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About Katherine S.

Content writer with over a decade of experience creating articles in a timely, dependable manner. Specialize in health, career, and life-skills topics. Clients have included The Menninger Clinic, Lakeview Health, and Beach House Center for Recovery.
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I have published over 80 articles in writers' trade journals (including a large number of items directed specifically to the children's-writer demographic); multiple works-for-hire in the educational-book market; and a dozen articles in Cobblestone Publishing's nonfiction periodicals. The original version of this sample was published in the October 2013 issue of CHILDREN'S WRITER; rights reverted to the author after 12 months.

Stories about Stories: Writing for Kids about Language and Literature
Everyone knows (or should) that copying plotlines and character types is a recipe for rejection. It’s not just a plagiarism issue; no one is at his best writing “like” someone else. As Irving Berli...

I am a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and have written a regular column for my chapter's newsletter since 2012. (The sample here was adapted from a column submission published offline in 2013.) I have also worked as an independent contractor for The Menninger Clinic, Kemah Palms Recovery, Lakeview Health, PsychCentral.com, Interface-Samaritan Counseling Centers, and other professional mental-health organizations.

New Year's Resolutions for the Family Caregiver
January is a time of fresh starts and new beginnings, but after coping for years with mental illness in the family, many longtime caregivers are depressingly short on hope for significant change. I...

I am a member and volunteer at the National Alliance on Mental Illness; have published articles on the topic for The Menninger Clinic and PsychCentral; and have been treated for dysthymia.

Can You "Go Crazy" from Stress? How to Reduce Your Chances of Mental-Illness Problems
Frustrated souls have always complained, in the heat of stress, that something or someone was "driving me crazy." But is it possible to literally go "crazy"--to develop a mental illness--from the e...

I have been an entrepreneur for over 10 years, and am active in multiple small-business organizations as well as being well-read on the subject. I have also done extensive content writing for trade publications.

3 Reasons No One Wants to Be Your Client
I'm not going to quote you any depressing statistics on how many small businesses fold within their first year. Even if every researcher agreed on the numbers -- even if the figures were as high as...

I have owned a freelance-writing business since 2000 and have learned much by trial and error (don't ask how much "error"--I've lost count). Even before that, I was a fan of experts in the field: Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar, Napoleon Hill, Alan Lakein, and Stephen Covey have all held space on my reading list.

Are You Driving Your Prospects Away?
"It's impossible to run a business in this economy!""The big names/WASP crowd/tech degrees get all the breaks!""There's just no market for website development/graphic art/[fill in industry of your ...

I have owned a freelance-writing business since 2000 and have learned much by trial and error (don't ask how much "error"--I've lost count). Even before that, I was a fan of experts in the field: Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar, Napoleon Hill, Alan Lakein, and Stephen Covey have all held space on my reading list.

Are You Driving Your Prospects Away? Part 2
If you're seriously short on new clients and repeat business, you can blame your background, your lack of connections, and a lack of opportunities in your industry--or you can take a serious look a...