Deirdre Reid Nashville 8-14I’m a freelance writer and blogger who’s fortunate enough to spend my days doing what I love — writing case studies, white papers, articles, blog posts, marketing copy and website content. Being a freelance writer is the best job in the world. I’ve never been more intellectually stimulated. On my Writing Services page you can learn how I use that over-stimulation to help my clients.

Here on Reid All About It I share ideas, tips and good reads about marketing, association management and other topics on my mind.

I live outside Raleigh NC with my handsome fun guy and a young playful cat. When I’m not writing or reading, I’m cooking, eating or channeling Julia Child, my hero. You can follow my cooking exploits at my other blog, Grabbing the Gusto.

If I could hike every day, I would. Instead I practice yoga or take a walk, or think about practicing yoga and taking walks. I love history and art museums. I used to spend my vacations traveling solo overseas, but now I spend them with my honey either hiking out west or hanging at the beach.

Before moving to Raleigh in the summer of 2009, I lived in Sacramento where for five years I was the Director of Member Services at the California Building Industry Association. I should work part-time in marketing for the city of Sacramento because I will never stop talking about how much I loved living and working in that city.

The Washington DC area was my home from my college years until I left for my job in Sacramento. I spent my last five years in DC working at the National Association of Home Builders. Before getting into association management, I was a restaurant general manager for far too long, as well as the operations manager at Georgetown University’s English as a Foreign Language school. There was also a stint as a pastry cook, but that’s a story for another time. Blame Julia.

Along the way I collected a BA in History from Georgetown University, a diploma in Pastry Arts from L’Academie Française and a Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives. Even better, I have a certificate for being an honorary co-pilot of a hot air balloon.

When I was a very young girl in Massachusetts I dreamed of doing it all. I’d be a French speaking, figure skating, saxophone playing career woman traveling the world. I think everything turned out just fine.

Enough about me.

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