I am a writer and editor of words. I am also an internet marketing professional. These areas are more closely related than you might think – words are the foundation of how we communicate, whether you are seeking to tell a story, capture history, promote a product, land a job, write a paper, or offer a service.
The majority of my professional work is in the areas of editing and project management. I spend much of my time managing teams of writers who provide marketing content for advertising campaigns.
Proofreading, copy editing, and fact checking/research should all be an important part of content creation and I adore working to ensure your words say what you really mean. My marketing specialties include online strategy, SEO, community management, and social media. I also provide content creation for websites and other marketing materials.
I have over sixteen years of diverse experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors and have provided services to a variety of clients from large (international corporations) to small (individuals). I’ve proofread for a music magazine, formatted resumes, written short stories based on a client’s photos, and tailored an elevator pitch for trade show networking.
I love to learn. My education includes an undergraduate degree in computer science with a minor in communications, a graduate certificate in marketing (concentration in online/social media), at least half a dozen courses in writing and editing, and a random sprinkling of classes in history, psychology, forensics, and whatever else seems interesting at the time. I’m currently working on an editing certificate to deepen my familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style.
I was born and raised in a small town in northeast Pennsylvania before heading to Niagara University in Upstate New York. Post-graduation, I made my way to Raleigh, North Carolina, and settled in for awhile. After over 15 years there, I relocated to Alexandria, Virginia outside of Washington, D.C. in late 2015. I work with the majority of my clients remotely but am excited to be a NOVA resident with access to the many resources now at my fingertips.