.5 months.

Other notable accomplishments include garnering 500K page views for an online column and receiving 125K page views (over the course of three years) for a single article.

Lifestyle

2,500 Projects Completed

Buffy has worked as a writer and journalist since 1999 and has written thousands of lifestyle-related articles. Her favorite topics to write about include food, travel, weddings, hobbies and art.

Travels to Germany, a deep love of languages, and coffee and restaurant culture inform her work. She loves finding and sharing little-known details about the people and places she visits with her readers.

Self Help

1,500 Projects Completed

For the past 20 years, Buffy has worked as a media professional. During her career, she has tackled a number of topics related to psychology, self-help, and spirituality.

Throughout her undergraduate studies, she took a number of classes in psychology, anthropology, spirituality, and literature. These courses gave her a deep understanding of the human condition.

Buffy earned a master’s degree in educational technology in 2018, graduating with a 4.0. Her Coursework included subjects related to educational psychology, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience.

Hobby

1,000 Projects Completed

Buffy has had her share of hobbies throughout the years, including craft making and reading, as well as drawing and painting. As a result, she writes hobby-related stories that are informed by her own experience as a hobbyist.

Additionally, as a former journalist, Buffy brings excellent research skills to the job. This allows her to write about new topics with curiosity and appreciation. Because of this, she discovers little-known tricks and shortcuts that make doing hobbies more enjoyable and fun for the reader.

Marketing

1,000 Projects Completed

Over the past 15 years, Buffy has worked in and around marketing. Her business experience includes a stint as a marketing director, as well as a copywriter. By the end of her stint as marketing director, she was named one of the top 5 marketing directors in her region.

Additionally, Buffy understands new marketing methods, like search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM). She is able to construct keyword-rich copy that the search engines can find and that humans want to read.

Kids/Family

1,000 Projects Completed

For the past 20 years, Buffy has worked as a media professional. During her career, she has tackled a number of topics related to psychology, self-help, relationships, and spirituality.

Throughout her undergraduate studies, she took a number of classes in psychology, anthropology, spirituality, and literature. These courses gave her a deep understanding of the human condition.

Buffy earned a master’s degree in educational technology in 2018, graduating with a 4.0. Her Coursework included subjects related to educational psychology, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience.

Relationships

750 Projects Completed

For the past 20 years, Buffy has worked as a media professional. During her career, she has tackled a number of topics related to psychology, self-help, relationships, and spirituality.

Throughout her undergraduate studies, she took a number of classes in psychology, anthropology, spirituality, and literature. These courses gave her a deep understanding of the human condition.

Buffy earned a master’s degree in educational technology in 2018, graduating with a 4.0. Her Coursework included subjects related to educational psychology, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience.

Sales

700 Projects Completed

Buffy started her writing career in journalism before eventually moving into public relations, marketing, and sales. At one time, she was among the top five marketing directors in her sales region, putting her in a position to train many employees in sales techniques.

She eventually returned to writing but didn't leave the sales and marketing world behind completely. She regularly works as a copywriter and adds her voice to various client marketing teams as the need arises. Buffy also writes about sales and marketing topics, like SEO/SEM, sales, and marketing.

Home Living

500 Projects Completed

Buffy's interest in home and living topics began early in life. Her mom worked as a home decorator and wedding caterer. As a result, Buffy spent many hours pouring over the latest information about home living topics, like decorating, entertaining, and more.

She believes that home is where the heart is and strives to convey that message in her writing.

Nutrition

500 Projects Completed

As a former restaurant person and an ardent foodie, Buffy loves to discover healthy versions of her favorite comfort food recipes. Her interests in nutrition center around vegan and vegetarian recipes, and she spends a lot of time studying the lifestyles of the world’s healthiest people. If one day she gets to live in one of the world’s Blue Zones, she’ll consider her quest for good health complete.

Education

500 Projects Completed

Buffy’s experience in the field of education began early. In her early adult life, she spent her summers working as a camp counselor and live-in nanny. She parlayed this experience into a job as a preschool teacher and tutor. Eventually, she began teaching subjects, like writing, design, videography, and German, to high school and college students.

Buffy earned a master’s degree in educational technology in 2018, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Her graduate research centered around graphic design for educators and comics and graphic novels in the classroom.

Spirituality

500 Projects Completed

For the past 20 years, Buffy has worked as a media professional. During her career, she has tackled a number of topics related to psychology, self-help, and spirituality.

Throughout her undergraduate studies, she took a number of classes in psychology, anthropology, spirituality, and literature. These courses gave her a deep understanding of the human condition.

Buffy earned a master’s degree in educational technology in 2018, graduating with a 4.0. Her coursework included subjects related to educational psychology, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience.

Real Estate

500 Projects Completed

Buffy has written about the real estate industry for the past 10 years. Her work includes property descriptions, blog posts, neighborhood and city pages, and more.

Buffy is also an experienced SEO writer, having written online for more than 10 years. Her recent work with search engine optimization helped her take one client's blog from 2,000 page views a month to 70,000 page views a month over the course of 4.5 months.

Her experience writing in both the real estate and travel writing markets, as well as her SEO skills, make her a natural choice for clients in the real estate market.

Money

500 Projects Completed

Buffy is an experienced personal finance writer. She feels passionate about helping readers take control of their money. Articles she has written in this industry center primarily around personal budgeting, saving money, and small businesses online.

She brings decades of writing experience to her work. Buffy began her writing career as a journalist for weekly newspapers. Since then, she has worked in every type of media outlet including magazines, radio, TV and online.

Fashion

500 Projects Completed

Over the 20+ years of her writing career, Buffy has written about a number of lifestyle, entertainment, fashion, and beauty topics. Her background in art, theater, and film give her the foundation she needs to write about topics, like makeup, health trends in beauty, and fitness.

Buffy also brings the research skills of a journalist to her fashion and beauty writing. She’s always on the lookout for interesting facts that make her writing more engaging to her readers.

Technology

500 Projects Completed

As an SEO/ SEM writer, Buffy understands the importance of understanding the technology behind effective online writing. Her SEO skills have given her the ability to take a client's website from 2,000 page views a month to over 70K page views a month in just five months.

Additionally, Buffy's master's degree in educational technology informs her knowledge of the human behind the tech. As such, she understands why it's important to write for the person using the technology.

Multimedia

500 Projects Completed

Over the course of Buffy's 20+ years as a media professional, she has had the opportunity to work in every media format. She began as a newspaper reporter before moving on to become a graphic designer, radio reporter, and TV and film producer. This gives her a foundation in the technical aspects of multimedia production.

A master's degree in educational technology gives her the theoretical training necessary to write knowledgeably about the field. The foundation of her graduate work centered around multimedia learning theory.

Women

300 Projects Completed

Buffy has written about issues and subjects that interest and affect women throughout the course of her writing career. She has looked at the subject through various lenses, including education, travel, art, politics, and business to name a few. Her educational coursework on both the undergraduate and graduate level also included classes in women's studies.

Outdoor/Recreation

300 Projects Completed

Few things appeal to Buffy as much as being outside. This love of the natural world comes from spending many summers outside climbing trees as a kid and as an adult as a camp counselor.

Her favorite outdoor activities include walking and hiking, horseback riding, and camping. She brings all of these experiences, as well as her 20+ years as a writer, to her outdoor and recreation writing.

Training

300 Projects Completed

Buffy earned a master's degree in educational technology from Boise State University. Her coursework included creating training and curricula for adult learners. She also has experience teaching online and in-person, allowing her to bring real-world experience to her writing.

SaaS

300 Projects Completed

In recent years, software as a service (or SaaS) companies have played a big role in Buffy’s life. Technologies like Skype and Google Phone allowed her to call home (and for a reasonable price) while she studied abroad.

During her graduate school studies in EdTech, a free application maker, the App Inventor, turned her ideas for mobile apps into working mobile apps. Premiere and Photoshop helped her create short videos for class. Dropbox facilitated collaboration between her and her classmates when they worked on group projects.

Buffy continues to use SaaS to facilitate her work as an educational technologist, as a designer, and as a writer.

Entertainment

250 Projects Completed

Buffy's educational background in German literature, film and art have fueled her interest in entertainment writing. To that end, she's written about movies, celebrities, music, books, games and art.

Design

200 Projects Completed

Buffy brings both educational theory and real-world experience to her writing about design and design thinking. She works regularly as a designer, and through the course of her career, she has designed ads, newspaper and magazine layouts, books, mobile apps, websites, and more.

She also received a master's degree in educational technology, where one of your study interests centered around graphic design for educators. Just about every kind of design interests her, and she believes that good design can solve a number of problems.

Craft

100 Projects Completed

Buffy has written a wide variety of craft and craft-related articles, covering a range of themes, including holiday and kids crafts. She has written fine art craft-related articles as well about topics such as drawing or design, which pushes the total number of craft articles that she's written into the hundreds.

Food

100 Projects Completed

For more than 10 years, Buffy worked in the restaurant or hotel industries. She's experienced first-hand the frustrations as well as the enjoyment of working in these industries. Her most recent experience writing about the hospitality industry centers around hotels and travel, and her client base includes both online and magazine clients.

Beauty

100 Projects Completed

Over the 20+ years of her writing career, Buffy has written about a number of lifestyle, entertainment, fashion, and beauty topics. Her background in art, theater, and film gives her the foundation she needs to write about topics, like makeup, health trends in beauty, and fitness.

