I'm an editor, content writer, and copyeditor who has won dozens of awards in creative writing, photojournalism, and copyediting. My goal is to connect with your vision to help you make your book the best it can be.
I supervise and edit a nonfiction history series for high school readers.
Promote readings, conversations, and book releases at one of just four poetry-only bookstores in the country.
Plan and initiate community outreach and partnerships to encourage poetry awareness, enjoyment, and sharing.
Identify and harness new income streams.
Increase Open Books’ brand awareness on a local and national level.
Increase thought leadership of the company and its co-founders through public speaking engagements.
Boost brand awareness and engagement on a national and international scale through awards and media outreach.
Design initiatives and campaigns to expand the company’s clientele.
Researched, edited and wrote infographics on a broad variety of topics, including health, marketing, investing and cultural trends. Infographics have appeared on such notable sites as Mashable.
Varied style and tone based on client needs. Worked with such noteworthy clients as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Copywrote for multiple company web pages.
As News Editor:
Coordinated story assignment and managed story quality in the Kentucky Standard newsroom.
Copy edited all content to be published in the paper and headed the design for every issue of the paper, including planning for and implementing front pages and special sections.
[Was hired for position with the knowledge that I was going to move to Seattle a short time after.]
Reporter/Photographer – The Kentucky Standard (Oct. 2010 to June 2012)
Wrote and took photographs for a variety of articles, including investigative pieces, feature stories, hard news, event coverage and crime.
Updated the website and social media sites daily with new and breaking news.
Designed graphics for articles and lay out pages. Recorded video and collected information for TV news stories at PLG-News 13.
Beats included police/fire, courts, education, planning & zoning, fiscal court, agriculture, and tourism.
Wrote the newspaper’s social media strategy. Primary operator of the paper’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Managed general correspondence, including queries, submissions, and review copy requests. Wrote regular blog entries.
Designed the spring newsletter, a flyer, an event program, and educational information sheets. Planned an author tour.
Freelance writing and photography have appeared in YES! Magazine online, LEO Weekly (Louisville, KY), Memphis Magazine, The Downs (Official Kentucky Derby and Oaks program), The Voice-Tribune (Louisville), (A)WAY magazine (Belgium),, and ProQuest CultureGrams and Discovery Guides.
Entering its twelfth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems included in this eclectic sampling represent the best from the many that have been nominated by t... read more
(ISBN: 9789876462433 ) (Publication Date: 2011)
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Former non-fiction editor at Penguin Random House and Macmillan. I've edited business, true crime, history, and everything in between.
15 years' experience of publishing, editing and proofreading non-fiction, from travel guides to textbooks to safety manuals.