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Mary Carol Ghislin

The library and the backyard garden are my favorite spots on Earth (the1-hourgardener.com). But for our meeting today, I’m coming to you from my library.

Picture a grade-A introvert who learned how to have conversations at parties from a Seventeen article she read in high school. (So embarrassing….) But I figured most of it out, while paying more attention to my schoolwork and earning double English credits through high school, majoring in English, and earning a Masters Degree in Literature. My proudest achievement was earning the Distinguished Thesis Award from Northwestern University.

I’ve spent my life diving into all the written word I can get my hands on. So it was only natural that I spent the last 3 years studying and training on all forms of digital content. Cuz that’s the buzz right now. Blogs, case studies, articles, emails, landing pages, ad copy.

It’s not odd. Bookish people are deep students of human nature. So that’s me…lover of William Wordsworth, Jane Austen, and Thomas Hardy, master observers and satirists of the human scene.

I’ve worked for ScottForesman, Silver Burdett & Ginn, Options Publishing, Wright Group, Houghton Mifflin, Harcourt Brace, Amplify, Playworks, McDougal Littell, Open Court, Glencoe, and Riverside Publishing. I spent the last 17 years working for McGraw-Hill Education, working my way up to Supervising Editor.

You don’t have to be a reincarnated Wordsworth, Hardy, or Austen to show me your work. I am always interested in others’ world views, as expressed in their written word.

I specialize in nonfiction–and, yes, I have published feature writing, opera reviews, Facebook ads, landing pages, blog posts, interviews, middle reader, and YA nonfiction. Go here to see samples.

You can see my traditional resume and profile on The Editorial Freelancers Association website. Click on the link below. Then select “View PDF file” at the bottom of the EFA screen.

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