The short story: I love to write, I write well, and I am really good at meeting tight deadlines. From press releases, blog posts, fundraising appeals, in-depth researched articles, or words for a special occasion, I can take your ideas and turn them into just the words you are looking for.
Let me know what you need.
We’ll talk. I’ll write.
With a Master’s Degree in English and years of writing experience in the business world and on a volunteer basis for numerous nonprofits, I have writing down to an art and a science.
I also have a gift for providing a quick turnaround. For several years I pounded out a monthly 750-800 word column on the newspaper’s computer (I did not own one in the very early 1980s) in 2 hours or less, I have written a number of 1200-2000+ word sermons during the Saturday night and early Sunday morning before the church service, and, my quickest reporting turnaround: I submitted a 2000 word article reporting on a 1.5-hour meeting that ended at 8:30 p.m. by 9:00 a.m. the next morning.
As a grant writer, both paid and volunteer, I wrote several winning proposals, although I now prefer to use my persuasive writing skills via fundraising appeals or other non-grant writing capacities.
I wrote the technical manual for Ray Kurzweil’s Cybernetic Poet, edited technical repair manuals written by engineers at Gillette, and was one of two researchers and a major proofreader/copywriter for The Age of Spiritual Machines by Ray Kurzweil.
As the Market Manager of the Wakefield Farmers Market from January 2011 to June 2019, I was constantly writing articles, press releases, event descriptions, and text for social media posts, and I did the same for Breton Electric, the company I run with my husband from 2003-2021 when we closed the business.
In the past, I have planned and written media campaigns for the Quannapowitt Yacht Club, the Wakefield Laugh Club, and the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, to name a few additional organizations in my portfolio.
From 2016-to 2020, I designed and implemented the weekly cooking demos at the Wakefield Farmers Market and posted the results each week on WFM’s recipe website*, and, when so moved, posted on my two personal blogs: culinaryq.com (now wendysfoodblog.com) and wendellsden.com (currently under a major revision.)
Personal projects include preparing for the re-publication of Through the Seasons: A Collection of Herb Columns, previously self-published in 1993, and initial planning for a cookbook and a collection of poetry.
* Since the farmers market is no longer doing demos or using the website, I have taken it down but will be gradually adding the recipes I created there to my cooking blog: wendysfoodblog.com.