I began writing in 1996 when I covered new business openings for local newspapers in Northwest Arkansas. After taking a break to raise five children, I resumed writing, but this time I started writing on the Web.
I am the former editor of LoveToKnow Garden, Herbs, Diet, Dogs and Ski. I have also contributed hundreds of articles and interviews for many other LoveToKnow channels.
I am also the former editor for Brightline Media, where I managed five websites. I also continue to write garden articles for various sites as well as ghost writing for clients. I also write ebooks for clients and will be writing a few of my own soon, so keep watching for them!
I am a Master Gardener through the University of Florida with over 30 years of gardening experience. I have also studied herbs and supplements for over 20 years. My work appears on over 20 websites and I would love to contribute to yours as well.
Here is my resume:
I have extensive editing, proofreading, organization, grammar, and fact-checking skills, I’m adept at conducting research and also have extensive experience in rewriting of copy for quality and consistency.
I have a strong command of the English language with impeccable grammar as well as a sensitivity to the right tone for the audience. My work is meticulous with a strong attention to detail. I have robust analytical and critical thinking skills and familiarity with a broad range of subjects, as well as the ability to learn new subjects quickly.
WRITING: Blogging, long-form content, features, general web content, magazine articles, ebooks, ghostwriting.
EDITING: Copyediting, proofreading, new writer training.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Basic image editing.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: WordPress, basic HTML, Wiki formatting, Google Docs, Microsoft Office.
TOPIC AREAS: Gardening, parenting, pets, health/wellness, herbs/vitamins, homesteading, lifestyle, outdoors.
“Kathleen is an excellent manager, editor and writer. She is a caring, motivating manager. Her editing skills include the ability to creatively restructure content to clarify the information. As a writer she also adds great researching skills, an attention to detail and a focused approach to present all content in an interesting and informative manner. ” ~ Susan Weber
“Kathleen is a detail-oriented editor with a strong work ethic. In the four years I worked with Kathleen, she also provided expert content and interviews in a timely manner. I highly recommend her work.” ~ Donna Sundblad
EDITOR: Brightline Media, 2012 – 2015
Edited and scheduled articles for six WordPress sites while managing up to 15 different writers.
MANUSCRIPT EDITOR: Professional Writers Services, 2015
Edited fiction and non-fiction manuscripts.
CONTENT WRITER: WebPageFX, 2015 – Present
Created longform content for various websites that included statistics and CTA.
PREPAREDNESS BLOGGER: Survival Mom, 2015
Created educational posts on the medicinal uses of herbs and gardening.
COPYWRITER: Hendrikus Organics 2015
Created web copy to educate clients about organic gardening and soil enrichment.
MEDICAL WRITER: Bundoo.com, 2015
Developed highly researched educational articles for parents of small children covering medical and health related topics.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER: Care.com, 2014 – 2015
Created articles on health and parenting, including interviews with topical experts.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER: Maximum Yield magazine, 2014 – Present
Submitted monthly article relating to the subject of indoor gardening.
BLOGGER/SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER: Extreme Food Storage, 2012 – 2013
Wrote SEO blog articles and coordinated social media posts for Facebook and Twitter.
BLOGGER/SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER: Quake Kare, 2013 – 2014
Created daily SEO posts and coordinated social media on Facebook and Twitter.
SITE EDITOR: LovetoKnow.com, 2006 – 2011
Edited and posted articles and managed writers for seven LoveToKnow sites while also contributing regular monthly interviews and numerous articles on a variety of topics including garden, parenting, yoga, skin care, diet, camping and more.
University of Florida, Master gardener certification
Certified Reiki Master practitioner
Currently working towards Inbound Marketing Certification and Content Marketing Certification courses through HubSpot Academy.
My Areas of Expertise:
- Green Living
- Organic Foods
- Beauty/Skin Care
Former and Current Clients:
- Brightline Media
- Extreme Food Storage
- Fast Growing Trees
- Natural Health Sherpa
- Demand Studios
- Baby Corner
- Pet Style
- Choosy Homeschooler
Links to My Work:
And many more. Let me know if you’d like a price quote on writing or editing work.