Kate C
Professional Writer

Kate writes with a clear, concise, professional style. During a twenty-year career, she has written news articles, newsletters, brochures, e-books, ad copy and web content of all kinds. Using this experience, she writes high-quality copy for physicians, law firms, retailers, non-profit organizations, private schools and major corporations. She has covered a wide range of topics, including ... more...

WriterAccess Profile
Star Rating 6 Stars
Completed Orders 561
Last Login 10/18/2017
Location Fallon, NV
Education College Diploma

Specialties

As a professional writer, Kate can write on any subject and in any style. Her specialties include in-depth articles, white papers, how-to articles, unique rewrites, scholarly pieces and anything that requires precise, clear writing. She especially enjoys writing about home repair, nutrition, pets, gardening, landscaping, baking, relationships, child care, self-sufficiency, green living and compassionate elder care.

Interests

When she's not writing, Kate spends time in her garden. She likes to paint, walk her dogs, hike in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and spend time with her grown children.

Education

University of Nevada - Reno
9/5/1985 – 5/26/1986
Education, Continuing education and licensing requirements
Western Nevada College
9/1/1981 – 5/1/1984
Early-childhood education and journalism, AA

Honors and Awards

Writer Spotlight
4/30/2014
Kate was chosen for the April, 2014, WriterAccess "Writer Spotlight," featured in the WA blog. http://www.writeraccess.com/blog/writer-spotlight-kate-c/

First Blog Post of the Month
4/1/2014
Kate's blog post "When 'Working From Home' Means Leaving Home" was chosen as the first ever Blog Post of the Month in the "WriterAccess Writer Newsletter," April 2014 issue. http://www.writeraccess.com/blog/writeraccess-writer-newsletter-april/ http://www.writeraccess.com/blog/when-working-from-home-means-leaving-home/

Association Memberships

Northern Nevada Mathematics Council
4/1/2013
The Northern Nevada Mathematics Council is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Its goal is to promote quality mathematics education in our nation's schools through professional development.

Poets & Writers
2/17/2002
Poets & Writers is a nonprofit literary organization dedicated to poets and writers of many different genres. Its mission is to help poets and writers with their professional development through guidance, information and support.

Experience Summary

Projects by Industry

Education

Experience
Kate has a degree in early childhood education and currently works as a teacher in a Title I remediation program for third and fourth graders. She has written a ten-book science series for grade-school-aged students and a 50-chapter e-book for the parents of struggling readers. Kate writes relevant, up-to-date content on educational topics of every kind, including educational trends, the Common Core state standards, child psychology, English as a second language, scholarship opportunities, and learning styles, to name a few.

Consumer Goods

Experience
Kate has produced high-quality content for many nationally recognized brands. She writes evocative product descriptions, compelling email and social media campaigns, and can't-turn-away website content. Some of her commercial blog posts have garnered more than ten thousand Facebook shares.

Garden

Experience
Kate is a small-scale organic farmer and sells her organic, heirloom raspberries at a local farmers' market every summer. Over the past twenty years, she has grown everything from artichokes and gooseberries to grapes, cherries, peaches and sugar-pod peas. Using her firsthand knowledge of gardening and landscaping, she has written many unique articles about garden tools and equipment, composting, beneficial insects, orchard maintenance, hydroponics and the specific needs of individual plants.

Other

Experience
The best writer is a Jack of all trades. Kate combines her extensive writing experience with authoritative research to make every piece shine, even those that defy classification.

Kids/Family

Experience
As a mother and teacher, Kate has many years of firsthand experience with children. She has two grown children of her own and is currently working in a Title I remediation program with third and fourth graders. She has also worked as both a preschool teacher and a music teacher. Kate has co-authored a newsletter for breastfeeding mothers. She has also written numerous articles about children and family life, covering such diverse topics as infant care, surviving a colicky baby, traveling with children, helping children manage their anger, child psychology, and choosing safe and educational toys. She has also reviewed nursery furniture and equipment.

