Freelance Writing & Fashion Blogging

Over the last four years I have been a freelance writer for articles in both print and digital magazines. I also ghostwrite blog posts, articles, and book chapters for small businesses in need of editorial assistance.

Beginning in 2013, I became a regular contributor to The Beer Connoisseur Magazine. I have researched and crafted more than a dozen articles ranging from 400 to 2500 words. I have worked on both their print magazine and their digital format, as well as their website. In addition to the articles, I created nearly two-dozen recipes for The Beer Connoisseur Magazine and took nearly all the photos published with my articles. The relationships I have developed with the editors at The Beer Connoisseur Magazine continue to this day.

I also maintain Petite Over 40, a self-hosted fashion blog that uses Wordpress to manage the content. Maintaining this blog exercises my writing skills in unique ways and pushes me to grow. Through this work, I have learned to navigate both Wordpress and Squarespace. Not only do I write the articles for the blog, I take most of the photos and promote my posts through social media outlets, such as Facebook and Instagram. This brings traffic to my site and creates a relationship with my readers.

To read samples of my freelance writing and fashion blogging, click here.


Lifestyle & Stock Photo Model

As an extension to the fashion blogging I do on Petite Over 40, I offer my services as a lifestyle and stock photo model. My rates are generally $50/hour but these rates are negotiable depending on the project and the photographer or business with whom I work.

For more about my past experience, please click here to see clips. I also have a profile on which features some of my work and provides more information.

Click here to request more information or a quote for your project.

Technical Illustration

For 18 years I have been the Technical Illustrator for a patent law firm in Seattle that specializes in patent prosecution for Fortune 50 tech companies. I have created thousands of drawings for patent applications, all adhering to the guidelines set forth by the Patent Office. These line drawings can be as simple as a flow chart to demonstrate a process, or they can be more complex graphics that visually illustrate a mechanism or piece of hardware and how it functions. I work in Omnigraffle Professional but clients receive a PDF file of the finished product.

To see a sample of my work click here.

To learn more about what I can do for you or your clients, and to see how I structure my prices for projects, click here.

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About me

Whether I am writing for a client, a magazine, or myself, I bring experience, curiosity, and work ethic to every endeavor. In my years as illustrator and freelance writer I have never missed a deadline. I pride myself on building long-term working relationships through listening to my client's needs and providing the highest quality for every project.