Why hire a writer?
We all learn to write in school, so why hire a writer? Because good writing starts with a good strategy. And the ability to craft a good strategy comes with experience.
Ok, but why should i hire you?
Because I’m awesome. And very humble. And I think I’m pretty great to work with, at least I try to be. I’m a perfectionist who likes to hear “great job,” which fortunately requires that I do a “great job.” I also really enjoy developing meaningful connections with people—my goal is for my relationships with my clients to be true partnerships. We’re both trying to make your goals a reality, so we should not only enjoy the final success—but enjoy the journey along the way!
HistorY of my awesomeness
I graduated 13th in my class of 300-some in high school, excelling easily in English, French, and history while working really really hard to do well in science and math. Because of this, I think of my path towards becoming a writer as natural-feeling natural-selection, but I also feel fortunate that math and science weren’t always easy—because I learned how much working hard can actually pay off.
I then went to Emerson College and graduated with honors with a Writing, Literature, and Publishing degree. While at Emerson, I also had a secondary concentration in Media Studies. This meant I took an Acting for Film class, made my own website, and took production and theory courses (Camp & Cult Cinema!). I had a teacher tell me I “have a great eye” after I submitted this assignment. That comment may seem innocuous, but it reverberates in my head anytime I slightly edit this website or take a photo.
Anyway…I graduated in 2009, in the heart of the great recession. I was immediately humbled by the realness of the world. I did freelance copywriting and some awesome internships (at the now defunct Philadelphia City Paper and ever-growing United By Blue). I got my first fulltime position at GuestCounts hospitality where I learned a lot about digital marketing (social media, building websites, concepting campaigns), but I really wanted to work at an ad agency. So after putting some fake ads together, and going to a portfolio review night, I ended up connecting with a creative director who gave me my first official copywriting job at Razorfish Health in 2013.
This has left me with experience in these categories:
Arts & entertainment
Health and wellness (including some Pharma!)
Creative writing (short-fiction, prose-poetry, and film scripts)
That was long, what’s the short of it?
I’m a writer and photographer with 10+ years of digital marketing under my occasional elastic waistband. Tea-drinker steeped in years of user-centric design principles. Currently exploring a new-found desire to infuse analog processes into digital creation.
Passionate about creating experiences that stand out for their simplicity and usefulness
Specializing in website copywriting, campaign concepting, brand positioning, and long-form articles/blogging
I’ve had a lot of practice tackling a variety of challenges in a variety of markets, so use my experience to your advantage. Together we can create something that reflects the core values of your brand and moves you towards your goals.