I’m a Chicago writer, editor, and literary person-about-town with twelve years experience developing content for magazines, newsletters, brochures, and websites. In my professional life, I’m recognized for strong project management, entrepreneurial skills and the ability to create compelling copy for print and web. I currently work as a copywriter.
I’ve worked in virtually every aspect of publishing—book/journals (University of Chicago Press, the National Restaurant Association); journalism (as an editor for Time Out Chicago and freelancer for the Chicago Reader, Stop Smiling, Punk Planet, Make: A Chicago Literary Magazine, and The Chicagoan). I’ve also worked hands-on with books, as an independent bookseller in Chicago and San Francisco.
I’ve freelanced as a writer, editor, and content developer, and have developed a reputation as a fastidious and creative producer of both internal content and external communications. Among these clients are Goldfish Marketing Communications, Vosges Haut Chocolat, Windy City Wellness, Profero, Inc, and the American Library Association.
In 2007, I co-founded the literary site Literago.org, which was named one of Chicago Magazine’s “171 Great Chicago Websites,” and I’m often called on as a literary panelist, consultant, and judge for radio, TV, and web projects. I’m currently pursuing my MFA in fiction-writing at Northwestern University; my thesis is a novel that revolves around olfaction. I live in Chicago with my husband, artist Rob Funderburk.