Writer Editor Project Manager
I am a writer with an MFA in creative writing, currently putting my creativity and communications skills to good use as an email marketing manager for a Seattle nonprofit. I've been writing and editing professionally since 2001 and managing projects since 2004. I play well with others, juggle with grace, and deliver on time. I also teach creative writing at various venues in Seattle. (See my artist résumé.)
Email Marketing Manager, Committee for Children, Seattle Present
Manage and execute email marketing campaigns end-do-end, including content, list-pulls, testing, launch, and analysis. Create customer segmentation plans and targeted messages to key segments of the database. Coordinate design, web, and editorial functions that support email marketing initiatives. Work closely with director, sales, and creative services.
Marketing Project Manager, 2008–2009
Managed projects, including collateral, direct mail, and electronic communications. Maintained communications with stakeholders throughout the organization. Analyzed marketing promotions. Worked closely with director, design team, product and web managers, and editorial.
Contract Writer, Digital Learning Commons, Seattle 2004–2008
Wrote and edited web content, e-newsletters, grant proposals, and print collateral. Interviewed educators and wrote success stories. Maintained in-house style guide. Worked closely with technology director, web designer, and content specialists.
Contract Writer, Committee for Children, Seattle 2004–2008
Provided project management for quarterly e-newsletters. Wrote web content, product brochures, catalog copy, direct mail, and annual reports. Worked closely with marketing managers, content specialists, editors, and designers.
Contract Writer, WetFeet, San Francisco May–July 2006
Revised a career/industry guide on the nonprofit and government sectors.
Contract Writer, Custom Editorial Productions, Cincinnati July–September 2004
Created web activities to accompany middle school vocabulary textbooks published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.
Assistant Editor, Committee for Children, Seattle 2001–2004
Edited elementary and middle school curricula, marketing collateral, and web content. Researched and wrote client success stories. Maintained in-house style guide and product style sheets. Obtained and granted reprint permissions. Worked closely with curriculum developers and design team.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Alabama English Department, Tuscaloosa 1997–2000
Taught nine composition and creative writing classes at the freshman, sophomore, and junior levels. Awarded four teaching commendations.
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, University of Alabama, 2001
• Awarded graduate teaching assistantship, teaching writing fellowship, research and travel grant, and two alumni fiction awards
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
• Concentrations in English literature and film studies
Creative Writing Classes
Richard Hugo House 2004–2009
Writer-in-Residence during the 2008-2009 school year. Mentored prose writers at all stages of the writing process and taught creative writing classes and workshops.
Mavis Gallant Retrospective, spring 2009; Read to Write Short Stories, winter 2009; Learn from the Masters, fall 2008; Read to Write Short Stories, spring 2008; Fixed Form Narratives, summer 2007; Lit-Mag Reading Club, spring 2007; Fiction in a Flash, winter 2007; Feverish Fiction Retreat, spring 2006; Tap Your True Voice, winter 2006; Bedtime Stories, fall 2005; Cut It Short, spring 2005; Short-Short Story Lab, winter 2005 and fall 2004; The Writing Habit, spring 2004.
Phinney Neighborhood Center 2003–2004
Compact Prose, spring 2004; Build a Story, winter 2004; The Writing Habit, fall 2003.
University of Washington Women's Center 2001–2004
Research-Fueled Fiction, winter 2004 and summer 2003; All About the MFA in Creative Writing, winter 2003 and winter 2002; How to Grow Words, spring 2002 and summer 2001.
Skills & Styles
- Microsoft Office for PC and Mac
- HTML (WYSIWYG and hand-coded) and CSS
- Hot Banana and Zope CMS
- SalesLogix CRM
- Swiftpage and Constant Contact
- Chicago and house styles
Founded Writehabit.org, a website in support of new and emerging writers, in 2003.
826 Seattle, Artist Trust, Richard Hugo House, Seattle Writergrrls, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Women in Digital Journalism