For the past two decades, I've been a resident of Tucson, Arizona, where I live with my husband, three step-sons, several dogs, and far too many cats. My two adult sons also live in Tucson.
Tutor and Instructor
A CRLA Level II certified tutor, I tutor English and math at Pima Community College
, where I assist students with reading, writing, ESL, and pre-algebra. I also serve as a resource person for students struggling with a wide variety of computer-related issues; for example, how to create a blog, format an essay or report in Microsoft Word, or prepare a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Prior to becoming at tutor
, I worked as an instructor of study skills and career development at the college level and as a technical writer and editor.
I love teaching and tutoring. I think these are the best jobs in the world, as they allow me to help students understand the strengths they have, so that they can not only be the best students possible, but also continue to grow and develop their skills and competencies throughout their lives.
Writer and Editor
I am a freelance writer and editor. A
generalist, I've done editing and proofreading, technical writing and
editing, marketing copy writing, and fiction writing. My career as a
technical writer and editor includes over a decade working primarily
within the computer software field.
My writing career also includes fiction
writing, which I've been working on for much longer than my nonfiction and technical writing. I'm not prolific and I don't submit as often as I should, but I've had a few short stories published. Most of my fiction is either
science fiction or fantasy, although I occasionally stray into other
genres. To learn more about me as a writer, visit my website, A Writer's Space: Pamela's Place
We are all part of one big family, so I look at everyone I meet as a member of my extended family. I have a genealogy blog, called Searching for Roots and Branches
, where I enjoy posting bits of my families history, tips, poems, stories and essays; I often take inspiration from other genealogy blogs.
I am a member
of the Kiva Genealogists for Families
team. Please join our team and create a new family tradition. We believe that our small deeds make a big difference to families who are less fortunate.
I am a liberal who is unhappy with the vast majority of our politicians and concerned for our future. I firmly believe that if we don't protect the environment from our own actions, that it will someday no longer be habitable for humans; the many, many species that go extinct each year are our canaries, their demise is a signal that our existence is threatened. I have a hard time deciding whether I'm more worried about our governmental Big Brother, or our myriad corporate Big Brothers, but since they act hand in glove, maybe that doesn't matter.
A pacifist who sees war as a crime, I am a member of the Google Peace Circle. To show your solidarity for peace on Google Plus, join the peace circle by going to plusforpeace.org and add your name with a plus one.
See my post To My Followers
to learn more about me and how I handle following and interests.