Magazine writer and editor with 10 years' industry experience
After a decade of writing and editing for some of the largest lifestyle magazines and custom publishing houses in the American South, I have finely cultivated the ability to match my voice to the needs of my client while maintaining the highest standards of creativity and competence.
As a trained journalist, I know how to peel away the layers of the onion and arrive at the core of a story. As a writer, I have extensive experience weaving ideas into compelling copy. As an editor, I have mastered the ability to take a good story and make it exceptional. It's been a rewarding career, and one that I have taken into my own hands: a few years ago, I went freelance, and have never looked back.
I specialize in article-format writing, and in the editing of completed periodicals/manuscripts (grammar, flow and content). Additionally, I have experience in long-form ghostwriting. I am also a professional photographer and photo editor with six years' experience in the editorial genre.
As a creative consultant as well as a content provider, I exercise a well-developed acumen in my field, and expect a capacity for productive collaboration from my clients. Deadline-driven pieces are preferable: a career in magazines has hammered a respect for delivery dates deeply into my work flow.
I'm also really easy to get along with, which, believe it or not, is one of the most important aspects of taking your idea and translating it to the page.
Please peruse the portfolio samples featured on my profile page. Should you require specific examples of writing/editing, references, or additional information, please let me know via private message.