Integrated marketing experience that works to your advantage

Over 25 years’ combined experience freelance copywriting, editing and marketing has brought with it a lot of opportunity to listen, observe, engage and discover. Learning something new with every client and project is one reason I love what I do.

My favorite client scenario? Working collaboratively to create a successful end product. I find partnerships creatively inspiring – and a way to truly connect with and “hear” a client.

Resume rundown

As a freelance Copywriter & Editor I work with businesses of all sizes, from small business start-ups to established corporations and educational institutions. My Services and Client list will give you a good sense of that.

My Marketing Consultant & Coordinator work with Portland, Oregon  nonprofit arts groups has included company branding strategy and development; writing, editing and proofing brochures, ads, press releases and fundraising materials; designing and deploying email newsletters; social media support; website support including content writing and posting; and special event project management.

I’ve provided web site content writing, SEO, and web best practice training services for award-winning integrated online marketing agency Mambo Media. I’ve written and edited video and voiceover scripts for client promotional projects. As a Mambo Project Manager I provided long-term website support for a major client, researching, writing and posting all site content and images including articles, product descriptions, promotional banners, and seasonal and industry trend reports. I developed visual creatives, copy, taglines, and product selection for lead generation emailers and sweepstake campaigns targeted to the client’s database of 150,000.

My graphics and art direction experience makes for a stronger client product, informing the overall process from initial concept to end result. I consult with graphics team members, viewing final design drafts to provide input and ensure copy is properly laid out.

Other past work experience has included stints as Grants & Sponsorship Manager (Seattle Symphony), Development Director (Seattle’s Bathhouse Theatre), Events Coordinator (Pantages Center for the Performing Arts, Tacoma, WA), and Marketing Associate (San Francisco-based film animation company, Colossal Pictures).

These are just copywriting and marketing-related career highlights. Check out the column to the right. Geographically, my endeavors have taken me from Seattle to San Francisco to New York and back to the West Coast again, where I currently reside in Lake Oswego, Oregon – just minutes from Portland.

Contact me. I’d like to hear your story.

Other things I’ve done or do . . .

Professional Actor: Stage, film, commercial and print work

Interior Décor Business: Production of high-end custom soft furnishings

Visual Retail Display: Prop builds and installation for major New York retailers

Fashion Industry: Dresser and rigger for New York-based designers and fashion week

Each of these experiences makes me a better writer – giving me more to draw on for you, the client.