Whether your current project is a brief blog post or an annual report, a video script or copy for a website overhaul, I can help you organize your thoughts, research your topic and create messages that speak to your audience — from person-on-the-street to policymaker.
I have served as a consultant for businesses and citizens groups, providing research, writing and strategic communications services, and facilitating public involvement related to complex issues, including an interstate bridge and a tribal casino. I also have worked as a communications manager in public relations and community engagement for a K-12 education services co-op, where I helped school districts tell their stories, connecting them with families, staff and patrons, helping pass levies and explain education policy, and providing crisis communication services.
Additionally, I have taught yoga in business, church and private settings, and at the YMCA.
I bring a quarter century of writing/communication experience to every project, drawing on my background in public relations, journalism, creative writing and science writing — plus degrees in biology (BA), mass communication (MA) and creative writing/nonfiction (MFA), and yoga instructor certification.
Past projects include:
- news releases
- fact sheets
- op-ed pieces
- newspaper articles
- magazine stories
- voter guides
- advertising copy
- governmental resolutions
- literary essays
- book-length memoir (The Same Moon, Camphor Press, 2020)
- anthology chapter (“An Unexpected Retreat,” Inaka: Portraits of Life in Rural Japan, Camphor Press, 2020)
- blog posts
- website copy
- website redesign project management
- website maintenance and updates
- social media posts and account management
- video scripts and project management
- radio scripts
- Yoga for Cube Dwellers — 15 minute yoga breaks designed for office (and home) workers
- presentations (writing and presenting)
- internal/external communication campaigns
- crisis communication
- public information officer services
- communication plans
- communications audits
- Memoir writing classes (online)