Thanks for your interest in me and Write Mix for Business.
Mostly, I’m a hard worker. Always have been. I think I get that “hard-working, never miss a deadline and keep your word” work mentality mostly from my hard-working parents. Love them.
But, here’s a little more about me that brings me to you with a desire to help businesses grow.
Just know, I love business, I love marketing, and since beginning my digital freelance writing career, I have been studying everything content marketing from copywriting technique to blogging to learning WordPress.org for business blog hubs. And I can’t get enough. Love it all and think it, live it, learn it, and drink it in daily.
I am currently a Contributor for the following exciting, quality, and well-known sites: (and others!)
- Visual Contenting
- Inspire to Thrive
- Blogging in Paradise
- Blogging Pals
Not only can content marketing help your business grow, but do better too, with content writing that brings value to your audience while supporting your brand, unique value prop, and precious reputation.
Ongoing Educational Endeavors
First, some educational background (which will never be complete) but so far includes:
Biz of Writing Mentor for Sharon Hurley Hall’s online learning workshop, 2019-2020, inclusive. Role evolves with the needs of students and members and with module changes over time.
Owner Unlimited (2019 member) by Chris Brogan and Rob Hatch of ownermedia.com
Girl Develop It Pittsburgh (joined September 2018) to learn about coding and promote women in tech
WordPress Pittsburgh (joined in August 2018) to feed my WordPress addiction to operate in the WP tech environment better
SEO Basics by SEMRush (2018: August) skills update The Biz of Writing with Sharon Hurley Hall (2018: January thru June) **I will be helping Sharon with this course when it opens for enrollment again in February 2019!
Content Boomerang by Traffic Generation Cafe with Ana Hoffman (eCourse; participant and collaborator) (2017-2018) **Assisted Ana in editing, coursework, and presentations, as well.
The Great eCourse Adventure membership (2017-2018) (continuing education and advancement in eLearning projects)
Certificate in Octalysis Framework for Gamification & Motivational Design (November 2017) with Yu-Kai Chou (online course)
Certified Digital Marketing Specialist via Digital Marketer Issue Date: 09/18/17
Email Marketing Master Class via AWeber (2017)
Hubspot Inbound (Marketing) Certified (2016)
copyblogger Authority membership (2016-2017)
(2014 and 2015)
Area 51 Training with Kathryn Aragon Media:
Basic Training: Area 51, Advanced Content Marketing Webinar series, Blog Editor Bootcamp, The Game Plan for (Digital) Marketers and more (lots) of skills-building and writers training programs including SEO, Content Strategy and ongoing learning modules for digital and content marketing education, blog management and more! **I trained with Kathryn while she ran the Crazy Egg blog for Neil Patel, growing it by leaps and bounds and I worked on editing for her site for about a year and a half, where I wrote two of the most popular articles for her website, as well.
American Writers & Artists, Inc. (AWAI):
Copywriting skills training and specialty coursework including Web Copywriting 2.0, Writing High-Performance B2B and Writing Online Video Scripts for B2B, Intensive Headlines Training, Email, and Autoresponder Content Writing; Persuasion and Great Leads, Content Mastery with Brian Clark, Writing Ebooks, and Accelerated Copywriting. Courses taught by top copywriters like Bob Bly, Nick Usborne, Mark Masterson, and many more.
Professional Writers’ Alliance
Blvd. CAFE’…a professional catering production & event design company, Pittsburgh-based boutique catering business. Owner and operator for nearly three decades providing one-of-a-kind mostly corporate catering work to wow businesses and delight guests via years of dedicated experience, hard work, creativity, innovation, and strict practice of the highest of food safety standards. NOTE: A nearly perfect business operations record over the long haul is something I’m particularly proud of.
Early Educational Info
(way back to the first attending college and before. See, filled with communications, English, marketing…and even back then, always a love for writing and creating!)
Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA (1979-83)
B.A. Speech, Communications & Theatre; Journalism as minor
Marketing & Advertising, Owner/Manager Level, V0-Tech 2-year training (1978-1979)
Awarded 1st Place In DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) competition for Advertising, owner/manager level in state (PA) competition; top 5 National finalists; Student of the Year Award, 1979.
St. Elizabeth High School, Pleasant Hills, PA; Graduated 1979
(more education through entrepreneurship and business growth 1989 on)
Women in Business, Leadership & Management Program:
Certificate earned. Chatham College & Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh, PA
Community College of Allegheny County, PA …over many years, including computer courses and skills builders; Misc. classes. Also, co-sponsored student groups in various charity events and endeavors as a mentor at the college.
Chatham University, Pittsburgh PA (2000-2004):
MBA Program studies…about two courses left
Catersource and International Caterers Association (ICA):
Symposiums, Workshops and Industry Conferences in D.C., Atlanta, Toronto and Las Vegas including educational scholarship awarded by ICA to Catersource premiere event.
Thanks for taking the time to Meet Sue-Ann! I sure feel like there’s a lot more to include but, instead, I’d love to show you if you’ll give me a chance! Thanks:)