MaryAnne DonovanDateline: Mary Anne Donovan
First Published: Jan 18, 2012 / Last Published: Jan 19, 2012
The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker: It’s been said that the average number of careers held by today’s professional is seven. Author Mary Anne Donovan fits the bill with her positions as technical sales rep, service manager, technical writer, book author, college professor, website writer, editor, and instructional designer. On the personal level, variety has also spiced up her life, with favorite activities that include running, reading, writing, horseback riding, hiking, and just about anything that takes place outdoors. “The more you experience in life, the more opportunities you have to know who you are and what you want,” she says. “I found my true self while on the back of my most stalwart and wonderful little horse, Buzzy.” After teaching a myriad of writing classes at various colleges, currently Mary Anne is teaching Business Writing at the College at Brockport, a State University of New York School, and basic composition at Colorado Technical University Online. In her “spare” time, she writes books, blogs (checkout http://madmuser.com/) and biographies (recent title, The Biography of Christina Aguilera).