Words enchant me with their power. They have since I was a little girl and I penned my first short story, a fully illustrated account of Frankenstein's childhood. I completed it with my name (and Dewey Decimal numbers) on the side, and presented it to my librarian. Minutes later I found it in the trash.
That taught me a lot about writing for different audiences, taking risks, and accepting potential rough patches.
I'm still as whimsical and optimistic as I was back then, but I've learned to funnel it into a career.
I spent five years as a travel copywriter for Groupon, growing with them as they evolved from their nascent stages and worked through new systems, styles and marketing approaches.
My content included interviews, original articles, web copy, social media posts, and videos.
I've recently branched out to write and edit SEO-driven copy for a variety of industries--from trucking companies, to textbook sellers.
I can turn around original engaging content very quickly. And I'm familiar with CMS and the AP Stylebook.
I think my former librarian would be proud.