Growing up with an English teacher father, I've inherited a mighty big appreciation for language that expands far past my love forShakespeare soliloquies and Bob Dylan songs. Not only do I have plenty of experience adjusting the tone of my writing to suit the needs of any given platform, brand voice, or audience demographic, but I've got a natural knack for implementing effective literary devices like alliteration, juxtaposition, metaphor, and allegory into my work. I'm great friends with my thesaurus, I love a good pun, and I can do cheeky wit better than Stephen Colbert.
Actually, let's have that last bit serve as evidence I'm not afraid of a little hyperbole, either.
Viscount This story was something I wrote for CMAC's 2017 12-Hour Film Race. We took first place, even though getting the word 'viscount' really threw us off our game at first. This year, I wrote this piece about the fungibility of Black flesh. If you're guessing I also struggled with turning the concept of 'fungible' into a film, you're right.
New Nation News I did quite a bit of educational writing while working at the Tulare County Office of Education. This is the script for a history program I created for fifth graders studying the American Revolution and early American history, developed in accordance with their content standards at the time. And this is a link to samples of characters I created for kindergartners studying the solar system.
Jackie, Howl Editing is a part of writing, and I’ve helped a few dozen other fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, screenwriters,, and poets with their creative ventures as well. One of my favorite things I’ve had the opportunity to work on is my friend Heather’s funny and charming novel about a female werewolf.
Windsong Productions In addition to helping out with press releases, concepting for commercial spots, and other writing tasks, I wrote fairly regularly on the WSP blog back when I worked there full time. My style for this project was generally in the first person and often silly, sometimes bordering on ridiculous (but in a good way, I think). One of my favorite samples is here.
If you would like further samples of my work, including more formal, journalistic writing, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can adjust tone and voice as needed, and have experience working in AP, MLA, and Chicago styles.