Working With Words

Writing for a living has led me down many different work paths, keeping my career flexible and fluid across years and cities:
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  • Writing and producing commercial television and medical and health videos in Los Angeles,
  • Medical editing as a freelancing young mom,
  • Directing PR and national social-marketing campaigns for the federal government and nonprofits in Washington, DC through consulting companies, and then
  • Managing long-term communications projects involving website development and other media.

Every few years I’d find my way back down those ever-circuitous paths to the narrow place where my career started—the art of writing.

Over the years I’ve hooked a couple of agents, pitched a book idea and optioned a TV movie, helped some wonderful content experts publish books by serving as their author’s editor, and managed to publish poetry and a short story of my own. (I also have a finished-novel-in-a-drawer.)

Now, no more meandering—I’m taking the writing path.

My personal writing will allow me to share life experiences and my creative vision.

Copywriting for your business allows me to see the joy of recognition on your face, when you realize that your brand has been portrayed just right!

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Jansen Communications

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Capital Bank, N.A., headquartered in Rockville, MD


Previous PR and Marcomm Clients

AARP U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
American Occupational Therapy Assn. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 American Red Cross  Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
 Astra Merck  Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
 Children’s Defense Fund  Federal Drug Administration
 Merck Pharmaceuticals  National Institute on Drug Abuse
 Ortho Pharmaceuticals  Office on Women’s Health
 Rhône-Poulenc Rorer  SAMHSA
 University of California  U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
 U.S. Dept. of Education  USO World Headquarters
 VRE (Virginia Railway Express)  



  • Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil Award nomination (government communications) 2012
  • International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences Webby finalist 2008
  • Virginia Governor’s Transportation Safety Award (awareness campaign) 2005
  • Associations Advance America Honorable Mention 2002
  • Society of Government Communicators Blue Pencil Awards (two), writing and editing 1997