Academically, my skills and training are impeccable. I received an MA in Government from Harvard University (ABD) and a BA in Peace, War and Defense with Honors and High Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at Harvard, I taught two undergraduates courses and scored Senior Honors Theses, for which I received training from the university in writing as well as teaching and grading students' writing. While at both universities, I was the recipient of numerous fellowships, grants and awards, all of which demanded writing technical papers and articles.
Presently, I work for a large school district and train teachers in classroom management, lesson planning, grading student work, etc. My work involves great amounts of writing and presenting.
Finally, I am a fiction writer of four novels. Two of the books are with a royalty publisher, and two are self-published. This aspect of writing allows me to explore a more creative, "free" form of writing.