As I begin my final course in the Master of Arts in Professional Writing program at New England College, I’m sifting through all of the work that I’ve done in order to create 1) an academic portfolio for graduation and 2) a marketing portfolio for my career ahead. Refining so many artifacts is quite a task, to say the least. Yet, over the coming weeks, I will strive to make these documents as effective as possible, and I look forward to the completion of this website that I’ve been developing for a while.
Into the World of Writing
I seem to find myself uttering phrases like, “There’s a light at the end of the tunnel!” and “It will all be worth it in the end!” Both are, of course, cliche but true. Perhaps this is a good time to not only finish well at NEC but also consider what’s important to me as a writer within these blog posts.
Working in administrative jobs after college, I saw a need for compositions that emphasize detail and integrity — a need that I could fill. My motive for becoming a writer and editor was my desire to help businesses, organizations, publications, and individuals with my talents and training. I consider it a privilege to contribute something as crucial as quality writing to the business world and to the greater good of society.
In the Face of the Unknown
Though the passion behind my writing remains intact, my goals have evolved along this journey toward a master’s. I want nothing more than to benefit small businesses and nonprofits in New England as a staff member, freelancer, or consultant who is passionate about marketing and advocacy. I would enjoy extending some services outside of the region, as well as assisting students and professionals with their own writing endeavors.
In the near future, I hope to find a staff writing position, expound upon my thesis project, collaborate with writers and nearby business leaders, and learn how to write grants by volunteering at nonprofits. Where exactly will I go from here though? I guess we’ll have to see how the story continues to unfold…