Welcome to my Blog

I am a freelance writer and editor, professional tutor, student of life and literature, poet, wife, mom, adoring grandmom, and all-around friend of writers. Literalists may stumble on the notion that language creates reality, so I will just say that language creates perceptions of reality, and nothing is more important than language to bridging our separate awarenesses.  Welcome to my NAIWE blog pages.  I look forward to serving you in the near future.

My job in the Writing Center at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Maryland is tutoring all comers in the conventions of academic writing.  Frightened students may walk through our doors believing they would rather drink Clorox than write, but they usually leave with a more hopeful perspective.  One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job is getting to know students from other countries, a population that is rapidly growing at colleges and universities all over the United States. Not only do our services help native and non-native speakers of English improve their writing skills, our conversational exchanges are an eye-opener for all concerned, reinforcing  a sense of our common humanity.

Writing is the only thing I’ve ever done that can make me forget to eat. As an English major, I liked nothing better than reading and writing about books. From childhood, books have been my clearest windows on the world.

I enjoy helping others develop their writing to its fullest potential.  I can assist you with writing and editing business documents and correspondence as well as poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.  I can help with all aspects of a project from planning and writing to editing, revising, and proofing final copy.  Please feel free to contact me to ask about my services.  I will provide an estimate based on samples and descriptions of the work.

2 Responses to “Welcome to my Blog”

  1. Jim Sutton says:

    Nice to meet you Mary. I enjoyed reading your post.

    Do you have a favorite book?

    Jim Sutton
    I enjoy puns: Scrabble: all fun and games until someone looses an eye.

  2. Mary Mowen says:

    Hello, Jim,

    I didn’t see your message until accidentally discovering it while digging around here on another e-errand and subsequently learning that we must “approve” comments before they show up on our main blog page. Apologies for the lateness of this response.

    A favorite book. Well, I’ve been on a bit of an Eliot glut of late–George Eliot, that is. Middlemarch followed by Daniel Deronda and Mill on the Floss. Brilliant and sophisticated.


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