Technical Editing

While enrolled in the Professional & Technical Writing graduate program at Portland State University, I quickly took to technical editing. Since, I have edited grants, manuals, and evaluations

 

With my primary client, a program evaluation firm that supports educators and organizations, I process surveys, code qualitative data, and proofread final evaluations. Having taken psychology classes in my undergraduate career, I quickly learned the jargon required for such tasks and have come to share their mission of identifying struggles and successes related to professional development.

Ghostwriting

The best part of ghostwriting is the experience, the worst is the lack of bylines. I can research and write targeted creative content for client websites and blogs.

My clients have included a Grip & Electric Rental House, Yoga Studio, Fitness Center, Gym Equipment Supplier, Condo Association, Orthopedic Surgeon, Oral Surgeon, Pediatric Dental Office, Chiropractic Clinic, Divorce Lawyer, Garage Door Repairman, HVAC Serviceman, Window Treatment Company, Custom Flag Shop, and Animal Hospital.

Scriptwriting

While Detour has come and gone, and subsequently been scrubbed from the internet since acquired by Bose, I once researched, pitched, and produced their narrative-driven, experiential audio tours in Portland, Oregon. Originally hired to interview narrators and scout locations, I was promoted to write scripts and produce recording sessions.

Additionally, I have written, edited, and formatted specs, pilots, half-hour sitcoms, and features.

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The Pearl: Building Beervana

Discover how Art Larrance and a handful of passionate home brewers, started a craft beer revolution in Portland - and beyond. How did Portland become one of the nation's leading cities in craft beer production and consumption, with more than fifty breweries in the city limits? Was it the quality hops or the deep-rooted appreciation of saloon culture? And is Portland really... More

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Albina: Jumptown Jazz

Jazz legend Mel Brown describes Portland's Jazz Renaissance in the 70s while his son, Christopher, encourages the one now. Portland has been called the "Whitest City in America" but it was once home to a vibrant African American community called Albina where there was a jumping music scene. In fact, it was known as "Jumptown." So what happened? Where is the jazz music... More

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Downtown: The Really Big One

An architecture tour with a terrifying twist, science writer Nathan Gilles shows what will happen if the Cascadia quake hits. According to seismologists, the chances of a massive 9.0 earthquake slamming the Pacific Northwest are disturbingly high. And Portland is situated right on the Cascadia subduction zone, the fault line that would cause it. But is Portland ready for... More