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Sarah Hedrick Joyner


Location icon United States

Hi, I’m Sarah.

From small startup to corporate to higher education, I have over seven years of experience writing and editing in fast-paced environments. I’m a passionate storyteller dedicated to doing every story justice, no matter how big or small.

I believe a great writer is an even better listener.

I believe in the musicality of a sentence. The melody matters. The rhythm informs.

I enjoy hiking, biking, paddling and generally exploring southern Appalachia. I’ve also picked up some new hobbies like taking care of my backyard flock of ducks and chickens and working on my green thumb.



Tennessee Alumnus
The Family Business

Glenn Draper didn’t just train singers, he built a legacy.

Catalpa Magazine
Buried Beneath - Catalpa Magazine

After the sun set, the field of gnarled trees, ripped tires, and metal skeletons grew ominous in their imagination. Ghosts came to life in the rusted vehicles and claimed the wasteland for their own.

UTC News Releases
'Artists will always find a way'

UTC Theatre Company's next show is a 2020 take on the classic Greek play Antigone coming later this fall. The show will be pre-recorded by actors in their homes and streamed like a Zoom meeting with everyone participating from their own virtual squares.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Magazine
Therapy en Pointe

It's a Tuesday night and the studios at Chattanooga Ballet's location in North Chattanooga are brimming with dancers. Music trickles into the halls and the occasional instruction from a teacher can be heard clearly over the rhythm of feet on the floor.


UTC News Releases
UTC Theatre Co. recognized for diversity of playwrights in season productions - UTC News Releases

The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) recently awarded their 50/50 Applause Award to UTC Theatre Company. According to ICWP, theater companies honored with the award support and recognize women playwrights equally to their male playwright counterparts. They bring female-written productions to stage just as often as they produce male-written works.

UTC News Releases
Mastermind behind the whiteboard - UTC News Releases

The UTC Library's whiteboard memes have gone viral on Facebook, made the front page of Reddit, and have been retweeted by USA Today College. Have you ever wondered where those clever depictions come from? Meet Stacy Chapman, Circulation Day Supervisor and Resident Whiteboard Artist.

Web Copy

Housed on UTC's Undergraduate Admissions website, this page entices prospective students and parents to plan a trip to campus.
Campus Life

Housed on UTC's Undergraduate Admissions website, this page provides a snapshot of life at UTC to prospective students.

Print - Editor/Content Lead

Career Maps for Arts and Sciences Majors

These career maps provide a general blueprint of how to navigate your undergraduate program. The maps highlight quality experiences to supplement your coursework and identify academic milestones for years one through four.

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