Writing and Editing Experience:
-Contributing Writer (print and web) with clips in: Delta Sky, Forbes, Forbes Women, Modern Luxury, TripSavvy, SheKnows, Red Tricycle, Make it Better, Spafinder, Outdoorsy, Fodor's Travel, Travel Insider, Simplemost, Healing Lifestyles & Spas, Eluxe Magazine, The Daily Meal, Women Who Explore, TryBelle Magazine, Spiritual People, Chicago Parent, Parents Magazine, Blood & Thunder, Five on Five, Yoga Magazine, Yoga Chicago Magazine, Om Yoga & Lifestyle Magazine, Chicago Now, Listen to Your Mother Show, The Association of Writers and Writer's Programs, VoyageChicago and more. MSN, Sun-Sentinel, Hartford Courant, Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times, The Morning Call, Orlando Sentinel, YAHOO!, Daily Press, Chicago Tribune, Pacific San Diego and more have shared my content on their sites.
-Contributing Writer alum: Tribune Brand Publishing.
-Special Correspondent, Special Columnist and Contributing Writer alum: Sun-Times Media.
-Former Creator and Writer of "Wendy City Mom: The Parenting Column", a regular column published on Sun-Times Media's special sections website "Good to Know".
-Experience in the luxury boutique travel space as an itinerary writer (Documentation and Operations).
-Panelist, public speaker and thought leader, contributing to many journalism and tourism discourses, as well as presenter/speaker at High School Writer's Weeks.
-InDesign/InCopy experience, adding and adjusting stories as needed (cutting text to fit, styling text, adding bylines, photo credits/captions, etc.).
-Knowledge of AP Style and Chicago Manual of Style.
-Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, photo-editing software and Dropbox.
-Experience with online publishing platforms/production experience.
-Strong written and oral communication skills, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
-Demonstrated social media competency.
-Excellent at authoring, researching, reviewing, fact-checking and editing.
-A smart eye, paying attention to voice and accuracy.
-Ability to craft effective pitch letters, press releases and newsletters.
-CMS and digital media experience.
-An entrepreneurial spirit, willingness to learn, team player—a sunny side up type of gal.
I lean in until my client is happy and satisfied!