Writing has always been a strength. Determined to pursue a "marketable skill," I began college as an advertising major but left with a theater degree, thus embarking on a lifetime of "taking the long way around." Out of school, I was always identified as "the writer," even as a customer service rep and an administrator. I wrote or edited correspondence, policies, and grant proposals.
My first big break was at the COSI Design & Production Studio during the millennium relocation to the Riverfront. There, I wrote monologues, demonstration-style scripts, short stage plays, and voice-over scripts for Progress (the 1898/1962 street exhibit), content for displays and graphics throughout the building. My first assignment was creating copy for bathroom graphics; it remains among my proudest accomplishments.
Once COSI was up and running and the studio dissolved, I ventured out - Mary Poppins style - into a life as a full-time freelancer. While I was well suited to this lifestyle, I have grown rather fond of the comforts and security that comes with consistent, full-time employment. I am currently a senior copywriter for McGraw-Hill Education, with the freedom to pursue creative opportunities as they arise.