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Dorothy Sasso

Freelance Writer

Huntingdon Valley, PA

Dorothy Sasso

Freelance writer, editor, proofreader and researcher. I am an Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyle and Health & Wellness writer. I write book reviews, event previews, personal essays and features. I am experienced in conducting interviews and covering events. I'm a pop culture junkie always on the hunt for new books to read and TV shows to obsess over.

You can find my book reviews at www.dorothysasso.com and learn more about my novel in progress at www.maybebabyclub.com.

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Startup by Doree Shafrir [Book Review]

I was born in 1981 so technically I am considered a Millennial but I feel so far removed from what typically characterized that generation that I don’t feel the title is justified for me. Recently, a new microgeneration was created: Xennials, people born between 1977 and 1983, aka the years the three original “Star Wars” movies were released.
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Roll Play: A Live Dungeons & Dragons Improv Show with ComedySportz!

If you have ever wished that “Game of Thrones” was funnier, there is a new improv show in town that is inspired by fantasy tropes. “Roll Play: An Improvised Adventure” is a fully improvised fantasy epic. Like all great Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, the evening is guided by the Dungeon Master. The audience helps to set the scene and create characters who will battle spells and monsters.
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Author Posts

Ever wondered what makes video games so appealing? Can games be designed to teach players to develop….
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About

Dorothy Sasso

I have been telling stories my whole life. I was a highly imaginative child who was endlessly inventing creative games.

I started writing short stories very early on, and eventually worked up to starting my first novel in high school. While the book itself was highly derivative of the fantasy novels I had been reading at the time, my submission of the work in progress led to my placement in an advanced freshman writing class at Loyola University Maryland. At Loyola, I pursued a writing and history degree, which I earned in 2003.

My first job was as an editorial assistant at "Soap Opera Digest." Initially, At the magazine, I worked my way up to being the co-editor for "The Young and the Restless" and eventually "Guiding Light".

During my time at "Soap Opera Digest", I earned a Masters of Science in Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12). Afterwards, I spent 8 years as a history teacher, but never gave up my love of writing.

I introduced a major research term paper into the 8th grade curriculum, as well as regular essays, which helped to hone my proofreading and editing skills. I also put together my own sourcebooks to use in place of textbooks, which were compiled from a variety of sources. This included a writing guide. Additionally, I helped to streamline a writing curriculum for the middle school History, English, and Science classes.

In 2014, I left teaching to raise my daughter. I had kept a book review blog from 2011-2014, which drew the attention of the Arts and Entertainment editor for the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader. She brought me on as the paper's weekly book reviewer. Over time, my responsibilities evolved to include a weekly events preview for Philadelphia and New York, as well as a monthly Local Author Spotlight.

My work at the Times Leader included interviews, transcriptions, event previews and features on a variety of subjects.

I have also written for The Weekender, a weekly publication that is part of the Times Leader, Geekadelphia, FitPregnancy.com, TalkingFertility.com and TVRecappersDelight.com.

Currently, I write for She's It, a Lifestyle Technology website for women and for Geekadelphia, "Philly's premier geek blog, primarily covering passionate topics such as film, comics, literature, video games and technology with a local focus."

I am also working on a novel, The Maybe Baby Club. Visit https://www.maybebabyclub.com/ to learn more.

I look forward to taking on more freelance opportunities in writing, research, proofreading and editing.

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https://www.maybebabyclub.com/

Skills

  • Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Editing
  • Research