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.
"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.
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.
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.
Mary Anne was writing articles and training programs for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) when few people knew what it was. Plus, not only did she put together materials that were easy to understand, she also delivered early SEO programs she had developed to ad agencies, marketing departments, etc. A plus to this expertise is her knowledge of what it takes to develop good, substantive content for blogs and websites.
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.
Although she tends to whisper it behind closed doors, Mary Anne was once an online dater, and even met her current fiance on line. With two online dating books under her belt, she became a sort of dating expert and wrote website content and marketing materials to support the sales of these how-to based books.
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 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.
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.'
Mary Anne was employed to develop all website copy for a Mexican, Zen-based resort when it first opened in the early 2000's. The content included pages on food, yoga, accommodations, staff bios and other activities in the area. She successfully achieved the client's goal to create a Zen atmosphere through the words on the screen.
In addition to her ability to handle humor writing adeptly, Mary Anne imbues much of her blog with spiritually based questions that pack a powerful punch. Her keen intuition has always made her more sensitive to the more meaningful and subtle things in life.
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.
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.
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.
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.