I’ve been a freelance writer and editor, working out of my State College, Pennsylvania home, for more than thirty years. My writing career began after I received my English degree from Penn State and went on to write for Research Penn State magazine and Penn State Ag Science magazine.
On the job I learned quickly to adapt scientific or technical information to make it understandable and interesting for the general public. I welcome the challenge of learning my subject matter and turning it into a story for a popular audience.
As evidenced by my science and marketing pages, one of my strengths is that I can write about pretty much anything. My favorite English professor at Penn State told us that, when it comes to writing, “everything is interesting.” I took his words to heart, and I approach every assignment with that mindset.
Good writing is good writing, whether it’s a press release about how corals adapt to survive, a feature on reimagining energy storage, or a story about turning trash to treasure at Penn State. I am also known for delivering clean copy that rarely needs much editing: I’m good at giving clients what they want.
I love living in the historic Highlands neighborhood of State College with my husband and our sheltie, Riggins, who keeps things lively since our three children have grown up and moved on.