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Maryann Y. | Elance
 
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Maryann Y.

Listening, observing and writing creatively.
   United States
  |   Hockessin, DE

Overview

Listening comes first. Then, and only then, is anyone equipped to tell a story, whether it is their own or someone else's. Observing is a naturally part of listening; it provides a window to all of the other details. I am committed to listen to you and your needs so that I can fully understand what you are trying to communicate to others.

I eagerly research, study, and track down details. Extremely organized and insightful, I apply these skills to a wide range of writing projects.

Now, we are ready to write. Open to all kinds of writing,...

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Portfolio

Researched narrative of intercessory prayer, including the history of an ongoing weekly...
A reflection on the often very bumpy charter year of an Episcopal Preschool I helped...
Narrative commissioned by church leadership to inspire the congregation to reevaluate...
Explores Episcopal Identity in a preschool setting, encourages further involvement.
Starting something from scratch is hard work. A thank you to founding members of a...
Why do parents ask this question? Advice and alternatives.
Narrative on starting a new school year including reflections of my own experiences and...
Advice column essay with tips and strategies for sending a child off to school.
Advice to parents on the Dinner table. Maybe too harsh for some, but it certainly...
The kindness of strangers and family conflict in the Alaskan inter coastal waterways.
Parenting the late adolescent, a process of letting go.
Truth is how we define it. Narrative essay on family, truth and opening doors.
Am I dumb? The story and growth of a five year old special needs child and the...
Personal narrative and memoir of taking physical chances and the injury that changes...
An elderly man passionately pursues victory.
An elderly man and his interactions with his wife.

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I am an independent freelance writer specializing in creative nonfiction, essays and narratives. I have extensive background in business communications, early education, parenting issues, and christian themes.

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Employment

Christ Church Episcopal Preschool
Founding Board Chair
2004 - Present
Led a discernment team in researching and evaluating Christian preschools which resulted in the formation of the Christ Church Episcopal Preschool in 2005. Writing Opportunities: Initial...
Montessori Learning Centre
Owner/Director
1995 - 2006
Writing specific: Responsible for newsletter content, promotional materials, web content, and all other business communications with families and staff. Counseling/Observational Skills: Expert in...

Education

Purdue University
Bachelors of Science
1980 - 1984
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writing
editing
narrative
creative
education
children
parenting
christian
observation
montessori
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