A writer and editor with more than 30 years of professional experience, I tap my expertise to deliver quality print and online content to target audiences, meeting today's media and market needs.
My writing services include: journalism (hard news and lifestyle); ghostwriting; blogging; copywriting; and proposal- and report-writing.
My editorial and publishing services include: copy editing; developmental editing; fact-checking; proofreading; XML mark-up; editorial project management; and print and ebook publishing.
I began my professional journey as a project editor for a large education and reference publisher. Later, I served the automotive industry in service operations and requirements management. I also worked in the defense industry, managing operator and maintenance logistics for ground combat systems. During my years working around vehicles, I returned to school for applied engineering/automotive technology training. I became a wordsmith who can turn a wrench and use a scantool.
I am also a hockey player, a level-4 USA Hockey coach, and the mother of four grown hockey players. Putting my writing cap on around the rink, I have contributed articles, columns, blog posts, and a book to the hockey market.
Off the ice, I’m an avid Great Lakes sailor and a history nerd frequently with her nose in a book. When I find an opportunity to disappear to write poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, I take it.
Recognized for my work as a freelance news reporter, I'm the recipient of the 2018 second-place award by the Michigan Press Association in the weekly media B news feature category.
Demand for quality writing and editorial services grows as markets become more competitive. My writing and editorial skills bring extra strength to organizations with the wisdom not to treat written communication as an afterthought. To that end, I've contributed my skills as a content strategist toward large digital-publishing projects since 2020.
Great Lakes Scuttlebutt March 2021 Spring Issue 2021 (March-April)
Lakeland Boating January 2021 January 2021 issue, pages 32-35
Detroit River Living April 2020 "The Return of The Goat Yard"
Great Lakes Scuttlebutt November 2019 Getting Started In Ice Boating
Detroit Metro Times August 7th, 2019 Music section
Great Lakes Scuttlebutt July 2019 Summer Issue 2019 July/August
Great Lakes Scuttlebutt May 1st, 2019 Summer Issue 2019 May/June
Grosse Pointe News March 21st, 2019 News section
Great Lakes Scuttlebutt March 2019 Spring Issue 2019 (March/April)
Grosse Pointe News February 28th, 2019 News section
Grosse Pointe News February 14th, 2019 Features section
Grosse Pointe News January 3rd, 2019 News section
Grosse Pointe News August 16th, 2018 Grosse Pointe News - News section
Grosse Pointe News August 16th, 2018 Grosse Pointe News - OpEd section - 'I Say'
Grosse Pointe News July 19th, 2018 Grosse Pointe News - News section
Grosse Pointe News June 21st, 2018 Grosse Pointe News - Features section
Hour Detroit Magazine May 2018 An Hour with...
Grosse Pointe News April 26th, 2018 I Say
Grosse Pointe News March 15th, 2018 Pointer of Interest
Grosse Pointe News March 1st, 2018 I Say: American 'undragoned'
Grosse Pointe News February 8th, 2018 Feb. 8, 2018 issue
Grosse Pointe Magazine January 2018 Grosse Pointe Magazine - Jan.-Feb. 2018
Grosse Pointe News January 18th, 2018 Grosse Pointe News - Jan. 18, 2018 - I Say column
Grosse Pointe News January 4th, 2018 Pointer of Interest
Grosse Pointe News December 28th, 2017
Grosse Pointe News December 7th, 2017
Grosse Pointe News October 26th, 2017
Grosse Pointe News September 14th, 2017
Powerplay Communications July 2017 'Content Solutions' blog post - The Wild West of Automotive Technology and ‘White Hat’ Hacking
Melissa Walsh March 23rd, 2017
Pointe Media March 2016 Grosse Pointe Magazine - March/April 2016 Issue
Powerplay Communications March 3rd, 2016 Driverless Cars and the Cost of Active Safety
Pointe Media January 2016 Grosse Pointe Magazine - January/February 2016
Service Truck Magazine September 2015 The Reel Deal
Pointe Media July 2015 Grosse Pointe Magazine - July/August 2015
Hour Detroit Magazine December 2013 Rivertown Survivor
Pointe Media August 2013
Powerplay Communications April 17th, 2013 Hockey Mom Sense blog: "The Fountain of Youth Is the Frozen Pond"
Powerplay Communications January 17th, 2013 Hockey Mom Sense: 10 Things Good Hockey Parents Know About Hockey
Powerplay Communications 2012 Rookie Hockey Mom website
Powerplay Communications May 2012
Powerplay Communications January 2011 Detroit's Big Three Play the Game with Heart
Graphic Resource Group October 2010
Toyota Motor Sales 2007 TIS Techstream website
Gale Group 2006 CeCe Winans