Freelance Writer and Editor 

Seattle, WA; February 2013–present


  • Write feature articles online and in print for award-winning national and local publications including Author Magazine, Eater, Seattle magazine, AAA Journey Magazine, Seattle WeeklyEdible Seattle, Puget Sound Starts Here, and more.


  • Edit dissertations, MA/MS applications and other major writing projects for organization, clarity and succinctness for private clients
  • Copyedit fiction for Girl Friday Productions


Editor at Eater Seattle 

Seattle, WA; March–October 2015

  • Wrote 3-6 posts daily on major food news and maps of best restaurants (of various categories) in Seattle

  • Managed team of 8 freelance writers and photographers
  • Oversaw site’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and Eater Seattle newsletter


Digital Editorial Assistant at Seattle magazine

Seattle, WA; November 2014–February 2015

  • Wrote 4-6 news and feature articles weekly for
  • Managed social media (Twitter and Pinterest) for my articles
  • Uploaded content (text and photos) from the print magazine
  • Edited select articles for clarity and succinctness 
  • Discussed site analytics and content strategy regularly with digital editor
  • For one week, ran complete site: wrote and posted articles, edited articles by 2 other writers, managed social media



English as a Second Language Instructor at North Seattle College, University of Washington and Tacoma Community College

Seattle and Tacoma, WA; September 2007–December 2014

  • Taught and tutored ESL writing, reading, speaking, listening, conversation, grammar, pronunciation, business English communication and academic lecture listening and note-taking to matriculated and non-matriculated students, ages 18-60, beginning to advanced levels. 


Literacy Curriculum Development Specialist at the Eastern Cape Department of Education/US Peace Corps Response

East London, South Africa; September 2010–June 2011

  • Researched best literacy teaching methods in South Africa and abroad at South African universities and online.
  • Collaborated with local government officials and teachers to secure funding for and collectively deliver 3 literacy-teaching workshops to 150 language teachers and subject advisors across the Eastern Cape province.



MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Washington.

Seattle, WA; Sept. 2007–June 2009. GPA 3.99. Competitively selected for 2-year teaching assistantship. 

BA in English from Davidson College.

Davidson, NC. August 1998–May 2002. GPA 3.47; major GPA 3.7.

AAS in Culinary Arts from Seattle Culinary Academy, Seattle Central Community College.

Seattle, WA. Sept. 2011-Mar. 2013. GPA 3.87. Competitively selected for 2 consecutive year-long scholarships.



  • Desktop Publishing: Microsoft Office
  • Content Management Systems: Chorus, WordPress, Drupal
  • Design: Adobe Photoshop and InDesign (basic)
  • Style Guides: Chicago Manual of Style, MLA and APA



Basic proficiency (reading, writing, some speaking) in French and Setswana.