• Writing & Editing Experience

    • April 2009-present

      Copywriter, Editor, Content Strategist AT AVECK LLC

      I work alongside designers, developers, and other creative folks to make neat things. I strategize, write and edit all sorts of content, from punchy headlines to long-form articles and a bit of everything in between.

    • Jan 2013-Feb 2014

      Writer & Editor at Socialexis

      Socialexis is a content marketing agency that specializes in blog management, freeing clients from the content side so they can focus on other aspects of their business

    • June 2013-2014

      Senior Copywriter at Sittercity

— Set content standards: Define voice and tone, nomenclature, brand identity, and core principles
— Make things better: Identify opportunities to improve Sittercity’s messaging and elevate the brand as human and trustworthy
— Collaborate and create: Whatever the problem, try to be part of the solution (especially when there’s data involved)
— Write and edit a whole lotta words: From big ideas to the teeny tiniest error message, ensure brand voice is consistent across all customer touch points on both desktop and mobile

  • March 2011-June 2013

    Senior Copywriter at Threadless

    – Developed creative concepts and content strategy for the international artist community and e-commerce site
    – Wrote promotional content, product descriptions, email newsletters, video scripts, and and other web copy as needed
    – Acted as the go-to grammar guru and maintained consistency in brand voice and tone
    – Worked closely with Creative team to ensure both copy and design were concepted and designed together to create a unified message
    – Collaborated with Marketing, Production, Customer Service, and Technology teams to develop clear messaging

  • April 2010-March 2011

    Junior Copywriter at Edelman Digital

    - Wrote creative copy aimed at engaging communities across various web channels such as Facebook, Twitter, internal client sites, and public-facing microsites

  • Feb 2010-Jan 2011

    Staff Writer at Chicagoist

    - Covered Chicago’s literary arts with 200+ posts to the city’s go-to blog for news, events, sports, politics, and A&E coverage

  • April 2009-Sept 2010

    Proofreader & Translator at Exalead

    - Proofread, wrote, and translated (FR > EN) promotional material for the marketing department of the Paris-based software company

  • May-Aug 2008

    Intern Reporter at Juice Magazine

    - Wrote articles on music, style, and dining for Des Moines weekly magazine targeted at readers and young professionals aged 24 to 35

  • Education & Skills

  • - 2008 Bachelor of Journalism (Magazine Writing), Missouri School of Journalism, French minor
    – Software skills include Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office (every version ever), Moveable Type, WordPress, Blogger
    – French (full professional proficiency)