Bio

Marlene Spector (pseudonym Daisy Mariposa) is a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader originally from Newark, New Jersey who currently resides in Mission Viejo, California. She has a B.A. in Fine Arts from Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey and is certified to teach art in New Jersey from Kindergarten through the 12th grade.

Marlene also has an Occupational Certificate in Travel Management from Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California and an Occupational Certificate in International Business from Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, California. In addition, Marlene has taken many college-level information technology, Web design, and Web graphic arts courses.

Marlene’s writing career began shortly after her graduation from college when she began working as a Security Owner Correspondent for the Stock and Bond Division of AT&T. Her assignments included writing question and answer sheets for employees to use while fielding telephone inquiries, letter templates to be used when answering written inquiries, and sections of the corporate policy and procedure manuals.

Marlene has also written policy and procedure documents as part of her work as an analyst for Allied-Signal Aerospace Company and the Toshiba Corporation. Marlene has written content and created the graphics for various websites and has also worked as a copy editor and proofreader for a number of sites.

Marlene was the technical editor and proofreader for several Information Technology books — published by Sybex and friends of ED — dealing with Flash and ActionScript. This work involved reading the manuscripts and testing the code (computer programs) to be certain that the code did what the author claimed it would do.

Marlene had a consulting assignment in Stockholm, Sweden for Ab Trav och Galopp, a harness racing track, which was expanding the scope of its business to online betting. Her work included designing graphics, testing code, and writing content for the English language portion of the company’s website.

Marlene has been involved with converting dead tree books — printed versions of books — and newly-written manuscripts to electronic format for the e-book industry. She has proofread, copy edited, fact checked, and did research for such books.

Marlene writes personal narratives and articles under her byline on a wide variety of subjects for HubPages.

Marlene is a ghostwriter associated with WriterAccess, writing Level 5 and Level 6 content. She has Industry Elite certification in Travel, Craft, and Hobby, and Asset Elite certification in Blog Post. She writes the following types of content: articles, banner ads, blog posts, direct mail pieces, press releases, product descriptions, and webpages.

Marlene writes content for CopyPress clients and edits assignments written by CopyPress creatives for clients. She has the following certifications: Blogger, Blogging Certified, Connections Certified, CopyPress Editor, CopyPress Writer, Editor, Proofreader, Specialty Travel Writer, and Travel Copy Writer.

Marlene has experience with several proprietary content management systems, Google Docs, and Dropbox. The “AP Stylebook” and “Webster’s New World College Dictionary” are her writing guides.

Marlene has been the moderator of two Google+ communities and a member of several others. She has more than 4180 Google+ followers. Her posts have surpassed 1,430,600 views.

Marlene has more than 820 Twitter followers. She has posted upwards of 6600 tweets.

Accolades
• Marlene was awarded a HubNuggets Accolade for her article My Flying Lesson on December 7, 2011
• 2012 HubPages Hubbie Award for Most Interesting Hub (article) — Comet Halley (Halley's Comet)
• 2013 HubPages Hubbie Award for Most Interesting Hub (article) — Poetry Forms
• Poetry Forms article was mentioned in the April 23, 2014 issue of the HubPages Weekly:
"Doin' It Right | These are a few examples of Hubs that mesh creative and informative styles particularly well: Poetry Forms by Daisy Mariposa
Why it's great: We absolutely love the way she incorporates her own poems as examples of the different types of poetry. They enhance the reader's experience and reinforce the information she's teaching."
• 101 of Marlene's articles have been designated Editor's Choice at HubPages

Interests

Travel, writing, digital photography, reading

Location

Mission Viejo, California