Resume

In addition to writing, my skills include copy editing and visual design, as well as strategy, design thinking, coaching and collaboration.

Experience

Freelance

Editor, writer, designer

September 2017 to present

West Hall publishing

Content Editor & Writer

September 2017 – September 2019

  • Write articles and guest posts

  • Ideate article topics

  • Implement content calendar

  • Edit freelance writers

  • Perform keyword research and implement on-page SEO.

News Design Editor (Senior news designer)

Beaver County Times

May 2014 - September 2017

  • Design A1, Sunday news pages, special sections, infographics, data visualizations

  • Critique and coach design team

  • Contribute design for other initiatives as required (OTT graphics, etc)

Copy Editor/Page Designer

Beaver County Times

May 2010 - May 2014

  • Design news pages

  • Edit copy using AP style

  • Write headlines, subheads, cutlines and other display type

Prior experience

NEWSPAPER COPY EDITING

Patuxent Publishing Company

The Sandusky Register

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (Dow Jones Newspaper Fund internship)

The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette (internship)

The (Toledo) Weekly (internship)

CONTENT WRITING

Correspondent, True Up blog. Covered International Quilt Market and wrote feature pieces on fabric designers.

Contributor, Meylah blog. Covered tips and features on independent crafts sellers.

 

Awards and professional development

SPEAKING

AIGA Pittsburgh Presents Designing On Deadline, February 2017

AWARDS

First place visual journalism awards from the following organizations, 2015-2017

  • Keystone Press Association

  • Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors

  • Press Club of Western Pennsylvania

  • Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association

VOLUNTEER WORK

  • Board member, BG News Alumni Society. Term: 2019-2022

  • Journalism contest coordinator, Beaver County Times, 2015-2017

  • Press association contest judge, reciprocal, 2016-2017

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Bowling Green State University, 2001

  • National Merit scholar

  • Honors Program

  • BG News Managing Editor