Editorial director - Bonfire Marketing
September 2015 - April 2019
Bonfire Marketing is a digital marketing company in Portland, Oregon. During my 3-year tenure, I provided services as copywriter, editor, chief editor, and editorial director. As director, I supervised a department of five writers and editors, guided messaging strategies for over 30 clients, and oversaw new client and employee onboarding. I also developed, pitched, and updated editorial department and brand processes and styles guides.
10 Tips for Becoming a More Efficient Editor: an advice blog for editors on how to streamline their editing processes for cleaner, more effective prose.
The Ultimate Social Media Best Practices 2019: a curated and tested list of best practices for all prominent social media channels. Recommendations include image size, character count, hashtag usage, and voice.
The Poetry in Copywriting (or How Poets Make Money): an advice blog for poets on the merits of applying their skills to the world of marketing and copywriting.
The Marketer's Power Quarter: Email Subject Line Tips: part of a series of quick-fix tips for improving digital marketing results.
*Please contact me for more portfolio work not publishable on this site, including brand and campaign style guides, e-books, and interactive content.*
Associate Editor - Night Owls Press (CLOSED)
October 2012 - February 2016
This non-fiction publisher worked alongside authors to create books from start to finish, providing professional editing, design, and marketing support. As an associate editor, I looked for prospective authors at any stage of writing, and helped mold and improve their manuscripts.
Associate Poetry Editor - The Tishman Review
February 2015 - February 2016
I believe in this quarterly's mission to pay its writers. The Tishman publishes poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, book reviews, and art. My responsibilities included copyediting, book reviews, and finalizing poetry for publication. Here's the current issue.
Does your work need a professional edit? As a part-time freelance writer and editor, I've copyedited and proofread books, blogs, poetry, catalogs, and articles for agencies, journals, and small presses. Edited titles include: Close is Fine and An Artful Heist. Contact me for more information on my rates.
With more than five years of editing and workshop experience, I feel confident in my ability to help you mold a publishable work. My experience includes short story collections, poetry, and fiction. From single poems to full-length manuscripts, I'll provide detailed comments and feedback to help you make significant breakthroughs in your work. Contact me for more information on my services.