Freelance Writer, Editor - Author
Creative, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic editor, freelance writer and author of two non-fiction titles, bringing more than 15-years of experience enhancing publications, developing intriguing copy, and successful collaboration with editorial teams to produce award-winning content. Possess a valuable combination of research, proofreading, and grammar skills, and thrive in fast-paced environments - consistently meeting deadlines. Expertise in news and journalistic articles, book and film reviews, legal and business topics, academics, and health related subjects (environmentalism, sustainability, vegetarianism, healthy plant-based diets), providing high quality editing and writing services.
Freelance Writer & Editor, Cottage Grove, OR 2000 to Present
Select Clients: Talent, Inc., Dope Magazine, Salient Magazine, Atlantic Journal, 420 Insight, HIVE, Good Karma, OpEd News, San Francisco Gate, WebProNews, Demand Media Studios, Scripted, Skyword, and many other news and health venues.
Feature Writer (1999 - Present)
Professionally written and published numerous feature articles related to the environment, health, vegetarianism, current events, and news. Please see Portfolio.
Resume Writer – (2013 - Present)
Client – TALENT, INC.
Talent Inc. is the #1 resume writing service in the world
Currently, a senior writer and problem solver tasked with rejuvenating complex and difficult career documents for unsatisfied clients, delivering a plethora of satisfied clients.
- Consistently achieve 5-star ratings from clients, and monthly bonuses from company.
Contributing Writer – (2013 - 2015)
Client – DOPE Magazine
DOPE Magazine is the premier Medical Cannabis Magazine Source for News, Events, Media and More
Delivered fully edited projects ahead of schedule, enabling publishers and editors to meet and exceed deadlines.
- Covered the most current, exciting, and groundbreaking medical studies for publication.
- Broke financial news on the
extreme success of recreational and medical cannabis sales throughout Colorado
and Washington State.
News & Journalistic Writing
Client – WEBPRONEWS (2011 - 2013)
Wrote detailed and viral breaking news stories for a major web news publication site.
Author & Publisher - (2002 - Present)
- Authored The Fast Food Craze, Wreaking Havoc on Our Bodies and Our Animals, and published the title through a new publishing company start-up, Canyon Publishing, in 2004.
- Co-authored with Judy Carman, The Missing Peace, The Hidden Power of our Kinship with Animals, published by Dreamriver Press, 2009.
Please see Portfolio for additional selected writing projects.
Bachelor of Science - Environmental Sciences - Natural Resources
Oregon State University - In progress
Associates - English & Creative Writing
Lane Community College - 2014
Feature Writer - DOPE Magazine:
Writer - Salient
Contributing Writer for 420Insight:
Feature Writer, Contributor - "Good Karma" Magazine:
Writer - OpEd News:
Contract Writer - WebProNews:
For more published writing samples see my Portfolio
* Amazingly Awesome Animals...and more: Blog about raising animals and their uniqueness.
• The Fast Food Craze, Wreaking Havoc on our Bodies and Animals, Canyon Publishing, LLC, 2004.
CANYON PUBLISHING, LLC
Publisher and Author:
Published first non-fiction book and handled the entire bookkeeping, marketing, promotion and accounting functions. Due to heavy marketing and promotional campaign, as of 2014, book is still selling on Amazon and B&N.
Hosted Global Talk Radio’s “Wake UP America” from June 2006 through November 2007, interviewing some of the top movement experts, such as Ingrid Newkirk (of PETA), John Robbins and many other important figures in the vegan/animal rights/sustainability/health movement. In 2007 moved from Global Talk Radio to Voice America hosting a show of the same name for a pilot period of 6 months. Wake UP America became the #1 pilot radio show in the history of Voice America.
The success was due to marketing via press releases, social media and email mailings as well as heavy promotion on the Internet, radio and television.
Speaker on topics such as health, animal rights, vegetarianism and anything in relation to diet vs. health… invited to speak at many vegetarian and vegan functions such as Farm Sanctuary’s ‘Ho Down” and “AR Rights” Conference in LA, CA.