I like to tell people I've been a "professional wordsmith" for more than twenty years. I've written freelance for several years, and have more or less evolved into a copywriter and web content writer. Although these are my strongest professional qualifiers, my other skill-sets extend to proofing and editing, writing press releases, article writing, and other areas. In addition, I wrote for and edited newspapers from 1996 to 2006, and taught remedial reading and writing at Texas community colleges since 2003 until today. I received a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington, and Master's in Education at North Central University in Arizona.