I have more than six years of professional experience writing, editing, and fact-checking. Profiles, blog posts, magazine blurbs, how-to's, subject lines, product descriptions, white papers...I've done it all. Additional clips and writing samples are available upon request.

Copywriting

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Birch Lane Kids offers the same classic style you love, pint-sized and more playful.

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Clips

"State Secrets: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore," Outside Magazine, 2010

"Winter Retreats," Outside Magazine, 2009

"A Brief History of Briefs," Outside Magazine, 2009

"The New Rules of Survival," Outside Magazine, 2009

"Energy Food Guru: Adam Spector," Outside Magazine, 2009

For a full listing of my contributions to Outside's News blog, click here.

"Bostonista Loves: Boston Handmade Marketplace," Bostonmagazine.com, 2008.

"Free Wireless in Harvard Square," Bostonmagazine.com, 2008. 

"Court and Bark," Boston Magazine, 2008. A list of the best dog parks in Boston to find romance.

For a full listing of my contributions to Boston's blogs, click here.

 

Travel Essays


“Those are the bathrooms. We do sawdust composting for the toilets, so try to pee in the woods if you can and do only #2’s in there.” She pulled open one of the doors and showed me where the sawdust was and then motioned to a black and white speckled notebook. “This is for if you feel like sharing your thoughts while in the bathroom. You know, if you want.”

From "Post-Savannah: The Hostel in the Forest," 2011. 

 

This is not a sandwich for self-conscious eaters, and the whole time I couldn't help but wonder what the guys to the right thought of me, my face shining with grease and sandwich fillings plopping onto my basket every few bites. Most likely: sexy.

From "Charleston Interlude: Dinner at the Tattooed Moose," 2011

 

He tells me that the chapel holds around 100 weddings each year. The majority of those weddings, however, are second or third marriages for the happy couple.

“A marriage that starts in Hell can only go up,” Colone says. His round, weathered face splits into a wide grin that reaches his eyes behind their wire-rimmed glasses.

From "Hell's Bells,"  2009.

 

Never let it be said that we here in the Blizzard Belt lack a sense of humor.

From "The Golden Snowball Award," 2009. Prompt: Write a piece à la Boston Magazine's 'One Last Thing' column.

 

He looks kind of uncomfortable at the sudden attention and starts fiddling with the padlock that hangs from a chain around his neck. “Dunno. It’s just...you’ve got this thing you have to write, and you’re havin’ a rough time thinking of what to do, and...just...why won’t you write about me?”

I was afraid this would happen.

I close the lid of my laptop and pause to think about the best way to break up with a figment of my imagination.

From "Block," 2008. Prompt: Write about something during your experience studying abroad in London that you really connected with.

 

Yes, that brilliant Crayola hue that conjures up images of the grass in Hyde Park on a sunny day, the rolling hillsides of Stonehenge, and the trusty District Line is utterly artificial. More bogus than Victoria Beckham’s boobs. But it’s hard to blame those mixers of mushy peas for wanting to give their dish a little foodie fake tan because without that dash of additives, this beloved veg would be as dull and gray as the London sky.

From "Peas, Please," 2008. Prompt: Explain a quintessential part of British culture.

 

PLUS:

Did you know that I once spent four months road tripping around the United States? Good thing I blogged all about it.