From an early age, I was smitten with the written word. Reading and writing could transport me to other places, where I could meet fantastic creatures and explore exciting new worlds. In order to feed my reading habit, I took a job as a teen at an indie bookstore so I could immerse myself. Within a few years, I became store manager and stayed until it's closing in May 2011. For the past 3 years, I have also been working in the marketing department of a renewable energies company, taking care of their social media and web content. Proofing and editing are second nature and I have an in-depth knowledge of SEO/SEM best practices. I am very comfortable creating content around select keywords to increase web traffic. Quality is extremely important to me and I try to always adhere to the best writing standards possible.