About Me

sm 4 headshotI provide writing, editing, copy editing/proofreading, and copywriting services for clients across the country from my home base of Rochester, New York. (Yes, I voluntarily live in a city that gets an average of 100 inches of snow each year.) I started focusing exclusively on freelance work in 2014.

I’ve written for VICE, Mom.me, GOOD, Columbia College Today, and many other online and print publications. My stories often focus on pets/animals or parenting/family topics (especially working moms), but I’ve covered a wide variety of subjects, from fashion to personal finance to food. I also regularly take on marketing/PR and editorial projects for clients.

I have spent much of my career at nonprofit organizations (in communications) and I worked in the animal welfare field for a total of nine years. For more details, see my LinkedIn profile.

I’m a professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association (yes, that’s a thing) and have won three writing awards in its annual communications contest. I am also a professional member of the Society of Professional Journalists and a member of Mediabistro’s AvantGuild professional network.

I have a B.A. in English and creative writing from Bryn Mawr College and an M.A. in journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

(But wait, there’s more!)

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