wordsmith – a person who works with words
Our word choices couldn’t be more important in today’s world of character limits, short attention spans and pure overabundance. As an experienced editor, I not only know the value of wisely choosing words but also make each character count with proper punctuation, perfectly placed modifiers and all the other tricks so many burgeoning writers don’t utilize.
I have experience in all types of writing (editorial, commercial, PR), copy editing, proofreading, SEO and social media. I’m known for my natural, friendly tone, yet can cater my voice to your needs.
Clients of my editing work include:
The Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno
Minnesota-based children’s book publisher The Child’s World
South Lake Tahoe publisher Bona Fide Books
Smith + Jones marketing/branding agency
Oakland-based GoldieBlox, who makes engineering toys for girls
Web content samples: I am the current Director of Content & Marketing for AdventureSmith Explorations; view my blog posts for this travel company. I also managed content on the Tahoe Mountain Sports blog for two years; view all my posts. Some of my most popular include Getting Waisted: A Battle of Tech Belts for Skiing, the Top Avalanche Safety Tips from AIARE1, Contour vs Go Pro – Wired Weighs In, Adventures of a 1-Year-Old Skier and Spot Connect Racks Up Awards. I’m also very proud of launching a Leave No Trace Facebook campaign, which spiked our fan count and spawned an ongoing relationship with the nonprofit.
Samples from print publications: Simple Alchemy, Tahoe Quarterly‘s 2009 Mountain Home issue; Par Couture, Tahoe Quarterly‘s 2008 Summer issue; History in the Making, Western Art & Architecture‘s 2009 Summer/Fall issue; Lost on Migration?, a personal essay in the book Tahoe Blues: short lit on life at the lake.