Trish Sammer is a writer in the Greater Philadelphia Area. She has 15 years of experience crafting highly targeted communications for various lines of business, industries and verticals. She is also writing this “about” page, and is now going to switch to first person in order to build a more intimate connection with the reader (or “you”).
Hi. Isn’t it hilarious how people write about themselves in the third person? Can we make a deal to just chat like human beings here? Good. What a relief.
Here are some things you might want to know about me:
1. I’ve been a freelance writer for more than a decade now. During that time, I’ve been a part-time staff writer for a B2B newsletter company, a mommy blogger (even though I barely wrote about my kids — if you blog and you’re a mom, you’re apparently awarded that title), founder/president of a non-profit, a freelance journalist, and an agency hack (during a brief foray back into traditional full-time employment). Right now, I’m a blogger/ghostwriter for one of the biggest technology companies in the world. I also do content marketing/blogging for a small roster of private clients.
2. I work from home. I set my own hours. I go on all the school field trips. (And yes, there’s the possibility that I’m wearing some really comfortable pajama pants while I’m writing this.)
3. I love, love, love what I do. I get to indulge my intellectual curiosity on a daily basis, and then I get to use what I’ve learned to educate and inspire people. And I get to do all that while having a flexible schedule and being my own boss. My job rocks.
4. Writers are my favorite people to hang out with. While I work from home now, I spent years in a bull pen full of fellow scribblers and it was one of the most delicious times in my life (barring the crappy pay and the questionable management practices, of course). I believe in the power of words to change the world. Yes, that may make me a bit of a Pollyanna, but it’s true. Writers are a specific breed — smart, opinionated, often delightfully quirky. I’ve figured out a few things about to make a living as a solopreneur writer over the last few years and I’m passionate about helping other writers do the same.
5. I’m a single mom of two tasty little munchkins. They are perfect and adorable and a complete joy to be around, except on the occasions when they are none of those things. I’ve been very happily attached to a handsome and smart man for more than a year now. He is perfect and adorable and a complete joy to be around, pretty much all the time. (I know. Feel free to vomit. But it’s true.) I have a personal blog that hasn’t been faithfully updated in a long, long time. But if you’re really driven to find out all the dirt on me, that’s where you want to go.
6. I’m an adequate cook. I feel sorta “meh” about housekeeping. I have never, ever baked my children cupcakes that had little animal faces on them. I don’t craft. Team sports? You’re joking, right? I guess I sort of stink at nearly everything that’s not writing, goofing off, or offering sage advice that may or may not have been solicited. But I am an awesome cocktail party guest — see the note about “intellectual curiosity” above. If you know something, I want to know it, too. When I meet a new person I like to dig into their head like it’s a half-gallon of ice cream. “What will the next scoop unearth?!! Yay! Cookie dough!”