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I am a freelance writer and editor on the Mississippi Humanities Council Speaker Board and the Mississippi Arts Commission Artist Roster. I have facilitated writing workshops for ten years in community centers, libraries, and public/private schools. Currently, I offer, along with my workshops, private creative writing sessions, online classes, professional critiques, and manuscript editing. Whether you are a novice writer needing guidance and instruction or an experienced writer who needs good, honest feedback, my services as a published author and creative writing instructor can assist you in not only completing your project, but revising it into a polished piece ready for submission.
Provide active voice writing for white papers, business concepts and formal proposals. Editing services include technical writing, fiction and non-fiction. Professional proposal writer for four (4) years.
I critique and edit books, coach speakers, write winning speeches; conduct workshops on team building skills, conflict management, and communicative effectiveness, including public speaking, listening, and nonverbal communication. This is a great business because it encourages clients to enjoy learning and reaching their maximum potential.
I am a Mississippi-based writer, editor, and partnership publisher of quality fiction and non-fiction. We want to help talented writers live their dreams of being published authors. We work with our authors through an editorial process that insures they put their best foot forward in their writing and publishing goals, whether for personal or professional purposes. We specialize in Christian women entrepreneurs and books they wish to publish for business purposes, but are open to all manuscripts that adhere to our guidelines.
Education 1985-1987: completed bachelor's degree in graphic design at Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA. Specific areas of study include typography, layout, logo design and advertising campaign. 1982-1984: studied four semesters of commercial art at Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS. Completed courses in basic design, photography, fine arts and liberal arts. Capabilities Design concepts and problem-solving in visual communication. Skilled in coordinating imagery and verbal material to create unique, persuasive and marketable messages in advertising. Artistic abilities include logo design, creating animation, typographical treatments, layout, illustration, writing headlines and copywriting. Strong sense of spatial and color relationships, appropriation of design, and continuity in presentation. Experienced in Quark Xpress, Adobe CS4 Suite on Macintosh. skilled in all aspects of desktop publishing (scanning and altering graphics and photographs, adjusting formats, transferring files from email and the internet, importing files into page layout programs & outputting to various servers and printers). Work History June 2012 - present: Freelance graphic design: editorial design and production of The Man Mag, a Middle Tennessee publication for affluent men. Customer Service Advisor: Regal Auto Wash, involving sales and promotion of car care packages. Researching and archiving of digital images to be used in a catalog for Western Reflections, a decorative glass windows company. May 2011- June 2012: The Advertiser News - Spring Hill, TN. Graphic Artist. Responsible for editorial design and cover design for three local newspapers, as well as advertising design. Other responsibilities include the design of special sections, brochures and promotional material. June 1997 - May 2010: The Tennessean - Nashville, TN. Advertising Artist. Responsibilities include the design and production of advertisements and editorial content for print, online placement, special sections, promotional material and various events. Other duties involve coordinating and interfacing with sister publications within the company. Sept. 1994 - June 1997: freelance design for Saint Thomas Hospital and Bill Hudson & Associates - Nashville, TN, Adquick - Franklin, TN. Jobs include creating flow charts, designing brochures, posters, invitations and newspaper advertisements. May 1990 - Sept. 1994: Rome News-Tribune - Rome, GA. Assistant Art Director. Head of a three-person department primarily responsible for designing and writing copy for speculative newspaper advertisements. Other duties include designing covers for special sections and creating charts and graphics for editorial pieces. Recipient of 2nd place award in the annual Georgia Associated Press contest - graphics and illustration category.
I work as a freelance copywriter and a director/editor. Although I'm from Mississippi, I am currently living in San Francisco. My work has been featured on: ESPN, AdFreak, TMZ, XXL Mag, Spin, Complex, Pigeons and Planes, & Respect. Mag.
I am a teller of stories, a weaver of dreams. I can dance, sing, and in the right weather, I can stand on my head. I know seven words of Latin. I have a little magic and a trick or two. I know the proper way to meet a dragon. I can fight dirty but not fair. I once swallowed thirty oysters in a minute. I am not domestic. I am a luxury, and in that sense, necessary. -- Jim Henson's "The Storyteller"
I'm an experienced grant writer (10 years) and freelance narrative journalist (three years, AP style) with a strong literary background (MFA Creative Writing, Lesley University, 2012) and a keen eye for editing. I am concise and creative.
I am a book editor. I love to take someone's work and imagination and make it a masterpiece! I also edit short stories and non-fiction works.