I worked in the media for 12 years as a journalist and editor, during which time I won an award for best online news story from the Society of Professional Journalists in San Diego.
It was as a journalist where I developed the essential skills of a good writer – how to hook the reader, interview difficult sources, conduct research, write clean copy, manage large writing projects, and honor deadlines.
Familiar With Corporate Culture
I also supported the SAIC web team and corporate communications department for 10+ years as the managing editor of the company intranet. I did a brief stint at Leidos as a communications manager before heading out on my own.
It was at SAIC and Leidos, both science and technology companies, where I learned to work within a corporate culture and serpentine approval processes.
As a freelance copywriter, I have supported a variety of industries – finance, custom software development, recruiting, defense, education, energy efficiency, small business, recreation, and health.
And while I specialize in white papers, case studies, articles and ghost writing, I have also written video scripts, fact sheets, blog posts, and infographics.