Hello, I’m Kristen…
…and I write for a living.
As a born autodidact and communication addict, I have spent years and years teaching myself about the world around me with any piece of writing I can get my hands on. I have over five years of experience as an educator with a Masters of Arts in Education and teaching credential in English language arts from the State of California. As a graduate student, I specialized in literacy development and as an educator, have taught hoards of students how to shut up and read. At the moment, I’m working at a Law Library (after 3 years as a Children’s Librarian), while I earn my Masters of Library Science and grow my tutoring/academic consulting/content creation business.
Also–I love coffee. Seriously–if food scientists discovered how to turn the stuff in to meal replacements, I’d stop eating to make room for more of the beanie, brown, caffeinated good stuff. There was a even a moment in history where I completed odd jobs for friends and family members in exchange for trips to the Coffee Bean…don’t get any wild ideas.
But enough about me, what can I do for you?
These days, I’ve been supplementing my meager academic’s income with one of the major skills I’ve honed for the last 31 (going on 32) years: writing. On the local level, I’ve written content almost exclusively for artists and art societies as a freelance writer and graphic designer for years, while sitting on the wealth of subject matter expertise in education, literacy, and culture that extends beyond the realm of artist statements and flyer copy. This is where you come in!
It is a proven fact that business and organizations who post content on their sites consistently and share it via social media are more likely to attract new business! Let me help you with that! My excellent verbal skills paired with an almost extreme adherence to the grammatically correct (I know the rules and know how to break them) and a decade of subject matter competency will deliver killer content that will result in more clicks, views, and–ultimately–more business!
Are you a parent?
I’ve got news for you! This site is more than just a blog run by an uppity know-it-all, prone to soap-box-style lectures on everything wrong with the world’s education system and subsequently everything wrong with the world.
This is also a place for concerned parents who want to learn more about how they can help their kids develop the necessary tools to become accomplished readers and high achievers in school and life. As a highly qualified educator and life-long learner, I believe the foundation for a quality education is advanced literacy skills. Let me help you and your child achieve this goal!