About Deirdre

I’m a freelance writer and content marketer who’s fortunate enough to spend my days doing what I love—writing blog posts, case studies and other content marketing pieces about association management for association technology firms. It’s my dream job. I learn something new every single day.headshot 10k w Teri 11-9-19 3

On my Writing Services page you can find out how I use my experience, knowledge and skills to help my clients build their reputation, strengthen relationships 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 that catch my interest.

I live outside Raleigh NC with my guy and our playful cat. When I’m not writing or reading, I’m channeling Julia Child, my hero, in the kitchen.

If I could hike every day, I would. Instead I practice yoga, fit in some workout videos and walk briskly in our hilly neighborhood. I love going to history and art museums. I used to spend my vacations traveling solo overseas, but now I spend them with my family and friends hiking in the high desert out west or in the mountains of North Carolina, or hanging at the beach.

Before moving to Raleigh in the summer of 2009, I lived in Sacramento (love that city!) where for five years I was 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 Sac. 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 of 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 (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives. I also have a certificate for my role as honorary co-pilot of a hot air balloon.

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

Enough about me.

Here’s how we can connect:

      • My Twitter account
      • My LinkedIn profile
      • Or email me at deirdre.reid.nc (at) gmail.com.

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