My name is Brenda and I'm a passionate writer who feels very strongly that every person has it in them to write well, if they are given the right amount of guidance (and someone to make it fun). A teacher of mine is the reason I write today; if he hadn't been there to encourage me, or if he hadn't made it seem more an extension of me and not a chore....I may not be the writer I am today!
I've been writing creatively since I could hold a pen and professionally since someone would pay me to do it- 24 years. I write marketing copy, proposals, and freelance for many different sources. I have experience in both creative and business professional environments.
I'm also a "rescue" foster parent - meaning I take foster kids when their regular foster parents take vacation - and have had to work hard to gain trust in a very short period of time. I have a keen ability to relate to young people, especially educationally unfocused young people. The foster kids I care for often have severely fragmented and disruptive educational histories, but I've found a way to reach their inner scholar. :) I have a strong grasp on spelling, grammar and vocabulary as well and can find fun exciting ways to excite them about the material.
Plus I'm pretty darn cool for someone in their 40's. I have an iPhone, I play Angry Birds (poorly), I like boogie boarding at the beach, I love tacos and anything with lots of sugar. I'm not perfect. I can be a bit silly. But I'm a good writer and, more importantly, I know how to make others good writers. I love to get young people excited about the things that will propel them forward in this world...and more importantly, I like to see them impressed with themselves. Confidence will go much further than a perfect grade ever will!
If this sounds good to you, I'd love to chat with you all so we can see if this is a good fit.
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