I currently serve as Production Editor at the American Public Works Association, where I oversee the production of our print and digital publications—from development and design to print and distribution. I’m also a co-creator of The Semi-prose project, a growing collection of creative writing. On the side, I’m a freelance writer, manuscript reviewer, and all-around project junkie.

In a past life, I worked at Andrews McMeel Universal, where I wrote copy for a number of digital products, blog articles, and press releases. Before AMU, I worked as a writing consultant at the UMKC Writing Studio and an editorial assistant at New Letters Magazine and The American Educational History Journal. I also served as Blog Editor for the UMKC Women’s Center.

I graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a B.A. in English Language and Rhetoric, and a minor in Manuscript, Print Culture, and Editing. I know that’s a mouthful. In short, I’m an unapologetic word nerd.

“The idea is to write so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.”
– Maya Angelou

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