Writer and Editor
I am a lifelong writer with a passion for visual and digital media.
Through my work at ServicersWeb, Telestream, and UC Santa Cruz, I have published articles on a wide range of topics including tourism, home maintenance, media theory, and digital video production. I am well-versed in writing and editing for alternative and traditional media including print layout, web design, and scriptwriting. I am trained in content marketing, technical writing, SEO optimization, and creative writing. I am also a video professional with experience from pre-shooting, production, and post-production all the way to formatting and distribution.
Even before my work became specialized in writing and video work, I was always passionate about visual design and communication. It may have started through a love of comic books and video games, but it developed into a fascination with creating an emotional user experience. Even when writing a technical manual, you have to be entertaining and supportive enough to calm down a presumably angry audience. If you are doing advertising, you have to create a personal relationship. If you are designing a website, it should have an appealing and logical flow that is compatible with multiple platforms.
When hired as a digital video support technician, I was quickly known as the department "wordsmith" after rewriting their FAQ pages on my first say. Within a few months, I was rewriting technical manuals, and after a few years, I designed their knowledge base from the ground up. Even as a child, my writing received the praise of my teachers and fellow students, with one teacher saying my paper got a standing ovation in class. This continued well into college where I routinely received perfect score on essay questions, frequently when I didn't even know the answer. Writing is a gift that has served me well in any field of communication.
I am eagerly pursuing new and interesting opportunities to stretch my creative talents.