As an in-house editor, I’ve hired freelance writers myself and know how frustrating it is when a freelancer turns in sloppy copy or blows deadline after deadline. That won’t happen with me. Here’s what makes me different from a lot of freelance writers:
With 20+ years of experience, I’ve won awards from the Educational Advertising Awards, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Jesuit Advancement Administrators, Catholic Media Association, Wisconsin Excellence in Journalism Competition and more.
I know that even a single typo can be a credibility buster, and I pride myself on clean copy. Thanks to my attention to detail, you’ll spend less time editing and won’t have to worry about embarrassing gaffes making it into print.
My areas of expertise include:
Education: I have deep knowledge of higher ed marketing, and I excel at discovering and telling compelling stories that drive student applications, boost yield, and engage alumni and donors. I’ve written for Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Medical College of Wisconsin, Loyola University Chicago, University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, Michigan Tech University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Lawrence University, Alverno College, Beloit College, Waukesha County Technical College and Nativity Jesuit Academy, among others. I also covered education (primarily K-12 schools) as a newspaper beat reporter in three states.
Health care: During my six years as a senior writer/editor for Marquette University, I covered the health sciences beat and led the university’s annual research publication. I’ve interviewed countless scientists, doctors and other health care professionals on complex subjects and know how to make those topics understandable and interesting for a lay audience. My freelance clients have included Children’s Wisconsin/Children’s Research Institute, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, UW Health, Froedtert Health, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Pharmacy and Loyola University Chicago’s School of Nursing. I’ve also interviewed health and nutrition experts for national parenting publications.
Nonprofits: I love to use my skills to help nonprofits raise awareness and funds, whether it’s by creating content for membership magazines or crafting persuasive and emotional copy to motivate donors and other key stakeholders to get behind a new campaign. My nonprofit freelance clients have included Children’s Wisconsin Foundation, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Nativity Jesuit Academy, UW Credit Union, the Unitarian Universalist Association and Toastmasters International.
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