About Me

About Me

GemmaGravitarIn the opera Tales of Hoffmann, the hero is subjected to the insult “scribbler for hire.” Of course the point of the story is that Hoffmann creates works of great (paid for) beauty from his chaotic life.

My life is less dramatic than Hoffmann’s, but I too am proud to be a scribbler for hire. Before my road took this turn, I was a staff writer for local government producing such riveting titles as “Internal Communications Plan” and “An Ordinance Relating to Solid Waste Management.” Now I am a freelance writer scribbling commissioned work with as much passion as Hoffmann.

As I follow my own crooked road I discover some wonderful views. When I do, I like to write about them here. I still find a creative challenge in writing the practical documents that organizations need to keep running smoothly. I write about arts and family at ParentMap. My article on tech gifts for kids was their top-performing story in November 2017, and my work contributed to a 2016 Silver Overall Writing award from the Parenting Media Association (PMA), a 30-year-old national non-profit representing the family media market.

I also write about legal topics like civil rights and constitutional law for a general readership at AvvoStories. When I have time, I contribute to local independent music websites like Three Imaginary Girls.

Email me at gemmadee2003@gmail.com if you’d like to find out how I can help you talk about the view from where you stand.

If you are interested in seeing more of my work, take a look at Stuff I Wrote.

Want to read more of my thoughts on Hoffmann? Click here.

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