As Writer

I’ve written everything from technical documentation, price proposals, and white papers to newsletter articles, devotionals, personal profiles, and essays for both regional and national publications. Here are three of my favorite published pieces:

  • A Second Helping of Funeral Sandwiches Cup of Comfort for the Grieving Heart and reprinted in local newspaper; edited version published at This I Believe and aired on Iowa Public Radio

As Editor

As a member of Literary Mama ‘s senior editorial team, I participated in editorial discussions for more than 400 pieces of nonfiction, fiction, essay, interviews, and book reviews. I also performed the final copy edit/proofread of nearly 300 pieces. As managing editor, I expanded the organization’s Style Guide and department guidelines and established standards for tracking website and social media metrics; as editor-in-chief, I led the all-volunteer team of 25 editors ensuring that editorial standards and publishing schedules for 10 issues were met each year and that weekly marketing efforts were consistent. During this time, I also served as a field editor for Our Iowa magazine.

Read about my experiences as blog editor, managing editor, and editor-in-chief with Literary Mama here and as field editor for Our Iowa here.