For nearly a decade after receiving my BA in journalism from American University I remained in the D.C. Metro area and held professional roles in media and nonprofit communications. I’ve worked and received in-depth training as a reporter, copy editor, digital strategist, and peer writing consultant. I have experience collaborating with writers throughout the stages of composition on ideas, content, sources, structure, and grammar. My skills have helped to shape journal articles, dissertations, academic papers, professional memos, cover letters, book proposals, personal essays, and reported features.
I write nonfiction that incorporates my personal experiences and studies and explores neurobiology, human behavior in the social environment, interpersonal dynamics, communications technology, public policy and politics, and systems of interwoven private, nonprofit, and governmental institutions.
In 2011 I wrote “Chat History” about the experience of remembering my relationship with my romantic partner Clark Sabine, who died of melanoma in 2009, by reading records of our Gchat conversations. The essay was published in GOOD Magazine and received some positive and meaningful attention.
Since “Chat History” was published I’ve been writing a memoir about grief, memory, healthcare, and the Internet. Today my memoir incorporates knowledge gained from my experiences of healing and holding healing space for others. I expect to complete a manuscript by the end of 2021.
Email me to start working together on your project or to commission my writing. I can provide my C.V. and references upon request.