I have 15 years of experience in technical writing and editing, as well as proofing and copyediting. I have experience developing original graphics and communication collateral for web and print. Additionally, I am fluent in key social media platforms, and my expert, written communication skills allow me to craft effective content that inspires user engagement.
I received a Master’s in English from East Carolina University concentrating in creative writing with a focus on nonfiction. (Read my Outstanding Graduate Student speech.) In terms of research and higher education, I am most interested in Black, multi-cultural, and Southern literature; narrative and prose poetry; and creative nonfiction that reflects real-life candidly and without reserve. My writing has focused on matters of race and iniquity, civil rights and liberties, cultural and historical erasure and assimilation, and, of course, love.
I hold a dual Bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science from East Carolina University. My specialties are creative and technical communication, editing, document design, instructional design, as well as creative design. My excellent attention to detail and strong spelling and grammar knowledge combine to make me a terrific candidate for this position.
I am currently a freelance editor with Divine Legacy Publishing, LLC. I am also an English Lecturer at Fayetteville State University. I previously worked as a Freelance Writer for Talent Inc. (formerly RezBiz). Additionally, I was part of a Business Development and Marketing Team as a Senior Writer and a Technical Writer for a U.S. Government contractor in Southern Pines, N.C.
My experience as a lecturer of English and writing—including creative, technical, and business writing—has allowed me to claim expertise with the written word.
I used to carry my Nikon D60 wherever I went; but, with the advent of the iPhone 12-megapixel, pro camera, I tend to stick to that. I have work published in Expressions, Rebel, Main Street Rag, Her Magazine, and Callaloo.
Over the last 15 years, I have honed my ability to effectively communicate through websites, white papers, presentations, newsletters, social media, and videos. I have developed and used brand-specific style guides; I am adept with language syntax to fix inconsistencies and errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and design.
I currently live in Southeastern North Carolina with my wife and two dogs. I crochet and make stickers in my spare time.