Curious by nature, I love to share what I learn. And I’ve always loved the power of words. So, I write. For more than 20 years, I’ve put my curiosity and writing to productive use, working in communications, publishing, and politics. I added freelancing to the mix of staff jobs in 1998. In 2002, I hung out my virtual shingle and began freelancing fulltime.
I craft timely, compelling content that engages and motivates a variety of audiences--B2B, consumers, alumni, patients, employees, donors, and association members. I write about health; financial wellness; caregiving; safety; college readiness; career development; and lifestyle topics. My first editorial job was at a construction association publication, where I actually wrote about building bridges. My content wheelhouse also includes commercial construction, home improvement, and real estate.
I'm a visual thinker. When I work with a publication or content client, I envision the finished project. I worked on staff for several publications, so I understand the importance of layout, graphics, fonts, photography, and story packaging to the final product. I also understand the importance of a client’s unique voice, mission, and values, and ensure that these elements remain consistent in the content I create.
When you hire me, that’s what you’ll get. An expert source once told me I was the best interviewer he’s had since Katie Couric. On any given topic, I do my homework. I secure the right, expert sources. I research the latest studies. For health content, I know the difference between science-based information and pseudo-science. I never use the latter.
The best content makes an impact. Through my content, I help media outlets and corporate brands build bridges of trust with their audience. My articles and content have appeared in dozens of national media outlets, including Bankrate.com, Costco Connections, The Chicago Tribune, Family Circle, Prevention.com, MedShadow.org, and Yahoo! Finance. My brand clients, both bylined and ghosted content, include Aetna/iTriage Health, Guardian Life Insurance Company, Menard’s, and SleepNumber.
I hold a B.A. in English, minor in French studies from Trinity College, Washington, DC; and an M.I.A. (Master in International Affairs), with a concentration in media and communication, from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, New York. Download my resumé.
I enjoy gardening, baking, and planning my next trip. A native of Massachusetts, I now live outside Chicago with my husband, son, and three cats. I'm a hockey/soccer mom and Friends of the Library volunteer.