I am a retired foreign language teacher, now working as a freelance writer, copyeditor and translator. I work primarily with entrepreneurs who need support in the writing aspects of their businesses.
Since leaving the French classroom in 2006, I have been building a business while substituting in the local schools. In 2007 I relocated to the Washington D.C. area, where I worked in Montgomery County Public Schools while helping with my mother’s care. In 2012 I returned to my family in South Texas, and resumed substituting there. My teaching experiences span every age from preschool to college, in both general and special education settings. Areas of special interest (and teaching) include World Languages, Deaf Education, History, and Math. My primary interest is in working with students who face special challenges in life. In particular, because I believe that both personal mental health and language competence are foundational to every aspect of personal, social, and financial success, my real passion is to work with those who need emotional support and an improved linguistic competence in order to build a bright future.
In building my business, I started in the field of Social Media Marketing, a good fit for someone who was born to teach and to connect. This led me to write for the entrepreneurs who needed online marketing support. Because we live near Mexico, where English is often a second language, I have a special interest in working with those who need their websites translated, or need a little ‘language polish’ in their bilingual materials. So my writing business allows me to serve clients both near and far, combining my love of language with my marketing heart.