Hi. I'm Kristy. I have about 12 years of experience in professional writing and editing. Currently, I'm working freelance--writing, copywriting, and all sorts of editing -- which leaves me plenty of time to pursue my second love, art.
I have a degree in journalism and a minor in Spanish (that has imbued me with a serious crush on Mexican and South American art) from the University of Cincinnati. When I'm not writing or editing, I'm likely painting, crafting, spending time with my beloved dogs, or Facetiming with my two-year-old niece.
In addition to the contents of this portfolio (which primarily highlights my publishing, writing, and copywriting experience), I have a plethora of other deep experience in nearly every imaginable facet of communications. If you'd like to know more about what I've done in terms of instructional design, video production, video hosting, scriptwriting, online education, webinars, podcasts product description/catalog writing, press releases, indexing, content creation, ghostwriting, newsletters, blogging, social media management, SEO, web analytics or the creation and management of editorial calendars, please, do not hesitate to reach out! (See the Contact Page, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
For fun and to give you the opportunity to get to know me a little better, here's a brief Q&A I did a couple of years ago.
Q: What’s the best book you’ve read lately?
A: I read a lot of fiction, and, unfortunately, nothing stands out in my mind as being extraordinary lately. The best two books I've read are "A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara and "The Wife Between Us," by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. I’m currently reading “Everyone Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge” by Mark Yarm.
Q: What’s today’s Word to Live By?
A: “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”—Henry David Thoreau. I love this quote so much – it reminds me to live every day to its fullest and to not be a part of the mass of men leading lives of quiet desperation. An alternate choice would be “If you’re bored, then you’re boring.”—Harvey Danger. Similar sentiment.
Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
A: Invisibility. I’m a writer at heart and currently working on a screenplay (if you know anyone who could give a leg up in the industry, call me!), so the snippets of dialog and emotion I could absorb would be a boon. Is that wrong?
Q: Favorite place you've ever been?
A: That's easy! OK, not quite that easy because it's kind of a tie. Between Utah and Ireland. I think I've been to all the National Parks in Utah -- some twice -- and I'd go again tomorrow if that were an option (Especially Capital Reef.) I've been to Ireland twice and fantasize about traveling solo to the Emerald Isle for a month or so and having a bit of a casual writer's retreat.