About

I'll admit it — I love words. Love writing them, editing them, reading them. In fact, I once answered half the questions at an interview with "I just want to work with words." (Not the smartest career move, but I was young and really tired of being an administrative assistant. Got the job though!) It may be because I'm the daughter of a librarian. Or maybe I just have a problem. Regardless of the cause, writing and editing are my passions, and my experience reflects this.
I've been working as a copywriter and editor for more than 10 years. My experience spans a number of different fields, including:
  • education
  • retail (from pet supplies to aviation products to body jewelry)
  • finance
  • health care
  • telecommunications
Companies I've written or edited copy for include:
  • Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • Inventiv Health
  • AstraZeneca
  • Merck
  • AT&T
  • Lowe's
  • Sam's Club
  • GE Money
  • Drs. Foster and Smith
I've worked as a fulltime employee, a contractor, and a freelancer, and I've written for websites, emails, online ads, direct mail pieces, telephone and video scripts, and more.
I'm skilled at adapting to the style and tone of your company's communications. I can do formal, edgy, conversational — whatever it takes to get your message across and make you look great. Because really, that's what good copy should do, right? Right.
And just so you know a bit about me — I live outside of Philadelphia, PA with my husband, our baby boy, a slightly neurotic dog, and a very spoiled cat. I'm a bit of a movie buff with an extensive collection of DVDs, and I've been told that it's weird to alphabetize your DVD collection. (If you don't, how else are you supposed to find anything?) I also love to read. I was an English major in college, so my tastes include everything from Virginia Woolf to John Irving to Stephen King. I enjoy looking for typos in the books I'm reading.
"You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke."
Arthur Polotnik

Featured Work

  • gace.ETS.org Launch
    • Worked on launch from start to finish
    • Finalized site structure and navigation
    • Provided extensive editorial support to internal and external clients
  • www.ETS.org Redesign
    • Wrote new content for two of four main brands
    • Edited existing content
    • Worked directly with Coding, Proofreading, and User Experience teams
  • www.FerretFacts.com
    • Managed the site development from start to finish
    • Wrote and edited all content
    • Updated regularly
  • eBay PhotoCard email
    • Conceptualized
    • Wrote copy
    • Edited proofs
  • Interview
    • Interviewed for internetretailer.com (as Kristen Onasch)
    • Commented on the effectiveness of social marketing