#GoogleApps #gmail #drive #Docs #Slides #Sheets
I’ve had a passion for words, books, and the power of a good story since early childhood and love what I do. I thrive on variety in style and format and have written everything from 140-character social media content to magazine articles to full-length books with hundreds of pages. My portfolio also includes web content, newsletters, brochures, datasheets, white papers, case studies, press releases, eBooks, and more.
☛ Content Marketing Strategy + Training
I'm the founder and principal of Pacific Ridge Media, a boutique content marketing agency offering content marketing consulting, training, and “done for you” services for clients worldwide. My specialties include content strategy, business blogging, social media content, and book publishing consulting. As a content marketing strategist, I’ve been quoted in major media outlets around the world, including CNN, Inc., Fox News, ABC News, CBS/KDKA, MSN, AOL, and more.
☛ Published Books
I’m the author, co-author, or editor of several books by top publishers including Pearson Education, FT Press (Financial Times), Macmillan, and Ziff-Davis Press. My books include My LinkedIn, WordPress on Demand, Gmail Tips and Tricks, My Google Apps, Your Home Office, and Smart Travel. I’ve also ghostwritten several books.
☛ Magazine + Web Work
Early in my career, I started contributing to numerous print and online publications and continue to do so today, specializing in business, technology, and lifestyle topics. My credits include numerous magazines (Smart Solutions, Small Business, Business Strategies, Global Business Technology Report, Career Woman, Black Diamond Living, and Interactive UK) and websites (InformIT.com, HealthyLivingToday.com, and LearnLots.com).
☛ Education + Other Interests
I'm a graduate of the University of California with a degree in French Linguistics and also speak Italian and Spanish (handy for those global projects!). I frequently offer my communications and technology expertise on a pro bono basis to children’s and environmental charities including several through UN Volunteers. Outside of writing, my passions include great food, green living, and yoga.