About Elizabeth G Fagan

Elizabeth G Fagan, Lake Michigans Left Coast, lakemichigansleftcoast.com
Elizabeth G Fagan, Lake Michigan’s Left Coast, lakemichigansleftcoast.com

Elizabeth G Fagan attended The Hammonasset School, a private arts high school on Connecticut’s Long Island Sound. There she began writing and taking photographs. She went on to major in English at Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA) and Grinnell-in-London (UK).

Fagan finished her BA at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). Continuing at UIC, she acquired an MA in Linguistics with a specialization in teaching English as a second language (ESL). She attended the University of Chicago’s copyediting program.

Fagan became an adjunct instructor of ESL at Triton College, River Grove, IL. She moved into regular employment to became an Assistant Editor at Rand McNally, a Chicago–area book publisher. She was promoted to Editor, then Senior Editor. She left the company to launch EGF Consulting, a successful writing and consulting business.

Fagan saw the emerging internet as the world’s publishing platform. She wanted to be part of it. She taught herself HTML and focused on developing help systems. One day she got an email from Microsoft Human Resources, which invited her to write part of a Windows help system. She worked under contract at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, WA.

Elizabeth G Fagan, lakemichigansleftcoast
Elizabeth G Fagan

To further her career, Fagan earned a Web Developer certificate from DePaul University in Chicago. Harpo Studios, Oprah Winfrey’s company, subsequently hired Fagan to work on oprah.com. At first she was a web designer and content editor. She was promoted to Manager of Web Development and worked for Oprah Winfrey for 5 years. Afterward, the international bank HSBC hired Fagan as Principal Content Developer.

Fagan ultimately relaunched EGF Consulting. She focuses on contract work. In her spare time, she makes art, collects rocks and fossils on Lake Michigan’s shoreline, and enjoys the beauties of nature that surround her.

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