This weeks Featured Writer is Jen Keeler (username: JJKeeler). Jen is a Colorado native who has written over 350 articles for Content Runner since she joined. She enjoys writing articles from Food and Diet to History to Sports (Go Broncos!). If you would like to contact Jen for direct orders and other assignments, you can reach her through her Content Runner profile.
We asked Jen a few questions to get to know her a bit better and find out how she fills her free time when she is not busy writing for Content Runner.
Tell us about yourself.
I am a Colorado native (Go Broncos!) with a degree in English from the University of Colorado. I live with my husband, our daughter, and so many dogs and cats that we are violating the terms set forth by the local Home Owner’s Association.
What made you decide to choose Content Runner?
I like the flexibility of being able to choose topics that I am actually knowledgeable or passionate about. This flexibility is much more efficient than being blindly assigned articles and, I believe, really allows writers to present their best work.
What do you love about writing?
I like the power of the written word – writing has the ability to touch people on all kinds of levels. Yes, even if it’s an article about paint samples.
When you aren’t writing content for Content Runner, what do you do in your spare time?
I’m a trophy wife….just kidding. I do some other types of writing, mainly children’s books, and also do quite a bit of illustration. I also enjoy watching sports, hanging out with my friends, and playing games. But, most of my free time consists of making sure my two-year old doesn’t eat things like chalk.
How did you get into writing?
I got into it because I was good at it. I also enjoyed it. I figured that was a winning combination.
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
I’d like to go to Africa and see all the wild animals in their natural habitat. I’d also like to go back in time to the sixties. From free love to the Civil Rights Movement, that decade was so groundbreaking and exciting. It would have been awesome to see it firsthand.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
I guess I’d want to fly…mainly because I think it would be fun (and a great cardio workout!). It would probably feel a lot like swimming, only I wouldn’t have to constantly plug my nose.
If you weren’t a professional writer, what would you be?
Maybe an animator for some place like Disney. I’d like to say I’d be a veterinarian but I’m far too right-brained to succeed at that.
What is your biggest grammatical pet peeve?
I’m pretty accepting of the grammatical errors of others. But, when they’re my own I hang my head in shame. I guess if I had to pick one pet peeve it would probably be people misusing “it’s” and “its.” That one gets to me because it is so commonly misused.
What’s your favorite subject to writer about?
I really enjoy writing about health; it’s full of info everyone can benefit from. Other than that, l enjoy writing about food and drink (with an emphasis on wine) and sports (particularly the NFL (and by “the NFL” I really mean “the Denver Broncos”)).