Donna Porter

Donna Porter is an experienced small business owner, freelance writer and former cosmetologist. Her writing background includes business, health and consumer advocacy. Publications include Successful Writing at Work (contributing chapter), The British Medical Journal, and various topical health, business, and topical Web sites and newsletters.

She has served as a director for a non-profit health organizations, Lyme Alliance, Inc., and as a health editor for Patient Initiatives (UK), and as an About.com Health Guide. Donna also developed and maintained her own award-winning health Web site. Following this, she founded and operated a Web design business, one profiled by Microsoft as a "Small Biz Success Story."

Her experience in information research spans 13 years and includes IS0 9001 Master's Level certification in Information Research and Data Evaluation. In practical terms, it means she can find useful information and apply it accordingly. Additional ISO certifications include Sales Industry, Internet Industry, Computer Industry and Web Design Concepts.

She believes strongly in educating oneself on health and consumer issues and in protecting oneself against costly errors and mistakes, sometimes made by professionals.

Donna says, "You are your own best advocate and with the wide-array of in depth information available on the Internet, becoming educated is much easier. I also enjoy helping others find reliable, easy-to-use resources to improve their lives and that of their loved ones."

Most Recent Contributions by Donna Porter

Florida Retirement Communities

An average of 1,000 people move to Florida each day, with a majority moving to Florida retirement communities. Florida Statistics Th ... Read More

Freelance Employment

Freelance employment is a dream worth pursuing, but to succeed, be prepared to work hard and learn how to promote yourself. This guide will ... Read More

How to Start a Service Business

Learning how to start a service business requires extensive planning, research and resources. Some businesses sell electronics, furniture or ... Read More

Parenting Tips for Raising Teens

No one ever said parenting teens was easy. In fact, parents of teens seek advice on the topic quite frequently, creating a need for helpful ... Read More

Sunburn Relief

Time heals most wounds - and sunburn relief is no exception. Discover the best ways to limit the discomfort during the healing process. ... Read More

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Donna Porter