Welcome to Pen and Press, an innovative communications consultancy. I am a writer, editor, author, and storyteller. For two decades, I've worked with nonprofits and emerging businesses to craft compelling content and marketing collateral. I've served as managing editor for clients in parenting media, health care, academia, and online retail.
In addition to managing social media platforms and campaigns for clients, I develop and edit myriad manuscripts ranging from poetry, fiction, and photography to linguistics and otolaryngology. My work includes case studies for the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College.
Publishing under my personal byline, my work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston Globe Magazine, Wild Apples, Sun Magazine, and Bay Area Parent, among other print and online publications. Shortlisted for the Raymond Carver Short Fiction Award, in 2018 I was a finalist in the Rick DeMarinis Short Story Contest and the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards Competition. In 2019, I won the Rilla Askew Short Fiction Prize.
As a certified creativity coach and life-design facilitator, I'm passionate about helping others live deeply satisfying, creative lives. Working with clients individually and in workshops, I guide writers and artists through evidence-based exercises and interactive strategies to do the work they love and love the work they do. I authored three illustrated life-design journals, Life By Design, The Power of Quiet, and Press Pause, published by Castle Point Books/St. Martin's Press.
A dual national of Britain and the US, in 2014 I moved from Boston, MA, to Bainbridge Island, WA, where I am happily overrun with books, people, and animals.
PEN AND PRESS SERVICES
Custom site development from soup to nuts
Brochures, sell sheets, newsletters, advertising
Social media management, fundraising appeals, newsletters, annual reports
Manuscript development: Substantive editorial, copyediting, ghostwriting
Concept papers, business cases