I'm a writer, editor and proofreader with a decade of professional experience, primarily in journalism and copy for nonprofits. I've devoted my life to using the written word to inform, entertain and persuade. Clients who hire me will enjoy a worry-free working relationship and immaculate copy that sings.
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Apr 6, 2015|Article Writing|Private|Working
Feb 11, 2015|Article Writing|Private|Working
Oct 7, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Sep 29, 2014|Article Writing|Private|Completed
I'm a skilled and versatile writer and editor, who brings passion and a unique approach to every topic and job. With almost 10 years of experience professionally writing, editing and proofreading, I have a strong command of the language, a flair for description, and a tireless work ethic.
I also have a long track record of working with a wide variety of clients—including executive directors, editors, grant seekers and communications directors—which has taught me how to adapt and be effective at meeting each job's unique requirements. While I take a lot of pride in my talent as a writer, above all else I'm a professional.
I've spent the past six years writing primarily for nonprofits. Currently I spend about half of my time creating grant proposals and organizational materials. In recent years I've written and edited the following:
Grant proposals and concept papers
Direct mail fundraising appeals
Before I began working in nonprofits, my professional background was primarily in journalism, and I have three years of experience as a reporter and editor in daily newspapers. During that time I wrote articles under deadline pressure on a wide range of topics, including the following:
Theoretical math and physics
K-12 and higher education policy
Crime and general assignment
I hold a BA in English and Journalism from the University of Arizona, where I was editor in chief of the Arizona...
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The Public Interest Network
2011 - 2014
Wrote, edited and generated ideas for grant proposals on behalf of a network of environmental and public interest nonprofits. Worked with staff to navigate the world of funders and the...
Fund for the Public Interest
Direct Mail Fundraising Director
2008 - 2011
Responsible for a direct mail fundraising operation that raised $1.5M-$2.0M annually for other nonprofits. Oversaw hundreds of mailings each year to more than 700,000 supporters, renewing...
Scottsdale and East Valley Tribune
2002 - 2003
Covered competitive education beat in Tempe and Scottsdale for the Tribune, a daily newspaper of about 100,000 circulation. Coverage included child molestation scandals, No Child Left Behind, and...
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Editor-in-chief, news editor, reporter
1999 - 2000
Responsible for independent, daily college newspaper with 40,000 readers and about 90 newsroom employees. Wrote editorials, proofread copy and designed pages. As city editor, ran the news desk,...