“A great story can never be told too often. I can help you tell yours.” – Barbara Edie
What’s your story? Who needs to hear it?
If you’ve got a story, message, or mission to share with the world but don’t know how to put it into words, I can help.
Stories have helped grow businesses, elect presidents, support non-profits, fuel social change, and create global movements. They’ve also led to great relationships, fun parties, and life-changing books.
Facts are boring … tell people a great story instead.
As a published author, journalist, editor, and feature writer with more than 20 years experience in media and communications, here’s how I can help you:
- Write or edit website copy, articles, and marketing materials.
- Write, edit, and develop signature stories that are unique to you.
- Work with authors and provide line editing or copyediting for book chapters, e-books, magazine articles, and works of non-fiction.
- Work with authors to offer feedback on style, structure, and organization of material.
- Write feature articles for print or digital magazines, newspapers, and online sites (with particular passions for travel, lifestyle, spirituality, and inspiration/motivation)
- Offer references to other resources including editors, graphic designers, and creative consultants.
A published, best-selling author, I’ve just completed my upcoming book, Everyday Visionaries, secrets and strategies from extraordinary leaders who’ve made their vision a reality and how you can too.
With university degrees in both the arts and sciences, I’m a right-brain creative who can also access left-brain logic and clarity. Add to that the education I’ve received living, working and traveling on four continents, and you’ll see why I call myself a global soul.
Stories have the power to not only inform us but also transform us.
During a tour of The Metropolitan Museum in New York City, an insightful guide once said to me that “art is not only to be viewed but also to be experienced,” and has the power to change one’s consciousness. He said, “You leave The Met Museum a different person than when you entered.”
The same can be said about reading an inspiring story, discovering a fascinating new business, or learning about how a visionary person or organization is changing the world.
Imagine a world where …
… someone is teaching the principles of peacemaking to preschoolers (yes, 3- and 4- year-olds),
… an award-winning artist is helping inner-city kids create art rather than gangs,
… and a school exists where there is no bullying and no A.D.D. because the students study meditation, yoga, and mindfulness as much as math, sciences, and languages.
These are all real life stories of visionary people I’ve interviewed personally.
Now, let me tell you a little more about me, and why stories like this matter to me.
I’d rather focus on what’s going right in the world than on what’s going wrong.
I was inspired by this idea after seeing a short film by National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones, called Celebrating What’s Right with the World.
Jones discovered an approach to his photography that changed not only his pictures, but also his life’s vision. On every assignment, whether photographing a field of dandelions or some exotic location, he would look for the best in that moment and, in doing so, discover the most extraordinary images, people, and stories.
He found that by focusing on and celebrating what is right with the world, you build a vision of possibility, not scarcity. It became his life philosophy and the basis of his work.
So I thought, what is my vision of possibility? What could I do that would inspire others and in some way serve the world?
I came to realize that my work is all about Empowering the Collective.
Before I was a writer, I was a critical care nurse caring for premature babies and sick, sometimes terminally ill, children. Caring for these tender souls at their most vulnerable times allowed me to care not only for the individual but also to care for the whole human being, family, and even community.
I learned that what we do for each other, we do for the collective.
When one person is healthy and empowered, that person can support others. These children I touched undoubtedly went on to touch many more lives. They certainly touched and empowered mine.
I ultimately left my nursing career for more travel, writing, and a greater sense of adventure in my life. I wanted to explore the world.
I also wanted to get a Master’s Degree in Journalism. So I did.
Essentially, I’ve gone from resuscitating little human beings to resuscitating words and text that breathe new life into stories that can heal others, and catalyze change.
I’m a journalist with a nurse’s heart and I want to tell stories that matter—stories that can inspire, instruct, and empower the collective.