Other Writing

I’ve written interesting content for a wide array of audiences – everything from freelance writing for a Chicago commuter paper to federal grant applications. Here’s a selection.

Communications: Social & Digital Media Marketing, PR, Web Content Writing

Web content editing/updating. Sample: Life Services Alternatives
Social media management and strategy
Email newsletter content and editing; subscriber management (MailChimp; Constant Contact; Campaign Monitor)
Press releases
Google AdWords/AdGrants management
Google Analytics experience
*Other samples available

Chicago Tribune publications: Metromix (Chicago & San Francisco)RedEye
Freelance writer from 2003-2010 & 2014 (Chicago); 2010-2012 (SF)

*Web content and copywriting; experience with content management system
*’Eat. Drink. Do.’ and ‘Best Bets’ columns, highlighting Chicago events
*Multiple articles on Chicago and SF nightlife and entertainment:
Art smarts
Cross-town clashes
Get lit
TribLocal columns, highlighting suburban Chicago events

Story Week Festival of Writers
Assistant Artistic Director, 2006-2010

Grant writing: co-wrote, researched, and edited grant applications for the Illinois Humanities Council and NEA
Editing: Edited author and staff bios for event program
Print advertisement copywriting: Wrote, co-edited, revised print ads
Ad plan research
Copywriting / marketing writing:
*Article in event program – History of Story Week
*Event description – Columbia College Events Guide
*PSAs – WBEZ radio
*Calendar listings – local publications
*Promotional article – Story Week: Writing on the Edge – in Footlights, Feb/Mar 2009

Other Published Writing
*Fiction & Creative Non-Fiction
The Gray – The Manifest-Station
The Trains in Tokyo – HYPERTEXT Magazine
Appear to Disappear – Gambling the Aisle
Lost – Chicago Literati
The Game – No Touching Magazine
Ladies’ Night – Eight-Forty Eight on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio
The Dance – BlueLit.com
Mother Knows Best – GenX Webzine

*Journalism
Event Preview: Friar Tuck’s 34th Anniversary Party – The Tap
Going to Extremes – The Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus

Honors & Awards
Weisman Memorial Scholarship, Columbia College Chicago
Artist’s residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Getz Graduate Award, Columbia College Chicago
Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Fiction Contest Finalist
Stonecoast Writers’ Conference scholarship

Columbia College Writing Credits
Contributor: Reservoir Magazine
Contributor: ‘Nobody’ makes Knight somebody (book review) – Columbia Chronicle
Co-Editor: Hair Trigger 22 anthology
Author: It’s a Rapo, Rapo World – Hair Trigger 22
Co-Editor: Fictionary – Fiction Writing Department newsletter
Contributor: There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch? – Fictionary