I'm an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in lifestyle stories and narrative journalism.
Hire me for your project, and I'll deliver compelling, precise prose on target and on time.
Hire me, and I'll write print or online content; create marketing tools; shoot photos and video, or design a website.
I can also be your voice on Twitter and Facebook, and I'll promote our projects through my own social media feeds at no charge.
If you have a need that falls outside my specialties, that's okay. As a newspaper reporter, I've also written about business, immigration, education, the military, farming, and technology.
One of my biggest strengths is a passion for learning.
I'm easy to work with, and while I'm proud of my products, I'm not married to my words. You're the boss.
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
Newspaper - Local/Regional
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Oyster.com (10+), Food Network's CityEats.com (10+), Gambit Weekly (10+), New Orleans CityBusiness (10+), Care.com (3-5), Edible New Orleans (3-5), Food & Wine's FWx (1-2), Oxford American (1-2), Hemispheres magazine (1-2), Maxim magazine (1-2), Sports Illustrated (1-2), The Daily Beast (1-2), Zagat.com (1-2), Zagat's 2013 New Orleans guide (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
YatMedia (6-10), Rouses Supermarkets (3-5)
Other Work History
I was the editor, lead reporter, and photographer for The Jones Post newspaper (Freedom Communications, 3 years); columnist for the Jacksonville Daily News (Freedom Comm., 4 years); military features reporter for the Jacksonville Daily News (1 year).
Photo editing (Adobe Lightroom); Web design (ImageCaf Web Site Creator, Typepad); I'm learning to use Adobe Premiere for video edits. I'm also completing an intermediate photography class at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts.
Foreign Language Skills
Fluent in Spanish
Word, Excel, HTML
Canon Rebel T3 DSLR
Three journalism awards from the North Carolina Press Association (NCPA) for news enterprise reporting and columns; one journalism award from the New Orleans Press Club.