About

Writing, editing, fact-checking, and more!

Inspiring people with stories of the wonders of the world is my main field of expertise.

Beyond that, just ask.
I’d love to hear from you.

 

“All of us have to learn how to invent our lives, make them up, imagine them.”
– Ursula K. Le Guin

 


Copywriting, fact-checking, marketing, and communications projects:

  • Experience: copywriter for the website relaunch, writing hundreds of educational travel programs, marketing materials, and resource guides
  • Virtuoso: fact-checker for their international publications
  • Best of the Best 2019: copyediting Virtuoso Travel’s 706-page publication from start to finish
  • Best of 2018: copywriting for Virtuoso Travel’s winning hotels, destinations, and experiences
  • Good Mourning (2018): content writing for a nonprofit art therapy festival for processing grief
  • Chamberlain (2017-2018): technical writing for smart home technology
  • Sugar Plum (2016-2017): writing, editing, proofreading, and designing blog articles, social media content, advertorials, speeches, and emails for beauty, skincare, and wellness
  • Grays Harbor Historical Seaport (2014): travel writing for traditional tall ship adventures
  • Trackers Earth (2014): storyteller and educator for a children’s wilderness camp
  • Fresh Fitness & Dance (2013-2014): fitness writing for social media, emails, and blogs
  • Rose’s Engineering (2008-2010): technical writing and communications for civil engineering


About the site name: 

“I want words” is from my favorite poem, which I found in a collection of translated poems back in 2011. To this day, it still makes me cry when I read it aloud.

Say More, Speak Like Rain 
Excerpt:

“I want
words

like shiny stones in my pocket,
words like thrown arrows
I want words

like the years in a worn down
table. Maybe I am the last
believer now:

I believe in blind man’s
never faltering fumbling over a writing
of flaming points.”

Say More, Speak Like Rain
By Arne Ruste, Translated from the Norwegian by Olav Grinde

To read the poem in full, click here.