I am a versatile, experienced writer. Some of the types of writing that I do are:
Art Writing (Artist statements, Bios, Grant essays)
Copywriting (Web copy, Sales letters, Collateral)
Journalism (Essays, Articles, Reviews)
Marketing Communications (Case studies, Annual reports, Motivational)
Media Relations (Press releases, Pitch letters, Co. profiles)
Newsletters (Print/Online, Any subject)
Extensive Experience: Copywriter, Creative Writer, Journalist, Publicist, Editorial Director.
Creative & versatile wordsmith; Exceptional storyteller/content developer; Persuasive communicator.
Ability to gain expertise on new subjects quickly and write about them effectively; Expert interviewer.
Strategic thinker; Ability to integrate organizations’ communications and align with long-term goals/daily activities.
Golden Quill Award Winner, History/Culture Feature (Pittsburgh Quarterly mag.) [link to article].
I have been writing professionally for more than 25 years, as a journalist, creative writer, and marketing communications professional. I spent seven years as the Director of Communications for several organizations, including two business start-ups and the School of Visual Arts in New York, a major art institution.
Copywriting, PR, and editorial direction were major responsibilities at these positions, where I created/upgraded and managed both print and online content, including Web copy, newsletters, social media content, brochures, annual reports, books, Fortune advertorial sections, press releases, pitch letters, and more. As a freelancer, on countless short- and long-term assignments, I have continued to build on my work in these areas, while gaining experience with additional writing formats.
I received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh and studied writing at the New School in New York. Words have been a constant in my life: I’ve been an avid reader for as long as I can remember; and have pursued both commercial and creative writing projects since I first saw my name in print, as a freshman in college.