Welcome to my portfolio

My work covers just about every facet of corporate communications, including internal and external content, content marketing, magazine editing, internet/intranet content, and marketing collateral. Here are some quick links to my favorite portfolio pieces.


Writing and editing

I have been working professionally as a writer, editor and proofreader since I was 17. My writing samples include:

Long-Form Short-Form Intranet
Monitronics CEO Profile
(Monitronics, Jan. 2016)
Cultivating Quality Customers
(Monitronics, Sept. 2014)
CEO Blog – Yearly Review
(Monitronics, 2016)
Do-It-Yourself Security
(ESA, June 2013)
Veteran Outreach
(ESA, June 2013)
Company acquisition
(Thomson Reuters, 2007)
Aging in Place
(ESA, March 2013)
Panic Button
(ESA, June 2013)
One TTA
(Thomson Reuters, 2007)

Content marketing

During the past five years, I have intensified my focus on creative content that both entertains and communicates value for consumers, association members, and other audience segments. This includes e-newsletters, SEO-optimized pieces, B2C blogs and industry magazine articles.

The Five “Be’s”
(Monitronics, 2016)
Video Doorbell
(Monitronics, 2016)
Neighborhood Crime Rates
(Monitronics, 2016)
Domestic Violence
(Monitronics, 2016)
Getting Older
(Monitronics, 2016)
Day on Capitol Hill
(ESA, 2014)
Through the Woof
(ESA, 2013)
Electric Shock Spending
(Monitronics, 2016)
Government Relations Newsletter
(ESA, 2013)

Magazine editing and production

I have worked closely with designers for planning, content coordination and production of three magazines.

Ideas
(INMA, 2008)
Security Nation
(ESA, 2013)
The Monitor
(Monitronics, 2015)

Web content and Intranets

Perhaps my proudest achievement is building a corporate intranet for more than 2,500 employees after two previous attempts had failed. I also have written or maintained content for one other intranet and three websites. I’m currently writing and editing content for the Monitronics website.

Arizona Republic intranet
(Arizona Republic, 2005)
INMA
(INMA, 2008)
Monitronics (in progress)
(Monitronics, 2016)

Blogging and social media

Most recently, I worked with our CEO to create, write and edit his blog. Here are some other samples of my blogging, as well as a Facebook page that I maintained while I was at ESA. Currently, I work with a third-party vendor to plan social media posts for Monitronics. Please note: These specific blog entries were written by me; other entries on the blog were written by our vendor. I like to think mine are better written; the vendor has been replaced.

Artificial Intelligence
(Monitronics, 2015)
DFW Tornadoes
(Monitronics, 2015)
Technology Update
(Monitronics, 2016)
Blood Donation
(Monitronics, 2016)
Congressional Hearing
(ESA, 2013)
ESA Facebook
(2012-2013)

E-newsletters and custom emails

I conceived, designed and created content for a Government Relations e-newsletter, as well as for special events. I also have created custom emails throughout my career.

Government Insider
(ESA, Nov. 2013)
Government Insider
(ESA, Aug. 2012)
Leadership Summit promo
(ESA, Nov. 2013)
Leadership Summit promo
(ESA, Jan. 2014)
Cause for the Paws
(ESA, 2013)
AOCA iFlex event
(AOCA, April 2010)

PR and media relations

Here are some examples of recent press releases from Monitronics. I’m also responsible for dealing with industry publications to provide quotes, set up interviews, etc.

Monitronics Executives
(Monitronics, Feb. 2016)
Monitronics partnership
(Monitronics, Feb. 2016)
iFlex event promo
(AOCA, April 2010)