Sarah DeWeese

Writer + Visual Storyteller

United States

My 17 years as a communications and marketing professional means I not only write, but I write with a purpose. My goal with all writing is to build influence or help achieve marketing goals.

Hire me for:
- Press releases
- Commercial scripts
- Feature articles
- Video scripts & storyboards
- Social media shorts

I currently specialize in international and global topics and world cultures.

Indiana University
Multilinguist works for international religious freedom

Keely Bakken, Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School alumna, is now a Supervisory Policy Analyst at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. As an analyst on the research team, Bakken's work is to monitor and document religious freedom conditions in her regions of expertise: Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Turkey.

International Topics

Indiana University - Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies
Students 'spoke their minds' in 25 languages at Indiana University this summer

The IU Hamilton Lugar School's Language Workshop attracted 300 students from across the country this summer to complete one year of language training in only eight weeks. These students now join thousands of Workshop alumni, including former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie L.

Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies
IU professor receives top Korean cultural award

BLOOMINGTON, IND. - Indiana University associate professor Hyo Sang Lee of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies was recently presented with the national Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit award by the South Korean government for his exemplary contributions to Korean language and culture.

Indiana University - Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies
Professor Hamid Ekbia earns Fulbright to teach, establish AI program in Uzbekistan

Hamid Ekbia, Professor of Informatics, Cognitive Science, and International Studies at Indiana University, has earned a Fulbright Specialist Award from the U.S. Department of State to teach artificial intelligence (AI) courses and lead the development of one of the first AI programs established in Uzbekistan at Fergana Polytechnic Institute (FerPI).

Indiana University - Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies
Hamilton Lugar School student one of six in US to earn Annenberg Fellowship

IU Hamilton Lugar School junior, Hayleigh Keasling, not only secured a highly sought-after internship at the U.S. State Department this summer, but she is also one of six students nationally to be named a 2022 Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg Fellow of the Council of American Ambassadors (CAA).

Indiana University - Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies
IU student among 15 nationally to be awarded U.S. Department of State fellowship

Indiana University sophomore Kathryn Riordan is among 15 students nationally to be awarded a Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship by the U.S. Department of State. Riordan is a Cybersecurity and Global Policy major, a joint degree between the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.

Video Scripts

Education Promotions

Terre Haute Tribune-Star
Community Update: Ivy Tech prepares next generation of manufacturing engineers

The next generation of manufacturing's workforce will be skilled in a blend of new technologies that will transform the industry's future. Ivy Tech Community College students will be among the first in the nation to earn an associate degree in Smart Manufacturing Digital Integration, a new interdisciplinary program that will prepare students for emerging, high-paying careers in manufacturing.

Ivy Tech Terre Haute News
Ivy Tech December graduates to enter workforce impacted by COVID-19

TERRE HAUTE - More than 500 students graduated from Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute in December 2020. Graduates will enter a workforce that has been greatly impacted by COVID-19. Many will enter fields that will make a direct impact on public health and welfare in the Wabash Valley.

Terre Haute Tribune-Star
Future healthcare heroes prepare at Ivy Tech Terre Haute

Ivy Tech healthcare students, future healthcare professionals, returned to the Terre Haute campus this fall to continue their studies. These students include future nurses, sonographers, healthcare specialists, medical assistants, radiographers, medical laboratory technologists, paramedics, respiratory therapists, surgical technologists, and mental health counselors.

Ivy Tech Terre Haute News
Ivy Tech medical laboratory alumni play critical role during pandemic

TERRE HAUTE - In honor of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19-25, Ivy Tech Terre Haute celebrates alumni who are now working in this vital field. Medical Laboratory Professionals provide lab testing to help doctors diagnose illnesses, including COVID-19. Graduates of Ivy Tech's medical laboratory technology program and other healthcare programs are among many...

Ivy Tech Terre Haute News
More than 1,100 Ivy Tech Terre Haute graduates to serve their communities

TERRE HAUTE - At the conclusion of Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute's Spring 2020 Semester, more than 1,100 graduates have completed approximately 1,500 associate degrees or certificates. These graduates will enter the workforce in Clay, Daviess, Greene, Knox, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo Counties and beyond.

Ivy Tech Bloomington News
Robotics is 'fun, like a puzzle'

BLOOMINGTON - Rebecca Stoops is pursuing her advanced automation and robotics technology associate degree with the help of Ivy Tech's Achieve Your Degree™ tuition deferral program. Stoops' employer, Catalent, is partnered with Ivy Tech to offer the Achieve Your Degree program to employees. Achieve Your Degree is a tuition deferral program that allows working adults...

Copywriting for Publications

Multiple materials for Ivy Tech Community College
Building Anniversary Promotional Campaign

I conceptualized and wrote copy for marketing materials to promote Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington's 10 year building anniversary. I used four key phrases to structure the campaign that represented the college's four strategic goals, while alluding to the building anniversary: 1.) BUILDING student success 2.) DEDICATED to community and workforce 3.) FOUNDATION of student transfer 4.) CORNERSTONE of civic engagement

Printed for Ivy Tech Community College
Building a Comprehensive Community College

I wrote and designed this 56-page publication for Ivy Tech Bloomington's 10 year building anniversary. For “Opening the Doors,” I conducted interviews and wrote original content. For other sections, I sourced and credited content from College historical documents or media outlets. I conducted original interviews throughout the book and also included previously published interviews. The book was edited by the College’s Executive Director of Communications.

Bloom Magazine
Early College Ad

Copywriting / Design / Photography for ad published in Bloom Magazine.