About Me

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Started in PR, Now I'm Here

After college, I followed a hunch and decided I wanted to try to make a living out of correcting other people’s mistakes. As an editorial assistant, then copywriter/editor, then editorial manager at a PR firm, I edited proposals, press releases, blog posts, tweets, reports, and everything in between.

In that setting, I also enjoyed lots of writing projects, fulfilling another passion of mine. I couldn’t have asked for a better professional training ground than Vanguard Communications, and if it’s a PR agency you’re after, I can’t recommend this one highly enough!

In February 2017, I decided to go out on my own as a freelance writer and editor. My time in PR prepared me for this moment not only through the hands-on experience of writing, editing, and working with clients, but through the example of brave women in charge, not the least of which is Vanguard President/CEO/Co-Founder Maria Rodriguez.

While I certainly miss the hubbub and office banter I left behind, I have to admit I also love the flexibility of being my own boss, working right in my home, and getting to play with my dog whenever I want.

Overlooking the quaint and very old seaside town of St Andrews, which was my home for four years

Overlooking the quaint and very old seaside town of St Andrews, which was my home for four years

A History of Dream-Following

You could say that the last time I did something this impulsive was when I decided to go to college for all four years at the University of St Andrews, in Scotland. It was one of the best decisions of my life, and something I wouldn't trade for the world. I majored in (mostly British) English, though I broke the mold slightly by writing my dissertation on an American author, Flannery O'Connor. I like to think that her blunt and surprising style informs my own creative writing that I try to do on the side.

Our wedding day at Rocklands Farm

Our wedding day at Rocklands Farm

The Not-Quite-So-Dirty Life

While browsing my blog and portfolio, you may detect a hint of my farming fascination. I've never worked on a farm, but I am deeply inspired by the work that my husband does at Rocklands Farm Winery & Market. The farm also has a lot of history for us, as it’s where we became engaged and got married.