Creating messages that matter.
Writer and editor
I am an expert communicator with six-plus years of professional writing and editing experience. I have crafted content for a variety of print and digital genres, including magazine columns, blog posts, news briefs, web content, advertisements, profiles, book reviews, social media, and instructions. View writing samples.
Most recently, I served as web and content specialist for the Graduate School at Binghamton University (SUNY). My work combined the roles of content expert and web master, as I promoted the University’s graduate programs and connected students to the information they needed.
While at Binghamton, I worked with a team of six writers to successfully complete, on a tight deadline, 40+ unique emails for a recruitment initiative (I personally wrote 41% of the emails). These emails were a vital component of a campaign to increase the number of inquiries from prospective students—which the Graduate School did, by 700%.
Before Binghamton, I delivered high-quality, reliable content as editor of Lay Witness magazine, the flagship publication of the nonprofit Catholics United for the Faith.
I guided magazine production from inception to completion: generating issue themes, commissioning articles, creating content, directing design, and supervising printing. I also wrote two to four pages of each issue, each requiring a different writing style—from news to public relations to interviews to personal pieces.
Clarity is key to good communication, and it is a hallmark of my work. I have experience taking complex ideas and breaking them down into their component parts, in order to make them more easily understandable. I can effectively explain technical subjects to a non-technical audience. And I know how to ask the right questions in order to draw out the message that I or my client wants to communicate.
Scope of expertise
- web content
- print and email marketing
- instructions and training
- press releases
- social media
- news briefs
- public relations pieces
- magazine columns
- blog posts