I’m a trained journalist with more than 25 years of professional writing and editing experience. I’ve written about everything from radiation therapy technology to hip hop music. I’ve also edited a wide array of documents from electronic component reports to urban, erotic novels.
My career began just after college when I worked as an intern at Video Toaster User magazine (A video what? Yeah, I know, right? Trust me. It’s very well-known in video production and 3D animation circles). In less than two years I worked my way up from intern to managing editor. At the time, the dot-com boom was in full swing. Eager to be a part of it, I earned a technical writing certificate and joined the technological revolution taking place. I wrote technical user manuals and marketing collateral for several startup companies, where I discovered a love for the entrepreneurial world.
A few years later, the dot-com bubble popped and I decided to play it somewhat safe. With my editing pen in hand, I worked comfortably for many years as a technical editor at a market research firm. Alas, listening to that entrepreneurial whisper, I launched Jazzy Pen Communications as a manuscript editing venture.
Following a layoff (a blessing in disguise), I transitioned Jazzy Pen to a full-time business and now as the head of a content marketing agency, I enjoy creating content for small and medium-sized businesses and training entrepreneurs. I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Jose State University, a strong desire to help others and unbridled creative energy.
I have served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Women Business Owners, Inland Empire (NAWBO-IE) for multiple years and as the chapter administrator. I won the 2015 NAWBO-IE A.N.I.T.A Award, which is presented to the Member of the Year. When I’m not writing, editing or assisting clients with content marketing, you can find me wrapped up with a good book, shopping for shoes or spending quality time with my husband and two adorable children.
What does this all mean to you?
Well, when you hire me, you get an experienced journalist who is quite comfortable rolling up her sleeves, doing the research and writing quality content. You get a native English speaker with business and marketing experience who “gets it.”
Client satisfaction and ultimate success are priorities for me. If it sounds like I might be a good partner for you, let’s connect.