Buffy also brings the research skills of a journalist to her fashion and beauty writing. She’s always on the lookout for interesting facts that make her writing more engaging to her readers.

Hospitality

100 Projects Completed

For more than 10 years, Buffy worked in the restaurant or hotel industries. She's experienced first-hand the frustrations as well as the enjoyment of working in these industries. Her most recent experience writing about the hospitality industry centers around hotels and travel, and her client-base includes both online and magazine clients.

Cooking/Beverage

100 Projects Completed

For more than 10 years, Buffy worked in the restaurant or hotel industries. She's experienced first-hand the frustrations as well as the enjoyment of working in these industries. Her most recent experience writing about the hospitality industry centers around hotels and travel, and her client-base includes both online and magazine clients.

Travel

90 Projects Completed

Travel writing is one of Buffy's writing passions. The urge to be someplace else often strikes when she least expects it. So it only makes sense that traveling writing became one of her specialties. Her current writing includes articles about places in Idaho, Wyoming, and Arizona.

Artificial Intelligence

75 Projects Completed

As an educational technologist, Buffy developed a keen interest in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Her studies centered around using advanced technologies in the classroom. She wanted to understand what kinds of technologies students use in order to create more engaging class assignments.

Through the course of her studies, she had an opportunity to study topics like educational games and simulations, digital comics in the classroom, social media for educators, and more. She uses this knowledge to make her tech writing more enjoyable and understandable to the average reader.

Publishing

50 Projects Completed

Buffy began her career as a writer and media professional over 20 years ago. When she began writing online, many of the articles that she wrote centered on the publishing industry. The topics included educational publishing, graphic design, pay layout and trends in industry.

Additionally, she studied German literature for her undergraduate degree with my senior thesis dealing with worldwide trends in publishing dealing with translation.

Finally, Buffy has been instrumental in helping up-and-coming authors develop their books for publication.

Article

3,006 Projects Completed

Buffy is an award-winning journalist, who began her writing career working for small, weekly newspapers as a general assignment reporter. From these humble beginnings, she has grown a writing career that has included stints in every type of news media outlet.

Aside from her newspaper work, her reporting has appeared in magazines, as well as in online publications, on the radio and on TV. Finally, Buffy has worked internationally as a news translator, allowing her to add a global perspective to her work as a writer.

Over the course of her career, she has written thousands of articles for a variety of media outlets, as well as for private clients.

Blog Post

2,517 Projects Completed

After working as a journalist for several years, Buffy moved into content creation and blogging. Over the last 11 years, she has written thousands of blog posts for various clients over the years.

Topics she’s written about include small business marketing, personal finance, decor and decorating, home improvement, leisure and travel, food, beverages and nutrition, arts and culture, health and beauty, green living, education, foreign languages and mental health.

Press Release

100 Projects Completed

Buffy is an award-winning journalist, who began her writing career working for small, weekly newspapers as a general assignment reporter. From these humble beginnings, she has grown a writing career that has included stints in every type of news media outlet.

Aside from her newspaper work, her reporting has appeared in magazines, as well as in online publications, on the radio and on TV. Finally, Buffy has worked internationally as a news translator, allowing her to add a global perspective to her work as a writer.

Over the course of her career, she has written thousands of articles for a variety of media outlets, as well as for private clients. Buffy's background as a journalist gives her an understanding of what makes a news outlet pay attention to a business's press release and what makes it ignore it.

Script/Video

50 Projects Completed

Buffy is an award-winning journalist, who began her writing career working for small, weekly newspapers as a general assignment reporter. From these humble beginnings, she has grown a writing career that has included stints in every type of news media outlet.

Aside from her newspaper work, her reporting has appeared in magazines, as well as in online publications, in documentary films, on the radio and on TV. Her work in radio, TV and documentary film taught her how to craft compelling scripts.

Her work in radio and TV has appeared in local and national media outlets. She also taught scriptwriting for one semester at the local university.

Book

7 Projects Completed

Buffy parlayed her experience as a journalist into a career as a ghost writer. As such, she has worked on a number of book projects.

Over the course of working on her book projects, she has discovered that the interviewing skills she honed as a reporter proved to be critical. These skills allow her to dive deep into the lives of her subjects, which, in turn, helps her to craft their stories.

Additionally, her love of literature and reading has taught her the value of a good story. That, combined with a journalistic respect for valuing time, informs her to understand the value of planning and deadlines in all her book projects.

eBook

7 Projects Completed

Buffy's experience as a journalist and editor informs her experience as an eBook writer and editor. The research skills she gained as a journalist and graduate student proved invaluable as well. These experiences allow her to concentrate on large projects for a long period of time and to connect to the various elements of each book.

She has worked on a number of longer projects, seven of which were full-length eBooks.

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