I'm a lifelong word-nerd and publishing nut who majored in magazines at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Since then, I've been a writer and editor at numerous national and regional titles. As a freelancer, I've penned (and styled) coffee table books, "bookazines," travel guides, marketing material galore, website fodder, and on.
I tackle whatever it takes to create content. Brainstorming an on-brand lineup of material? You got it. Producing, art directing, and styling photoshoots? Sure thing. Reporting, writing, copy editing, and fact-checking stories (and occasionally laying them out, too)? Yep. Coordinating in-house and freelance teams or acting as the liaison between sales and edit divisions? No problem. Translate content into social media and advertising campaigns? You know it. And as for the nitty gritty: I'm proficient with Microsoft Word Office/ Microsoft 365; G Suite/ Google Workspace; and Adobe (InDesign, Photoshop—to a lesser degree—and Acrobat). I've got some basic web design skills under my belt, too.
As of 2021, I'm at a crossroads (who isn't?). In 2020, I left a Charleston, South Carolina-based publishing company after more than a decade directing a division with a shoestring staff that put out three publications (and the corresponding sites, social media accounts, and blogs). I'm looking for a new gig, part-time or full-time, as a writer or editor that has me in more of a number two position these next few years as I raise my pre-K son. Ideally, I'll work from home ... at least till I get vaccinated. And after a long spell of being the face of a luxury publishing brand, I'm looking to dig my teeth into something new and more behind-the-scenes. What does that look like? Let's talk.