I’ve been a writer almost as long as I’ve been a reader. I started with comic books (creating both story and pictures) and eventually found myself with a day job (writing marketing collateral and content) while also working on creative projects including theatrical plays, short stories, and screenplays.
My first writing gig with regular deadlines was a column in The Lariat, a horseman’s newspaper in the Pacific Northwest. My first paid writing gig was crafting 30- and 60-second radio copy for KPNW radio in Eugene, Oregon. My current day job is writing and editing newsletter articles, emails, press releases, and miscellanea for an internal communications team in a division of a very large high tech company.
My body of work includes a wide variety of formats, tones, and voices; my experience ranges from high tech to health and wellness to geotechnical engineering to performing arts. I’ve got a broad palette of complementary interests and skills. I can lead or follow, and I’m good with people. And I make deadlines.
The best advice I ever got as a freelancer: “Always strive to be someone with whom others wish to work.” The wording was clumsy but the message was clear, and it’s one of my rules to live by.
Specialties: Writing, planning, editing, proofreading, research, critical thinking, blogging, B2B content marketing, marketing communications, media relations. Familiar with SEO and social media practices.