The work of a good writer is a sleight of hand. A discerning eye. A hunch for the right turn of phrase. It is part training, part gift.
I once heard that a person’s sentence structure is more unique than their own fingerprint. The way we join words together is a monument to who we are, and who we hope to be. In awe and respect for the many stories that make up life, I set out to tell the stories of others as a journalist.
Early in my career, I prioritized travel and volunteer opportunities over a linear path to gaining experience in my field. I interned for a non-profit human rights law firm in Washington D.C. before moving back to the Northwest and over to North Carolina to volunteer with a small church community in Raleigh. Traveling both coasts fed my curiosity and desire to write while providing opportunities to bring client stories to life.
I’ve aided several CEOs with their books as well as a globe-trotting personal flight attendants. I’ve worked in coffee shops as a barista, once at a chocolate shop, as a marketer in tech before accepting that the written word is my true love.
Robert McKee says that “Stories are the currency of human relationships.” Bringing good stories to a wider audience is what I love most about helping authors get published.