I’m sensitive to my audience and tailor my voice to the project. Whether writing articles, blogs, product descriptions, grants, press releases, or whatever else you can throw at me, I do it with panache, clarity, and within word count. I understand the different concerns when publishing in newspapers and magazines and for the web (including keywords and search engine optimization).
- Reporting news, television, and food criticism
- Corporate copy, including marketing, PR, and branding
- Nonprofit development, outreach, and PR
- Search engine and social media optimization
- Creative copy, such as short stories, poetry, and speeches and radio stories
Some recent projects include:
The Earlhamite: the alumni magazine of Earlham College. I wrote and photographed student profiles and alumni news.
The Earlham Word: the weekly newspaper of Earlham College. Introduced faculty to students through profiles, covered women’s volleyball, wrote food and movie reviews.
Stripes39: content creation for private contracts. Journalistic articles on a variety of topics for a web audience. Very heavily focused on education–exploring the development of online degree programs for public and private institutions with a variety of course offerings. Also several news pieces about legislation and trends in public opinion.
Facing the Future: education company focused on sustainability and global issues. I wrote over 25 chapter endcaps for a highschool-level textbook covering social studies with a focus on sustainability and global issues.
“We hired Jocelyn to help us turn first-person interview into nonfiction stories. Her clever, creative writing style made the stories very interesting and highly readable. Jocelyn has strong communication skills. Obviously she’s a good writer; she also communicates well verbally. That makes project facilitation easy. She understands the big picture, she asks good clarifying questions, and she follows through.” -Laura Skelton, Facing the Future.