Manage the work of several authors simultaneously.
Revise full-length book manuscripts from the outlining stage through final book layout.
Collaborate with copyeditors and photo editors to ensure the books’ final production quality.
On-page edits and proofing using Adobe software.
Conduct extensive research for and rewriting of older texts.
I seek out and select books of poetry written by Argentine authors for publication in side-by-side translation.
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, article placement in such outlets as Inc. and Forbes, and coordinated marketing campaigns.
• 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)
In ancient times, Jews were exiled from their homeland in the Middle East. Starting in the 1800s, the Zionist movement sought to return Jews to the region and reestablish Jewish rule there. In 1948, the creation of the state of Israel made this vision a reality. It also triggered an ongoing series of conflicts between Israel and its Arab neighbors, as well as between Jews and Palestinians with... read more
The formation and dissolution of the Soviet Union impacted the entire world. The Soviet Union was guided by the principles of communism. Conflict emerged between the Soviet Union and capitalist countries, namely, the United States and those in Western Europe. Eventually, the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991 as a result of a declaration that recognized the independence of the former Soviet republ... read more
The Yalta Conference is best known for planning the division of Germany after Nazi surrender, but by drawing the Soviet Union into the Pacific theater of World War II, it also laid the groundwork for the partition of the Korean peninsula along the 38th parallel. Cold War tensions were high when the communist North invaded the capitalist South in 1950, setting off the Korean War, which ended in... read more
The Mexican-American War was a conflict that took place between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848. This conflict emerged as the result of the 1845 American annexation of the Republic of Texas, which had declared independence from Mexico a decade earlier. Through images, maps, fast facts, and sidebars, this book examines the ways history, geography, and culture contributed to this ... read more
From 1858 to 1947, the British ruled India. In the aftermath of World War II, Britain agreed not just to grant India's independence, but to carve from India a separate country, Pakistan, for its Muslim population. This partition sparked one of the largest mass migrations in history. It also sparked terrible violence, particularly along the new border. Indeed, historians estimate that between 2... read more
While many students recognize that Ireland is divided into two jurisdictions, Ireland and Northern Ireland, few know the history behind the split and how it affected the region as a whole, as well as the rest of Europe and the world. With plenty of photographs, maps, fast facts, and sidebars, this book traces the history of conflict in Ireland, the geography of the two jurisdictions, and the c... read more
The geography of Germany and the way it has been governed have changed many times since the 1800s. This book explores Otto von Bismarck's role in the formation of the modern German state, the partition of Germany following World War II, and the events surrounding the decline of European communism, including the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the reunification of East and West Germany in 1... read more
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