Betsy enjoys writing in-depth pieces on legal and environmental topics, but she's not above creating sparkly little travel snippets or SEO explainers. Crafting a fluent, informative press release can be as exacting as writing a poem, and Betsy becomes completely absorbed in the unique challenges of each assignment.
Betsy is involved in local land-use issues and is active in several neighborhood organizations. She also enjoys the travel opportunities which a mobile workplace allows, and travels frequently. At home, she grows fruits and vegetables and raises chickens and bees.
Betsy is a certified ESL instructor and has taught in community college classrooms and online.
After two years focusing on laboratory sciences and math, Betsy changed her major to literature. She minored in cultural anthropology.
During the 1990's, Betsy's non-writing work focused on health matters relating to childbirth. She attended many continuing education classes designed for physicians, nurses, and educators.
While doing social work with immigrant families, Betsy found herself frequently helping the busy public service lawyers. She took enough continuing ed courses in law to become an effective paralegal.
Betsy received training as a paralegal while she was doing social work with homeless immigrant families. She has written legal briefs, conducted interviews, and completed immigration documents for her clients. She also has experience filing motions and writing affadavits in the areas of guardianship and domestic violence. She has created online content for legal websites on a variety of topics.
Betsy has worked together with many small business owners to create descriptive website content, brochures, and newsletters. She is experienced at finding exactly the right words to express what is unique about each business.
Betsy is a certified Childbirth Educator, and has taught a Medical Terminology course at a Seattle-area community college. She has taken graduate coursework at University of WA in medical social work, and has served as a board member on a regional health-care action network.
As a social worker with unemployed women and families, Betsy provided individual assistance to clients who were seeking employment. She gave workshops in resume creation and made group presentations at the local employment office on career choices. She also conducted tours of several local vocational institutes and wrote numerous handouts on career-training opportunities.
Betsy sells organic eggs from her own flock of free-range chickens and honey from her beehives. She has given workshops on canning and preserving, blogged about fine local restaurants, and created original how-to articles on making pasta and sourdough bread.
Betsy has travelled independently in Central America, Mexico, Spain and France. She has spent extended periods of time living abroad and integrating into local cultures.
Betsy has become knowledgeable about SEO through building and maintaining a website and blog. She shares what she has learned through straightforward accessible online writing.
Betsy lives on a remote off-grid homestead, so she is intimately acquainted with most aspects of green living. She writes on a computer powered by L16 deep-cycle batteries, and draws water from her own well with a submersible 12V pump. She can write with authority and fluency about all aspects of green living.
Betsy has contributed posts to a wide variety of blogs, with many different topics and tones. She is very comfortable adjusting the diction of her writing to suit the target audience.
Betsy has written articles covering a wide array of topics. She is a quick and skillful researcher, and her teaching background enables her to organize and present material in a readily accessible format.
Betsy has several years' experience in producing press releases for businesses in her area. She has also provided this service for local art exhibits, farmers' markets, and language instruction programs.