Banking

Experience
As a small-business owner, Kate understands both personal and business taxes, accounting procedures, record keeping, credit management, and applying for and re-financing loans and mortgages. She has written about accounting software systems, the Heartbleed vulnerability, IRS publication 17, financial planning for retirement, mobile banking apps and many other banking-related topics.

Nutrition

Experience
Kate writes about nutrition with passion and conviction. She knows that a balanced, natural diet is essential to good health. Using AMA citations and authoritative source materials, she has covered the raw foods movement, diabetic nutrition, diet and heart disease, vitamin supplementation, low-fat dieting, and the importance of whole grains. She has written for a local health-food journal, co-authored a newsletter for breastfeeding mothers, and has ghost written blog posts on nutritional topics that have garnered over ten thousand Facebook shares.

Health

Experience
Kate follows currently trending healthcare topics and writes about them quickly and accurately. She writes about general nutrition, low-fat dieting, dietary supplementation, autism spectrum disorder, women's health, hypothyroidism, autoimmune disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, elder care, Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, natural healing, newborn care, breastfeeding and vegetarian cooking. One of her recent ghost-written blog posts about diabetes and the importance of nutrition has received over ten thousand Facebook shares.

Pets

Experience
Kate has firsthand experience with the unique housing and dietary needs of hamsters, rats, gerbils, rabbits, horses, dogs and cats. She writes fresh, readable content about caring for aging pets, feeding wild birds, selecting pet bedding, caring for exotics, house training puppies, dog nutrition, and every other imaginable pet-related topic. She has written many blog posts for a well-known horse-supply company and has even blogged for WriterAccess about being a pet writer: http://www.writeraccess.com/blog/walking-the-walk-how-to-be-a-great-pet-writer-without-sacrificing-your-own-pets/

Finance

Experience
Kate is an experienced financial writer. She owns a successful small business, has put two kids through college and understands the ins and outs of mortgages, investments, interests rates, eCommerce billing practices, supply chain outsourcing, accounting software, and investments in R&D and fixed assets. She has written articles and blog posts on eCommerce credit-card processing, how to pay off a mortgage, managing personal finances, investing in a 401K, how to streamline bill paying, how to finance a college education and many more finance-related topics.

Business

Experience
As a small-business owner with a strong background in business writing, Kate has covered many business-related topics in depth, including supply chain logistics, shipping regulations, employee safety training, accounting software, combating consumer identity theft, effective website management, and e-commerce credit-card processing. She has also created business profiles for several nationally known companies.

Food

Experience
Kate is an accomplished home cook and enjoys sharing her skills with beginners. She can quickly and accurately describe cooking, canning and baking techniques of all kinds, and can tailor those instructions to beginning, intermediate or advanced-level cooks. She has written articles and blog posts about unique slow-cooker recipes, cookies and cakes, candies for the holidays, heart-healthy cooking, home canning, baking with whole grains, quick lunch-box pleasers and many, many more.

Career

Experience
As a teacher, Kate enjoys writing career-guidance pieces. She has written numerous articles about specific career choices, usually covering the educational requirements, scholarship opportunities, training and licensing requirements, future job market and salary expectations of that career path. She has also written about job hunting, career advancement, and creating a professional resume.

Manufacturing

Experience
For many years, Kate worked in the metallurgical lab of North America's largest manufacturer of tungsten carbide. She continues to have ties with those in manufacturing and shipping, and has covered all aspects of the industry, from production to supply chain operations to employee safety training.

Travel

Experience
Having traveled to many resort areas -- including Reno, Tahoe, Las Vegas, Portland, and San Francisco -- Kate can describe some of the more out-of-the-way attractions that these places offer. She has written web content about many specific cities as well as must-see tourist sites like the Stone Zoo Christmas Lights show and the Smithsonian Institute. She also enjoys writing general travel articles covering topics such as cruise-ship safety, traveling with a handicapped loved one and how to stretch your money while vacationing on a budget.

