Iowa Architect is the official quarterly publication of the American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter. I’ve been managing editor of the publication for the past six years. As such, I’m responsible for seeing the book from conception through publication. I manage the editorial calendar, attend editorial board meetings, manage a cast of freelance writers, lead the editing process from offering feedback on first drafts to line-editing proofs, and work with the designers to get the final sent to print. I, along with the publisher and editorial board, recently revamped our social media strategy, which has already led to increased traffic and readership.
I worked as an assistant to Jason Cohen on “This Is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake.” For a little more than a year, I transcribed hours of interviews with band members, friends, and industry professionals; line edited every transcription; and fact-checked and researched as needed.
View “This Is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake” by Garbage and Jason Cohen here.
As a creative marketing strategist at OPN Architects, I spearheaded the company’s new video initiative. The first product from the project was “Experience,” an informative profile on the firm, its projects, and the people who make it successful. I worked with a small team to choose characters and projects, storyboard shots, and edit drafts before rolling out the final version to the firm and general public.
A profile on Chloe Chaidez, a then-up-and-coming indie-pop act. Published in the Dec./Jan. 2013 issue of Nylon magazine.
What started as an internship turned into a full-time job as a staff writer and editor at More.com. As such, I wrote weekly fashion, beauty, and lifestyle articles; edited and published content to the website; and contributed to social media channels. Click through for my writer’s profile, complete with links to published pieces.
AIA Iowa Window Display
Each member firm of the American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter was given the opportunity to create a display that would live for a month. Our firm, focused on sustainability, decided to use the opportunity to shine a light on the industry’s impact on the planet. My co-worker and I developed the idea, pitched it to ownership, created the content, and assisted with installation.
An advertorial for Baby-G watches in Nylon magazine. I interviewed both actresses and wrote all copy for this two-part piece as a summer intern at the magazine.
Ride With Me
A short fashion and profile piece on Kat Graham in Nylon magazine. I interviewed Graham and wrote this piece as a summer intern at the title.
25 Great Musicians Under 25
Freelance piece for Paste magazine’s music blog. Researched and wrote about five up-and-coming musicians under the age of 25. View the full article here.
Rachael Ray Weekly Bites
I wrote and edited the Rachael Ray Weekly Bites newsletter. This entailed choosing a timely theme, finding existing recipes, writing copy, and editing proofs.