With a Masters 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 both 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, more recently, 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 am still doing the same for Breton Electric, the company I run with my husband, albeit not as often as I should for the latter!
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.
Currently, I design and implement the weekly cooking demos at the Wakefield Farmers Market and post the results each week on WFM’s recipe website, and, when so moved, post on my two personal blogs: culinaryq.com and wendellsden.com
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 also, a collection of poetry.