Like many professional writers, I was born a bookworm. When my nose wasn’t buried in a book, I was writing to friends around the world or coercing my sister into writing one of our homespun “newspapers.” I later enjoyed yearbook in high school and in college, contributed to newspaper articles, and worked in the college PR office, where I was introduced to alumni magazine writing.
My first official journalism job was as a reporter for a daily Ohio newspaper. When the editor assigned me a front-page story about local farmers and the impact of El Nino, he was sure I would turn my nose at the topic. Of course, I didn’t. I was thrilled to learn and write about something new – an enthusiasm for the unknown that I still embrace today. I took that same enthusiasm into various roles as an editor/director at several private universities and in the corporate setting.
Since 2001, I have served as a freelance writer, editor and project manager for a range of clients, including corporations, nonprofits, colleges and universities, magazines and online entities. My forte – synthesizing complex or abundant information into accessible, digestible prose for the appropriate audience – is evidenced through the award-winning research magazine articles I’ve written. The annual reports, case statements, websites, newsletters and collateral materials I write also showcase the same careful consideration for engaging word choice and readability.
Whether the topic is solar energy, business, brain sensors, healthcare, the hotel industry, university capital campaigns, technology or engineering – I can help.
My love for the written word that began early in life continues today, as my nose can still be found buried in a book – or you’ll find me working on my own fiction. My novel, Bedside, was named a semi-finalist in the 2011 William Faulkner William Wisdom Writing Competitionfor a novel-in-progress, and a 2014 semi-finalist in the same competition for a completed novel (under the title, The Quickness of Life). The novel also was named a finalist in the Columbus Creative Cooperative’s Great Novel Contest 2014. I’m also a member of the Society of Southwestern Authors and the Arizona Historical Novel Society.
I encourage you to learn more about my combined 20+ years of communications experience. Please feel free to explore my portfolio, visit my awards page and consult my resume to learn more.