Freelance

I am a freelance writer, researcher, editor, and designer based in St. Louis, MO. I specialize in higher education, curriculum, document design, SEO copywriting, and creative writing.

 

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Current & Past Projects


  • SEO landing pages, corporate pages, & author pages
  • Website redesign on Wix and WordPress
  • Business curriculum redesign & editing
  • Training manual design & editing
  • Book editing & formatting
  • Dissertation & thesis editing
  • Business proposal editing
  • Email campaign editing
  • Infographic design & creation
  • LinkedIn profile optimization (individuals & organizations)
  • Marketing rack card copy
  • SME white paper research & composition
  • Long-form articles on higher education, media literacy, & rhetorical teaching
  • Original SEO blog content on
    • education technology; management & leadership; cooking; chiropractic care; insurance; recruiting; comparison shopping; psychotherapy; residential real estate; parenting; weddings; & travel. 

Writing Services


For bloggers and website owners, I create informative web content and popular SEO articles to drive traffic to your site. I have researched and written landing pages and articles on higher education, relationships & counseling, home maintenance, residential real estate, nutrition, travel, leadership & management, health & wellness, and comparison shopping.

For businesses and individuals, I research and write reports, white papers, product reviews, market research and trends, static web copy, LinkedIn profiles, resume and cover letter editing, infographics, press releases, promotional and branding copy.

For creative writers, I review and edit manuscript-length projects as well as short works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, with an experienced eye for organization, character development, plot, voice, and historical accuracy. I also compose blurbs, author bios, marketing material, web content, and press releases to promote you and your work.

For academic writers, I provide article or monograph reviews to adhere to MLA, APA, or Chicago Manual of Style requirements, including front matter and index formatting. I edit for a sharp and coherent style, and proofread for flawless academic grammar.

For instructional designersI create and edit curriculum materials for all education levels, based on the latest trends in Instructional Design and Universal Design principles, with specialization in writing and rhetoric curriculum.


Education


M.A., English, University of New Mexico, 2005

B.A., English, University of California, Berkeley, 2003

Continuing Education 

Professional Certificate in Grant Writing, San Diego State University, 2018

Instructional Design (EDU 765), University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2017

Universal Design for Learning (EDU 652), University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2017


Professional Experience


English Professor, 2004-present

St. Louis Community College, Southwestern Illinois College, Saint Louis University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Ivy Tech College

Courses: Business Writing, Technical Writing, Composition, Literature, Creative Writing, Developmental Writing

Manuscript Screener, Perugia Press, 2011-Present

ESL Teacher, Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program, 2014

ESL Citizenship Aide, International Institute of St. Louis, 2013

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

Copy & Bookings, U of New Mexico Popejoy Center for Performing Arts, 2003-2004

Copy and Layout, Satellite Magazine, 2003

Copy & Graphics, Speak Out: Institute for Democratic Education, 2001-2003

Copy & Graphics, A Better Way Foster Family Agency, 2001