I'm an experienced freelance writer providing blog posts, web copy, and email copywriting to private clients. I also sell articles to online magazines. In addition to my writing, I also provide editing services. When I edit, I don't just put your work into a grammar checker (as a matter of fact, I don't use one—they're rarely accurate). I read your work in detail, going line by line and offering suggestions to improve grammar, clarity, and flow.
I have many other interests and skills in addition to writing and editing. I'm a multipassionate person, or what some call a "scanner" or "multipotentialite." My varied life experience means I can help out in many different ways and exchange many different services.
Some of the things I can offer:
Translations from Portuguese to English (and vice-versa). I am a native Brazilian Portuguese speaker and speak English as if it were my mother tongue.
Swing dancing instruction (Blues & Lindy Hop for leads as well as follows). I have been swing dancing for over 20 years.
Elimination Communication advice (how to help your baby be diaper-free). I used a combination of elimination communication (EC), cloth diapers, and disposables with all three of my children.
Cloth Diapering advice (see above).
Baby-led weaning advice (introducing actual solids rather than mush). I used this method with all three of my children.
Breastfeeding advice. I breastfed all three of my kids long-term.
Family Travel advice. Our family cycle toured from Kingston, ON, to London, ON (567 Kilometers) when our kids were 6, 4, and 2. We spent September 2018 to June 2019 RV travelling all over the US and Canada. The kids were 8, 6, and 4 when we set out. We're currently home in Kingston, ON, dreaming and planning for the next adventure.
You can find out more about me and my multitalented life at www.marianamcdougall.com.