Maria has an extensive amount of experience writing and working in the fields of education, technology, recruiting/hiring, and health and nutrition. Her specialties include:
• Education and Teaching
• Tech Industry News
• Web Apps and Web Development
• Mobile Apps
• Recruiting and Hiring
• Retail and Hospitality
• Job Searching and Interview Preparation
• Health and Lifestyle
• Food and Nutrition
• Finances and Money Management
• Crafts and DIYs
• Environmentalism and Sustainability
Her skills and experience cover a wide range of writing, including:
• Blog posts
• Resumes and Cover Letters
• Bios and Profiles
• Social Media Posts
• About Pages
• Web Copy
Maria has a wide variety of interests and is always open to learning new things--that's why she landed in education technology and freelance writing in the first place. A few of the topics she's currently most interested in include software development, machine learning, education (especially for early learners, adults, and ESL learners of all ages), home improvement/interior decoration, beauty, interview prep, health, and media (particularly books, podcasts, and films).
While a student, Maria took advanced coursework in areas such as literature, academic and creative writing, and research. During her time at Duke, she also wrote book reviews for an online review site.
Maria has completed several projects related to education, particularly early learning. She also comes from a background in education, where she worked with young learners, ESL students, and adult learners.
Maria currently works in operations at an education technology company, and has spent a large portion of time working with and writing documentation for a variety of apps.
Maria has spent a large portion of her freelance writing career researching and writing articles for a blog in the nutrition and health field. She's written on a number of topics within this area, including on the impact certain foods can have on cholesterol, blood pressure, and anxiety.
Maria has written articles (and filmed accompanying vlogs) on how to create simple DIY skincare products, such as body butters and lotion bars.
Maria has written a number of blog posts detailing how to grow, care for, and prune various types of trees and shrubs.
Maria has written a number of recipe blog posts. Her specialty is Western cuisine, but she has experience with (and a passion for) foods from all over the world.
As part of Maria's work at an education technology company aimed at software developers, she regularly writes and curates documentation for a number of software apps, such as Integromat and Retool.
As part of her previous work as a program supervisor, Maria has spent a considerable amount of time researching, drafting, and writing a number of training modules for everyone from educators to career coaches to software developers.
Maria has spent the last year conducting research and writing blog posts and articles for a website in the health and nutrition field. Most of those blog posts range between 1,000 and 2,500 words.
Maria has written, revised, and/or edited a number of online bios/profiles, particularly bios intended for professional social media accounts such as LinkedIn and AngelList. She's worked with people from a variety of different backgrounds, but has particular experience crafting bios for software developers looking to either change careers or to move into more senior positions at startups and established companies.
Maria has written several FAQs, primarily in the field of professional development. These FAQs have typically dealt with content such as how to best prepare for interviews, how to write compelling resumes (especially when changing careers), and how to follow best practices in hiring or recruitment.
Maria has extensive experience creating presentations using a variety of web-based platforms and tools, ranging from Google Slides and Visme to Canva and Animatron.
Maria has edited and revised dozens of resumes, particularly for software engineers, developers, and QA engineers, helping them highlight accomplishments and metrics while simultaneously creating an attractive, well-written summary of expertise and experience.