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Ammenheuser - Proofreader - Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA

Maura Ammenheuser

Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA


I guide others to their best health in many ways – by leading their workouts; coaching them about food, nutrition and cooking; or writing about wellness for a variety of media, plus helping other health writers polish their words. I work good food and exercise into my own busy life; let me help you and your clients achieve their best health, too!



Work History

Personal trainer

Coach Maura

October 2010 - October 2010

Certified by World Instructor Training Schools. I train people one-on-one or in small groups, using my equipment, their equipment or no equipment.

Fitness Instructor

Mama Wants Her Body Back

April 2010 - April 2010

Instructor with an 8-week, results-based fitness/nutritional program for mothers of all ages. Lead high-intensity, interval-based cardio and strength training workouts and provide nutritional and motivational support.

Copy Editor

The Chronicle

February 2010 - August 2010

Edited contents of a bimonthly newspaper circulating in two cities, for spelling, punctuation, grammar, clarity, libel and adherence to style guidelines.

Health/Wellness Writer & Editor

Self-Employed Wordsmith

March 2009 - March 2009

Write, edit and blog about health, wellness, fitness, food, etc., for newspapers, magazines and websites.

San Diego Healthy Food Examiner

March 2009 - November 2011

Blogged as the San Diego Healthy Food Examiner.
Posted articles on nutrition, recipes, local sources for healthy food, practical kitchen tips, feeding children a healthy diet, etc.
Developed network of local sources for expert information on food, agriculture, nutrition, shopping, etc.

Copy Editor

Healthy Times Newspaper

June 2009 - September 2010

Bimonthly specialty newspaper distributed in select cities globally. Edited for spelling, punctuation, grammar, clarity, libel and adherence to style guidelines. Also proofread.


Stroller Strides

January 2004 - January 2010

Nationally franchised fitness program for mothers with their young children.
Classes provide a cardio and strength training workout.
Demonstrated exercises and monitored clients’ form.
Scaled workouts for varying fitness levels and class sizes.
Modified workouts for pregnant clients.
Incorporated children into workouts through songs and play.

copy editor

The Press-Enterprise

January 2004 - January 2008

Writer, editor, columnist, blogger

Various media

August 1988 - May 2012

Over the course of my career, I've written newspaper columns about parenting ("Momarama," a twice-weekly column and blog hosted by The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA; and another under my own name for The People's Press, Meriden, CT); betrothal (for The Carroll County Times, Westminster, MD); and history ("A Look Back," for The Press-Enterprise). In addition I've been a reporter or freelance writer for many newspapers (The Press-Enterprise; Desert Health News, Palm Desert, CA; The New Haven Register, New Haven, CT; The Herald, Rock Hill, SC; The Frederick Gazette, Frederick, MD; The Carroll County Times, Westminster, Md; The Lancaster News, Lancaster, SC.) I've copy edited for newspapers (The Press-Enterprise; The Chronicle, Murrieta, CA; Healthy Times, Murrieta, CA) and websites (; and written for trade magazines covering a variety of industries, primarily Shopping Centers Today.

Qualifications & Certifications

Personal Fitness Trainer certification

World Instructor Training Schools

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

State University of New York College at Geneseo

Master's degree

Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism

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