maggie barnes

Writer and Consultant in Washington, DC

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“I have a need to learn and a need to share what I learn with others. I’m constantly wondering what that thing does, who that guy is and why things are that way and not this way. At some point I realized other people might be wondering that too. It is quite literally, what I want to do all of my life. A lifelong student.” Me.

Margaret Barnes is a highly self-motivated online and offline writer who brings a diversified skillset in writing that is rich with social media participation. She has an irrepressible desire to simplify complex information, and a drive to help people discover the potential of an idea.

As Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

Dedicated to the craft of writing, Margaret is creative and disciplined in the collection, verification, and analysis of information. She activity writes in various styles, structures, and formats—from copywriting to editorials. Margaret brings ease to projects, editors, and all involved, because of her reliability, consistency in quality, and professionalism. Comfortable conceiving strategies on the fly and able to work well individually or as part of a team, you see the big picture, she writes up the details.

Margaret Barnes can be found across the web (see below) including at her own news and thought website, “putting a stamp on the news and the worthy,” and tweeting about issues and topics that make her go "think" in the night @12interesting. Check her out!

Margaret can be found working in D.C. as a content specialist, and providing general freelance writing services, including social media and website development consultation.

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  • Education
    • B.A. Broadcast Journalism @ California State University of Los Angeles