ABOUT ME . . .
And How I Might Be of Service to You
What do my writing experience and my experience in travel & tourism bring to the table for you? Read on to discover more about me and decide for yourself if I'm a good fit for your business.
My Travel Experience
Early in my career I worked in the travel industry as a travel agent and a reservationist. Then I worked for 25 years in the field of education (which you can read about below.) I currently work representing the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel promoting tourism for the beautiful area in which I live. I go to consumer travel, boat and sport shows around the country talking to people about visiting Southwest Florida. I also go out to travel agents around the country, educating them on travel & tourism in Southwest Florida. I always say it's an easy job because the area really sells itself. Plus, it's a lot of fun.
About my personal travels. Well, I take the opportunity to travel whenever and wherever I can. So, without the boring details and a slideshow presentation, I'll give you just a little bit about my travels. I have been an enthusiastic customer of all types of travel—from cruises, to tours, to resort and hotel stays, to independently booked trips, to travel by boat, bike, plane, train, car, camel, foot and horseback.
My Travel Philosophy
The world is here to be explored. My mom and dad traveled extensively, and my sisters and I got to go along on many of their fantastic adventures. So I'm pretty sure that's where my philosophy comes from.
In college, when I asked my dad about going on Semester at Sea--an around the world program of study--he didn't hesitate to say yes.
"We'll figure out the money," he said. The importance of travel was always a given.
There's no place like home though, so I especially know my way around the beaches, parks, waterways and points of interest in Southwest Florida.
My Writing Experience
After 25 years as a writing instructor and writing coach at various educational levels, I was tired. Tired of trying to coax my students to write more, write better, write stronger . . . to love writing as much as I do. I finally realized it was time for me to stop being a writing cheerleader and go ahead and get in the game. So I made the decision to become a professional writer.
Now, when people ask me what I do, I'm happy to tell them, "I'm a writer." Through the copywriting industry leader, American Writers and Artists, Inc. (AWAI) and their affiliate Great Escape Publishing, I’m an AWAI-verified copywriter and a successfully published travel writer.
My understanding of the travel & tourism industry along with extensive writing experience, could be just the combination you need for your business.
Click here to see my portfolio samples.
If you're not in the business of writing, and you feel your time is better spent doing something else, go ahead and let a professional writer do the job for you. Get back to your own business and leave the writing to me.
My Contact Info
We can chat through email or on the phone. Either way, it's free!
Call or text me at 239-850-7531
P.S. If you're wondering about the picture, it's me at Banff National Park, specifically, the Ink Pots Trail above Johnston Canyon. It's a strenuous climb to a spectacular meadow with bubbling springs of crystal blue waters. Read about it in my story, "Hiking is For Everyone in Banff National Park."