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Mariana A.

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  • Payable
  • Joined April 2016

Versatile writer with 16+ years experience in the health industry, with a large focus on teaching, coaching, and instructing.

  • Kingston, ON, Canada
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Mariana A.
Kingston, ON, Canada



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16+ years in the health industry, including teaching adult swimming lessons, personal training, and running adult active living programs for a large health center. 10 years administration experience. All work involved writing, including writing manuals.

Work history

Owner, Freelance Writer
Freelance writing services, including blog posts, eBooks, social media updates, and more. Please see for details.
KIngston Community Health Centres
Active Living Facilitator
Planned, delivered, and evaluated active living programs for adults. Research and wrote a train-the-trainer manual for a stroke prevention program; wrote the training manual for future active living facilitators.
Achiever Fitness
Owner, Personal Trainer
Ran all aspects of the company, including maintaining a social media presence (Facebook, Pinteret, e-mail campaigns, and blog).



Please visit my website to see my complete portfolio



University of Ottawa
Bachelor of Education (English/Physical & Health Education) - post-graduate degree
Queen's University
Bachelor of Physical and Health Education/Bachelor of Arts (dual degree)



content creation content curation content strategy content marketing copywriting ebooks editing email newsletters proofreading


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Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


  • Can work 10hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years


Industries I love

Education Food Health & Wellness Kids & Parenting Travel

What I read

Blogs: The Write Life, The Creative Penn,, Be a Freelance Blogger, and several others. I also frequently visit food blogs to find recipes.
Books: mostly non-fiction about health, self-development, and parenting.

Side projects

Created a fundraising race for the local Food Bank (a 10 Kilometer race with fitness challenges along the way while participants carried bags of rice in a backpack, with the weight getting heavier at each challenge).

Ideal team

I like working with teams that encourage creative freedom and who understand the value of flexible work schedules. At the same time, I understand the importance of deadlines and am more than happy to fulfill them.