Agriculture

Experience
Kate lives in a farming community and has firsthand experience with agriculture, irrigation, the dairy industry and horses. She has written about horse care and equipment, greenhouse construction, hydroponics, drip irrigation and many other agriculture-related topics.

Craft

Experience
Kate is an experienced craft writer. The craft-related articles she has written include using a hot-glue gun safely, making wreathes and home decor, altering your own clothes, creating a Halloween cat cake, designing holiday cards, the lost art of letter writing and even the craft of gunsmithing!

Auto

Experience
Kate has written numerous articles on car-related topics. If the topic is unfamiliar, she will conduct whatever research is needed to ensure that her copy is accurate and factual. She has written about new car reviews, traffic safety equipment, child safety seats, car insurance and state-specific DUI laws. She has also written humorous blog posts about the joys of RV-ing.

Humor

Experience
Humor is the subtle art of surprise. Try too hard, and your readers are rolling their eyes. Don't try hard enough, and they're yawning. Take them -- at the very last moment -- in that totally unexpected direction, however, and you get belly laughs.

Bio/Pharm

Experience
Kate was commissioned to write a business profile for a large, nationally recognized pharmaceutical company. She also has a background in natural health and has written numerous articles about nutritional supplements and deficiency-related diseases for a health food newsletter and for various natural health websites.

Projects by SEO Skill

SEO Keyword Requirements

Experience
SEO is more than just keyword stuffing; it is the fine art of writing a piece that incorporates those vital words and phrases, while also informing and delighting the reader. To be effective, keywords must be used naturally and as part of truly valuable content. Kate has written hundreds of articles artfully using keywords and phrases. Her SEO content includes online brochures, how-to articles, blog posts, product descriptions and white papers.

Projects By Asset Type

Blog Post

Experience
Kate writes blog posts with a friendly, contemporary voice. Her posts can be serious, educational, informative or simply funny. Some of her ghost-written work has earned more than ten thousand Facebook shares. She has blogged on subjects as diverse as RV-ing, scholarships, dental care, natural foods, bird baths, food storage and gardening. She looks forward to using her talent to make your blog shine. Kate has been chosen to write for the WriterAccess blog more than fifty times. One of her posts, "When 'Working from Home' Means Leaving Home," was picked as "Blog Post of the Month" in the very first WriterAccess Newsletter.

Article

Experience
An article on a website is useless unless someone reads it. Kate writes strong, compelling, readable pieces. She prides herself on meticulous research, appropriate attribution and unique content. Kate has written articles about home maintenance, career choices, marketing strategies, child care and home finances. Her past article titles include "The Ultimate Twitter Guide," "Streamline Your Social Media Campaign," "Diet and Dental Health," "Whole Wheat Flour" and many, many more.

White Paper

Experience
White papers require a clear, authoritative voice. They must help the reader solve a problem, understand an important issue or reach a decision. Kate writes white papers that are succinct, readable and accurate. She has produced white papers on numerous and diverse topics and will happily conduct any research necessary to ensure that your white papers are accurate and professional.

Newsletter Content

Experience
Kate writes newsletters that are both accurate and approachable. She has written newsletters for the insurance and health food industry, and has also co-authored a newsletter for breastfeeding mothers.

Book

Experience
Kate has written a science journal series for grade-school children. Each journal in the series included an introduction to the scientific method, age-appropriate reading selections about the specific topic, and hands-on experiments to augment the learning experience.

Projects by Writing Style

Authoritative

Experience
Authoritative writing must be based on facts. Quality sources and accurate documentation are paramount. Kate specializes in high-quality research and has written authoritative material for the education, medical, nutrition and insurance industries.

Journalistic

Experience
Journalistic writing must be accurate and professional but also readable. Kate writes quality journalistic pieces that pull the reader along while citing authoritative sources.

Humorous

Experience
Kate makes otherwise mundane topics memorable by adding humor. She has laughed at owning a cat, gardening, blogging, boyfriends, RV-ing, and even the writing life.