In addition to my journalistic pursuits, I’m available for your copywriting/copyediting needs. My background includes 15 years in marketing and promotion, working in the travel industry and the nonprofit arts sector. I’ve written everything from brochure copy to print/radio advertising to web content to press releases. I also have experience in branding language, email marketing, grant writing and project management. If you need something written or simply nuanced with a bit more humor and grace, I’m happy to help. References and work samples available upon request.
For the past few years, I’ve been teaching intensive half-day workshops — primarily through Richard Hugo House — on how writers can best market their work. My marketing classes, “How to Sell Your Work Without Selling Your Soul” and “How to Pitch-Slap an Editor,” have sold out repeatedly and garnered rave reviews (see Kudos page for student comments).
In addition to teaching, I’ve also done several guest speaking gigs, primarily through the UW Extension’s writing program. If your organization is looking for someone to talk about the writing life, please contact me. References available upon request.
Due to repeated requests, I’ve added one-on-one coaching sessions with writers interested in selling their work (or selling MORE of their work) but unsure about how to navigate the shifting marketplace. Each session is tailored to fit your needs and your goals, whether that’s identifying the best market (or best-paying market), creating successful pitches, writing a book proposal that sings, or finding an agent. If you have questions about how to break in – or break through to the next level – I’m happy to help you come up with a personalized battle plan. References available upon request.
If you’d like to discuss any of the above, please drop me a line at email@example.com.