Writing, Editing, Good Counsel
I've been a professional writer for more than 25 years,
first at a communications consulting startup,
then as a writer/editor/publicist for a major public-radio network,
and later as a senior copywriter at a marketing agency.
(Click on the file folder icon above for my résumé.)
Since 1997, I've been a full-time freelancer
specializing in corporate and nonprofit communications.
I help my clients identify the stories they want to tell —
and then I tell them in ways that speak to
the customers, employees, donors and community members
they need to reach.
You'll find a few work samples below; I'd be glad to send you more upon request.
I'd be glad to put you in touch with some of my happy long-term clients, too.
And I'd love to talk with you about how I can help your organization tell its most important stories.
Call me at 612.865.8642, or click on the envelope icon above to email me.
UChicago programs prepare Chicago public high school students for success as first-generation college students.
I wrote about three women who are working to solve some of their city's most pressing social challenges.
Q&A with Kathryn Finney, the smart, funny, force-of-nature founder of digitalundivided.
Meet four employees who started as seasonal hires in Gap Inc. stores and wound up finding their passion.
NORC delivers insight, impact and innovation that has shaped research and policy all over the world. I researched and wrote concise copy for this celebratory timeline.
I regularly write for Rush's consumer publications and for its Office of Community Engagement.
I revamped and edited this edition, winner of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table's 2018 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award for the best published work about intellectual freedom.
Foodservice News asked me to choose, profile and photograph 10 Chicago chefs who deserved recognition.
I researched and wrote this piece for the University of Chicago's Graham School, celebrating its history and looking to its future.
From 2004–2015, I edited the book honoring each year's McKnight Distinguished Artist. This was one of my favorites.
Find beauty and holiness in new and necessary facts.
Ranee is a dancemaker and performer whose work is based in the classical Indian dance form Bharatanatyam.
Walgreens partnered with hip cosmetics phenom Nonie Creme to create an exclusive line.
This story for the University of Chicago's Office of Civic Engagement spotlights a program aimed at giving South Siders access to jobs on campus.
My articles for RED kept Target's 350,000 employees informed — in a fast, fun and friendly way — about what was happening around the company.