I’m a freelance journalist living in Prague. Previously from Arizona, I have a degree in Broadcast Communications and a mini-MBA in Social Media Marketing. While in Arizona, I spent many years in community relations for a number of organizations, including retail and non-profit. My previous news writing stints include a national newswire service and two television stations.
Since moving to Prague in 2004, I’ve contributed to a number of international and local publications, including The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Business New Europe, Going Places, JetAway, The Prague Post, Czech Position, Expats.cz, The New Presence and Prague Monitor Magazine. I’m the past editor of Prague In Your Pocket, wrote the Insider’s Guide to Prague for Australian website Ninemsn and have worked with three publishers on guidebooks to Prague and the Czech Republic: Time Out, Fodor’s and Rough Guides, as well as with Fodor’s again for Vienna and Austria.
Currently, I’m doing mainly copywriting, which I love. Copy is not only an art form but has the power to move people—to inform, entertain and ultimately sell. I believe great copy is goal-orientated, talks to, not at the reader, and is clear, memorable and with a voice. There’s a story involved, and it is simple, relevant and believable. My copywriting experience comes from a range of companies and industries, as both a member of staff and a freelancer. Specifically, I’ve written websites, press releases, brochures, newsletters, articles, social media posts and other marketing material for clients in the travel, hospitality, transportation and a range of other industries, thanks to my work at a PR agency.
I have a range of experience writing and editing for non-native English speakers, including 8 years working for Czech magazine Bridge; as founder and editor-in-chief of The Word and as head English content editor at FluentU. I gained online and social media experience while Content Manager for Expats.cz and content creation — writing fabulous posts and updates for websites — work came from websites including RunGuides and BloggerJobs. Editing experience comes from stints as Editor of Fast Lane, a quarterly lifestyle magazine and The Word.
I prefer to have a wide range of subjects to muse over and include travel, art, design and architecture amongst my credits, as well as business and education. When not pounding the keyboard, I enjoy traveling, reading, running, caffeine and torturing my husband and dog with extremely long walks.