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Kaitlin Scirri

Writer and Editor

Buffalo, NY

Kaitlin Scirri

I am a writer and editor with a B.A. in Writing from SUNY Buffalo State. I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. My first children's book was published in January 2018 by Cavendish Square Publishing.

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Property Rights (Civic Values)

This book is part of an educational series from Cavendish Square Publishing. The series is called Civic Values and is for grades 2-4.
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Jobs for Medical Students: 9 Best Places to Work During Med School

Besides income, you’ll also gain clinical experience in these positions. The next best option for medical students is to find an on-campus job. There are some restrictions on working while in medical school, though they generally apply to residents. In this article, we’ll outline the work restrictions that apply to medical residents and give you a list of the best jobs available for medical students.
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Where to Sell Old Magazines (List of 6 Buyers) & What They’re Worth

So you’ve cleaned out your attic and found a box of old magazines and newspapers. Before heading off to the recycle bin, consider that you might be able to sell some of those old magazines or newspapers for cash. There are stores that buy and sell old magazines as well as private collectors who are sometimes willing to pay for rare magazines or news articles depicting certain events or celebrities.
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Is your child getting enough sleep?

An all-too-familiar struggle for parents is that of bedtime. It can be so hard to get your kids to turn off the electronics, put the toys away, and settle down for a good night’s sleep. It can be tempting to let your kids stay up “just a few more minutes.”. But, according to the National Sleep Foundation, missing just 30 to 60 minutes of recommended sleep can have adverse effects on kids.
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When Is the Best Time for a Child to Learn a Second Language?

We live in a global community, with electronics and the internet connecting us more closely than ever before. Our communities are no longer contained within neighborhoods or cities but consist of millions of people throughout our country and countries all over the world. Foreign language skills are more important now than they’ve ever been before.
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Benefits of K-8 Schools

When considering where to enroll your children for school, you will likely be faced with the decision of public vs. private schools. While each have their benefits, we’d like to highlight for you one of the key benefits of choosing a private Catholic school like Saint Cecelia. Saint Cecelia is a K-8 school, meaning students continue in the same school from kindergarten until eighth grade when they are ready to transition to high school.
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Winn-Dixie Baby Club FAQ: Ways to Save on Baby/Toddler Products

For years, the Winn-Dixie Baby Club has been a way for those with young children to take advantage of savings on popular baby items. Even though the Winn-Dixie Baby Club has now been grandfathered, those who were previously enrolled can still benefit from Baby Club savings. In this article, we’ll tell you what the Winn-Dixie Baby Club is, how its members benefit, and ways to save money at Winn-Dixie even if you weren’t grandfathered into the Baby Club.
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Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

With summer comes a lot of excitement including warm weather, outdoor activities, and family vacations. But for parents, it can also come with worry over summer learning loss for your child. These concerns are not unfounded as studies show that on average students lose two months of reading skills and over two months of math skills during summer vacation.
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Overcoming Writer’s Block

All writers get it. All writers hate it. We often don’t know what to do about it. Yep, I’m talking about the dreaded Writer’s Block! As a writer, I have personally experienced this most annoying of hindrances when it comes to my work. In this post, I will share some methods that I have found helpful for overcoming that blank page inside your head and getting the words flowing again.
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Do I Really Need an Editor?

I hear this question often, and the short answer is: yes! Every writer needs an editor. I am a writer and an editor, and I seek outside editorial help on my own work. I don’t edit my own writing because it is very difficult to edit one’s own work. I try, like all of us, to put my work away for a while once it is completed and then come back to it with fresh eyes, but that is so difficult to do when you are excited about a project and anxious to get it into the public’s hands.
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Aaron’s vs Rent-A-Center: Payment Plans, Inventory, & More Compared

Rent-to-own, sometimes called lease-to-own, is one way to purchase high-priced items like furniture, appliances, and electronics when you don’t have the money to pay in full up front. Two popular rent-to-own stores in the United States are Aaron’s and Rent-A-Center. In this article, we do the legwork of comparing Aaron’s and Rent-A-Center so you don’t have to.
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Where Is Discover Card Accepted? List of US Stores + Where Abroad

The Discover card has become a popular credit card choice and it’s widely accepted at a number of merchants throughout the U.S. Where is Discover card accepted? Does Walmart accept Discover card? Does Target accept Discover card? Is Discover accepted in Europe, Mexico, or Canada? Or only in the U.S.?

About

Kaitlin Scirri

After years of working in a professional customer service environment, I decided to go back to school in pursuit of a degree in the field I am most passionate about. In May 2017, I received my B.A. in Writing from SUNY Buffalo State. I am a published author, and I have experience in freelance writing across a variety of industries. I also blog, review books, and offer writing and editing services on my website, KaitsBookshelf.com. Please feel free to connect should you have a need for a writer, editor, or to talk about books!