My life revolves around words. My passion is to write articles, press releases, and web copy that make it impossible to stop reading.
Currently, I am the managing editor of the External Relations and Public Policy group at Laureate International Universities. I am responsible for writing and editing in addition to leading the development of content for a broad range of communications, including magazines, newsletters, blogs and internal communications. I have also ghostwritten for leaders throughout our organization (clips available upon request).
My projects include Accolades magazine, a biannual publication for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences that highlights the careers and expertise of its physical and occupational therapy graduates, students and faculty. Not only do I build the story ideas and locate sources, I also oversee the freelance writers and overall production process.
The most rewarding articles our team has produced include a feature on The Pain Pack, an interdisciplinary team of faculty members who are reassessing the curriculum to help students identify and treat pain, and a feature about how physical and occupational therapy students are working with participants in the classroom to learn the skills they’ll use once they begin their internships or fieldwork. I did a lot of additional research to fine tune the story concepts, which paid off in the final pieces.
I actively support my team members to produce our institutions’ blogs, which include Spotlight on Walden and Inside Kendall. I’ve also served as the coordinating editor for the alumni publication of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
Until January 2014, I served as the editor of publications for Walden University. I primarily worked on the biannual alumni publication Walden magazine. For three years, I also edited the monthly e-newsletter Ponder, which was sent to Walden students, faculty and staff members. Through all of these outlets, I help tell powerful stories about our community members, both in profiles and in articles that share a particular area of expertise.
Before joining Laureate, I spent five years as the associate editor of AmericanStyle and NICHE magazines, which support and promote the American craft community. I built relationships with collectors, craftspeople and retailers who buy and sell handmade products. I am also proud to say that a large part of my work at these magazines served to promote small businesses.
I specialize in a range of editorial projects, from full-length features and blog posts to press releases and website copy. And I am often able to handle short deadlines.
Please review my Samples to view a few of my latest clips and see how easily I can adapt to the voice, tone and styles of a range of outlets. Learn more about my professional background on LinkedIn, or contact me today.