I’ve been called a “word queen” and a “demigoddess of direct mail.” As flattered as I am by such lofty depictions, I mostly just think words are fun.
I’ve studied multiple foreign languages, and even as a grade schooler, I used to fight my grandmother for the newspaper’s puzzle page. (We got both the morning and afternoon papers, yet we still didn’t have enough crosswords, jumbles and word games to go around.)
In eighth grade, I decided I was going to become a journalist when I grew up, and that’s exactly what I did. Armed with my degree from Northwestern University, I spent 13 incredibly awesome, challenging, stressful, hilarious, would-do-it-all-over-again years in daily journalism.
Those years formed me, and I couldn’t be more grateful. Thanks to newspapers, I have an obsession with accuracy, a moderately self-destructive work ethic and a deeply dark sense of humor.
Since then, I’ve stretched my wings beyond what 12-year-old me ever imagined. My professional background also includes book publishing, B2B marketing, public relations, content marketing and nonprofit fund-raising.
But enough about me! Let me know how I can use my love of words — and maybe that deeply dark sense of humor — to help YOU.