I create and execute content and communications strategies that align with your organization’s goals and values. I am passionate about writing that inspires action and leaves readers informed, empowered, and more connected to others. I believe professional writing should tell well-crafted stories that move us and use clear, researched evidence that makes us think. I use writing to learn, teach, exchange, and discover. I earned a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeleya and an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico.
In 2000, I began part-time freelancing as a researcher, writer, editor, and designer for nonprofits arts and literary organizations. From 2004-2018, I also taught college and university courses in business writing, technical writing, creative writing, composition, developmental writing, literature, and ESL.
In 2018, I became a full-time creative strategist, using my years of writing, teaching, and publishing experience to help clients across business, technical, medical, government, nonprofit, and education sectors design and execute writing projects that move readers to think, feel, and act.
I live in St. Louis, MO and partner with organizations and individuals across the globe for short- and long-term collaborations.
Interested in getting started on your writing, editing, or design project?
Fiction Manuscript Screener, Kundiman, 2020
Ghostwriter and Developmental Editor, Kevin Anderson & Associates, 2018-present
Fiction Manuscript Screener, The Rumpus, 2019-2020
Poetry Manuscript Screener, Perugia Press Book Prize, 2011-Present
AP English Language Exam Reader, Educational Testing Service, 2008-2009
Dissertation Editor & Proofreader, Purdue University Writing Lab, 2008
Professional Writing Program Assistant, Purdue University, 2006-2008
Editorial Assistant, Poetry, Sycamore Review, 2007
Guest Design Editor, Blue Mesa Review, 2005
Writer and Bookings Assistant, Popejoy Center for Performing Arts, 2003-2004
Writer, Satellite Magazine, 2003
Writer and Layout Designer, Speak Out, 2001-2003
Writer and Layout Designer, A Better Way Foster Family Agency, 2001