Background (in Brief)

Marion Agnew earned a B.A. with Distinction in English from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, and an M.A. in Technical and Expository Writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

She also studied American Sign Language and interpreting at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins and Westminster, Colorado.

She has worked as an administrator for a federal science improvement grant, a writer-editor, a science education specialist, a senior editor, and as a freelance writer. Her employers have included Los Alamos National Laboratory and Duke Communications International (now Penton Technology Media); she has freelanced for software and craft magazine publishers, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions.

She has contributed to or maintained two websites for nonprofit organizations and currently maintains an organization's Facebook page. For several years, she blogged at Half Canadian about the differences between the U.S. and Canada.

At various times in her career, she has been a member of the Society for Technical Communication, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the Professional Writers Association of Canada. She currently belongs to The Writer's Union of Canada, the Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop, the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society.