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Contract Consultation & Proposal Writing

Aside from my content writing, fiction writing, and blog business, I also work as a Contract Consultant. My focus includes education on the government contracting arena, from advertising capabilities to writing winning proposals.  As a native English-speaker with Bachelor’s in English and formal training in Federal Contracting and Procurement, my unique set of skills addresses a myriad of avenues that modern businesses require.

I have a deep appreciation and keen ability to research contracting regulations, policies and statutes, and an ability to explicate the requirements and explain the constraints in everyday terms. I can assist your company in consultation of contracting processes and streamlining recommendations, RFP development and review, and consumer education. I have a thorough knowledge of Federal Small Business processes and can provide education and consultation services on developing businesses for the Federal Contracting market.

As a Contract Specialist, I held a FAC-C Level one certification from the federal government. I have six years of government experience in Real Estate, Procurement, and Acquisition. My work includes pre-award, award and post-award functions in the process of negotiating and acquiring for service, supply, architect-engineer, and construction contracts. In addition, I have worked on Federal Real Property Projects, including planning, negotiation, and execution of obtain land and space lease renewals, permits, licenses, outgrants, water rights, and easements. Producing high quality contracts on tight deadlines is my forte.

Online Writing & Content

As an Online Writer, I have two years of experience researching, writing, editing, and publishing 2-3 quality articles a week with quick turnaround times. Focus on my articles ranged from pop culture, social justice, current events, human interest, and reviews. Samples of my content writing can be found With these skills, I can assist in online writing/blogging, resume/cover letter writing, and content development. As a Summa Cum Laude graduate, I can assist on academic research, writing, and proofreading. With a keen attention to detail, I have significant proofreading and collaborative editing skills.

Contact Me

If you have a need for assistance, I can be found here on Upwork. I look forward to working with you in the future.

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May Peace Be with You: A Note on Love

May Peace Be with You: A Note on Love

Recently, I’ve been re-reading my old journal scribbles, mining for a treasured phrase to spark inspiration for the next great essay or novel. No such luck on that battlefront. What I did discover was an old piece titled “Salaam wa Alaykum.”  There’s nothing very special with the small free-write I wrote nearly 10 years ago except as a reminder when life feels so dark, I need only remember what brings me the starlight I adore. 

Salaam wa Alaykum

Smiles and memories, I love driving under the glittering stars of Montana skies, feeling so tiny and full of life in a world that, for that moment, holds nothing but boundless beauty.  I love campfires cuddles, the flames nipping at my cold nose and iced fingers.  Tiny black poodles buried in the snow. Half-seeing kitties who show blind affection and love with abandon.  Punk rock Christmas songs that meld new life to old tradition. Homemade mix tapes and homemade journals and homemade cake. 

I love life in the little moments that remind me that life is just stolen moments that are too often passed over.  I love random words that stand for obscure ideas: hope, integrity, love.  I love stealing guys sweatshirts, swathing myself in a constant hug, constant safety.  Lilac blooms and white roses.  Seattle rain.  Writing by candlelight, the flicker dancing against the wall, sketching stories for the ages. 

I love listening to God’s rants and rage and tears in the storms during Indiana nights.  Bahama beaches.  Old couples holding hands, still in love after years and years and years.  I love the aged photographs of troops kissing their loved ones hello because they have lived through hell and this, this is heaven.

I love ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on Christmas Eve with cookies, a box of tissues and my heart settling for another year on my sleeve. Soft blankets and a bed full of pillows and heating pads and long showers to take the pain away. Sentimental hallmark bullshit that gets me every time. Beautiful Arabic phrases: Salaam wa Alaykum. May Peace Be With You. Books that make me cry and think and smile and laugh and want to live a better life.  People who make me cry and think and smile and laugh and want to live a better life.

I love you.

Hello world!

Hello world!

My name is Amanda. A writer, chocolate enthusiast, cat lover, newlywed, and Washingtonian currently residing in Georgia. I write about the world, and have a website where I pay homage and honor to the myriad of stellar, mesmerizing, powerful women who came before me.

As a writer, a lover of history, a challenger of the status quo, and a bleeding heart with a desire to live in a better world, this site is my tiny little slice of heaven. A place for me to escape from the world and shed light on the positive past and present that gives me hope for a fanciful and fierce future.

When I’m not cooking, reading, or taking pictures of my cat, I’m writing short stories, poetry, blogs, and new recipes. I look forward to sharing a bit of the world with you. Join me!

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