Mary Anne D
Writer #9131
Joined 4/9/2014
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2,085 Projects
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Mary Anne is a talented and multi-faceted professional with many skills she acquired by daring to take a few trips down those 'roads less traveled.'

Her work demonstrates creativity, technical savvy and a keen ability to identify and meet customer needs. After 15 years in a corporate environment, she left to become an independent freelancer, consultant, and contractor doing technical writing, instructional design, marketing communications, and other writing-based projects.

As a contract employee for a Lithuanian-based firm in the early 2000's, Mary Anne was on the forefront of developing SEO content for a number of websites. In addition to writing it, she taught it! This firm also offered clients formal training in understanding and using SEO.

Her versatility is evident in the wide-range of subjects she has written about in myriad media including websites, blogs, online instructional design, in-class lesson design, articles, e-books, paper-books and more. The Biography of Christina Aguilera was one work she wrote on contract with noted academic publisher Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO LLC and she co-authored Retraining the Harness Racehorse among others.

Mary Anne's schedule is extremely flexible and she is available to meet your short and long-term needs. Deadlines? No problem. Just send along your solo orders and she will complete them quickly, accurately and creatively!
Education
Pets
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Technology
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Health
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Humor
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Specialties

Mary Anne's most unique specialty is the ability to craft content that talks to and embraces readers. She is also adept at handling large and complex projects, such as writing books, both fiction and non-fiction.

More specifically, she has extensive experience with handling a variety of dog breeds as a trained volunteer dog walker at a local animal shelter. She regularly handles breeds including pugs, beagles, malamutes, huskies, pitbulls, shepherds, and more. She incorporates her experiences into her blog, Madmuser,com.

Interests

"A butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker" Mary Anne's interests are as varied as her experiences. She is an experienced equestrian and horse trainer, loves swimming, bicycling along the Erie Canal, reads "whatever I can get my hands on," and enjoys social networking with colleagues,
friends, and family. She is also the 'family expert' when it comes to any computer hardware, software or wireless issues.

She is also actively involved with all things Boston Terrier, including working with rescue groups. she presently has three Boston Terriers, all adopted. Her Bostons are extremely active and benefit from all kinds of exercise ranging from rigorous daily walks to dock diving.

Education

SUNY Empire State College

To design a course of study, with the approval of mentors, of course, was a dream come true. I spent 4 years establishing instructional objectives, researching to accomplish these objectives, and writing on an array of topics including Darwin, Digital Literacy, Adult Education Theory, and more. Achieving this degree was one of my life's great accomplishments.

Empire State College: State University of New York

During her masters degree program, Mary Anne designed her own coursework which was approved by the college. She developed several self-study courses as she worked toward her goal of understanding the relationships of digital communication and culture.

Health

398 Projects Completed

Mary Anne is a prolific writer who is obsessed with all things relating to health issues - both human and animal. She has written about illness, surgery, wellness, prevention and more and understands the nuances and technical issues that are involved.

Pets

105 Projects Completed

An animal devotee, much of Mary Anne's free time is spent playing with her beloved Boston Terrier dogs, riding her rescued Standardbred horse, and singing along with her treasured cockatiels.She has embodied this devotion in two horse related books -- one on retraining harness racehorses and one on Zen and horseback riding. She has also written many essays, poems, and stories that focus on her pets and her great love for them.

Mary Anne also is a certified volunteer dog walker at a local animal shelter and regularly handles a variety of breeds including pitbulls, pugs, malamutes, huskies, shepherds, and more.

Education

104 Projects Completed

As a practitioner and content developer in education, Mary Anne has developed countless online and on-ground lessons and materials for students in both college and industry. The sample below is part of a manual she wrote for novices to the field of technical writing.

Technology

25 Projects Completed

Mary Anne developed training programs and content for a number of websites owned by one company as well as developed and conducted training in SEO tools and techniques for customers.

Humor

5 Projects Completed

With a natural talent for writing humor, Mary Anne was hired to ghostwrite a book for one client. The book was imbibed with humor in scenes, dialog and characterization. She has also written numerous editorials and essays in her quirky style that displays a keen sense of humor and irony on topics ranging from her obsession with pens to 'Body Shaping 101.'

Article

545 Projects Completed

Mary Anne has been writing articles for many years for magazines, newspapers, corporate publications, websites,and more. Topics range from corporate and individual profiles, general business, equine instruction, veterinary subjects, online dating, education and training, and more.

Web Page

407 Projects Completed

Mary Anne has been writing and designing web pages since the days when commercial websites first emerged. She has written sites for auto part manufacturers, veterinarians, online dating, writers online magazine, search engine optimization site, and more.

Blog Post

306 Projects Completed

A natural blogger, Mary Anne has mastered an approachable and conversational tone so that readers of her blog posts feel like she is talking just to them. Her blogging skill comes from having a personal blog before anyone even knew what the word blog meant, as well as writing countless blog posts on a myriad of topics.

Webinar

185 Projects Completed

She has years of experience producing training materials for both corporate and education audiences. Implemented successfully, the materials range from in-class to online formats. She consistently receives high marks from her audiences for her completed courses.

Book

5 Projects Completed

Mary Anne has written a number of published books, both paper and e-books. Titles include The Biography of Christina Aguilera, Retraining the Harness Racehorse, Zen and the Art of Horseback Riding, Date Time Online, and Why I Hate to Date Online.

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