Maria S
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Maria graduated from Duke University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. She spent her time at Duke immersing herself in as wide an array of coursework as possible, taking everything from literary interpretation and cinema to computer science and geology. She immediately started putting that knowledge to use; while still in college she published several works of fiction in online magazines, and then started writing book reviews for an online site as well.

She spent the next few years in education, working with English as a Second Language students of all ages while abroad, and kindergarteners after returning to the United States. A large part of her role as a teacher and program supervisor involved research and curriculum writing; in fact, her favorite parts of the job often involved figuring out how to distill complicated concepts into easily-understandable, scaffolded lessons, all of which would help her when she later began to freelance in the nutrition and health fields.

She then segued into the world of education technology, where she's been ever since. She began as a recruiter/sourcing specialist for an award-winning tutoring company, interviewing and working with subject matter experts in the fields of both STEM and the humanities. More recently, she's worked as a career coach and no-code developer at a remote school for software developers, where she spends her days writing documentation, creating curricula to help software engineers further develop their professional skills, and building out an extensive network of no-code automations.

Over the past year and a half, she's written a number of freelance articles for a website in the health industry. Each of those articles has been meticulously researched, optimized for SEO, and written carefully to ensure that even those with no background in nutrition will be able to easily follow along. It's hard, detail-oriented work, but hey--that's why she loves it.
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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
• Travel
• Recruiting and Hiring
• Retail and Hospitality
• Job Searching and Interview Preparation
• Health and Lifestyle
• Gardening
• 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
• Articles
• Presentations
• Ebooks
• Resumes and Cover Letters
• Bios and Profiles
• Social Media Posts
• About Pages
• Web Copy
• Emails


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).


Duke University

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.


25 Projects Completed

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.


12 Projects Completed

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.


10 Projects Completed

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.


5 Projects Completed

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.


4 Projects Completed

Maria has written a number of blog posts detailing how to grow, care for, and prune various types of trees and shrubs.


3 Projects Completed

Maria has written articles (and filmed accompanying vlogs) on how to create simple DIY skincare products, such as body butters and lotion bars.


2 Projects Completed

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.


1 Projects Completed

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.


80 Projects Completed

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.

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36 Projects Completed

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.


30 Projects Completed

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.


10 Projects Completed

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.


5 Projects Completed

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.

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