Where It Began, What It Is Now

As children often do, I once told my parents what my future held, what I would do when I grew up. It went something like this: “Mommy, there is so much to think about — I’ve been wondering about people and all sorts of things — and when I grow up, I’m going to think and write it all down."

Out of the mouth of babes. Our world does present us with much to ponder, and writing about our world is something I’ve been doing for a long time.

My career began in Chicago, where I worked for the CBS affiliate WBBM-TV researching, writing and co-producing documentaries. When my husband and I moved to Seattle, my writing towed me into the world of commercial and corporate communications. My written landscape changed yet again when we moved to Vashon Island, this time towards feature profiles for magazines, newspapers, websites and blogs. I am currently Arts Editor for The Vashon-Maury Beachcomber, a weekly community newspaper.

Discovery is one of my favorite aspects of writing and that freshness shows up during the interview process and then in choosing the right words/images/ideas to tell a story, paint a verbal profile or communicate an effective message.

Words. My portfolio is filled with them — some in service of editorial, others for PR and creative content solutions, still others shaped into poems. It is the concept behind these written symbols and the way they are used that transforms them. Take a look. See if I can help tell your story, communicate your message and reach your audience — whether for business or family legacy, for magazines, newspapers, books or online.