Summary of Qualifications

  • 8 years of experience as a professional writer and copy editor in city journalism, blogs, daily newspaper, political newsletter and marketing/public relations
  • 6 years of experience copy editing for daily newspapers, political newsletters and marketing/public relations firms
  • 2 years of experience overseeing a publication’s full content process as managing editor of a city magazine
  • Excellent understanding of grammar and AP Style


Experience & Work History

Columnist, DIYMFA, October 2014–Current

  • Write blog posts featuring social media platforming tips for writers on growing writer platform


Contributor, The Write Practice, February 2014–Current

  • Write blog posts about the craft of writing for a blog with 135,000+ subscribers
  • Blog named among Top 10 Writing Blogs 2015 by Write to Done


Blogger, Creative Juicer, August 2011–Current

  • Craft regular posts with a focus on those who work full-time but pursue creative passions on the side
  • Established, maintain, and promote blog content


Guest Posts, Various Blogs, June 2012–Current

  • Pitch attention-grabbing post concepts to various blogs with a focus on writing craft and creativity
  • Craft compelling posts consistent with blogs’ tone and audience needs


Account Executive, Stanton Communications, March 2012–Current, Washington, D.C.

  • Write blogs, websites, leadership messaging, and other content as needed
  • Contribute to public relations and content marketing strategy development
  • Lead ongoing team effort to develop a content marketing and digital strategy for the company
  • Subcontracted full-time for two years to a PriceWaterhouseCoopers team providing communication services to a subdivision of Veteran Affairs, in a content development role for internal blog and newsletters


Content & Engagement Developer, Bozell, July 2010–February 2012, Omaha, NE

  • Write blogs, websites, creative collateral press releases, and other content development
  • Develop and execute integrated strategic plans
  • Manage creative teams
  • Creative lead for copy and PR on integrated campaign with dramatic web traffic growth and international attention
  • Turned client experts into go-to news sources
  • Identified newsworthy angles for stories mutually beneficial to clients and target publications for consistent press


Managing Editor, Staff Writer, Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine, May 2008–June 2010, Lansing, MI

  • Lead team of 12+ staff, freelancers, interns
  • Conceptualize and assign articles
  • Edit articles for grammar, style and story structure
  • Write features, headlines, decks, captions, cover teasers
  • Oversee and assist with photo shoots, art direction and page design
  • Created online readership through website redesign, creation of Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Developed publication’s first style guide, establishing a standard look, feel and tone


Resident Ink Slinger, Motion Marketing & Media, May 2008–June 2010, Lansing, MI

  • Write blogs, websites, creative collateral, and more
  • Proofread all agency and client materials
  • Strategize and execute integrated creative campaigns
  • Introduced social media to marketing agency services, converted into salable client packages


Proofreader, Michigan Information & Research Service (MIRS), Feb. 2008–June 2010, Lansing, MI

  • Proofread articles for daily political newsletter


Copy Desk Intern, Lansing State Journal, Apr. 2008–June 2008, Lansing, MI

  • Proofread articles
  • Write headlines, decks and captions


Freelance Writer, Editorial Intern, Gemini Publishing, Jan. 2007–May 2008, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Write features for two monthly city publications


Administrative Assistant, Granger, May 2007–Jan. 2008, Lansing, MI

  • Write and edit copy for including marketing collateral, website, newsletters, proposals



B.A. English, B.A. Mass media, Calvin College, 2007