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
To quote her favorite movie (American Beauty), Danielle subscribes to the philosophy that "in order to be successful, one must project an image of success at all times." In other words, she likes to look her best.
Specifically, her beauty interests include budget-friendly beauty tips, easy styles for curly hair, and quick morning makeup routines. She's written hundreds of articles on these topics for a wide range of clients.
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 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.
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 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.
During her years in college, Danielle learned a lot about updating her wardrobe while on a budget. Today, she still enjoys making occasional trips to second-hand stores and scouring her favorite fashion retailers for deals. Every once in a great awhile, she'll spoil herself with a shopping spree at the mall.
Based on her experience, she enjoys writing about budget-friendly fashion tips and how to save on designer brands. However, she's also completed dozens of articles on the latest fashion trends and even some product descriptions for apparel websites.
Danielle has been what many would refer to as a "fitness junkie" for several years now. She enjoys staying up-to-date on the latest fitness and exercise trends and frequents a local gym as a way of staying in shape. She has also played a number of team sports, including basketball, soccer, and hockey. She also dabbles in Yoga.
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.
Travel is one of Danielle's biggest passions. She's been to most US states and a few places outside of the US, though her favorite vacation was probably the one she took to Oahu, Hawaii in 2007.
Specifically, Danielle loves traveling to new amusement parks across the globe. Currently, she's been to more than 50 different amusement parks and ridden more than 300 different roller coasters.
Danielle's extensive travel experience has led her to write hundreds of blog posts, advice articles, and other content on traveling; some topics she's covered include finding the best deals on airfare, selecting a rental car, and even booking a jungle excursion.
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.
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.
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 loves food. There's no better way to put it. While she doesn't claim to be a professional chef by any means, she does have a fair amount of cooking experience and enjoys trying out new foods and recipes.
Specifically, Danielle is interested in healthy and low-carb cooking. She's a believer in both the Atkins and ketogenic diet, both of which are low in carb but full in protein and flavor. She's spent nearly a year following the ketogenic diet and, as a result, has become an expert in preparing low-carb dishes that taste just like their "full-carb" originals (pumpkin pie, fried chicken, pizza crust, etc).
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.
For as long as she can remember, Danielle has been a lover of all things crafty. She specializes in creating (and occasionally selling) her own custom greeting cards. However, she's also crafted her own door wreaths, wall art, customized drink coasters, picture frames, and more. Danielle is a true believer that crafting, much like writing, is a wonderful form of expression.
Danielle's crafting experience has also led her to write hundreds of how-to articles, blog posts, and guides on various arts and crafts projects.
Danielle has written dozens of nutrition-related articles and has a personal interest in diet/nutrition, staying up-to-date on new diets and trends. From blogging about the difference between complex and simple carbs to explaining the logic behind the paleo diet, Danielle has plenty of experience in this industry.
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.
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.