Writing My Way Around the World


Writing and Editing

As a professional writer and editor, I have crafted copy for numerous clients in several industries. My writing services include:

  • Article writing
  • Editing
  • Marketing copy writing for print and web
  • Business pieces including FAQs and company bios
  • Web content creation
  • Blogging
  • Ghost writing
  • Book writing
  • Fact checking

I am a quick learner and can easily write on a variety of subjects. Though this is not a comprehensive list, some of the topics I have written on in the past include:

  • Travel, particularly Las Vegas and the Southwest United States
  • Philanthropy
  • Environmental issues
  • Animal care
  • Business, social media, management and finance
  • Health, nutrition and fitness
  • Collegiate-related topics
  • Weddings
  • Education
  • Writing
  • Home care and decoration
  • Disabilities
  • Personality and company profiles
  • Tween-age topics
  • Arts, theater, dance and related culture

I am a hard-working, efficient, organized and ethical writer and editor that always puts forth the highest quality work. My rates vary depending on type and length of project, turnaround time and complexity. I would be happy to supply samples of past projects, references and a quote upon request.

Please get in touch regarding your needs.

Public Speaking and Workshops

I have spoken to small groups and for large audiences on a variety of subjects as they relate to writing, social media, travel and my career and am available for hire to speak with your group or at your event as well.

Prior speaking engagements include:

  • KNPR Radio Guest, KNPR’s State of Nevada, “Making the Most of the Last Weeks of Summer,” 2014
  • Panel Member, Public Relations Society of America – Las Vegas Chapter, “Media Pitch Speed Dating,” 2014
  • Speaker, Nevada Commission on Tourism’s Rural Roundup, “The Perfect Pitch: How to Make Your Press Release Stand Out,” 2014
  • Speaker, Luxury Travel Expo, “Balancing Social Media Etiquette,” 2013
  • Speaker, Luxury Travel Expo, “Blogging: The Forgotten Yet Powerful Marketing Channel,” 2012
  • Speaker, REI Boca Park and Henderson, “Exploring Iceland: Stories and Adventures from the Ring Road,” 2012
  • Speaker, IFWTWA Conference, “LinkedIn for Writers,” 2012
  • Panel Member, Young Leaders Conference, “Digital Media: The Future is Here,” 2011
  • Panel Member, University of Nevada-Las Vegas International Education Week, “Peace Corps Forum,” 2011
  • Speaker, Findlay Middle School AVID Class, “My Life as a Travel Writer,” 2011
  • Panel Member, Green Valley Library Teen Writers Panel, 2011
  • Panel Member, Las Vegas Writers’ Conference, “Social Media Lunch Panel,” 2011
  • Speaker, Las Vegas Writers’ Conference, “Travel the World, Tell the Story” and “Social Media for Writers,” 2011
  • Speaker, Las Vegas Society of Children’s Writers and Book Illustrators, “Blogging for Writers,” 2011
  • Panel Member, Las Vegas Clark County Library District, “$uccessful Blogging,” 2010
  • Speaker, Henderson Writers’ Group, “Writing for Magazines 101,” 2009
  • Speaker, GED Prep, College of Southern Nevada Division of Workforce and Economic Development, Language and Literacy Program, “What it Means to be a Writer,” 2009

Please get in touch regarding your needs.

Conference Correspondence

I am based in Las Vegas, where thousands of meetings, conferences and conventions are held every year. Companies, professional organizations and publications that are unable to send a delegate to meetings often hire me to attend on their behalf. Organizations and publications I have worked with in this capacity include:

  • Convention South
  • International News Media Association
  • Antique West
  • Paint and Decorating Retailer Magazine
  • Bankrate.com
  • Physicians Practice

I work with you to meet your conference needs, which may include the following:

  • Writing blog posts
  • Compiling executive summaries and white papers
  • Tweeting, sending Facebook updates and other social media outreach services
  • Distributing business cards
  • Other services as discussed in advance

Please get in touch regarding your needs.

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