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Originally from Seattle, Britt is freelance writer, translator, virtual research assistant, and editor living and working in Manchester, England. Her areas of expertise include craft, art, travel, teaching and learning English as a Second Language, pregnancy, wedding planning, and personal development.

Britt writes everything from magazine articles to online content for websites. She is a regular contributor to Knitting, a British craft magazine; Hive Magazine Blog, an arts and culture blog for the Greater Manchester area; the Venere Travel Blog and has contributed articles to many other websites. Please follow the links below for writing.

Throughout her professional career, Britt has gained valuable experience in ESL and adult education, translation, sales and marketing, cultural management, personal development training and motherhood.

Before choosing to write full-time, she received a Bachelor's Degree with Distinction in German Language and Literature and Art History from the University of Washington, Seattle, as well as studied abroad at two German universities. She has native proficiency in both written and spoken German.  

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Britt Writes On Craft: "Knit a Difference - A DIY Guide to Starting Your Own Charity Knitting Project"

The article, "Knit a Difference : A DIY Guide to Starting Your Own Charity Knitting Project", was written for the Fall 2008 edition of the knitting e-zine Knitty.com.

Britt laid the groundwork for this article in leading a winter clothing and toiletry drive for WISH, a shelter reaching out to the high-risk population of female sex-trade workers living on the streets of Vancouver, BC's downtown Eastside. 

Applying her passion for the craft of knitting to that experience, she decided to write an article which empowers others to use their passion for knitting to reach out to members of their own communities. In the article, Britt relates advice from charity knitting project mavens at afghans for Afghans, Mother Bear Project and Warm Up ! America. She sincerely thanks Ann Rubin, Amy Berman and Mary Colucci for their contribution in empowering others to make a contribution in their own communities.

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