About Me

Freelance Writer/Copywriter

Outstanding Writer/Copywriter with over 15-years’ experience in health, self-help, and creative writing. I write for print and online media, such as writing copy for websites, blogs, newsletters, brochures, emails, sales letters, print ads, catalogs, magazines, book jackets, marketing materials, articles and more. With an exceptional ability to evaluate client objectives and create commanding content, my words will speak to the reader through emotion and be solution-oriented, leaving an impression that will inspire action. Being well versed in communication that gets results and exceeds client expectations, I know the value of meeting deadlines and providing fast turnaround times.

 Skills

  • Writing, editing, proofreading
  • Computer & software savvy including website content management and SEO
  • Communications/Social Media Platforms
  • Marketing utilizing both digital and traditional hardcopy materials
  • Organization/Time management – Ability to work under tight timelines with multiple projects
  • Detail oriented
  • Administrative
  • Project management
  • Coaching

Professional Organizations and Awards

Member, National Association of Independent Writers and Editors               2015 – Present

Midwest Writer’s Conference Scholarship Runner-up                                                        2012

Midwest Writer’s Conference Scholarship Winner                                                               1996

Member and Newsletter Editor, PWP                                                                          1992 – 1994

Professional Experience

Freelance Writer, Copywriter and Novelist                                                 May 2006 – Present

  •  Write and create nonfiction or fiction prose to meet client needs
  • Research and ensure fresh content is engaging and accurate
  • Marketing, Public Relations, and Event Coordination
  • Keep current on technology and new trends as they evolve

Angels’ Haven – Howell, Michigan                                           January 2014 – September 2014 Owner, Certified Massage Therapist/Reiki Master and Teacher

Neese Holistic Therapies – Ann Arbor, Michigan                              May 2000 – October 2011 Certified Massage Therapist/Reiki Master

  • Own and manage small retail shop and healing arts center. Create website and all promotional material; ads, press releases, emails, mailers, and educational text and handouts for classes

General Dynamics – Ypsilanti, Michigan                         November 2011 – February 2013 Recruiting Coordinator

  • Compose 300 plus offer letters yearly, initiate and manage over 300 background/drug checks, write job descriptions and postings, take meeting minutes

University of Michigan Health System – Ann Arbor, Michigan                                   December 2007 – August 2009

Administrative Assistant – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Obstetric Anesthesiology

  • Support three physicians/professors; Office and project management including manuscript edits and submission, proofing and editing of grants, coordinator of text book re-write, edits

JJR – Ann Arbor, Michigan                                                       November 2006 – May 2007           Studio Assistant

  • Assist architects with writing proposals, reports, drawings and business development

Chelsea Community Hospital – Chelsea, Michigan                        August 2001 – June 2006 Marketing & Development Coordinator

  • Copywriter, proofreader and editor; press releases, articles, ad and brochure copy, correspondence, newsletters; extensive research, media buyer, event coordination

Superior Consultant Company, Inc. – Southfield, Michigan            October 1998 – May 2000 Business Development Coordinator

  • Proofreader, editor, and writer of proposals to prospective healthcare clients with acute attention to detail; educate and coach consultants in exemplary business medical writing

Education

American Writers and Artists, Inc. – Delray Beach, Florida – Copywriting, B2B

Eastern Michigan University – Ypsilanti, Michigan – Journalism Major

Irene’s Myomassology Institute, Inc. – Southfield, Michigan – Massage Therapy Certification

Adrian College – Adrian, Michigan – Biology, Pre-Med Major

Toledo Medical Educational Center – Holland, Ohio – Medical Assistant Diploma

Ohio University – Athens, Ohio – Fine Art

Writing Activities

The Writer’s Den                                                                                                     2016 – Present

American Writers and Artists, Inc.                                                                      2014 – Present

Midwest Writers Workshop                                                                                2015, 2012, 1996

Ann Arbor Women Writers Critique Group                                                            2012 – 2014

Toledo Area Writer’s Group                                                                                        1994 – 1998

Editor, PWP Newsletter                                                                                                1992 – 1994

Technical Skills

Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook; Adobe; Scrivener; WordPress

 

 

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