Please allow me to introduce myself.
My first three novels, Metal Heart, Tin Road, and Iron Curtain, were self-published (writing, editing, and design) and are are available for checkout at the Multnomah County Library and for purchase on Amazon. My fourth novel, Astrid vs. the Asteroid, is in revision mode and due to be published in Spring 2022. I am currently working on outlines for two additional novels.
Editor and Publishing Professional
I am currently working as a Project Manager and Acquisitions Assistant at Overcup Press, a local publisher that produces beautiful books for curious people. I recently ended a position as a full-time editor of thought-leadership articles for publications like Forbes, Inc., and The Business Journals. I also served as the Managing Editor at Ooligan Press, responsible for shepherding authors through the editorial process while simultaneously managing production schedules for 10+ manuscripts.
As a Graduate Outreach Assistant in Book Publishing, I coordinated and hosted a dozen events including the Transmit Culture series, the 2020 Oregon Writers of Color Showcase with Literary Arts, and the Book Publishing Career Skills Weekend. I also led two digital fundraising campaigns that resulted in the creation of the Student Travel Fund for the Book Publishing program.
Multimedia Marketing and Communications
Before pivoting to publishing, I spent the last seven years in marketing and communications focused on content creation where I honed and strengthened my skills in digital media design including photography, videography, website design, and social media strategy.
Prior to that, I worked with AmeriCorps programming for nearly a decade, first as an elementary reading tutor in the Washington Reading Corps, and then as a member support coordinator with the Northwest Service Academy, an environmental education organization.
I'm a pacific northwest local, born and raised. I have an MA in Publishing and a BA in English from Portland State University where I served as the Managing Editor at Ooligan Press. I have a wide variety of skills to offer, but my true passion is grounded in writing and editing.
I have over 20+ years of professional experience, with a wide variety of skills that would benefit any author, agent, or organization interested in working with me.