Since my last years of high school, my articles, reviews, etc. have made their way onto the pages of magazines. My first published piece was a marlin fishing computer game that I reviewed for Compute magazine. I did a few other reviews for them, as well as a few music reviews in the Vox Humana, the Tulane University radio station newspaper when I moved to university. After that, most of my time was spent writing papers for my courses, though I had one on architectural rustication and another on Robert Browning’s poem Fra Lippo Lippi that earned me particularly high praise and grades from my professors.
After university, I taught art history at a community college in North Carolina, but the pay wasn’t enough and eventually I had to give up the job. Eventually, I found myself working as the obituary writer for the Greensboro News & Record (also in NC). That started me on my serious career in publishing. After a year and half with a job title that created an entertaining range of reactions, I found myself working for Pet Business, a pet industry trade magazine (and doing some additional work for three consumer pet magazines), eventually becoming the editor-in-chief of the trade magazine after the publication moved to New York City.
Even before moving to the Netherlands, I tended to do some freelance editing and proofreading work, and after the big move overseas, I eventually fell into a variety of writing opportunities. Some have been small projects, while others are ongoing jobs. I’ve recently begun editing news stories and doing some writing for The Holland Times, and I have returned to my art history degree with a regular art column in the Canadian-based magazine Dutch. For more than three years now, I have been writing web content on a daily basis for a variety of companies throughout the US, with an emphasis on new home construction, travel and tourism, building small businesses, retirement management, and more.
If you are looking for a guest writer, columnist, a content writer for your website, or simply want someone to proofread and fine-tune what you already have, feel free to contact me to discuss pricing. I pride myself on my professionalism and high quality of work and have earned multiple repeat clients as a result. Below is a small sampling of some of my more commercial work.
Treksplorer Travel Posts
Artistic Wellington, New Zealand
Bologna, Italy: Where History and Food Collide
Day Trips from Amsterdam: Unexpected Utrecht, Netherlands
Day Trips from Paris: The Sparkling City of Reims, France
Fairytale Castles in Belgium
The Heart of Córdoba, Argentina
Iceland’s Golden Circle
An Icelandic Layover
Long Distance Hiking in Scotland: Tips for Walking the West Highland Way
Mudflat Hiking Through the Wadden Sea in Friesland, Netherlands
Feature: Utrecht — a Winter Fairytale Comes to Light
Feature: Total Orange Madness, A Look at the History of Dutch Soccer
Feature: The Dutch Pope and His Palace
A Closer Look: a column in each issue looking at the historic, cultural, and artistic relevance of individual works of art by great Dutch artists.