I spent the first part of my journalism career as an editor, learning the ropes and
climbing the ladder. Eventually I was the one setting editorial calendars, managing a
team of editors, and working directly with the publishers, designers and sales team
to create solid editorial. During this time, one thing was consistent—not-so-
great editorial submissions that I worked tirelessly to improve.
I have spent the second part of my journalism career as a freelancer working directly
with clients to get rid of the blah. I create public relations pieces and social media
posts that tell a good story—that tell their story.
I have found that not all manufacturers, contractors, associations or publishers have the
budget to hire another employee. Or they don’t have the time to create the marketing
materials they envision. This is where I come into play. As a freelancer, I have made
it my mission to tell companies’ stories and to promote their talents.
I do this with two furry co-workers who offer little advice and sometimes demand
attention from my home in a Chicago suburb. I love traveling, and I have a love-hate
relationship with gardening. I have two degrees—one in journalism and another in
nursing. My husband and I are raising two tiny humans, who are turning into pretty