I’ve worked as a writer, editor, proofreader, project manager, web producer, book publicist, transcriber, and tutor, which means I am well-versed in the art and craft of being a professional pesterer, sentence smoother, sword juggler, hard-core listener, master strategist, organizational wizard, deadline deliverer, typo catcher, and proverbial zookeeper extraordinaire.

Currently, I’m a multipurpose freelancer who’s open to a variety of work, though I’m at my best when I get to edit and organize (be that people or projects). I am a born orchestrator and have a gift for nurturing multi-faceted projects from start to finish. Plus, I get a secret thrill when I spot grammatical errors no one else sees.

Have a gig in mind for me? Drop me a line, and let’s chat.


  • Adept at editing, proofreading, writing, and project management
  • Strong understanding of editorial standards and web best practices
  • Dependable, responsible, and deadline-driven
  • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Skilled at working with WordPress CMS and Microsoft Office suite


Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
MFA in Writing, June 2010
Thesis: Hunger, A Novel-in-Stories

Boston University, Boston, MA
BA in English with a minor in Art History, magna cum laude, May 2008


Freelance Editor & Proofreader
Client list includes Design Week Portland, Payette Forward, and Wacom. June 2008-present

  • Critique, copyedit, and proofread articles, essays, proposals, blog, and social media posts
  • Provide developmental editing for manuscripts and other works-in-progress
  • Work closely with writers to revise copy while still maintaining the author or brand’s style and voice

Freelance Writer & Book Reviewer
Client list includes ForeWord Reviews,, and Spirituality & Health. May 2010-present

  • Work closely with editors to determine articles to write, books to review, and authors to interview
  • Write literary, health, wellness, and spirituality articles, essays, and blog posts for both print and digital publications
  • Write reviews of upcoming novels, story collections, and books of essays

Web Development & Digital Marketing Project Manager
Pivot Group, LLC, Portland, OR. February 2015-July 2017

  • Provided project management for website redesigns and acted as main point of client contact throughout the lifetime of the project, from proposal writing to kickoff, design, development, and a successful site launch
  • Assisted with website maintenance, content management, and technical troubleshooting for recurring clients
  • Managed deadlines and set priorities for developers, designers, and support team
  • Developed and standardized Pivot’s digital marketing offerings, wrote the baseline proposal for all search engine marketing contracts, and continued to lead in digital strategy development
  • Performed additional marketing tasks, including copywriting and proofreading

Book Publicist
MindBuck Media Book Publicity, Portland, OR. July 2013-February 2015

  • Researched potential reviewers and other media outlets for upcoming books
  • Facilitated communications with reviewers, bloggers, and journalists
  • Wrote pitch letters and collaborated with authors on blog posts, interviews, and other publicity-related writing
  • Scheduled and coordinated virtual book tours, reviews, and interviews
  • Consolidated, updated, and maintained a master database of industry contacts

Private English and Writing Tutor
McElroy Tutoring, San Diego, CA. February 2009-September 2010

  • Assisted high school, college, and graduate students with interpreting literature, communicating ideas, researching, and writing papers
  • Edited essays for grammar, syntax, clarity, and content

Associate Fiction Editor
Silk Road Review, Forest Grove, OR. June 2009-June 2010

  • Tracked and evaluated manuscripts for possible publication
  • Collaborated with team of editors to select manuscripts and determine the journal’s layout
  • Edited and proofread journal to prepare for publication