I can help you create print products that get your message across clearly and effectively. No extra words, no superfluous design -- just the get-the-job-done forthrightness that we're known for here on the prairie.
I've been writing and designing for a decade -- first at daily newspapers, then at a magazine, then online and for my own blog, and finally for a variety of nonprofits. I'm known for an engaging writing style (including a good grasp of Associated Press requirements, as well as decent grammar skills) and for clean, professional designs. I can help all along the creative process: writing, editing, proofreading, basic design or layout.
I can help all along the creative process: writing, editing, proofreading, basic design or layout.
Here are some of the projects I've worked on:
- daily newspaper page design (all sections)
- magazine page design
- news stories
- editing the work of freelancers
- editing the work of bloggers
- blogging on several sites
- ebooks -- PDF, Kindle, ePub
- advice on formatting books for self-publishing
- editing books for self-publishing
- formatting books for CreateSpace, Lightning Source, Lulu and more
- landscape photography
- publicity campaign planning and implementation
- marketing materials
- press releases
- print advertisements
- radio ads
- SEO-rich web articles
- advice articles
- in-depth stories about rural issues
- editing for AP style
... and more!
Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota)
Bachelor of Arts - English writing and religion
1996 - 2000
2008 - Present
Planned, designed and created marketing materials for the community development group, including brochures, print ads, radio ads, posters, booklets and more. Developed a marketing campaign for the group's annual festival; designed a 32-page program booklet for the festival.
Center for Independent Media
2007 - 2009
Copy edited stories for five news websites.
The Tribune (Ames, Iowa)
Facets editor; chief copy editor; copy editor
2003 - 2007
Edited a monthly women's magazine; wrote a monthly column; managed a six-person copy desk; wrote stories occasionally, especially on rural issues; designed pages for the daily newspaper; edited stories for style and accuracy