For more than eleven years, I have been producing content as a freelance writer and editor.
A Sampler of My Published Articles
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Alpaca Culture was read by an international fiber livestock and textiles audience. For each issue, I wrote and edited around 15,000 words. I started the social media from scratch and by at the time of the last issue in 2018, Alpaca Culture was followed by 12,000+ fans. During this time, my husband and business partner and I traveled to Peru as invited members of the press to cover Alpaca Fiesta.
We were later personally invited by the owners of Classic Alpaca to remote mountains of Peru to create a feature about their unique manufacturing facility and Fair Trade workforce.
We also traveled to China as ambassadors of alpaca fiber at Cashmere World/APLF.
After that, I created content for Alpacas Magazine, the quarterly print publication of the American alpaca registry, owned by Alpaca Owners Association (AOA). I enjoy writing a variety of articles, from elaborate research pieces with extensive sourcing to fun shorts and interviews.
Technological news, textile articles, sustainable textiles, book reviews and articles about events I attend are my specialties.
My editing and proofreading was also a part of producing American Alpaca Journal.
I have the ability to encounter an area of entirely new subject matter, research it, and synthesize it into a document that can be used and understood widely. Further, I can effectively present information within strict guidelines or to different audiences.
I was honored to write the content for this family-owned business with a sterling reputation and a truly compassionate staff. I learned a great deal from the owners about the sensitive and surprisingly uplifting business of memorial monuments.
R.W. Bianco Construction It was my privilege to write a website for a company 100% dedicated to craftsmanship and excellence, with fine homes on Lake Pend Oreille and the Sandpoint area to prove it.
Since 2005, I have been writing copy and editing for websites and print publications through the business my husband and I own and operate, Selle Design Group. As the copy editor, I also edit and proofread some projects that come through the office. Our small and dedicated staff helps clients look great in print and online daily.
This textbook on all things alpaca was written by an industry expert presenting his (long) life’s work. We worked collaboratively online via video conference since between his home country, Australia, and my Sandpoint, Idaho location.
Sentence by sentence, comma by comma, we talked through the copy and traded documents online. A quirky aspect of this project was navigating the differences between Australian and American English.
A Definitive Guide to Alpaca Fibre was ultimately sold internationally.