**FAQ for K. Lee Banks, Freelance Consultant Services**
1. Why did you begin your business?
I “came home” to work after a brief career as a speech and developmental therapist. I enjoyed working with the children, but traveling 350+ miles a week became too fatiguing and stressful, especially on Maine’s back roads in the winter.
I had enjoyed writing ever since I was a teenager, but had never considered it as a potential career. The combination of freelance writing and instructional design, following earning my Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree back in 2008, helped launch my business.
2. When did you begin your business?
I began my freelance business just about seven years ago, in February 2008, when I left my traveling speech and developmental therapist position and “came home” to work.
3. What services do you offer?
I began with basic freelance writing and content creation for a number of clients and content companies. Over the years, I have added instructional design, assessment and course writing, curriculum development, research associate, and English Language Arts Subject Matter Expert.
4. What is your preferred or specialized service?
Based on my M. Ed. degree and my current status as a doctoral candidate, working on my Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree, my preferred or specialized service is instructional design and curriculum development.
5. Has self-employment been successful for you?
Yes, I have found as I continue my education and gain experience, self-employment in these particular areas has become an even more successful career path. The available relevant freelance opportunities and pay rates have all increased considerably since early 2008.
6. Do you have a LinkedIn profile?
Yes, you can find my LinkedIn profile HERE.
7. Where can I find your business online?
In addition to my informal blog here and numerous other blogs, and my LinkedIn profile mentioned above, you can check out my primary professional site HERE.