Lauren C. Elkins

Business Systems Analyst, Certified Scrum Master, Technical Writer, Blogger, and Logophile

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How I Got Here

Once upon a time, I was an accounting major. It lasted one semester. In searching for a new direction for my college life, I returned to my love of literature and declared myself an English major.

My first career job, shortly after finishing my English degree, was working in an IT department. It wasn’t directly related to my English degree, but really, how many English majors find themselves in careers that are?

I began looking for a way to marry my two worlds of literature and computers.

I ventured off on the graduate degree path of Technical Writing: holy matrimony.

Today, I use my documentation skills to drive the direction of a software development team as a Business Systems Analyst. On the side, I write articles on any subject that I love including finance, book reviews, and family traditions. I also try my hand at blogging about being a Mom, and celebrate on the nights when I meet up with my writers’ group.

I have an incredible, supportive husband, who works as an administrator in the public schools, and a little toddler who keeps us on our toes.