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All About Me
Who am I?
I have been a freelance, non-fiction writer since 1997, when I moved to Urbana, Illinois. Before that I worked for a decade in university public relations. I write about interesting people doing unusual things. That list includes, so far, an astronaut, archaeologist, male midwife, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, several novelists, a photographer, an architect and a woman who founded a summer camp for foster siblings. I feel especially at home among scientists, having come from a family full of them!
My personal essays have appeared in Mary Englebreit Home Companion, and Indy’s Child. My feature stories have run in Illinois Times, the University of Illinois Alumni Magazine and Washington University Alumni Magazine.
I am a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
Why hire me?
I have experience: I’ve been writing professionally for 25 years, more than 15 of them as a freelance.
I bring a fresh perspective to your project, enhanced by my diverse projects and personal interests. I bring an outsider’s perspective, often key to successful projects.
I write clearly, quickly and accurately. No matter how well designed your piece, well-written copy is key to effective communication.
I have flexibility: Need something done quickly? Have a long-term project you need help with? I am at your service.
I am easy to work with. I am easy to reach, meet my deadlines and enjoy working closely with my clients.
You could do the writing, but you are too busy with your regular responsibilities. Good writing takes time, time that you don’ t have.
You know exactly what you want and need but don’t know how to get there. My experience will help you solve your communication needs.
You are not sure just what you need. Again, I can help you focus and define your message.
- University of Illinois
- Illinois Alumni Magazine
- Beckman Institute
- Carl Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
- College of Business
- College of Medicine
- Department of Geology
- School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
- School of Engineering
- School of Chemical Sciences
- Biotechnology Center
- Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security program
- Institute for Labor and Industrial Relations
- Office of Publications
- Office of Academic Policy Analysis
- University Office of Public Affairs
- University of Illinois Foundation
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
- Washington University in St. Louis
- School of Medicine
- Alumni Magazine
- Arts and Sciences newsletter
- Law School Magazine
- Carle Foundation Hospital
- University of San Diego ~ Hahn School of Nursing
- Wolfram Research
- National Endowment for the Arts