This week’s Featured Writer highlights the contributions from Writer, Michelle Eld (username: michregtydy). When Michelle isn’t busy being a stay-at-home mom, she is working hard with us at Content Runner. Writing north of 125 articles, Michelle has been a great addition to the company since August 2013.
To get a better idea of who Michelle is as a writer, we have asked her a few questions about her writing abilities and superpower preferences. If you would like to send orders directly to Michelle, she can be contacted though her profile.
Tell us about yourself.
I am a mom of two boys ages 8 and 11, and have been married to my college sweetheart for 14 years, known him for 21. I have been freelancing at home for the past 10 years. I am happy to be able to make a living while being there for my boys when they need me and volunteer in their school. I love the flexibility working from home affords and wouldn’t trade it for a full-time in-office job for anything!
What made you decide to choose Content Runner?
I enjoy being able to determine my own work hours and Content Runner allows me to do just that. I can take assignments that appeal to me and write at my own pace.
What do you love about writing?
The ability to sit at a computer and create compelling articles without having to go anywhere is a major win for me. I enjoy getting the creative juices going, really getting into an article with all the research that comes with it, and producing a quality piece at the end.
When you aren’t writing content for Content Runner, what do you do in your spare time?
I volunteer at my kids’ schools, I run an after-school program at my youngest son’s elementary school, I enjoy getting lost in a good book, walking, and heading to the beach in the summer.
How did you get into writing?
My major in college was journalism, I worked on the school newspaper, and my very first job was at my hometown weekly newspaper. I loved to write even as a kid with long journal entries that are now hilarious to read. With a variety of jobs at newspaper and then as an editor at a consulting firm, I’ve been formally writing in some way, shape or form for more than 20 years. After getting laid off from my full-time editing job 10 years ago, I dropped out of the rat race and started writing and editing exclusively online.
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
Probably to Europe. I’ve always wanted to visit France, Italy, Greece, etc. Maybe I’ll make it there someday!
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
The ability to turn back time and get a do-over whenever you need it.
If you weren’t a professional writer, what would you be?
A chef for the Food Network or a crime scene investigator, either one 🙂
What is your biggest grammatical pet peeve?
Pronouns that don’t match up within a sentence (him vs. they). Stick with one pronoun and go with it! Also hate the use of “over” when it should be “more than.” Also, affect vs. effect, complimentary vs. complementary, and “it’s” when it should clearly be “its.”
What is your favorite subject to writer about?
Home and garden, education, parenting, travel