Deirdre Reid Nashville 8-14I’m a freelance writer and content marketer 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 for association technology firms. It’s my dream job. I learn something new every single day. On my Writing Services page you can learn how I use my experience, knowledge and skills to help my clients build their reputation and grow their revenue.

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

I live outside Raleigh NC with my favorite guy and a playful cat. When I’m not writing or reading, I’m playing the alto recorder (my new hobby), volunteering or channeling Julia Child, my hero, in the kitchen. 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, take a walk or attempt running in our hilly neighborhood. I love history and art museums. I used to spend my vacations traveling solo overseas, but now I spend them with my family and friends 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. 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. And, 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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