For thirty years, I’ve helped companies I’ve both worked directly for and contracted with tell their stories better, and I’ve been a writer and storyteller my entire life.
I capped my 28-year career in Corporate Communications for a major grocery store chain in 2021. I’ve done both contract work and written my own fiction and essays since that time. Personally, I’m Pete’s wife, dog mom to two golden retrievers, passionate about literacy, women in business, and being a better human while I’m here.
I’m a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. I set aside time for consulting, editing, and writing in addition to my creative endeavors. If you need help with your messaging on any front, please reach out.
Working with Me
The work I do is never about me. It’s all about you, your goals, and the voice you want to shine through in your writing. I value authenticity, clear communication, accuracy, and connection. What you want to achieve in the editing process is just as important as ensuring the grammar and punctuation are correct. I also know the lonely struggle of being a writer who needs an opinion on whether a scene works or someone to talk out plot points with. If this sounds like you, I’d love to talk with you about your project.
For several years, I’ve maintained a Kiva fundraising team – InvestInHer, primarily focused on funding loans to women businesses around the world.
Why I write
I had a conversation once with Lee Maynard who, in the brief span of time I was in his life before he passed, impressed a great deal of information on my soul. If you’re not familiar with who Lee is or his body of work, you can literally get his voice in your head by listening to an NPR interview he did regarding his semi-autobiographical work, Crum.
I had told Lee that I wrote poetry and some fiction, but I wasn’t going to go so far as to say I was a writer.
Lee was trying to convince me to write.
I was trying to convince Lee that I didn’t work that way.
Lee, of course, was right.
Rest in Peace, my friend. I’m forever grateful to you.