penMy formal education is in English/Communications. At Mars Hill University I was trained in English, American and World literature, but also completed coursework in journalism, feature writing, public speaking, theater and music. My internship was in writing for television – and I worked in the Promotions Department at Asheville ABC affilate, Channel 13 WLOS.

In all my jobs writing skills have proven invaluable.

  • In my human resources position with Mayland Community College I drafted HR policies, wrote job descriptions, recruitment ad copy, and assembled and edited our employee handbook and safety manuals.
  • In my work with Engineering and Environmental Services I helped write reports for submission to state and local authorities.
  • At Christian Tours part of my job was to develop and write new tours (and also edit and update older tours) for our 224-page tour catalog.
  • At Blue Ridge HealthCare I wrote hundreds of press releases, feature stories for magazines, voice-overs for TV and radio commercials, ad copy and the majority of content for our corporate website.
  • At Carolinas HealthCare System I edit website copy to ensure maximum readability and search engine optimization.

Below are links to some of my writing samples: