University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication

James M. Johnston Scholar
David Julian Whichard Journalism Scholar
Reader’s Digest Magazine Writing Scholar
Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Intern

Professional Experience
Freelance copy editor and writer, 2002-present
Copy edit and write for publications ranging from general-interest magazines to community newspapers to corporate newsletters.

Copy editor, Measurable Media, 2003-2004
Copy edited and wrote story summaries for online journal of religious news. Created house style guide to supplement AP style.

Features and business editor, The (Dunn, N.C.) Daily Record, 2001-2002
Copy edited and laid out business, entertainment, religion and social sections of newspaper that was No. 1 nationally in market penetration. Profiled local business owners in weekly column. Reviewed freelance submissions and collaborated with contributors.

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy editing intern, The (Ashland, Ky.) Daily Independent, 2001
Completed rigorous training program at Temple University’s Department of Journalism. Copy edited staff and AP stories and wrote accompanying headlines and cutlines. Laid out pages throughout newspaper, from front page and business to sports and obituaries.

Editorial intern, Carolina Alumni Review, 2000-2001
Wrote short features, profile pieces and news briefs for alumni magazine and other publications of UNC-Chapel Hill’s General Alumni Association.