You should hire me to write for you! Here’s why --
Seventeen years experience freelance writing, editing, online and print.
Fast, Persuasive, Accurate!
Freelance Writer – Website and Print
I write and edit at a professional level on a wide variety of topics. I write fast, persuasively, and accurately.
Extensive training in the liberal arts allows me to take on even unfamiliar subjects and write with accuracy and confidence.
Due to my years as a newspaper editor, I am also very comfortable with writing to deadlines.
Eight years of higher education teaching has helped me to develop innovative strategies that encourage my own writing and that of others.. I teach history and English.
Rhetorical devices and the art of persuasion and hooking readers are my specialties.
Contact me for links and scans of the following work:
Website Content Writing
Southside Electric Community Cooperative Magazine, Nov/Dec 2001
Read my work!
Writing Portfolio located at:
Times-Virginian Newspaper, Appomattox, Virginia
August 1999-July 2001
- Provided leadership and direction in the development of short and long-range plans and projects, gathered, interpreted and prepared data for stories
- Coordinated activities with Town, County, and private sector as needed
- Developed stories: from ideas to interviews, writing and editing
- Maintained bank of story ideas
- Provided leadership, direction, creation, and production of special projects, including the 75th Anniversary of Appomattox section
- Maintained contact with and possessed thorough knowledge of Appomattox area community, including governmental, civic, social and religious communities
- Developed and maintained good relationships with civic/governmental agencies, including the National Park Service, local and regional charitable organizations
- Served as newspaper liaison and volunteer representative for special events in the community and region
- Participated in career development seminars
- Developed and maintained good relations with diverse members of local population
- Conducted research and developed information required for news stories, including statistical research
- Developed and produced layout and design for between 3-6 pages of weekly newspaper