About Me

Kathy Matthes received her Masters of Professional Writing (2006) and Master of Science in Education (1995) degrees from the University of Southern California, where she also worked for 16 years as a computer consultant, writer/editor, webmaster and instructional technologist.  She has extensive writing experience in a wide variety of business and educational settings.

An avid horsewoman, she taught dressage and combined training at the L.A. Equestrian Center for 14 years, where she also designed educational programs and websites, edited an equestrian newsletter, compiled training manuals, established a student riding club, brought the prestigious British Horse Society’s training programs to the West Coast, and published articles in top equestrian magazines.

Since 2002, she has worked full-time as an adjunct faculty at several online colleges, where she has taught educational technology, advanced business and advanced technical writing, English composition, Introduction to Film and Interdisciplinary Studies classes online. As a writing consultant at one of the college’s online writing center, she tutors undergraduate and graduate students in all stages of the writing process.

She enjoys reading and writing Victorian/Edwardian mysteries and working on her stories2music projects.  She lives in San Diego with her Shepherd-Greyhound mix, Tennyson.


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