I freelance because I like variety. Over the past 15 years, I’ve done just about every type of writing for every type of audience. I’ve helped technology companies market themselves and tell their customer stories. I’ve written technical papers and done UI editing for software applications and mobile devices. I’ve created websites for small businesses, business plans for early stage companies, brand platforms, email promotions, SEO content, sales collateral, and social marketing campaigns—not to mention writing articles for numerous publications.
I got my professional start working for non-profit organizations as a coordinator of various things, including education, public awareness and volunteers. I’ve been the in-house editor and writer at every job I’ve ever had, and I long ago lost count of my output of brochures, posters, websites, and grants.
After eight years, several major public awareness campaigns, and about a zillion newsletters, I shifted my focus to freelance writing for Richmond Magazine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, and other publications and non-profit organizations in Richmond, Virginia. I relocated to Seattle in 2005. Since then my clients have included All Star Directories, DocuSign, EMM Group, Exhibits Northwest, ezprints, HTC America, JoyceCo, OnTarget Consulting, PipelineDeals, Seattle Weekly, Smartypants Communications, Speakeasy, Tableau Software, Varolii Corporation, and Venture Architects.
I’ve also worked as a staff writer for an internet company, a bookseller, a sales rep, a waitress, and a self-taught web designer. I graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1997 with a dual major in English and Sociology.
When I’m not writing, I’m busy wrangling my two little boys, hanging out with my snap-happy husband, doing yoga, reading obsessively, and making things out of fabric and yarn.