Freelance

I am a freelance writer and editor based in St. Louis, MO, with 10 years of professional writing experience, and 14 years of college teaching and curriculum design experience.

Work with me:

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Contact me for inquiries and samples.

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 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 Designers

I 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.

Project History

  • SEO landing pages, corporate pages, and author pages
  • Website redesign on Wix and WordPress
  • Curriculum guide editing
  • Book editing and formatting
  • E-book formatting
  • Infographic creation
  • Long-form articles on higher education
  • Original SEO blog content on Education technology; Management & leadership; Cooking; Chiropractic care; Comparison shopping; Mental health & psychotherapy; Residential real estate; Insurance; Weddings; Travel.

Education

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

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

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

Continuing Education Courses

Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Universal Design for Learning, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Professional Experience

Perugia Press Manuscript Screener, 2011-Present

College Writing Instructor, 2004-present

Business Writing, Technical Writing, Composition, Literature, Creative Writing

Volunteer ESL Classroom Aid, International Institute of St. Louis, 2012

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

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