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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.