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Services and Professional Bio

SERVICES

My professional background provided the opportunity to work across a range of subject areas: education, business, architecture, engineering, interior design, travel, gardening, food, health, marketing, humanities, art, fiction, nonfiction, self-help, memoir, humor, and essay. However, I primarily focus on the following areas:

  • Bios and online profiles
  • Resumes
  • Professional cover letters
  • Student essays (college applications)
  • Manuscript critique (nonfiction)
  • Writing coach (nonfiction)
  • Social media (depends on the topic)
  • Articles (depends on the topic)

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • CCA and B, LLC (senior copywriter)
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Delaware (communications director)
  • Victoria (managing editor)
  • Better Homes and Gardens (health editor)
  • Meredith Books (copy chief/associate managing editor)
  • Southern Accents (art and antiques editor)
  • Cooking Light (copy chief)
  • Southern Living Advertising Services (copywriter/trade magazine editor)
  • AmSouth Bank (technical writer)

FREELANCE CLIENTS

Contributing Writer/Magazines and Journals

  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Beautiful Baths
  • Beautiful Homes
  • Beautiful Kitchens
  • Cooking Light
  • Country French Style
  • Decorating
  • Epilepsy Advocate
  • First Draft: The Alabama Writers’ Forum (literary)
  • Lily Literary Review (poetry)
  • Millsaps College Magazine
  • Mississippi Magazine
  • Orlando Homebuyer
  • Roads and Bridges Magazine
  • Southern Living
  • Southern Accents
  • StorySouth (poetry)
  • Tuscan Style
  •  UAB Magazine (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
  • Victoria

Contributing Writer/Books:

  • Bath Design and Planning (The Home Depot)
  • Collector’s Style (Better Homes and Gardens)
  • The Complete Guide to Roses (Ortho)
  • Decorating Kids’ Rooms (Better Homes and Gardens)
  • Emyl Jenkins’ Book of American Traditions (Crown)
  • Kitchen Design and Planning (The Home Depot)
  • Michaels Book of Needlecrafts (Lark Publishing)
  • Singing on Canvas (Preface)
  • Southern Journal (Southern Living)

Copyeditor/Books and Journals:

  • All about Perennials (Ortho)
  • Angels at the Gate (award-winning historical fiction/Cappuccino Books)
  • Business Startup 101 (Blue Point Publishers)
  • Business Plan Template (Blue Point Publishers)
  • The Complete Perennials Book (Ortho)
  • Creating Japanese Gardens (Ortho)
  • Great Dads Shape Great Kids (The Great Dads Project)
  • Law Firm Marketing (Blue Point Publishers)
  • Low-Fat Ways to Cook/book series (Oxmoor House)
  • Made in Alabama: A State Legacy (Birmingham Museum of Art)
  • Marketing Plan Template (Blue Point Publishers)
  • Southern Cultures (startup, University of North Carolina Press)
  • Spirit of Steel (Alabama Center for Traditional Culture)
  • Authors (editor, ghostwriter, and book proposals/confidential by request)

Business and Nonprofit Organizations (sampling)

  • Alabama Humanities Foundation (program manager)
  • Chalice Imports (marketing consultant)
  • Ebsco Media (copywriter/direct mail)
  • Harris Corporation (technical editor/business proposals)
  • Heritage Promotions (publicist/Shenandoah Antiques Expo)
  • Hoar Construction (copywriter)
  • IMU Social Media (ghost blogging)
  • Interactive Communications & Training (orthodontic training products/marketing)
  • Judy Ford Fabric Art (copywriter)
  • McCraney Communications (copywriter)
  • Nektar Therapeutics (communications trainer/American business English for international scientists)
  • Shenandoah Antiques Expo (marketing consultant)
  • Southern Accents Advertising Sections (copywriter)
  • The Alabama Center for Traditional Culture (proofreader)
  • The Alabama Arts Council (copywriter and proofreader)
  • The Southern Coterie (C-Team member and editorial contributor)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Marketing Department (copywriter and editor)
  • ZellComp Inc. (engineering/marketing consultant and patent translation)