I love all things writing, editing, design, and photography! I'm an English/Creative Writing major turned PR professional. I spend most of my days in the PR, media/community relations and digital publishing realm and love escaping into different worlds after dark.
Coordinate, design, plan and execute various Public Affairs programs for Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Prepare communication plans, Navy Briefing Cards and talking points as appropriate for Commanding Officer and senior leadership. Write articles and speeches for publication in regional and national media. Prepare and publish information designed to keep personnel informed of programs, activities, and related issues. Write, edit, and supervise the organization and layout of the shipyard’s monthly magazine. Coordinate alignment with Navy, NAVSEA, and shipyard objectives, supporting the shipyard commander’s strategic goals, ensuring the appropriate message is most effectively conveyed, and reviewing the accuracy of copy. Analyze the impact and effectiveness of print materials and offer recommendations for improvement when necessary. Edit material for style and clarity and for compliance with security, accuracy, and policy. Develop informational materials including flyers, advertisements, and hand-outs to publicize command initiatives, organizations, and other programs.
I served as the Communications Director and Social Media Coordinator for RPM Productions, Inc., a subsidiary of Trump Enterprises. RPM Productions, Inc. producers the Miss North Carolina USA, Miss South Carolina USA, Miss Louisiana USA, and Miss Alabama USA pageants, and the associated Teen Pageants.
Responsible for all written and visual corporate communications. Managed all aspects of media relations, publicity and marketing. Wrote and edited news articles, press releases, marketing materials (brochures, flyers, visual displays, and signs, etc.) and other announcements.
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My goal is to guide writers to their best work, to coach them in eloquence and clarity, to lead them to their best stories and storytelling.
I'm a seasoned editor who has worked with several publishers, including Flux, Shadow Mountain, and Skyhorse, specializing in YA and romance.