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About Me

With over 20 years in communications and storytelling, and 15-plus years in technology and business research, I'm a seasoned writer and an award-winning editor (best known for turning "techno-babble into beautiful prose") who can help you create original, compelling content of all types that meets your business goals. 

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My Writing Samples

Liberation for All: The Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights in the U.S.

LGBTQ+ rights in the U.S. have increased since the Stonewall riots and the first Pride marches in 1970. But new state-level restrictions and a surge in hate crimes against the transgender community are reminders that the fight for equality isn’t over.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/liberation-all-fight-lgbtq-rights-us-the-channel-company/

Building an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplace

Despite the growing prevalence of corporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) programs and initiatives, many LGBTQ+ employees don’t feel included at work, with as many as 46% choosing to remain closeted at the office. This unwillingness to be authentic at work can contribute to lower retention rates, decreased worker engagement and productivity, and reduced business innovation.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/building-lgbtq-inclusive-workplace-the-channel-company/

3 Ways Plymouth Rock Uses Digital Communication to Bolster Its Business

Digital innovation has shaken up a number of consumer sectors, and the insurance industry is no exception. But by maintaining a customer-first mindset, focusing on efficiency and making strategic investments in modern technology, insurance industry leaders can survive the waves of disruption.

https://www.himarley.com/blog/3-ways-plymouth-rock-uses-digital-communication-to-bolster-its-business/

How to Address Microaggressions at Work

Microaggressions at work look and sound no different than they do outside your typical nine to five. Oftentimes they’re meant as a compliment or without any intention of being an insult. But the belief or assertion that they’re harmless or insignificant leads to microaggressions in the workplace being common and unchallenged.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CGXVC-1Tdkh6ALbnTteU6owvZv78u3CHJ8wI95mu7_8/edit?usp=sharing

Experience

Co-Founder

Expert-level digital marketing writing and editorial services for startups, SMBs, and entrepreneurs across industries. Deliver digital marketing copywriting, editing, content strategy and management, and social media planning using proven best practices to spike engagement and conversion. Projects: SEO-driven blog content, direct email campaigns, digital advertising, feature-length articles for industry publications, infographics, and script writing for product marketing videos and podcasts.

Company: Jake and Star Creatives

I worked there from 4/2014 until now

Editorial and Content Director (Contract Position)

Collaborated with internal executives on the creation of thought leadership pieces for the DoubleCheck website, lead-generating assets, and overall content strategy. Edited a variety of deliverables, including research reports, client-facing presentations, and email and social campaigns, with strong focus on accuracy and brand adherence—all within quick turnaround times. Coached analyst staff on interviewing techniques to increase client satisfaction of published research.

Company: DoubleCheck Research

I worked there from 4/2014 until 10/2020

Senior Editor

Provided substantive editing of technology research for business audience in a deadline-driven environment. Collaborated closely on written content with analysts who spoke English as a second language. Member of writing team awarded for excellence in creating research titles and summaries.

Company: Gartner

I worked there from 10/2005 until 4/2014

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