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What does “Writing with a Human Face” mean? Many
As a magazine, newspaper, custom publication and Web freelance
writer, it symbolizes my commitment to finding the faces, the
people, behind the news. I write about many things: health, real
estate, pop culture, business and more for publications including
the San Francisco Chronicle, AARP.org, Yoga Journal, CyberHomes.com
and Yahoo! Hot Jobs. But the unifying theme is people’s
Like most good reporters, I’m curious. Like most good
writers, I invite readers into the personal worlds of my sources.
And like all good freelancers, I’m professional. That means
that one of the faces I think about when I pitch, research, write,
edit and assist with art decisions is yours. Forefront in my
mind is not just what serves the story but also what serves your
I’m always asking myself: How can
I make your job easier? I do this in
- In-depth reporting. I’m drawn to people’s
unique stories, so if you have a piece that requires a hard-to-find “real
person” source, I’m the writer for you.
expertise. Having written about everything from teen sexual
health to foreclosure scams, chances are I have sources and
experience useful for your project.
- Unique perspective. Having
lost 85 pounds
and changed my approach to both food and life,
I can relate to sources with chronic illnesses who make the
decision every day to put health above everything else.
- Punctual. I file stories on time
or early, and at word count.
- Independent thinker, collaborative
worker. You don’t have
to hold my hand through finding sources or identifying story
angles, but I collaborate where it counts—as stories
change and with art ideas—so you don’t end up with
a nasty surprise in your inbox.
- Thorough fact-checker. If desired,
I check the quotes and facts in my stories before filing.
- Enthusiastic. Does it make your
job easier when a freelancer is excited about her assignment?
I think so. I’m always
looking for ways to improve the story because I love what I
- Tech savvy. Follow me on Twitter,
link with me on LinkedIn or join the conversation on Facebook.
- Longevity. I’ve been a full-time freelance writer for years.
It’s my choice and my passion, and I won’t leave
you for a full-time job when the economy turns around. I’m
here for the long haul.
This isn’t just my considered opinion. I know this because
it’s what my editors tell me.
With busy editors in mind, I’ve added a search function,
so you can quickly find clips relevant to your project.
After exploring my site, I hope you’ll see that I’m
the right writer, reporter and editor for your project. Need
a freelance writer? Looking for a freelance editor? Contact