This page is an experiment in online "presence" for my freelance work. 
Your attention makes it worthwhile for me to update it, so please let me know what you think!

For queries and comments, please reconstruct this email address and drop me a line at: 
eritter at gmail...com

Here's what I do:

Freelance Writing and Illustrating: 

I specialize in educational and creative themes.  I enjoy creating line-art for instructional text, as well as full color illustrations.  I write reports, short stories, articles, essays, the occasional poem or riddle. 
I'm available for editing and coaching (resumes, term papers, memoirs, etc.).  I won't do your school assignments, but will be happy to help you complete them. 

For writing samples, visit my online journal: http://www.journalscape.com/ecca
Or peek inside The Ultimate Girls' Guide to Science (Beyond Words, 2003)

The Art of Fire is my newest booklet; it's a how-to or mantlepiece book for those rediscovering one of the most ancient human skills. 

For illustration, check out these covers: Darkhaven and The Federal Bureau of Paperwork Reduction, both by Douglas Watson

Workshop Teaching and Facilitation:

With a family background in teaching, and experience working with OMSI, TrackersNW, and Cob Cottage Company, I enjoy informal education.  I teach workshops alone and with other instructors, and facilitate skills-sharing and group learning experiences.  Topics include science, art, crafts, community work, and outdoor skills.  The Art of Fire stems from one of our most popular topics, owner-built masonry heaters and earthen ovens.  Workshop Listings


While my time is limited, I do enjoy volunteering and collaborating with a variety of organizations. 
Here are a few of them:  OMSI, The Natural Step, The City Repair Project, Try-On Life Community Farm, Coalition for a Livable Future, Ancestral Lifeways, Trackers NW, Cob Cottage Co., Two Rivers Aikikai, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Illahee, The Friends of Ernie Wisner