Looking for a writer who digs deep, provides details and files her copy on time, sometimes even before the deadline? That’s me.
I love to write any and everything, and make it a point to find fresh facts and useful information. For example, in the piece I wrote on embezzlement, I included tips on keeping workers honest and noted one of the best embezzlement prevention tools is to make sure every employee takes a two-week vacation.
I always look for ways to go that extra step with a sidebar, dos and don’ts, time lines or information boxes.
No topic is beyond me. I’ve written about everything from cancer to community gardens to the wide variety of business models of hair salons. I’ve written for national and local publications including Landscape Management, Smart Meetings magazine, Training magazine as well as Columbia Business Times and Columbia Home.
I’m easy to catch. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, call me at 573.424.5749 or Skype me at 573.355.9828.
Interested in learning more about me and my work?
I wrote book with Charles W. Gehrke, prior to his death. He was the founder of one of Columbia, Missouri’s largest firms and one of the scientists who analyzed the moon rocks retrieved by NASA in the 2960s. Check out the first few chapters of the book at Charleswgehrke.com.
Historic homes fascinate me, and I blog about Columbia’s stellar examples at columbiahistorichomes.com. A few of these interesting homes have become the subject of magazine articles such as The Hansel and Gretel House and Delightful Contrasts, about a 1910 stone, four-square that was moved across the street so owner of its original site could build a bigger and better home.
Want to see it resume style? Here it is:
Freelance Journalist — Published in a number of publications including the Columbia Business Times, Columbia Home & Lifestyle, School & Community, Drury magazine, the Moscow (Russia) News and PASSPORT Moscow magazine. September 2003 to present.
Senior Information Specialist — Missouri Arthritis Rehabilitation Research & Training Center, Dissemination Project. University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. March 1998 to August 2003.
Education Reporter — The St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, Missouri. July 1997 to September 1998.
Assistant City Editor — The Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Kentucky. June 1995 to June 1997.
City Editor — The Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Missouri. June 1993 to June 1995.
Reporter/Photographer — Donrey Media Group, Washington, D.C. Bureau. January 1993 to April 1993.
Special Projects Reporter — The Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Missouri. January 1992 to May 1992.
Reporter/Photographer — The Gaffney Ledger, Gaffney, S.C. December 1987 to August 1990; July 1991 to August 1991.
English Instructor — Pusan National University, Republic of Korea. August 1990 to May 1991.
M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. May 1993.
B.A., B.S., Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. August 1987.