Danielle is an avid recreation enthusiast, particularly when it comes to amusement parks and roller coasters. She is a current member of the Great Ohio Coaster Club and has been on more than 300 different roller coasters in more than 50 different amusement parks across the globe.
Danielle is also an animal lover; in her free time, she volunteers as a driver for numerous transport groups that help adopted pets get to their new homes across state lines. She also volunteers as an administrator for a local "lost and found" pets organization. Danielle has two cats of her own, named Luna and Geauga (after defunct amusement parks, of course), as well as a rescue dog named Chica.
When she's not writing, riding roller coasters, or spending time with her pets, she also loves reading, visiting lighthouses, wine tasting, and arts & crafts.
Danielle graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.89 grade point average and eight semesters on the Dean's list; she was also a part of the Honors College.
Furthermore, she was nominated and sponsored in 2012 to present at her university's Undergraduate Research Symposium. She later received a fellowship for her presentation.
Relevant courses taken:
Writing in the Professional World, Technical Writing, Principles of Technical Communication, Writing, Style and Technology, Seminar in Written Communication, Research Writing, News Writing and Reporting, Modern English Grammar, Languages of the World, English Words
Danielle was awarded two graduate assistantships with the University Writing Center and the Eastern Michigan Writing Project. She completed her faculty-sponsored Master's research project on the rhetoric of amusement park maps.
Rhetoric of Science and Technology, Computers and Writing: Theory and Practice, Advanced Technical Writing and Research, Visual Rhetoric, Issues in Teaching Writing, Rhetorical Theory and Teaching of Writing, Technical Editing
Danielle was a student herself for nineteen consecutive years and recently completed her schooling with a Master's degree in Professional Writing. She has also taken several classes on education, including courses on teaching writing, incorporating technology into the classroom, and teaching rhetoric in the classroom. Furthermore, she worked for three years as a tutor at her university, offering writing assistance across all disciplines. In her final year of graduate school, she also served as a mentor for new tutors.
As somebody with a Master's degree in Professional Writing, Danielle considers herself an expert when it comes to writing/editing resumes, composing cover letters, and formulating e-mails/other means of written communication.
Specifically, she's assisted dozens of private clients in revising job-application cover letters, crafting industry-specific resumes, and composing application essays for admission to graduate school.
Danielle became a first-time homeowner in 2014. Since then, she's learned a great deal about the responsibilities and advantages that come along with being a homeowner. Because of her new-found homeownership, she's also learned a great deal about home improvement and maintenance first-hand.
As a result, Danielle has been able to write hundreds of articles on home improvement projects, preventative maintenance, buying and selling, improving curb appeal, and other real estate topics.
Danielle has a love for cats, and some of her closest friends and family jokingly refer to her as a "crazy cat lady." While she only has two cats at home, she also volunteers at a local cat shelter and as a driver for two different animal transport groups.
Despite her adoration of felines, Danielle is a lover of all animals, having also adopted a rescue dog in late 2014. She's written web content for veterinarian's offices, blog posts on getting rid of fleas in kittens, tips on protecting dogs from canine parvovirus, and everything in between.
Danielle has written a number of blog posts, informational articles, and web pages for automotive dealerships and repair shops alike. A vehicle owner herself, she enjoys writing about car maintenance, increasing fuel economy, and money-saving tips for car-buyers.
From a young age, Danielle has understood the importance of being financially responsible, securing her first job at age 14 and saving up enough money to buy her first car in cash at age 16. Today, she enjoys writing about taking control over one's personal finances, including tips for budgeting and saving for retirement.
Danielle is what many would refer to as a recreation enthusiast; a couple of her favorite hobbies include tent camping and riding roller coasters. In her professional career, she's written numerous blogs and articles on topics ranging from RV/camper travel and hiking to sports and amusement parks.
Danielle has been self-employed for six years and, as a result, has had to learn a lot about taxes first-hand. As an independent contractor handling her own complex taxes, she considers herself an expert on self-employment taxes, 1099s, and the like. However, she also has extensive experience writing about business taxes and personal income tax.
Danielle has written dozens of articles on various types of insurance, ranging from home and auto to health, disability, and everything in between. As a home and vehicle owner, she has first-hand experience in understanding the intricacies of homeowners insurance and car insurance.
Specifically, Danielle enjoys writing posts that help consumers select the right coverage for their needs.
In her many years as a freelance writer, Danielle has taken on dozens of assignments on marketing-related topics. From blog posts on B2B marketing research to social media marketing articles and everything in between, she is well versed in business marketing. As a content marketer herself, this area of expertise is right up her alley.
Danielle has written extensively in the lifestyle sphere, covering a variety of topics ranging from productivity tips to self care and more.
Danielle has a great deal of experience writing for legal clients on such topics as:
-Personal injury law
She has written landing page content, blog content, social media posts, and more for legal firms across the United States.
Danielle has covered a wide range of topics in the business sphere, including both B2C and B2B content. From landing pages and white papers to blog posts and eBooks, Danielle is known for her prompt communication, quick turnaround, and engaging content.
In 2010, Danielle worked with a non-profit food bank located in Ann Arbor, MI to assist them in researching costs for the implementation of a new logo. She researched the costs, made recommendations, and was also responsible for submitting a proposal to the client that detailed the timeline of implementation for the new logo.
Today, thanks to Danielle's help, the food bank's new logo is now proudly displayed on their trucks, merchandise, letterheads, and more.
Danielle has been blogging for as long as she can remember. Currently, she maintains a personal and academic blog, but she's also been a guest-blogger on a number of occasions.
Danielle also has a stream of clients who request blog posts from her on a regular basis. These blog posts are often informative and conversational in nature, as many of them are written for business websites.
General articles are one of Danielle's biggest specialties. Specifically, she enjoys writing advice and "how to" articles; she's able to write some of these articles based on her own experience, though some many require outside research and inclusion of statistics/facts. Either way, Danielle's clients appreciate that her how-to posts are easy-to-follow, informative, and accurate.