It’s true I’m a nurse. But that’s not the whole Story of Me.
Retired from clinical practice, I use my nursing knowledge to craft exceptional content for my clients.
A few highlights from a lifetime of writing:
- Began career by writing greeting cards…to my mom, at age 5-ish. My splendid poetry included: “Roses are red / Violets are blue / Chikens are nice / But you are better.”
- In 1989, began making a living as a writer, something everyone from high school English teachers to well-meaning family members told me could never be done.
- Freelanced off and on from 1994-2004, producing marketing materials for small businesses.
- Earned a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing in 1999.
- Started freelancing full-time in 2004, contributing numerous cover stories to AntiqueWeek newspaper and continuing to craft marketing collateral for diverse businesses and corporations.
- Went back to school for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Graduated with honors in 2008.
- Practiced clinical nursing for a few years, then went back to freelance writing in order to have the schedule flexibility required to provide care for my aging parents.
- Won an Online News Award for my essay collection (produced for Caring.com), “Dad Has Dementia,” 2010. It was a bittersweet accomplishment.
- In 2011, played the role of “nurse” on an episode of the hit TV drama ‘In Plain Sight,’ which filmed in my then-hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Better yet, they called me back to perform in a different episode as a body double — for a guy! Seriously fun stuff.
- In 2014, re-branded myself as “the nurse who knows content,” specializing in creating exceptional health and medical content for clients.
- 2016, selected to speak on a panel at Content Marketing World on the topic of how to find, recruit, and retain elite freelance writers.
And that’s the Story of Beth. What’s your story? I’d love to help you tell it.