I write to empower, entertain, and inspire.
Writing and Editorial Background
Writing: Professional writer for eight years, with experience in corporate copywriting, technical writing, and web copy. Developer, writer, editor, and designer of business materials including brochures, resumes, and social media.
Editing: Critical Commentary, Nonfiction, and Poetry editor of The Pitkin Review, student editor of SLAM, and various corporate and business materials (including reports, brochures, and training manuals). Experienced in copyediting, content editing, and proofreading.
Speaking: Write in the Valley, Sock Monkey Writer’s Group, and Goddard College. Municipal liaison for Office of Letters & Light in Pierce County for five years.
Freelance Writer – June 2009 to present
Author of 800 business write-ups for Patch.com. Composed a hundred articles for clients. Edited two training manuals. Social media writer for Mordvedt Library. Created and maintained DarWrites, a blog dedicated to beginning writers. Crafted over a hundred resumes using a seven-question assessment I created.
Library Reference & Outreach Assistant, Mordvedt Library – 2012-2013
Analyzed and presented statistical and qualitative data to librarians. Maintained library website and social media presence. Created social media and promotional materials.
M.F.A. Candidate, Goddard College, Port Townsend, Feb 2017 – Creative Writing
B.A., Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, 2014 – Anthropology, Creative Writing
A.A., Pierce College, Puyallup, WA, 2012 – Endorsement for Written Communications
Career Diploma, Penn Foster Career College, Scranton, PA 2008 – Private Investigator
Awards and Memberships
Member of the Week, Literary Gumbo, 2010
Stellar Blogger Award, 2010
Editor’s Choice Award, Poetry.com, 2007, 2007
Member, Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Member, Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers
Member, Romance Writer’s of America
Member, Seattle Writers’ and Readers’ Network
Member, SFR Brigade
Member, Sock Monkey Writer’s Group, Founder 2009
Member, Tacoma’s Working Writers
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