I am founder, CEO, and lead content strategist at What's the Word, Inc. My passion for the written word has grown stronger throughout 11 years as a professional editor, 8 in academic writing and research, and 3 blogging and content marketing. I'm a voracious learner and adventurous entrepreneur.

Experience

  • Founder/CEO

    at What's the Word, Inc.

    April 2017 - at Present

    South Dakota

    What's the Word, Inc., is a modern content marketing firm specializing in customized inbound strategy development, content creation, and editing for academic institutions and EdTech companies.

  • Freelance Writter

    at Various

    November 2014 - at Present

    South Dakota

    Create relevant, custom, SEO optimized content including blog posts, articles, infographics, slide shares, whitepapers, e-books, and more on a contract basis.

  • Founder/Lead Cosmetics Formulator

    at Mrs. Raver's Scents and Flavors

    March 2016 - April 2017

    Indiana

    Sought to take advantage of pre-established habits to cleans and cure through the experimental concept of holistic multisensory stimulation. Using pure, all-natural, dimensionally beneficial ingredients, everyday experiences such as self-care, hygiene, and dining were transformed into opportunities to enhance holistic well-being.

  • Assistant Researcher

    at Indiana University School of Public Health - Bloomington

    January 2014 - September 2015

    Indiana

    Assisted in the collecting of biomedical data to determine the effects of rapid weight loss on postural control as observed in patients receiving laparoscopic gastric banding surgery. Assisted in the development of the program, operating data collection and data analysis hardware and software, managed relations with patients, managed patient data, managed patient confidentiality. Assisted in scheduling. Worked closely with clinic staff to recruit and schedule participants in order to expand data set.

  • Freelance Editor

    at Author Solutions, Inc.

    August 2011 - November 2014

    Indiana

    Performed line editing, content editing, and developmental editing on full length manuscripts. Topics of expertise included religious studies, personal memoirs, academic works across fields, and fiction of all genres.

  • Lead Editorial Services Associate

    at Author Solutions, Inc.

    April 2009 - August 2011

    Indiana

    • Reported directly to Managing Editor • Managed team of in-house editorial services associates and evaluators • Liaised between authors and editors to protect editor anonymity and promote understanding among authors • Managed author complaints • Evaluated freelancers’ work for quality

  • Writing Consultant

    at Black Hills State University

    September 2006 - September 2008

    South Dakota

    Assisted students and staff in improving communication through writing. Offered editing, development, and storyline consultation for academic assignments from class projects to thesis and publications.

Education

  • Content Marketing

    at HubSpot Academy

    2016 - 2016 (1 year)

  • Inbound Marketing

    at HubSpot Academy

    2016 - 2016 (1 year)

  • Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology

    at Indiana University School of Public Health- Bloomington

    2010 - 2015 (5 years) Indiana

Languages

  • English Native

  • Spanish Conversation

  • Japanese Elementary

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