Jean Scheid is a former business owner with experience in the franchise industry as well as independent business experience. She first became intrigued by energy issues, the environment, renewable and non-renewable resources in 1996 when she moved to Taos, New Mexico. In Taos, she joined the Bioneeers, an eco-conscious group that focuses on saving and repairing, and educating the public, on Earth’s valuable resources.
Jean is also Hubspot Certified for Inbound Marketing.
Part of Jean’s time in Taos was spent as a board member of Yaxche Learning Center, a non-profit 501(c) 3 K-8 Elementary school where she researched, wrote and received state energy-specific grants to fund green projects, outdoor education trips and community garden programs for Yaxche. When Yaxche Learning Center decided to relocate and purchase the former estate of Navajo artist R.C. Gorman, Jean was on the committee responsible for rebuilding the facility to meet LEED energy standards.
In New Mexico, Jean was co-owner of three businesses, Scheid Motor Company, a Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealership; Scheid Automotive Group, a Ford dealership; and Scheid Body and Paint, an independent auto collision and paint repair facility. Jean used her business owner acumen to donate to non-profit organizations such as the Taos Valley Acequia Association, whose mission is the sustainability of the Taos Valley by protecting water rights and surrounding acequia systems.
Since moving to Austin, Texas, Ms. Scheid has spent 100 percent of her time on freelance writing for a variety of clients including ghost blogging, social media branding, keyword and SEO research and marketing and branding and specializes in original content and research.
Jean holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Human Resource Management from the University of Pittsburgh and has utilized her work experience and entrepreneurial efforts to connect with others within her community. She also offers small business advice via her association with SCORE, a division of the Small Business Administration.
Beyond being the President and owner of Don’t Have Time to Write, Jean has contributed to CopyPress and was a senior writer and contributing editor at Bright Hub. She has written for other online websites such as Love-to-Know, Suite101, HubPages and the Examiner. Her print publication work includes the Sterling McFadden Group, Glimmer Train Press, the Taos News and Sunrise SEO.
Jean is married to Bill Scheid and has two daughters, Rachel and Julie. As avid animal lovers, Jean and Bill Scheid often say they would change their entire day to help a sick or injured animal.
You can also contact Jean at her alternative email: email@example.com.
Sylvia Cochran – Senior Writer
Sylvia Cochran works out of sunny Southern California and has been freelance writing full-time since 2005. Her SEO-optimized Internet copy includes social media marketing projects, German to English business translations as well as human resources tutorials. Her ghostwriting work covers a variety of topics but primarily focuses on professional blogging, article advertising and real estate promotion. Cochran earned a degree from the Denver Business College and worked as a paralegal for attorneys specializing in family, personal injury and criminal law. She recently received a diploma in Social Media Marketing and Online Reputation Management from the Shaw Academy.
James Brains – Senior Writer
James Brains is based in Eugene, Oregon. He has a master’s degree in Psychology and has been blogging for over a decade. He has experience producing magazines and running public relations programs for nonprofits. He has never faced a topic that he was not able to write knowledgeably about.
When he isn’t writing, James spends quality time with his wife and two sons or plays roller derby.
Rachel Warren – Social Media Producer
Rachel lives in Ogden, Utah and is our social media expert. As an inbound marketing trainee, Rachel also helps with blog posting while she studies Alternative Health at Ashford University. Rachel is married to a career Air Force man Alan, and has one son, Gabriel. She enjoys cooking and reading and she also spends time learning as much as possible about nutrition and healthy eating and living.
Samantha R. -WordPress Expert
Samantha R. lives in Northern California. She is primarily a freelance WordPress website builder/designer but also has experience with Social Media, SEO, scheduling blog posts, photography, graphic design and much more! When she’s not working on her freelance projects or cleaning houses, she loves to read, bake/cook, eat healthy, garden, run and spend time outdoors.
Tracy Szwec – Senior Writer
A native of the Atlanta area, Tracy holds a dual degree in accounting and technical communications. Since 2009, when she determined that she loved words more than numbers, she has worked as a full-time freelance content writer. Tracy is comfortable creating nearly any form of web content and primarily works with clients in the home improvement and marketing sectors. When she’s not chained to her Mac, Tracy enjoys rescuing cats, playing pool and “treasure hunting” at yard sales and storage auctions.