From my hometown of Rochester, New York, I provide writing, editing, copy editing, and copywriting services for clients across the country. (Yes, I voluntarily live in a city with an average yearly snowfall of 100 inches. It builds character.)
I’ve written for VICE, Mom.me, GOOD, Columbia College Today (Columbia University), Rochester Review (University of Rochester), and many other online and print publications. Many of my stories have focused 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 and editorial projects for clients.
I began focusing exclusively on my freelance career in 2014. Before making that transition, I had worked at nonprofit organizations for much of my professional life and spent a total of nine years in the animal welfare field (with positions at a local animal shelter and two national organizations). My magazine staff titles have included associate editor and staff writer/copy editor, and my work in other communications jobs has encompassed everything from newsletters to web copy to press releases to social media management. For details, see my Services page and 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.
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